Discover the Power of hsbDesign 26 for Revit® and AutoCAD®

Unleash your design potential with the latest version release of hsbDesign 26. Packed with game-changing features and enhancements, hsbDesign takes timber design to new heights of efficiency, precision, and innovation.


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Prepare to be amazed with hsbDesign 26 for Revit®, featuring an automated and user-friendly shop drawing process, customizable Bill of Materials, support for Revit® 2024, seamless sheet splitting and joining, enhanced design control, and improved version control for families.

Elevate your AutoCAD® experience with hsbDesign 26, unlocking new functionalities for AutoCAD® Architecture 2024, a revamped IFC importer for flawless imports, and an enhanced classification tool, Painter, for streamlined workflows and optimized designs.


Enhanced shop drawing UI with improved automation & customization

Experience an automated and user-friendly shop drawing process, allowing you to effortlessly create flawless designs.

Discover the ultimate solution for an automated and user-friendly shop drawing process. Create flawless designs effortlessly, and export project outputs to Excel for fully customized Bill of Materials tailored to your unique needs. Stay ahead of the curve with support for Revit® 2024, unlocking new functions that will take your designs to the next level.

Say goodbye to import issues

Experience a flawless import process from any software platform.

Our revamped IFC Importer ensures a flawless import process from any software platform. Categorize and convert items, include extensions, and validate with ease using our intuitive viewer. hsbDesign maximizes your productivity so, bid goodbye to time-consuming processes and unleash your design creativity like never before.

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Discover the new features and updates of hsbDesign 26 in detail.

New in hsbDesign 26 for Revit®:

  • The hsbSetttings allow users to specify which Electrical Fixtures should export Voids. It used to be only possible that families in the category ‘Electrical Fixtures’ where exported. Now Lighting fixtures and fire devices can also be configured to export voids as extrusions.
  • Reporting and BOM creation of hsbcad Objects, elements and item containers is now possible with an export to Excel.
  • Curved beams are now supported, and can also be exported to machine files as BTL.
  • It is now possible to cut beams using the profile of other profiled beams using the “Apply Notching” command.
  • Opening Split can now be applied on any family type opening, door or window.
  • We introduce Revit Family Version Control, a way to detect if any Family has been improved and needs to be updated in current project. It checks all the existing families in a document when it’s opened and reports them in a dialog, with an option to easy reload from distributed files with a single click of a button.
  • Improvement in the placement of The Center of Gravity family. It will now be properly placed within a CLT Panel when applied.
  • The hsbConsole stores all CLT tools used in the model now.
  • Align to edge can select multiple panels to orientate grain direction at same time.
  • Framing and copying grouped elements is now supported.
  • Sheets with an angled connection now can be joined.
  • There is a new boxcut tool. The Multiple boxcut, which cuts multiple objects at once.
  • Connections in the model can be disabled. Edge detail will be used instead.
  • An item container now can be locked. To edit it, the item container first needs to be manually unlocked.
  • Electrical fixtures can be used in a clash detection to manipulate the frame accordingly.
  • An item container within a model group can be framed now.
  • Validations now can have resolutions like in hsbDesign for Autocad Architecture to automatically resolve an issue that appears in the validation manager.
  • Multiple roofs can be split with multiple modellines.
  • The hsbConsole can now use Revit filters.
  • Lifting tool for roofs has been added.
  • Blocking now can be placed quickly using point selection.
  • Now it is possible to stagger blocking when using the structural blocking tool. You can apply a stagger using the parameter “hsbcad Blocking Stagger Option”
  • Now you can use extra parameters from the item container, when using the sheet tag tool. We have added Panel length, width and height to be displayed in shopdrawings via the sheet tag tool.
  • Join Sheet and Join Beam are two new commands in the Ribbon. Easily join sheets or beams with this command.
  • The matched framing style is now visible in the properties of a wall, roof or floor.
  • We now support curtain elements such as curtain walls to automatically frame openings when using the Match opening action.
  • Split command for sheets is now available.
  • Now it is possible to automatically cut void extrusions in families touching structural framing families.
  • The new T-connection creates a connection between two beams and can add a milling inside the female beam.
  • When using the “hsbcad dimensions openings” tool for shopdrawings, it is now possible to control the start/end point for your dimensions. This can be done using the two parameters “hsbcad Reference Extreme End” and “hsbcad Reference Opening Extreme End”.
Framing Styles Editor
  • Now when you add items in the Detail Editor there is the possibility to assign them to a specific zone.
  • You can now add drill tools in framing styles editor.
  • Now the inventory items list will be in alphabetic order.
  • All inventory items will have the default sheet and beam assigned when newly created.
  • It is possible now to override all edge details of an opening at once.
  • When selecting an edge or connection detail, a shortcut shows in the ribbon that opens the correct detail from model to Framing Styles Editor.
  • Linked files can be used to generate the item containers
  • Now cm/m/feet/inches units are supported.
  • It is now possible to create insulation as a layer.

