Die 3-D CAD Software for Steel Engineering

3-D point cloud as basis of your model drawing

Quickly and accurately take the measurements on the construction site and import the data as a planning basis directly into HiCAD. This way your refurbishment objects can be processed even more efficiently.

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steel engineering in HiSPEED

Folgende Funktionen verhelfen Ihnen zu einem zeitsparenden Workflow.

3-D Steel Engineering

Be impressed by the performance of HiCAD when working in large assemblies! Individually modelable connections and arbitrary changes simplify and speed up the design process and bring additional flexibility to your project.

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Steel engineering specific automatisms

In our HiCAD standard catalogues and connection libraries you will find numerous connections of the execution class EN 1090. Of course, compliant traceability is taken into account during document output. Whether DAST connections or individually created connections - you'll have everything you need for a sustainable construction!



Plan preparation

Create detail and approval drawings quickly and easily: In HiCAD you can easily create detail views, sectional views and cut-out views from your 3-D model drawing. You can also take advantage of the benefits of 3-D planning: Not only do you create clarity for the viewer, you also create fewer drawings in total.

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Automatic workshop drawing creation

Finally, finish your design. At the touch of a button you have your workshop drawing with development, sheet metal blank and 3-D view - of couse, complete with designations, dimensions and annotations. Other production documents such as BOMs or overbend tables are also automatically generated in HiCAD.

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Data exchange made easy

A large number of interfaces enable you to quickly import and export your data. Whether DXF, DWG, STEP or IFC - with HiCAD you can exchange data without any problems. This guarantees you error-free production without data loss from receipt of the order to installation.



Organizational solution for steel engineering

A tidy house is half the battle! With the steel engineering drawing management in HELiOS, you benefit from numerous functions that optimize your workflow. Manage your articles and documents and access everything across departments. Also included: evaluations of BOMs and and lists of sawn beams and profiles.



METALLICA Stahl- und Fassadentechnik GmbH

„Thanks to the automated processes you save a lot of time with HiCAD.“

Harald Gremsl, Chief Designer

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

HiCAD for geometrically demanding facades

PBF Fassadentechnik GmbH |

“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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„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

Sustainable BIM projects with HiCAD

METALLICA Stahl- und Fassadentechnik GmbH |

Sophisticated metal and glass constructions in façade construction as well as structural steelwork - primarily for the DACH region - that is what METALLICA Stahl- und Fassadentechnik GmbH stands for. Since January 2020, the former STRABAG METALLICA AG has been making a name for itself as an independent Stahl- und Fassadentechnik GmbH: with international projects of all sizes in steel, aluminium and glass façade construction - from planning and production to the assembly of the façade elements.

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„Thanks to the automated processes you save a lot of time with HiCAD.“

Harald Gremsl, Chief Designer
METALLICA Stahl- und Fassadentechnik GmbH

Spectacular high tech architecture created with top performance software

Seele GmbH |

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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The cinema of the future with HiCAD

BURRI public elements AG |

BURRI public elements AG was founded in 1907 and is being managed by the fifth generation. Based in Glattbrugg, Switzerland, the company has over 110 years of experience in the fields of planning, development, project management, construction and production of high-quality, functional products for public and semi-public spaces. Thanks to the ongoing further development of proven systems and self-developed products, BURRI with its Public Elements® provides a wide range of products: from transport engineering with candelabras and masts to lighting solutions for the public domain, signage and traffic guidance systems, waste systems and furniture.

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Less material, high static efficiency and safe winter sports

Ing. Büro Bernhard Koller |

In Austria, in picturesque Burgenland, Bernhard Koller has been running a planning office for structural steelwork since 2001. Via a partner company, Horvath Stahlbau GmbH, the construction engineer learned about the combined 2-D/3-D CAD solution of the ISD Group in Dortmund, Germany, and has been working with it since 2015 in various trades - from simple railings to complex steel and stage constructions.

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„The introduction of HiCAD went smoothly and we can very well imagine choosing the ISD Group as our first point of contact if we were to expand our business to include facade construction.“

Bernhard Koller, General Manager
Ing. Büro Bernhard Koller

From single beams to complex structures: CAD techniques for steel engineering

Practice-oriented work techniques and a high degree of automation can be found in our software solutions for steel engineering: HiCAD Steel Engineering Package or HiCAD Steel Engineering suite. In these software suites you will find numerous modules and functions with which you, as an all-rounder user, will always have the right answer in any situation.

We would be happy to advise you on the suites, the individual functions and configuration levels - feel free to contact us.

HELiOS – CAD Data Management for Engineering.

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



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 are transferred directly into your ERP system and therefore do not have to be maintained twice.


Central data management

Provision of meaningful and valuable information in one central location.

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