The 3D CAD solution with extensive manufacturer data for glass facades

3D solution from planning to production

Our 3D solution for glass facades includes everything that will get you to your goal quickly: all industry functions in just one system. You can work at any time with the functionalities from mechanical engineering, profile and sheet metal construction, steel engineering and facade construction. All this makes HiCAD a real all-rounder! With the LogiKal interface you can also access different manufacturers directly - you can be sure of exact planning!

Use HiCAD to create drawings for
glass facades in HiSPEED

The following functions help you achieve a time-saving workflow:

Innovative detail construction directly in 3D

Construct your connections and details in 3D simply and safely directly using a sectional view. Changes are simply transferred to the 3D model and vice versa. This allows you to detect errors at an early stage and complete your project quickly.


Innovative 3D industry solutions and direct modelling

We offer you everything you need for your glass facade. The fully integrated solutions for profile and steel construction and sheet metal are just as helpful as the functions for sub-structure-, stairs and railings as well as the 3D solutions for sheet metal, ALUCOBOND© and Eternit facades.


Unique 2D/3D associativity

Design flexibly with HiCAD! Combine 2D and 3D CAD in one model and start your 3D planning directly on the 2D drawing. Thanks to versatile options for direct use of the 2D data in the 3D model drawing, all changes are applied directly in the 3D model. Do you design directly in 3D sectional and detail views? Also no problem!


Free modeling of spatial glazing objects

Our HiCAD modelling kernel ESM (European Solid Modeler) enables you to model complex 3D objects. Free-form surfaces can be easily created, and individual processing of beams and profiles, sheets, plates and glass panes can be carried out effortlessly. Special profiles can also be freely installed in 3D!


Identical part search and practice-oriented production data

Thanks to our powerful functions, you can always see how many times identical parts are used in your project. In this way, you always retain control of the project and can manage production efficiently and effectively. In HiCAD, the creation of any lists for panels, folded sheets, profiles and accessories as well as cutting lists is just as simple and fast as the automatic output of practically dimensioned production drawings.


BIM solution for execution and on-site planning

With full 3D modelling, a modern part structure and support for IFC 2 x 3 and IFC 4, we can safely say: HiCAD is fully BIM compliant! We support you in your BIM process with all functions and automatisms relevant to structural engineering!


Konstruktionsbüro Rieger

„Should I have to pick a software again, I would immediately choose HiCAD again!“

Markus Rieger, General Manager

Dobler Metallbau GmbH

„The cooperation with the ISD was excellent - we also received helpful support in case of special requests, so that adjustments could be implemented fast and in a targeted manner.“

Christopher Duschl, Deputy Head Tools & Machines – Planning / CAD & Process Optimization / Team Leader Technical Office

NILU Stahlbau GmbH

„The extension of the IFC interface and the import of DWGs will certainly save us several days of work.“

Anton Ilic, General Manager

Horst IDL Metallbau GmbH

„With the LogiKal® interface and the resulting access to extensive libraries with master data of all leading beam, profile and fitting manufacturers we can work in an integrated way, calculate in a controlled way and automate processes skilfully.“

Bernhard Gratz, Project Leader Alu

Highlights of our 3D CAD solution for glass facades

Video "3D solution from planning to production"
Video "Combined free and parametric modelling"
Video "BIM solution for execution and work planning"

Vorsselmans switches to the next gear with HiCAD

Vorsselmans | Reference report

With over 180 employees, Loenhout, Belgium-based Vorsselmans is a renowned player in (facade) construction in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. The company has been familiar with projects in BIM since 2009. With the investment in HiCAD software, Vorsselmans is shifting to the next gear and aims to control production directly from the 3D model.

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HiCAD References: Vorsselmans

„The experience with HiCAD to date has been positive. “The level of detail we want to get out to production level seems to go well, even with such a complex project as VRT.“

Joël van den Broeck, Business Controller

Software for integrated design and production

Van Hoesel | Reference report

BIM is conquering the civil engineering sector. The organisation ‘Van Hoesel’ is also increasingly confronted with BIM methodologies. However, the facade builder lacked solid software in which both the design and the control of the production process could be managed. In practice, this meant running through two processes each time, which increased the risk of mistakes and also spending more time than necessary. This is both past. After an intensive test phase with HiCAD, ‘Van Hoesel’ is convinced.

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„What is striking about HiCAD is the very good combination of the mechanical and the structural aspects“

Ruud Baelemans, operational director
Van Hoesel

International projects at a high level

TESIGN – ALU | STAHL | GLAS | DESIGN GmbH | Reference report

“During planning, geometrically complex building projects require a CAD software which makes the necessary tools available for all adjoining areas,” says Günther Mayerhofer, managing director and design manager of TESIGN – ALU | STAHL | GLAS | DESIGN GmbH, which was founded in 1998. The Austrian planning office from Stoob carries out the technical planning of projects that impress all over the world.

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The company TESIGN - ALU | STAHL | GLAS | DESIGN GmbH uses the CAD system of the ISD Group as planning software for all building envelopes, shown here with the example of the facade of the Reifeisenkasse Burgenland integrated with steel construction.

„The introduction has been simple. It is not without reason that our company continuously trains further technicians on the basis of HiCAD.“

Günther Mayerhofer, Managing Director

HiCAD: Proactive sheet metal functions for various facades

Horst IDL Metallbau GmbH | Reference report

Founded in 1956 as a metalworking shop in the cellar of an apartment house, the Horst IDL Metallbau GmbH gradually advanced to a versatile enterprise serving the entire Tyrolean region and covering an impressive range of tasks relating to facades, buildings and gardens, such as complex steel constructions, aluminium/ glass facades, stainless steel railings, windows, doors, conservatories, and much more. Today, 40 competent employees and state-of-the-art machinery ensure the successful realisation of technically demanding projects in the field of metal and facade engineering.

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„There is very little time between plan approval and production start, so production plans have to be created as fast as possible. With the drawing derivation in HiCAD we have a very good tool for this purpose.“

Bernhard Gasser, Chief Designer
Horst IDL Metallbau GmbH

Spectacular high tech architecture created with top performance software

Seele GmbH | Reference report

The worldwide leading role of the seele GmbH in the realization of extraordinary building shells is the result of the work of renowned architects, highly specialized staff members and multi-CAD capable software including BIM solution and PDM/PLM integration. The sustainable all-in-one solution for civil engineering consists in a combination of HiCAD and HELiOS by the ISD Software und Systeme GmbH.

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seele creates groundbreaking building envelopes made of steel-glass, all-glass, membrane constructions or element facades for demanding architects worldwide, as in the example of the steel-glass façade of this office building.

HiCAD for geometrically demanding facades

PBF Fassadentechnik GmbH | Reference report

“The requirements placed on Metal and Facade Engineering become ever more stringent. Facades should be facelifted without tenants having to move. Demands on aesthetics, housing technology, compliance with standards insulation values, energy and sustainability issues or topics such as burglary or fire protection become ever more demanding, too, and require comprehensive consulting”, explains Roman Rutz, managing director since 2006 of PBF Fassadentechnik GmbH founded in 1995.

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PBF Fassadentechnik GmbH designs geometrically demanding facades like the of the Marx Active Energy Building. It is "a building like an organism", "a mixture of cruise ship and space station" or simply "power plant".

„In our daily work with HiCAD's Metal Engineering suite premium, we particularly appreciate the clear tool structure with expandable standard parts catalogue and the loss-free data exchange via DXF and STP interfaces, as well as the complete sheet metal workflow.“

Roman Rutz, Owner
PBF Fassadentechnik GmbH

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