New in hsbDesign 26 on AutoCAD:

  • Kamatsugi tool can now be added to non-parallel beams.
  • During the placement of a beam, now the beam type can be specified.
  • The calculation of solid dependent data (analysis of tools, bounding boxes, real lengths…) has been improved. A huge performance increase has been achieved in many parts of the software. The speedup is particularly noticeable in more complex parts, e.g. where many drills are involved. The speedup is seen in many parts of the software: export, generation of shop drawings, tooling applied to the parts…
  • Now Sheets can also be created from circles.
  • Autocad Multilines are now exported and can be e.g. accessed as entities in the excel export.
  • In HSB_BEAMNEW command the plugin TSLs are now saved in the “LastInserted” catalog and are automatically included in a subsequent call of the command.
  • It is now possible to manage metal part collection definitions, as well as truss collection definitions from the style manager.
  • Formatting can now be used with tools in exports. With this additional information can be send to the machine with formatting.
  • Entity SubMapX data can now be inspected from the ACA Properties Palette.
IFC Import
  • During the import of walls the “Convert Item to Hsb Object extension” can now perform wall corner cleanup for Element Walls.
  • During the import of walls the “Convert Item to Hsb Object extension” now has the option “Wall justification”.
  • Custom property sets from ifc are now imported as property sets in ACA.
  • The IFC properties IsExternal and LoadBearing can be added directly to timber stickframe walls during import now.
  • The IFC properties IsExternal and LoadBearing can be added directly to timber stickframe walls during import now.
  • Improved the IFC Import so that elements can be assigned to groups in the hsbConsole.
  • Progress bar added to IFC import in hsbShare console to determine the actions been performed. There is also an enhancement to performance speed of importing IFC to hsbDesign.
  • PropertyMapper Extension now also displays mapping fields during IFC Import for CLT Import Sets.
  • When importing an IFC model. The IFC information in the Layer field now is available to map to a property.
  • Kamatsugi tool can now be exported to BVX2
  • We can now also export to BTLx. The basic export functionalities and toolings are now available. We support both V1.1 and V2.0.
  • When exporting using the hsbExporter, reports are not created when there are no entities (beams, sheets, elements) to show. This prevents empty reports.
  • The hsbZones are now visible in our IFC export.
  • We now support Randek CDT version 5.
  • Non-element walls. curtain walls and ACA spaces can now be exported to IFC.
  • Our IFC export is now capable of exporting to different IFCTypes. I.E. Beams can be exported to IFCColumns.
  • The BomLink Excel output now supports grouping within a worksheet using a Property Group Format to define the grouping criteria.
  • In Bomlink now Excel can be used as an inventory source.
  • Entity is now a selectable type in BomLink.
  • The dynamic block attributes of Blockitems and BlockReferences can be accessed in BomLink using the function DynamicProperty(PropertyName, DefaultValue). The function has 2 arguments. The first is the property name, the second is a default value, that appears if the property was not found.
Validations & Extensions
  • It now is possible to set the severity of the validation results. Against each configured validation it is now possible to set whether any results reported are flagged as Errors, Warnings or just Information. The purpose here is to provide cleaner results make important problems more obvious.
  • A new validation named ModuleGeometryCheck has been created to check if modules are overlapping and if all module beams do touch each other.
  • The “Tag Sheets with Element Tools” extension now also has the option to include milling and saw lines.
  • New extension “Remove plates and stretch studs” has been added to the Weinmann CNC link, where packing is placed at the bottom of an opening.

