The 2D/3D CAD software for all-rounders and experts

Our 3D CAD solution HiCAD makes daily designing amazingly easy and enormously versatile. HiCAD can be adapted perfectly to your requirements and the size of your company. Small manufacturing companies, medium-sized companies with their own product development or large international enterprises will find the right composition of all required functions in one system due to the modular structure of HiCAD. In the fields of engineering design, structural engineering and product design, HiCAD can easily meet the respective high demands on a CAD system.

A 3D CAD system for unlimited possibilities

Constantly switching between different programs is time-consuming and, in the long term, also reduces quality. With HiCAD you work with both 2D and 3D functions in one user interface. The drawings can be transferred directly to NC-machines, production or manufacturing. These automated processes allow projects to be completed on time, in an optimized, safe and accurate manner.


In these industries we support you with our CAD software:

Multiple industries in one CAD model

HiCAD is the only 2D/3D CAD software that can incorporate steel engineering, sheet metal and plant engineering elements in one single model. It provides all industry-relevant and -specific functions in one user interface..

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From 2D to 3D

Models in 3D provide maximum overview and prevent errors. The consistent possibility in HiCAD to design in 2D and in 3D within one drawing ensures the safest and fastest way to the desired result.

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Free and parametric modelling

Combine the benefits of both working methods for your designs: Unlimited flexibility through free modeling or parametric modelling for standardization and automation.

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In-house software development

Our own 3D software kernel enables us to instantly react to customer requests and the requirements of the market. As a result, HiCAD and HELiOS are regularly extended with new functions.

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Modular structure

Whether you work in a small manufacturing company or a large international enterprise - thanks to its modular structure, HiCAD can be optimally adapted to your company-specific CAD requirements and integrated into the existing software environment. Our products are modular in design, can be integrated individually or in combination into your existing IT environment, customized as required and used for all industries - even for cross-industry projects.

In addition to basic CAD modules and industry suites, a wide range of HiCAD extension modules offer you state-of-the-art functions for individual requirements.

As a flexible modular system, HiCAD can be easily upgraded at any time on the basis of a basic CAD module or an industry suite.

HiCAD Extension modules:

  • Sheet Metal Prof.
  • Beams and profiles
  • Steel Engineering
  • Metal Engineering
  • Staircases
  • Point Cloud
  • Pipeline Planning
  • 3D Layout Planning
  • Pipeline Isometry
  • P&ID
  • Element Installation
  • Profile Installation
  • Plot Manager
  • Freeform Surfaces
  • Report Manager Prof.

HiCAD Classic

» 2D and 3D



* No max 2D points
  Max 5.000 3D points

HiCAD Creator

» 2D and 3D
» Sheet metal basics
» Feature/Variants


* Max 10.000 2D points
  No max 3D points

HiCAD Solution

» 2D and 3D
» Sheet metal basics
» Feature/Variants
» Simulation


* No max 2D/3D points

HiCAD Viewer

» Visualisation of HiCAD drawings and drawings from foreign system
» Plotting and Data Export


* Can be linked to the corresponding HELIOS

The CAD modules in comparison

HiCAD - the CAD extension modules at a glance

Plot Manager

Several or all model drawings of a directory as well as several views (sheets) of a drawing can be printed in one step

Free-form surfaces

For the realization of state-of-the-art design products with arbitrarily curved surfaces that cannot be described analytically


3D converter for IGES, SolidWorks, Inventor, DXF/DWG, JT, Pro/Engineer etc.
Special interfaces, e.g. DSTV, SDNF, IFC, TopsGeo, VDAFS, KISSsoft, ROHR2 etc.

Standard parts

2D and 3D complete packages with standard parts for mechanical engineering, sheet metal processing, steel, metal and plant engineering

Parts4CAD module for easy access to the online standard parts library of Cadenas

ALUCOBOND® tray panels

3D CAD for students

Pupils and students are the engineers and designers of tomorrow. For many years, the ISD Group has been increasingly committed to the education of pupils and students in the various schools and universities.

The free license for the HiCAD Education Edition provides a fully functional 3D CAD software for all industries. Simply fill in the digital form, upload your student ID or enrollment certificate and submit.

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3D CAD for schools and universities

Are you a teacher or lecturer at a school or university and want to get to know HiCAD for your lessons?
Contact us and let us impress you by our engineering all-rounder.

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