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From now on xCAD 1.11.1 is available for download!

The development focus this time was on many improvements and enhancements to existing functions and new functions.

For all xCAD Interior versions:

  • Confirmation dialog for 'Delete' and 'Undo' configurable (Settings→Settings→General)
  • Part lists: Decimal places of the dimensions can be set (Settings→Preferences→Part lists / Cutting lists→Decimals, default = 2 as before)
  • 2D editor: The coordinate specification in the upper left corner of the window now takes into account the grid origin
  • Material settings dialog reduced in size
  • Door: door handle height changeable and different materials for frame and paneling inside / outside can be adjusted by drag & drop, if the door is not marked. When the door is highlighted, the material is dragged and dropped onto all parts of the door
  • Paper sizes B0-B5, paper size in mm / inch is displayed

New in xCAD Interior Light:

  • Presets for the title block and paper size when printing the floor plan and wall view

From xCAD Interior Design:

  • Freehand drawing: export and import settings

From xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Position group setting for multiple selection
  • Sectional view: vertical hatching for material type raw chip and coverings
  • Self-made drawer: If no suitable drawer rail can be found at the rear end due to the minimum air value (drawer rail fits into the shortened area), the shortest drawer rail is selected if it fits into the free space.
  • Article drawer rail, tandem box, ...: copy function for sub-article in the article settings dialog
  • New article: Eccentric expansion connector (e.g. Häfele Ixconnect SC 8/60)
  • Groove: option 'extend groove to plate edge' - if e.g. the back wall is shortened by correction value and still the groove is to be sawed to the edge of the plate
  • Labels adapted to allow more space for customer information
  • Door buffers are now displayed in the 3D scene
  • Machining (e.g. dowel connection) across cabinet boundaries:
    Example: A vertical panel is to be used instead of the right side of a cabinet
    1. create cabinet, set connections, delete right side
    2. create the vertical panel and position it flush to the right of the cabinet
    3. mark cabinet and vertical panel and form a group via context menu
    4. activate the 'Processing group' option for the group
    → The connecting holes in the cabinet are now drilled in the vertical panel
  • Pedestal foot: Now you can select the reference area for the pedestal foot positioning, cabinet floor area or lower floor (preset 'lower floor' as before)
  • Pedestal foot: Now the pedestal foot positions are also adjusted with individual settings for cabinet size changes (previously this was only the case with default positioning). If you don't want to change the base position when changing the cabinet size, please deactivate the new option 'Dynamic scaling'
  • Additional catalog data: New option "Create a short name for new and updated records with the same name as in the catalog"
  • CNC-Output:
    • Keyboard shortcut (default F4) for graphical CAM output
    • Miter angle is displayed in the tree view at the name
    • Plate orientation adjustable on the basis of the groove (x-direction)
    • Plate rotation: As an alternative to the two settings for the shutter front / front rotation, there is now the option that the longer side is always rotated in the x direction

In xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • Cutting optimization: Miter angle is drawn in, additional calculation parameters (maximum cut nesting, minimized number of layouts, minimized plate rotations, minimum section size)
  • New CNC output: Maestro scripting language (xcs + pgmx)
  • New Altendorf F45 ELMO panel saw connection incl. Cutting optimization
  • CNC output for format 4: Support for the new machines of the Creator line (Creator 950)
  • CNC output for format 4: Optional production of a groove with saw or milling cutter
  • CNC output for NCHops: Parameters for groove production by milling cutter and saw, depending on the groove thickness

And many more improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2019-04-18)

We thank you for visiting our booth at the HANDWERK Messe Wels.

We hope that the fair was as interesting and informative for you as it was for us, and you could gain new impressions of our products. For the xCAD Solutions GmbH, the HANDWERK Messe Wels was once again a great success this year. Many constructive and interesting technical discussions were held which lay the foundation for successful cooperation.

That's why the entire xCAD team would like to thank you for your visit and the trust you have placed in it.

HANDWERK Messe Wels 2019 Picture 1 HANDWERK Messe Wels 2019 Picture 2

Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2019-03-22)

Visit us at the HANDWERK Messe Wels!

Handwerk Wels 2019
Specialist trade fair for WOOD, TOOLS, PAINT & TRADE.
From the 13th to the 16th of March 2019 in Wels.
Exhibition Hall 20 / Stand 650

(Date: 2019-03-07)

As of now, xCAD 1.11.0 is available for download!

Highlights of the new version:

The focus of the development this time are new modules and functions like freehand drawings, more flexible roof slopes incl. roof windows, bumpmapping textures in the real-time visualization and new CAD / CAM interfaces.
We also extended the xCAD catalogs with some bumpmapping textures.

