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hsbDesign
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hsbDesign is our innovative BASE platform of which all feature rich design tool sets are built upon.
hsbDesign eliminates the unwanted repetitions associated with 2D and 3D design allowing you to realise its true potential. Using our hsbConsole interface, you will be able to group together common parts, so they can share the same configuration, and navigate your model with ease. With this BASE platform you’ll experience new levels of clarity, detail and engagement with your design.
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Design
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Design
Our platform for detailing offsite building projects, supporting a broad range of toolsets, each fine-tuned towards a specific offsite building technique.
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Timber
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Timber
Toolset for timber components consisting of interlocked or connected timber constructions, usable for a total building or for sub-parts. Compliant with the requirements of high-end detailing and premium craftsmanship
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StickFrame
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StickFrame
Toolset for wood components connected together to form open or closed stick framed walls, to complete the design as needed for manufacturing.
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RoofElement
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RoofElement
Toolset for wood or metal components connected together to form roof elements, to complete the design as needed for manufacturing.
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FloorElement
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FloorElement
Toolset for wood or metal components connected together to form floor elements, to complete the design as needed for manufacturing.
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SIP
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SIP
Toolset for wall, roof or floor SIP-panels (Structural Insulated Panels), to complete the design as needed for manufacturing.
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CLT
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CLT
Toolset for CLT wall, roof or floor panels (lamella layers of “cross laminated timber” that form high density panels), to complete the design as needed for manufacturing.
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Glulam
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Glulam
Toolset for Glulam elements (GLUed LAMinated timber) to complete the design as needed for Glulam production and construction.
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Log
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Log
Toolset for wall, roof and floor panels made with logs (interlocked at corners by notching), to complete the design as needed for log production and construction.
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MetalFrame
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MetalFrame
Toolset for walls made with LGS metal frames (Light Gauge Steel), to complete the design as needed for manufacturing.
hsbDesign is our innovative BASE platform on which all feature rich design toolsets are built upon. It eliminates the unwanted repetitions associated with 2D and 3D design allowing you to realise its true potential. Using our hsbConsole interface, you will be able to group together common parts, so they can share the same configuration, and navigate your model with ease. With this platform you’ll experience new levels of clarity, detail and engagement with your design.
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Design
Platform
  • Interpret and visualise 3D models with extended hsbcad data
  • Create and edit 2D geometry
  • Create and edit 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
  • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and schedule tables
  • Define how components that make up an object are displayed depending on the display representation used to represent that object
  • Customise ribbons and tool palettes for optimum workflows
  • Import and export from an extensive file format availability such as 3D Studio, ACIS, Catia, DGN, PDF and many more
  • Apply and monitor your own CAD standards
  • View only shop drawings in a customisable manufacturing format
  • Real-time automated dimensioned panel layouts with limited customisation possibilities to alter interactive views
  • View only nested master panels for optimal production
  • Plug-in feature rich hsbDesign complementary tool sets for your specific building technique

hsbTimber is a toolset that requires the hsbDesign Platform. It is a toolset of timber components interlocked, connected together, consisting of parts and/or complete buildings requiring a dedicated commitment to high-end detailing and craftsmanship. Modern garden pool houses, carports, contemporary roofers, and traditional half-timbered constructions can be planned and designed with timber connections. All detailing edits from simple dowels within connections, traditional decorative ornamental bracing, modern classic birds mouth roof profile are easily adjusted, dimensioned, and made ready for handcrafting or CNC.
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Timber
Platform
  • Detail with all standard beams: Rafters, Plates, Hip/Valley rafters, Ridge, Post, Brace, etc.
  • Every beam has associated intelligent information which can easily be used for bill of materials, produce automatic shop drawings and send to CNC interfaces.
  • Add intelligent connectors, such as tenons, dovetails, half-lap and scarf joints to any part of the construction and export to a required format.
  • You can expand your library with your own catalogue of custom profiled beams, materials, connections and tools.
  • Detect collisions already in your construction at design stage.
  • Intelligent position numbering: harbours numbers even if the construction has changed, and also avoids overlapping of numbers.
  • Roof calculation is based on construction information within plans or can even be the locations of the roof tiles.
  • Use dynamic commands such as: split, join, stretch, cut beams, and much more.
  • Basic texture can also be added to the visualised result.
  • Material lists per beam and sheet with rounding and length optimisations.
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format.
  • Expand to the hsb toolsets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design.

