The 3-D CAD Software for Pipeline Construction

From SCAN and process planning to the 3-D pipeline

In HiCAD you find the complete world of plant engineering in one layout. We supply you with the pipeline parts and the structural steel beams. We configure the stairs, the railings and clad your structures. We develop the sheet metal parts and model each part.

Mit HiCAD Create drawings for
pipeline construction in HiSPEED

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

Process planning in the P+ID

The symbols can be marked according to DIN, KKS or RDS-PP. You load the symbols from extensive libraries. The intelligent connections on the components and the pipe classes guarantee you planning reliability. With the link to the 3-D layout plan, you can keep the data consistent.

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Designing and planning in on-site environments

The access to the environment in the form of the scanned point cloud reflects reality perfectly. The clipping box brings us close to the location of tanks and pumps. Thanks to our PDM system HELiOS, all those involved in the project are already up to date with the latest information during the design phase.


3-D layout plan with all piping systems

The data from the P+ID equip the 3-D pipeline with information from the pipe class. The pipeline is automatically filled with pipe parts, with automatic flange and reducer selection. Seals and weld gaps ensure exact pipe lengths. Bills of materials are also always correct thanks to the integrated bolting logic.


Isometry and pipe spool drawings for all pipelines

The automatic workshop drawing for all pipelines is created at the push of a button. Pipe shortening, automatic dimensioning, flow direction arrows and down-grade symbols are optionally selectable. Lists for pipe parts, pipe lengths and welding seams supplement the drawing and determine the calculation.


Pipelines and pipe clamps calculated in ROHR2

With the direct interface to the calculation program the data are transferred to ROHR2 without errors and without additional effort. Both the pipe parts and the supports are transferred, complete with log file creation. This completes the process chain in pipeline planning.


Planning safety through pipe classes

Safe planning of pipelines makes the use of pipe classes indispensable. The PDM system HELiOS manages all order-related data workflow-controlled and regulates access rights. The extensive stock of parts is clearly structured by lists of characteristics.



Ingenieurbüro Dipl. Ing. Gronow

„It doesn't make sense nowadays to work only with 2-D, as you have to think spatially just because of the collision control.“

Holger Gronow, General Manager

TGM Kanis Turbinen GmbH

„With our projects worth millions, we have experienced a significant increase in productivity overall. The ISD training courses and the 3-D experience of new employees ensure fast handling with HiCAD.“

Stefan Hengl, Process Engineering

TGM Kanis Turbinen GmbH

„We do not manufacture off the peg, but individually tailored to the customer. HiCAD supports our three pipeline planners from A-Z. From the steel beam, which is needed for the support construction, it is easy to switch over to the pipeline planning. Models do not have to be imported or exported via interfaces, saving time and avoiding errors.“

Stefan Hengl, Process Engineering

Marbos Nord GmbH & Co. KG

„HiCAD offers a large field of application possibilities, which are very helpful for interdisciplinary work. For example, we can visualize a pipe routing just as well as a sheet metal or steel engineering construction.“

Sabine Loock, General Manager

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Ingenieurbüro Dipl. Ing. Gronow |

Since 1998, Berlin’s engineering office Gronow designs system technology for energy systems – including planning service, construction supervision and system documentation. Until 2003, managing director Holger Gronow relied upon drawings created with AutoCAD 2D. Before he was introduced to 2-D/3-D consistent software HiCAD along with PDM system HELiOS at Cebit Trade Fair, he had created “vast amounts of drawings which were only understandable by putting them about each other.”

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„lthough we are not a large company using HELiOS's workflows, since only one designer works on the current project at a time, we are able to use the HELiOS system for all our projects. However, we are dependent on a secure document management system using systematic folders and subfolders that update automatically.“

Holger Gronow, General Manager
Ingenieurbüro Dipl. Ing. Gronow

Maître du système avec HiCAD

Brochier Rohrleitungsbau Nürnberg GmbH |

Depuis plus de 140 ans, cette PME du génie civil est spécialisée dans la construction de tuyauteries et d’installations. De nombreux projets couronnés de succès jalonnent littéralement son parcours : la construction de GDRMA Nördlingen, la construction d‘une nouvelle station de régulation de la pression du gaz pour Stadtwerke Schwabach GmbH, la construction de la nouvelle station de transfert de gaz pour Stadtwerke Schweinfurt GmbH et la pose d‘un tracé de gazoduc Osram pour Porr Industriebau GmbH.

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„HiCAD is extremely efficient. The system can do so much that there can never be a single standard solution, but it is this individuality that makes the system so attractive to me.“

Andreas Rösch, Project Leader Plant Engineering
Brochier Rohrleitungsbau Nürnberg GmbH

From the flowchart to the finished plant - CAD for pipeline construction.

The larger the plant, the more complex the layout and piping plans. We recommend the application packages HiCAD Plant Engineering suite or HiCAD Plant Engineering suite premium. In these software packages you will find numerous modules and functions that support you with such complex drawings.

We would be happy to inform you about the suites, the individual functions and configuration levels of our software - feel free to arrange an online demonstration now!

HELiOS – CAD data management for engineering.

With HELiOS the CAD suites can be extended to a professional data/process management.



Elements from older projects can be reused faster.


Faster search

The time needed to search for drawings, documents and geometries is significantly reduced.


Optimal data maintenance

Data, for example, is transferred directly into your ERP system and therefore does not have to be maintained twice.


Central data management

Provision of meaningful and valuable information in a central location.

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