Videos of new features in xCAD 1.11

In xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • Freehand drawing (chalk line) in pure black/white, black/white with color filling and black/white with watercolor effect
  • Roof window - Direct insertion of the windows on the roof slope
  • Automatic roof slopes even with central walls
  • Line reduction for 3D objects ("crease angle")
  • Rectangle selection in the floor plan and in the wall view (for a quick selection of several objects for grouping or hiding)
  • Window sills extra selectable (for separate texturing of window and windowsill)
  • Door parameters: door leaf thickness, door frame thickness, door frame width
  • Copy the selected profile to other edges via the clipboard
  • Editor: Function resize arc with and without copy
  • Drawer: Offset can be entered at the front, if there is no front (for example, for inner drawers)
  • PovRAY output: display of the last render result for printing and copying
  • 2D views: wireframe model

Additional new features in xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Plate profile: Plate connections freely adjustable (internal, continuous or miter) in cross section
  • Bumpmapping - for a nice structural representation in the real-time visualization of e.g. Floor tiles, wall plasters etc.
  • Default setting for series hole drilling
  • Section view: Switch on / off hatching of the cut surface
  • 3D view in the graphical CAM output
  • CNC output: edits individually selectable in the graphical output window
  • CNC output: option 'group edits on one page if possible' can be set

New xCAD Interior add-on module:

  • CNC interface: WoodWOP for Weeke / Homag machines

And many more improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2018-12-14)

From now on xCAD 1.10.2 is available for download!

Highlights of the new version:

Development focused on many enhancements to existing features as well as new features.

Videos of new features in xCAD 1.10

For all xCAD Interior versions:

  • Floor editor: Walls are drawn in as background form
  • Shutter layout: with alignment'even' and the option'same front height', the shutters are split so that the fronts have the same height
  • Plate/Aperture/Stollen: Name can be entered in dialog during new generation
  • 2D editor:
    • If the'Zero point' option is activated, the reference point is also displayed as a red square
    • The options'Ruler','Dimension' and'Zero point' are saved per editor type
    • Imported DXF form rotatable

From xCAD Interior Design:

  • Extruded object: Option whether the shape represents the floor plan or the elevation
  • Grip recess: Correction values left/right
  • Divider/fixed shelf: Option 90° edge front (relevant if, for example, the front edge of Divider/fixed shelf is not 90° due to the cabinet shape of different depth left/right)

From xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Vertical bars
  • Plug connection: Parameter diameter addition for horizontal bores
  • Front/Shopfront: Door buffer
  • Divider/fixed shelf: Rear cabinet connection
  • Horzontal divider interior: dowel connection adjustable per divider and divider edge (has priority over dowel connection settings in the horzontal divider interior)
  • Object Browser: Material drag & drop on objects
  • Self-assembly drawer rail: Option for drawers, whether the minimum distance from the free space floor to the lower edge of the drawer rail is to be taken into account (by default true for newly drawn drawers)
  • Self-assembly drawer: Option that only the drawer without drawer runners and front is considered as an item
  • Tandembox/Legrabox: minimum rear air adjustable
  • Validation: overlapping series drill holes are output as a warning
  • Default value for number of panels can be set for multi-layer panel construction (Settings->Default settings->Material import)
  • Overview plan, section view: Angle specification for rotating the frame Content
  • Item group selection for XML export

In xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • New WoodWOP driver in the CAM/CNC output
  • CNC output (general):
    • For girder dimensions: File name format for setting 'partlist numbering and description': 'Calculation number plate name, girder plate name'
    • Outside contour Start point is now set to the left, at the back
    • Component offset as fixed input value or variable size
    • Option for component rotation front + shop front
    • Option for merging edits so that as few files as possible are created
    • Parameters: Additional cutting depth for mitre cut
    • Rear panel groove for divided back panels
  • CNC output (DXF):
    • DXF layer adjustable/deactivatable
    • Option'Create one file per part' if all edits are to be collected and not exported for front and back separately
    • text replacement settings for the file name
  • CNC output (Format4 fields):
    • Filename adjustable
  • CNC output (NCHops):
    • The separator can be set for partlist numbering as file name
    • Mitre cut
    • NCHops version adjustable
    • Tool type adjustable (designated as'flag' for drills in the NC-Hops surface)
    • The drill type for handle holes is used for cannulations
    • For cannulations the drill type for handle holes is used
    • Je different drilling tools adjustable according to drilling angle and type

And many more improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2018-07-16)

From now on xCAD 1.10.1 is available for download!

Highlights of the new version:

Development focused on many enhancements to existing features as well as some new features.