hsbStickFrame is a toolset that requires the hsbDesign Platform. It is a toolset of timber components connected together to form high-density open and closed framed walls, matched with tools to complete the design and production in timber construction. Flexibility to define posts, plates, studs, headers, and more, together with layers of predefined sheeting aligned to stud distribution, can connect walls to floors and gable walls to roofs. Definition of openings in walls can be filled with windows and doors automatically detailed to the manufacturing criteria. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts and material lists, including site assembly.
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StickFrame
Platform
  • Directly convert AutoCAD® walls to framed walls – saving time between approval and production design.
  • Create a user-defined library of wall types to your own building method:
  • ~~ Arrange beams and sheets using hsbDesign graphical defined detail builder which predetermine the wall make up.
  • ~~ Define how corners and T-junctions are connected, mitred, and how wall ends terminate.
  • ~~ Define the build-up for 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 extruded shapes that can be substituted for rectangular beams to produce profiled beams, such as steel, I-beams framed structures, …
  • ~~ Add milling, saw lines, drill holes and cuts that automatically apply to a wall.
  • Create framed 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, composite openings…) – positioning and dimensioning are completely customisable with specific details.
  • Add pockets, point loads, blocking, vents, notches and much more , controlling them dynamically as well as center point of gravity and weight working together to define automatic lifting hole locations
  • Align stock lengths of beams to walls, with automatic identification of split locations of long beam lengths
  • Extract sub-assembly frames (openings) from full framed walls for optimal production processing
  • Detect where beams and sheets clash, and offer solutions.
  • Construct sloped walls easily via intelligent angular planes – setting preferences for how the wall is related to the plane.
  • Copy and mirror construction framed designs in seconds 
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts and shop drawings – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of elements with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb tool sets, Timber, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design

hsbRoofElement is a toolset that requires the hsbDesign Platform. It is a toolset of timber or metal components connected together to form roof elements, matched with tools to complete the design and production of your construction. Flexibility to define ridges, eaves, valleys, hip, mid plates together with layers of predefined sheeting aligned to joist distribution, with diverse angle planes, are collated to form an automated framed roof element. Boundaries and openings edges in roofs can be assigned with parametric edge definitions, customised to building methods and automatically framed to the manufacturing criteria. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts and material lists, including site assembly.
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RoofElement
Platform
  • Create framed floors from the floor library – detailed with beams (rectangular, I-beams, steel), sheeting (dimensions, orientation and distribution within the actual frame), junction arrangement, etc.
  • Create your own library of edge details via a graphical interface – with dynamic details of variable adjusted values that can be applied to many other connection conditions.
  • Create a library of dynamic detail connections at ridge, valley, hip, side, etc.; or use predetermined standard libraries with details dedicated to the local market.
  • Design, orient, split, arrange element outlines, and assign specific user connection details to the outline, to produce framed 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 battens and lath positions, and calculate your roof area based on the set out of these positions.
  • Copy and mirror construction framed designs in seconds.
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format.
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the roof with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb tool sets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design.

hsbFloorElement is a toolset that requires the hsbDesign Platform. It is a toolset of timber or metal components connected together to form floor elements, matched with tools to complete the design and production of your construction. Flexibility to define perimeter, chimney, and stairwell edge details together with layers of predefined sheeting aligned to joist distribution, are collated to form an automated framed floor element. Boundaries and openings edges in floors can be assigned with parametric edge definitions, customised to building methods, and automatically framed to the manufacturing criteria. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts and material lists, including site assembly.
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FloorElement
Platform
  • Create framed floors from the floor library – detailed with beams (rectangular, I-beams, steel), sheeting (dimensions, orientation and distribution within the actual frame), junction arrangement, etc.
  • Create your own library of edge details via a graphical interface – with dynamic details of variable adjusted values that can be applied to many other connection conditions.
  • Create a library of dynamic detail connections at perimeter, openings such as chimney and stairwells.; or use predetermined standard libraries with details dedicated to the local market.
  • Design, orient, split, arrange element outlines, and assign specific user connection details to the outline, to produce framed floors.
  • Use general commands such as: split-, join-, stretch-, link- components of your elements.
  • Easily add openings (e.g. for stairs or windows).
  • Add industry standard metal hanger components, like Simpson Strong Tie and Cullen to your floor construction.
  • Create element data with sheeting from imported industry partner data such as Mitek, James Jones, Steico, Gangnail and Wolf.
  • Copy and mirror construction framed designs in seconds.
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format.
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the roof with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb toolsets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design.

