An indispensable asset

for the Offsite Construction Industry

hsbcad software provides solutions to convert your architectural design into a production design and data without any loss of information.

The solutions are based on the intelligent AutoCAD® Architecture 3D Model interfacing directly with the renowned Autodesk environment and with AutoCAD® base functionality providing familiarity and maximum flexibility: your design has no limits!

Planning

Planning

hsbcad® interfaces directly with the renowned Autodesk® environment – your plans can change dynamically or be updated per a change in the 3D model or 2D model.

Construction

Construction

Enhanced information supports BIM processes, bringing architecture, engineering, and construction teams together to solve complex design challenges and minimise waste, increase efficiency, and improve the quality of the final result.

We empower

These construction methods

Engineering Cad
Computer Aided Design
  • WALL
    General

    Create your own library of wall types, reflecting your current operations (including materials, sheeting, and connections with other walls, floors and roof).

    Then you can easily construct framed structures starting from an architectural plan.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • Directly convert AutoCAD® Architecture walls to framed walls – saving time between approval and production design.

     

    • Create a user-defined library of wall types:
      • Arrange via 2D sections of beams and sheets which predetermine the wall make up.
      • Define how corners and T-junctions are connected, mitred, and how wall ends terminate.
      • Define the build-up around openings such as headers, kingposts, cripples, …
      • Apply the internal and external sheet facades to a wall, specifying how they distribute across a wall, adjust at junctions and wall ends.
      • Define 2D extruded shapes that can be substituted for rectangular beams to produce profiled beams, steel, I-beams framed structures, …
        Add milling, saw lines, drill holes and cuts that automatically apply to a wall.
    • Create walls from the wall library – detailed with beams (rectangular, I-beams, steel), sheeting (dimensions, orientation and distribution within the actual frame), junction arrangement, etc.
    • Dynamic opening (doors, windows, …) – positioning and dimensioning are completely customisable with specific details.
    • Apply dynamic parametric-based CNC data to framed walls, adjusting manually where necessary. Always in full control of output prior to production, nails, saw lines, milling, no nail zones, …
    • Extract sub-assembly frames (openings) from full framed walls.
    • Plus, detect where beams and sheets clash, and offer solutions.
    • Automatic multi-wall of frames for optimisation on panel machines.
    • Use general dynamic commands such as: split-, join-, stretch- walls and unique beams within a wall.
    • Construct angular walls easily via intelligent angle planes – Create angular walls to the underside of a parametric wireframe boundary, setting preferences for how the wall is related to the plane.

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad WALL can be exported to:

    • A reporting engine such as Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, …)
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
    • Real-time automated dimensioned wall panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the wall with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • ROOF &FLOOR
    General

    Set out the extent of your floor and roof areas, and then automatically calculate all the complex connections between the edges – resulting in complete elements.

    Add intelligence to every part of the construction and export to a required format.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

     

    • Comprehensive library with beams, sheeting and connection details
    • Design, orient, split, arrange element outlines, and assign specific user connection details to the outline, to produce framed floors and roofs
    • Use general commands such as: split-, join-, stretch-, link- components of your elements
    • Easily add openings (e.g. for stairs or windows)
    • Define roof battons and lath positions, and calculate your roof area based on the set out of these positions

    Detailing

    • Create your own library of edge details via a graphical interface – designing the detail as you know it
    • Create a library of dynamic detail connections at ridge, valley, hip, side, etc.; or use pre-determined standard libraries with details dedicated to the local market
    • Create dynamic details with variable adjusted values that can be applied to many other connection conditions

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad ROOF and FLOOR can be exported to:

    • A reporting engine such as Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, …)
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
    • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the roof or floor with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • POST & BEAM
    General

    Perfect for visualising an architectural plan and for developing a layout for post & beam manufacture.