Videos of new features in xCAD 1.10

For all xCAD Interior versions:

  • Cabinet: Context menu command 'Miter all connections'
  • 2D Editor
    • Extend elements at the start and at the end, depending on where you open the context menu: Input:> 0 ... extend, <0 ... shorten
    • Copy element + move parallel
    • absolute angle input for lines now considers the screen rotation
    • Move tool now available in all editors
    • Delta X, Delta Y Displays the current element next to Length and Angle
  • PovRAY Edition: adjustable preview size; new default value is "Medium", old default value was "Small"
  • Detection of whether libraries have been changed by external programs / users before own changes are saved in the library

From xCAD Interior Design:

  • Correction values for center wall / intermediate bottom front adjustable (already included in xCAD PRO)
  • compartment, cabinet panel: correction values adjustable
  • Cabinet: Basic shape cuboid (different depth, height left / right and width bottom / top)
  • In the worktop / skirt panel editor, additional objects such as box, extruded shape, ... are displayed.
  • Automatic light source generation can be switched off per room (default settings-> floor)
  • Floor with improved room / floor detection
  • Documents: List of maps sorted by name
  • Numbering Parts list: Hierarchical (as before) or simple numbering, adjustable in the default settings

From xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Move main objects to floor plan / wall view
  • Center partition: Dowel connection, top / bottom different adjustable
  • Part numbers can be specified for items and will be listed in the item list
  • New Products: Tray with safety pins, flat dowel / Lamello, cabinet connector Cabineo, OneFix, Rafix
  • New connection types: Flat dowels, cabinet connectors, dowels for plate connection mitred
  • In the worktop / skirting panel editor, the cabinet basic shape is now displayed for free-form cabinets (previously only surrounding rectangles)
  • Material Costing: Export to Excel
  • JAF Export : Export plates for cutting at JAF

In xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • Cutting Optimization: Sheets that are too big for cutting are output separately
  • CNC DXF output
    • Miter angles are output in separate layers (OverCutMiter = Overcuts, UnderCutMiter = Undercuts)
    • Flat dowels / Lamellos are output
    • Bores for demountable flat dowels / lamellas are now also issued with the miter plate connection

And many more improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2018-02-01)

Visit us at the HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018!

HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018
European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for Wood Crafts.
From the 21st to the 24th of March 2018 in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg.
Hall 11.1, Stand 143

(Date: 2017-12-18)

xCAD 1.10.0 is available for download!

Highlights of the new version

The focus of the development is on new features such as the tile module, the cutting optimization, the material calculation and the real-time renderer.
We also updated the Egger and Kaindl libraries for our xCAD 1.10 customers.

Videos of the new features

For all xCAD Interior versions

  • Updated material catalogs
  • Simple computational operations in measure input fields: + - * / ()
  • Copy and drag objects directly into the library

From xCAD Interior Design

  • Create automatic room light sources
  • Simplified sunlight settings
  • Horizontal handles
  • Vertical grips
  • Profile and milling management
  • Front with stroke type "freely changeable"
  • Cupboard basic shape cuboid (different height left / right)

From xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Tiles module
    • Production of tiling for walls and floors
    • Deckenverfliesung
    • Configure Laying Patterns
    • Rotate the laying pattern
    • Laying patterns: bandages, shifted squares, chessboard, ...
    • Associations from 2 tiles
    • several stripes in tile composition
    • Strip height can optionally be entered by number of rows
    • Drag and drop tile compositions
    • Tile over several floors (selection of floors + context menu 'Create tiling')
    • Repeat the tile option to tiled the entire tile
    • Tiles in a piece list
  • Material costing
  • Objects in List of Views
  • Objects in view list (explosion drawings with / without front)
  • Real-Time 3D Presentation (Real-Time Renderer)
  • Frame filling construction for body parts and plates
  • key connection
  • Fix objects to disks (for example, on fronts)
  • Advanced disk profile functions
  • Light switch object for switching light sources
  • Create a 2-point cut (line is intersection)

New xCAD Interior add-on modules

  • CNC interface: output in DXF format
  • Cutting optimization with cutting plan

And many other improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2017-10-25)

xCAD Interior 1.9.3 is available for download!

New functions:

  • Divider/fixed shelf: Correction offset can now also be adjusted for type "carrier with edges"
  • Cabinets: Context menu "activate/remove edges" for shelf, divider and fixed shelf partitions
  • Cabinets/Objects: "Deleteable" checkbox to prevent the deletion of objects
  • Grip handles can be turned over
  • The scene description is displayed in the title block on plans
  • 2D editor: Line/fill colors can be changed in the settings
  • Graphical CAM/CNC view: Settings dialog for drilling options
  • xCAD-VR: Change body height (eye level) with the keys C and V on the keyboard.
    (Details: xCAD_VRoom_Gamepad_DE.pdf )

Changes and bug fixes:

  • Cabinets: The "distance from the wall" function calculated the distance to the side wall when it was closer
  • Handle bars: For 2 fronts, the handlebar was only calculated on one front
  • Drawers: Drawer parts have not been calculated at the correct position in rare cases
  • When you set the "Article" option in the drawers divider, this option is now set for all contained drawers
  • Sliding door from 3 fronts: The material can now be assigned to the last front
  • The floor texture is now displayed correctly in the PovRAY for door openings
  • XML part list export: "rawlength" and "rawwidth" now contain the adding dimensions
  • Larger font and abbreviated material names for part list labels

And many other improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2017-08-18)

xCAD Interior 1.9.2 is available for download!