hsbSIP tool set enhances the hsbDesign Platform with tools to detail structural insulated (SIP) projects . It is a tool set comprised of a foam core sandwiched panel between external structural sheathing together to form high density wall, floor and roof panels, matched with tools to complete the design and production in SIP construction. Flexibility to define detailed panel styles, varying spline connections, coupled together in a library with predefined panel and perimeter stops, can connect walls to floors to roofs. Definition of openings in walls can be filled with windows and doors automatically detailed to the manufacturing criteria. Standard connections like double, single, block spline connections, let-in and integrated panel stops, detailed edge definitions like mitre or structural post and predefined connection rules can be automatically detailed on each panel . The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts, material lists, graphical panel nesting outputs and including site assembly.
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SIP
Platform
  • Wall, floor and roof library offers you the opportunity to define specifications for SIP compositions and openings, or to utilise pre-determined libraries from our established SIP producers like Kingspan TEK, Insulspan, Hemsec, Sipco.
  • Detailed definition of SIP style by foam, external sheathing, end stops and spline type.
  • Create routing and cutouts for electrical or plumbing logistics.
  • Define wall, floor and roof spline connections.
  • Create toolings like notchings and steel profile cutouts.
  • Unique panel edge and point editing capability, defining precisely the shape desired.
  • Copy and mirror construction framed designs in seconds.
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format.
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the roof with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb tool sets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design.
hsbCLT tool set enhances the hsbDesign Platform with tools to detail cross laminated timber (CLT) projects . It is a tool set of lamella layers connected together to form high density wall, floor and roof panels, matched with tools to complete the design and production in CLT construction. Flexibility to define detailed panel styles, varying surface qualities, coupled together in a library with predefined grain directions aligned to spans of panels, can connect walls to floors to roofs. Definition of openings in walls can be filled with windows and doors automatically detailed to the manufacturing criteria. Standard connections like lap joints, X-fix, joint board are easily adaptable supported by industry leader components of Rothoblass and customisable configurations of electrical installations, HVAC and dynamic lifting devices. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts, material lists, graphical panel nesting outputs and including site assembly.
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CLT
Platform
  • Wall, floor and roof library offers you the opportunity to define specifications for CLT compositions and openings, or to utilise pre-determined libraries from our established CLT producers like KLH, StoraEnso, Mayr-Melnhof, Hasslacher
  • Detailed definition of CLT style by lamella – H and V type
  • Definition of industry leader lifting devices including weight calculation by gravity point
  • Create routing and cutouts for electrical or plumbing logistics
  • Define wall, floor and roof connections, such as  and lap joints, joint board, and Xfix
  • Create toolings like notchings, steel profile cutouts, grain direction for lamellas, propeller and chamfer edge definitions.
  • Unique panel edge and point editing capability, defining precisely the shape desired 
  • Copy and mirror construction framed designs in seconds
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the roof with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb tool sets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design

hsbGlulam tool set enhances the hsbDesign Platform with tools to detail glulam beams. It is a tool set comprised lamella layers matched with tools to complete the design and production in glulam construction. Flexibility to design in 3D space and create extruded beam parts freely. Standard metal connectors from leading industrial manufacturers such as Rothoblaas, Simpson Strongtie, Pitzl and more can easily be added to beams but more importantly you can also define your own metal parts. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts and material lists.
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Glulam
Platform
  • Definition of Parallel, double tapered and curved beams.
  • Definition of pitched cambered beams with constant and variable heights
  • Definition of fish beams - parabolic and linear with rounding
  • Graphically show parametric individual curved timber contours
  • Define individual lamella structures, according to timber quality
  • Organise lamella into packs for fabrication
  • Design non-glued glulam beams
  • Creation of stiffening press points for transversal tenion, with optional export to CNC press
  • Copy and mirror construction designs in seconds
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format
  • Comprehensive import and export interfaces to communicate with external vendors and precise machine data towards industry standard machine producers.
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  beam layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb tool sets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design