    Create post & beam constructions – to the millimetre – in 2D and 3D space.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • All Standard beams: Rafters, Plates, Hip-/Valley rafter, Ridge, Post, Brace, etc.
    • Every beam has associated intelligent information which can easily be used for a direct bill of materials, produce automatic shop drawings and send to CNC interfaces.
    • Add intelligence to every part of the construction and export to a required format.
    • Contains a library with:
      • Beam types: ridge, valley, hip, rafter, …
      • Junctions: dovetail, tenon, lap joints, …
    • You can expand your library with your own catalogue of custom beams, materials, connections and tools.
    • Use dynamic commands such as: split-, join-, stretch-, cut- beams, …
    • Roof calculation based on construction information on plans or even the locations of the roof tiles.
    • Detects collisions already in the design process.
    • Intelligent position numbering: keeps the established position numbers even if the construction has changed, and also avoids overlapping of numbers.
    • Basic texture can also be added to the visualised result.

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbCAD POST & BEAM can be exported to:

    • A reporting engine such as: Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, …)
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
  • LOG
    General

     

    Create a log structure with perspective projections, specifying sheets, notches, nail/bolt holes, saw cuts for windows and log end cuts complete with material registers. The create manufacturing instructions for your numerical controlled machines.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    Key Features

    • Logs of any shape and size can be defined using simple 2D lines.
    • Different log shapes can be used in the first and last rows of logs.
    • Defining a corner connection is a simple selection of alternative options.
    • Insert openings independent of, or dependent on, ACA opening styles.
    • A full set of wall connections are available as standard or a user can define their own
    • Use general commands such as: split-, join-, stretch-, – LOG panels
    • The logs can be automatically drilled for placement of bolts that will hold them together.
    • The user can specify the numbering process for the log walls and beams: e.g. By Row, from Left to Right, etc.

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad LOG can be exported to:

    • A reporting engine such as Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, …)
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
    • Real-time automated dimensioned wall panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the wall with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • SIPS
    General

    Engineer your architectural designs by adjusting all the specifications of your custom construction methods: thickness, splits, panel orientation, junctions.

    And create an efficient Structural Insulated Panel (SIP).

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • Wall library offers you the opportunity to define wall specifications for beam edges, openings, sheeting, panel splits and connections, or to utilise pre-determined libraries like Kingspan TEK…
    • Roof and Floor library offers you the opportunity to define roof/floor specifications (plumb, square, horizontal edges), and connections for hips, valleys, edges, or to utilise pre-determined libraries like Kingspan TEK…
    • Define automatic panel split points (location, type, dimensioning)
    • Create custom splines based on your custom construction
    • Create routing for electrical or plumbing logistics
    • Use general commands such as: split-, join-, stretch,- SIP panels.

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad SIPS can be exported to:

    • A reporting engine such as Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, … )
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
    • Real-time automated dimensioned wall panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the wall with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
    • Nesting of SIP Panels into a master panel for optimal production
  • CLT
    General

    Engineer your architectural designs within the versatile possibilities of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

    Explore this panel construction: starting from an architectural design, to designing panels, and on to manufacturing.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • Wall library offers you the opportunity to define wall specifications for CLT compositions and openings, or to utilise pre-determined libraries from established CLT producers like KLH, StoraEnso, Mayr-Melnhof, Hasslacher/Norica Timber…
    • Roof and Floor library offers you the opportunity to define roof/floor specifications (plumb, square, horizontal edges)or to utilise pre-determined libraries from established CLT producers like KLH, StoraEnso, Mayr-Melnhof, Hasslacher/Norica Timber…
    • Detailed definition of CLT style by lamella – C type and L type
    • Lifting Points including calculation of gravity point
    • Create routing for electrical or plumbing logistics
    • Define wall, floor and roof connections, such as rabett and lap joints
    • Create toolings like notching, grain direction for lamellas, or determine lifting points from CLT weight and centre of gravity
    • Use general commands such as: split-, join-, stretch-, – CLT panels.

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad CLT can be exported to:

    • A reporting engine such as Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, … )
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
    • Real-time automated dimensioned wall panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the wall with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
    • Nesting of CLT Panels into a master panel for optimal production
  • GLULAM
    General

    Generate complex 3D designs of unique buildings and structures, like halls, bridges or other larger buildings.

