Sofoco Tools V17

Sofoco Tools V17
V, July 2017

Sofoco Tools are FREE utility programs that have been requested by our users. Over the years many have become redundant as similar tools are now built into BricsCAD or other plug-ins. Sofoco Tools works with BricsCAD V17.

Woodworking Software Solutions

Woodworking Software Solutions ( is Perth based company specialising in software for design and manufacture of kitchen and wardrobe cabinets.

Their flagship product is '3-D Constructor', which runs in AutoCAD or BricsCAD. 3D Constructor starts with parametric cabinets and generates material takeoffs, cutting lists, CNC programs, everything to complete the manufacture.

To support their users, WSS also sell and support BricsCAD!

Cortex Engineering Software

Cortex Engineering Software ( provide sales, training and support for Intergraph CADWorx plant design software. This is the very best software in its field and Cortex have sold and supported it for some 25 years.

CADWorx traditionally runs on the AutoCAD platform. In April 2017, Intergraph released CADWorx Plant 2017R1 running on BricsCAD or AutoCAD. At the Bricsys conference in October 2017, Intergraph sponsored the conference, and mentioned 13 reasons why BricsCAD is better than AutoCAD!

Civil Survey Solutions

Civil Survey Solutions ( is the home of two outstanding Australian applications - Civil Site Design, and Stringer Survey.

Civil Site Design provides efficient and simple-to-use design tools for road network design, highways, road reconstruction, site grading, surface creation, stormwater, sewer and pipeline design. Stringer is a tool to convert survey observations into a TIN surface - the basis for civil design.

CAD International

Cad International ( aims to provide a broad range of CAD software and applications. It's a one stop shop where a new user can go for advice and the best products for his or her specific requirements.

Cad systems include BricdCAD, AutoCAD, IronCAD, RealCAD etc. Application areas include architecture, Landscape, Product design and many more.

Cad International is led by Nigel Varley, a pioneer in the CAD industry with huge experience. Nigels' team also provides tech support and training.

Our BricsCAD Resellers

Sofoco is the Bricsys Partner for Australia. Users can buy BricsCAD from the Bricsys e-store, or from Sofoco or from our BricsCAD resellers. Typically, our resellers have special expertise in particular industries or particular software.

Cad International sells and supports a range of design and drafting softwares - see

Civil Survey Solutions develops and markets Civil Site Design and Stringer Survey apps running on BricsCAD - see

Hooke joint and CV joint

A basic universal joint (Hooke joint) allows a rotating shaft to flex, but the output speed is not constant. This can cause vibration and premature failure.
Adding a second Hooke joint can cancel out the effect, creating a Constant Velocity joint. James modelled these joints with BricsCAD Platinum. Again, we had a small lisp program to rotate the shaft, flex the armature and render the model at each position.

Australia Parabuild Library

We've made a library of Australian ("BHP") Steel Profiles and ASI Standard Connections macros. The library comes as an installer, which puts the different profile and macro files into the correct Parabuild folders.

We'll update this library from time to time, so check back here for the latest version.

When installing the library, choose the main Parabuild folder.
(By default this is on the C drive called Parabuild V4)

If running on Parabuild V3 please use the 4.4 Library.