hsbLOG tool set enhances the hsbDesign Platform with tools to detail log projects . It is a tool set of logs interlocked at corners by notching to form wall, floor and roof panels, matched with tools to complete the design and production in log construction. Flexibility to define detailed panel styles, coupled together in a library can connect walls to floors to roofs. Definition of openings in walls can be filled with windows and doors automatically detailed to the manufacturing criteria. Different log shapes, definition of corners and placement manipulation are all possible. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts, material lists and including site assembly.
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Log
Platform
  • Wall, floor and roof library offers you the opportunity to define specifications for log compositions and openings.
  • Logs of any shape and size can be profiled and defined using simple geometric shapes.
  • Define corner connections with alternative options.
  • Create toolings like notchings.
  • Placement of bolts can be automatically determined in logs.
  • Unique panel edge and point editing capability, defining precisely the shape desired.
  • Copy and mirror construction designs in seconds.
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format.
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb toolsets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design.

hsbMetalFrame is a toolset that requires the hsbDesign Platform. It is a toolset of metal components connected together to form high-density open and closed framed walls, matched with tools to complete the design and production in light gauge steel construction. Flexibility to define posts, plates, studs, headers, and more, together with layers of predefined sheeting aligned to stud distribution, can connect walls to floors and gable walls to roofs. Definition of openings in walls can be filled with windows and doors automatically detailed to the manufacturing criteria. The finalised outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts and material lists, including site assembly.
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MetalFrame
Platform
  • Directly convert AutoCAD® walls to framed walls – saving time between approval and production design.
  • Create a user-defined library of wall types to your own building method:
  • ~~ Arrange beams and sheets using hsb graphical defined detail builder which predetermine the wall make up.
  • ~~ Define how corners and T-junctions are connected, mitred, and how wall ends terminate.
  • ~~ Define the build-up for openings such as headers, kingposts, cripples etc.
  • ~~ Apply the internal and external sheet facades to a wall, specifying how they distribute across a wall, adjust at junctions and wall ends.
  • ~~ Define your own extruded C profiled beams or from manufacturers such as ClarkDietrich, SCAFCO, iSPAN and more
  • ~~ Add milling, saw lines, drill holes, service holes and cuts that automatically apply to a wall.
  • Create framed walls from the wall library – detailed with beams, sheeting (dimensions, orientation and distribution within the actual frame), junction arrangement, etc.
  • Dynamic opening (doors, windows, composite openings…) – positioning and dimensioning are completely customisable with specific details.
  • Add pockets, point loads, blocking, vents, dimple, swages, trumpets and much more , controlling them dynamically
  • Further detail with flexibility to define hangers, straps, bracing, hold downs, lip notches, web notches, web holes and further adding customisation if required.
  • Align stock lengths of beams to walls, with automatic identification of split locations of long beam lengths
  • Center point of gravity and weight work together to define automatic lifting hole locations
  • Extract sub-assembly frames (openings) from full framed walls for optimal production processing
  • Detect where beams and sheets clash, and offer solutions.
  • Use general dynamic commands such as: split-, join-, stretch- walls and unique beams within a wall.
  • Construct sloped walls easily via intelligent angular planes – setting preferences for how the wall is related to the plane.
  • Copy and mirror construction framed designs in seconds
  • Automatically create dimensioned component shop drawings to your own customisable manufacturing format
  • Real-time automated dimensioned  panel layouts – customised by the user – showing live interactive views of the walls with bill of material for factory to manufacture.
  • Expand to the hsb tool sets, StickFrame, Sip, CLT, Glulam and more, to allow for hybrid design

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