    Complete the timber design in combination with metal parts for connecting the timbers – resulting in the production of curved timbers.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • Define individual Curved Timber contours (parametric or graphic)
    • Define individual lamella structures, according to timber quality
    • Organise lamella into packs for fabrication
    • Design “Trockenfuge” lamella (= lamella with no glue)
    • Define press points, with optional export to CNC press

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad GLULAM can be exported to:

    • CNC press with all related press points.
    • CNC Interfaces, creating reliable data to all established machines (Hundegger, Uniteam, CMS, Essetre, and more) in an efficient way.
    • A reporting engine such as Excel, Access, Jasper, PDF, …
    • Shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
  • CUSTOM
    General

    hsbcad’s custom solution delivers the highest value design solutions while meeting your unique and discerning needs.

    With our team’s collective experience, we can work in sync with your team to design customised solutions.

    Questions?
    Contact us
Manufacturing Cad
Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • CAM
    General

    Edit and export the data designed in the model that will be used by the CNC machines – resulting in the manufacture of the designed components.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • Calculates how to transform the design to the optimal material with a minimum percentage of waste – allowing you to optimise the use of material and order amounts efficiently
    • For individual timber pieces, the user can add a wide range of tools such as slots, cuts, drills and many more. The tools are graphically represented on the model, making selection and modification easy
    • For wall, floor and roof elements, hsbcad CAM also allows the application and adjustment of nailing-lines, saw-lines, milling-lines and routing lines
    • Using a CNC Pre-processor, the user can generate and modify the tooling sequence before creating the specific CNC data files – without ever going to the production line
    • Every solution can be tailor-made for your manufacturing processes and needs

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad CAM can be exported to:

    • CNC information (Hundegger, Weinman, …)
  • CAM
    General
    Questions?
    Contact us
  • PRODUCTIONCONTROLLER
    General

    Fully define your production process entirely in the factory at your desk with this tailor-made solution.

    The solution seamlessly links ‘design’ with your production line.

    Questions?
    Contact us

    Key Features

    • Manage the workload per production line and track the efficiency for every deliverable job on the production line. This allows you to detect bottlenecks and improve your processes
    • Easily prioritise urgent projects (simply with a mouse click) by rearranging the distribution of batches over the production lines
    • By presenting a filtered digital just-in-time production file, the production team can ensure a quality-assured file relevant only for their workstation
    • By zooming, searching, measuring, etc., teams can easily examine, query and fulfil the given task. This increases their output and creates an efficient paperless work environment
    • The solution provides direct feedback from your factory, so operations can be analysed, improved and backed up with statistics
    • Every solution can be tailor-made for your manufacturing processes and needs

    End Result

    The data (or a selection of it) that you develop with hsbcad PRODUCTION CONTROLLER can be exported to:

    • Provide ‘Just-in-time’ CNC data to relevant stations in the factory
    • Return quality assured feedback to operations manager

We empower

These construction methods

WALL

Construct framed structures starting from an architectural plan.

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Create your own library of wall types, reflecting your current operations (including materials, sheeting, and connections with other walls, floors and roof).

Then you can easily construct framed structures starting from an architectural plan.

Discover More

ROOF &FLOOR

Setting the extents of your design area resulting in complete elements

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Set out the extent of your floor and roof areas, and then automatically calculate all the complex connections between the edges – resulting in complete elements.

Add intelligence to every part of the construction and export to a required format.

Discover More

POST &
BEAM

Create post & beam constructions

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Perfect for visualising an architectural plan and for developing a layout for post & beam manufacture.

Create post & beam constructions – to the millimetre – in 2D and 3D space.

Discover More

LOG

Design log structures and specify parameters for manufacturing

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

 

Create a log structure with perspective projections, specifying sheets, notches, nail/bolt holes, saw cuts for windows and log end cuts complete with material registers. The create manufacturing instructions for your numerical controlled machines.

Discover More

SIPS

Create an efficient Structural Insulated Panel (SIP)

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Engineer your architectural designs by adjusting all the specifications of your custom construction methods: thickness, splits, panel orientation, junctions.

And create an efficient Structural Insulated Panel (SIP).