  • Painter definitions now can be exported and imported to an external file. By default a folder called Painter is created in the Company folder. The files have the extension.painter.
  • The custom textbox of the GroupBy dialog in painter is now extended with an auto complete and a function providing a dialog to explain things.
  • hsbPainter now supports tool entities like trusses, metalPartCollectionEntities and fastenerAssemblies
  • 3D solids can be used as an item in the hsbPainter.
  • The filtering functionality has been improved. Also there now is the possibility to edit existing filders.
  • hsbPainter now supports SurfaceQualityBottomStyle and SurfaceQualityTopStyle to specify definitions referring to the the surface quality styles of a panel.
  • hsbPainter now supports SurfaceQualityBottomStyle and SurfaceQualityTopStyle to specify definitions referring to the the surface quality styles of a panel.
  • Painter now supports ‘ExtrProfName’ to specify definitions which refer to the extrusion profile name of a beam.
  • Duplicate names are not possible anymore for painter definitions.
  • The DimLine tsl now can dimension independend tsl’s in a shopdrawing. For example drills or shigapicks. Also the dimension can be aligned with the desired edge.
  • The hsbCenterOfGravity tsl can now take into account tsl’s which are attached to the element, and have additional mapX data. This data is added to the weight of the element. And depending on it, the centerOfGravity of the element will change.
  • The hsbCenterOfGravity tsl is expanded to give more accurate weight for composite beams.
  • The painter now can be used to filter within the hsbCenterOfGravity tsl.
  • sd_EntitySymbolDisplay supports scaling based on a given textheight and it no longer supports the redundant flag ‘allowOverride’. Background coloring has been improved, filled display uses true color white (255,255,254) if background color has been set to 7.
  • Dimline provides a property to scale to other units then the dwg unit.
  • DimAngular now supports: Paperspace Element Viewports, Section2D, Shopdrawing (any), Entities of type Genbeam, Metalpart Collection Entity, Element, Polyline.
    The detection of the angles is based on a contour and the user can choose between vertex and segment mode. When inserting to a set of entities in modelspace the current UCS is considered to be the dimension plane.
  • hsbCLT-TongueGroove solid visualisation improved.
  • The tsl TSL_jackRafterHousing has new properties to set a tolerance in width and height to reflect potential shrinkage.
  • In the nesting, the function has been added that if “Unchanged” is included in the selection “Top Face Alignment” and it has already been manually nested, the child panels no longer change. In the Masterpanelsettings.xml the line “<int nm=”KeepFloorReferenceBottom” vl=”0″/>” must be inserted. Academy:
  • The tool “CLT-Freeprofile” has been replaced by the tool “Freeprofile” in content DACH as it now supports CLT as well as beams and has received more functionality.
  • The Dimline now provides a context command to purge redundant dimlines.
  • hsbViewHatching tsl now supports blockspace defined creation on multipages.
  • DrillDistribution now supports conical drills or slotted holes.
  • instaConduit offers new alignment options. And in addition to the cell nodes you can now also/alternatively drag onto the combination.
  • The length of the “FreeProfile” tool can now be retrieved with the format “@(Freeprofile Length)”.
  • With the new tsl hsbCLT-OpeningBatchCreator it is possible to assign multiple tools to an opening.
  • The tsl SplitBeamByType allows you to create a list of beamtypes and prioritize how these beam should interact, so you can automatically split beams based on their beam type and how they intersect each other. This can be added as catalogue to the place beam command.
  • The new tsl entityTagger allows you to number entities and include painter definitions as a parameter for numbering.
    You can use this to number beams based on the numbering settings and a painter definition for beam length as an example. You can also assign data to an entity fields i.e. you want to use sequence numbering and place this numbering in the sublabel field and use the painter result as a label field.
  • hsbViewTag has grouping added as a tag type. Now you can tag a group of similar objects, a line will be displayed showing extends of group and a tag will be placed on this line.
  • There is a new tsl PolylineTool for beams and for panels. See the following article regarding this tool:
  • hsbCLT-Masterpanel-Manager supports empty masterpanels on creation now.
  • hsb_Vent tsl has been extended. Now properties are available, to add a stud or backing block batten around a vent.
  • A property set has been added to the hsb_PocketPointLoad tsl for the ability to add an Anchor Bracket at the base of a pocket point load truss assembly. Property set added: ‘Angle Bracket Location: Left / Right / Both.
  • The hsb_CreateMulitpleStuds tsl will remain in the drawing. So if the walls are generated multiple times it will keep the multiple studs and not make you re-run the tsl again.
  • hsbCLT-MasterPanelManager tsl now has new format properties for masterpanels – Number of childpanels, Area Nett, Area Gross, Volume, Yield.
  • hsbCLT-MasterPanelManager tsl now has a new property to define the offset between two master panels in the config file.
  • sd_PainterFilter now supports 3 different modes within the shopdrawing framework.
    Selection Filter: accepting only entities for shopdraw creation.
    Ruleset Filter: accepting only entities which match the condition within a layout override.
    Showset Filter: defining the set of entities to be shown within the shopdrawing