Highlights of the new version:

  • PovRay: Rendering option Radiosity (indirect method for lighting calculation)
  • Bandings/Edgings: Full material is assignable, the width can also be adjusted
  • Edges/Bandings/Edgings: Connection type can be set via manipulation point in internal setup mode and selected edger
  • Raw cutting list: Extended settings
  • Formatting list: Possibility of setting of carrier dimension / total dimension
  • Handle bar (bar stock)
    • New article create a handle bar in the article library
    • Drag&Drop the handle bar to the front
  • Divider and intermediate bottom connection: Split
  • DXF files created with older versions than AutoCAD 2000 can be imported
  • Extruded object with positioning snap points
  • Extruded object with context menu shape 90° rotatable in / counter-clockwise
  • Extruded object with context menu Form x/y mirror
  • Front: Handles and hinges are now stored in the library for fronts
  • Drag&Drop from library to a front:
    • New mode 'Replace Objects': Only the front is replaced, existing handles and hinges remain (as before)
    • In the normal case, front, handles and hinges are assigned
  • Material list: Cutoff is adjustable in presets per material type
  • Pedestal: Color can be changed in the article and can be assigned by Drag&Drop
  • CNC: Addition X, Y of the plate size for format milling is now adjustable
  • CNC: Separate file for formatting selectable
  • xCAD Design: Article management for handles
  • "Please wait ..." display during 2D output recalculation
  • Uncertainty between profile settings on the front container and the profile of a single front is now resolved:
    • The profile of the front is not visible in the profile of the front container (as before)
    • The profile of the front container is locked in the profile of the front (router can not be selected in the list)
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2017-05-24)

xCAD Interior 1.9.1 is available for download!

Highlights of the new version:

  • Animations of xCAD furniture objects can now be visualized with the xCAD-VRoom module in real time with the virtual reality glasses
  • New effect material types for gloss and reflection effects in the xCAD-VRoom real-time visualization
  • New article: Joint dowel
  • Menu command for 'Change roof slope parameters' and a fourth input possibility for roof slopes
  • Imported objects can now be output as articles in the parts list
  • 2D Editor: Split 2 line elements that intersect
  • Validation: Context menu 'Select main object' in the results list
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2017-01-26)

xCAD Interior 1.9.0 is available for download!

xCAD 360°

xCAD Interior 1.9.0: Highlights of the new version:


For all xCAD Interior versions::

  • Create 360​​° panoramas from your xCAD plans
    The xCAD 360° panorama pictures can then be easily uploaded to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xCADSolutions/
    Or use a 360° panorama viewer for Windows to display: eg: http://www.fsoft.it/FSPViewer/
    Also for mobile devices there are 360° panorama viewers: eg: "Panorama 360 : The Big Picture" for Android
  • Load predefined profiles for front edges, fillings and freeform panels
  • Improved object positioning on horizontal objects
  • Editor: zoom in / out with cut-outs, select form and then start the function by right-clicking in the context menu

From xCAD Interior Design:

  • Counterprofiling at Friesen
  • For correction of imported objects, the normal vectors can be recalculated in the context menu
  • Set the zero point for 3D objects
  • Offset for textures can be released in both directions
  • Plate course (for corner benches, for example)
  • Plates: Right, left bank close and bench feet are automatically positioned
  • Editor: rope tool, a rectangle selection can be selected with the rope tool, of which a surrounding shape (convex hull) is calculated
  • Black / white 3D perspective

From xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Simplified object list (name, dimensions, images)
  • Raw cut list
  • Articelist
  • Extended base mounting
  • New validation functions
  • Manual drillings for plates
  • Profiling of fillings
  • Cupboard shape pyramid
  • Explosion view for cabinets
  • Work piece division
  • Section view: Only display the intersections
  • New drawer types (Legrabox, TANDEMBOX intivo / antaro)
  • Objects can be treated as purchase objects
  • Panel Cut: possible intersections with other objects are displayed in the editor
  • Grip Type: C-profile

xCAD Interior add-on modules:


xCAD 1.9 - Videos of the new features xCAD 1.9 - Videos of the new features Download

Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2016-10-25)