Discover More

CLT

Design CLT panels for manufacturing

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Engineer your architectural designs within the versatile possibilities of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

Explore this panel construction: starting from an architectural design, to designing panels, and on to manufacturing.

Discover More

GLULAM

Production of curved timbers

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Generate complex 3D designs of unique buildings and structures, like halls, bridges or other larger buildings.

Complete the timber design in combination with metal parts for connecting the timbers – resulting in the production of curved timbers.

Discover More

CUSTOM

Meeting your unique customised needs

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

hsbcad’s custom solution delivers the highest value design solutions while meeting your unique and discerning needs.

With our team’s collective experience, we can work in sync with your team to design customised solutions.

Discover More

CAM

Export data resulting in the manufacture of designed components

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Edit and export the data designed in the model that will be used by the CNC machines – resulting in the manufacture of the designed components.

Discover More

CAM

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Our Key Features
Our Key Features

PRODUCTION
CONTROLLER

A solution seamlessly links 'design' with your production line

Our Key Features

Explore more about the core of hsbcad business

Our Key Features
General

Fully define your production process entirely in the factory at your desk with this tailor-made solution.

The solution seamlessly links ‘design’ with your production line.

Discover More
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What people

say about our product

hsbcad is the most important tool in our company.  It makes communication with our clients, CNC machines, employees and workers on-site much more efficient, precise and quick – which reduces mistakes from start to finish and increases income.  This IT solution provides drawing automation as well as full custom drawing at the same time.  Our company uses all of the tools in hsbcad to design and construct flat roofs, inclined roofs, dormers, walls, and so on – and this is for both standard solutions and fully customised solutions.  I would also like to thank the entire hsbcad team for their great service in answering all our questions with patience and providing suitable solutions for designing our sometimes difficult architectural challenges in a pleasing, professional way.

Pieter Vrijsen

CEO, PxP - Wood System Solutions

“It was our great pleasure to invite hsbcad to the Autodesk Cloud Accelerator, and to work with them for two weeks helping integrate our View & Data API into their product. hsbcad have already incorporated a number of great collaboration features into their application. We’re really excited about what they’re doing − and we’re looking forward to their successful launch!”

Stephen Preston

Senior Manager for Developer Evangelism, Autodesk Developer Network

With this solution, we can give our partners even better advice providing added value. The chance of failing during the construction is significantly lower – for example, hsbcad analyses whether drill holes interfere with each other.

Klaas van de Kamp

Designer, Wijma Kampen

Compared to other timber design packages, AutoCAD® Architecture & hsbcad provide a real and unlimited 3D design. These solutions enable you to solve absolutely all kinds of timber constructions without any difficulty. Thanks to hsbcad and the precise control of our Hundegger K2 machine, we’ve raised our productivity significantly.

Burkhard Lambertz

Zimmermeister, Fa. Rings & Helmig GmbH, Monchengladbach

The relationship between Vogelzang and hsbcad is almost as old as the two companies. hsbcad keeps very close relationships with its clients – and I appreciate that a lot. If I have a question, it’s always answered quickly.

Harold van Aarsen

IT & hsbcad consultant, Vogelzang

Autodesk and hsbCAD deliver designers and builders a powerful tool for designing, planning and constructing wood buildings following sustainable practices. hsbCAD with AutoCAD Architecture reduces material waste and labour costs through off-site prefabrication.

Jay Bhat

Senior Vice President, AEC Solutions, autodesk

Our partners

Structural Timber Association
Hundegger

what more

we offer

Training and Knowledge Base Center

hsbacademy is an emporium of knowledge base material with unlimited access to video tutorial, expert knowledge material, variety of instruction, and on-the-go learning. A trusted source for knowledge, staying ahead with software updates, picking up new skill sets and realising the empowerment of hsbcad

hsbcad - empowering you to realise

Innovation and Creativity

hsblabs is a hub to meet design challenges with innovative solutions. Ideas storm up, inspired with evaluative analysis, supported by the engagement of innovative teams makes what was once impossible, a realistic realisation.

Bringing new innovation to you

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