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HOLZ-HANDWERK and FENSTERBAU FRONTALE will not take place in 2020!

IMPORTANT:
Against the background of the continuing corona pandemic and its effects on the world economy, NürnbergMesse and VDMA Woodworking Machinery have decided, in agreement with the Department of Environment and Health of the City of Nürnberg, not to hold HOLZ-HANDWERK in conjunction with FENSTERBAU FRONTALE in 2020. HOLZ-HANDWERK and FENSTERBAU FRONTALE will take place again from 29 March to 1 April 2022 as scheduled according to the biennial rotation.

Further Information

(Date: 2020-04-17)

From now on xCAD 1.12.1 is available for download!

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

Highlights of the new xCAD versions:

  • With POV-Ray, material with radiated light can now be used in the „radiosity rendering method“. This allows to simulate area light sources and illumination with LED strips.
  • The model presets have been extended and optimized.
  • Frame fill fronts can now be nested and center friezes can be inserted. This allows to draw more complex door models for e.g. entrance doors.

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • LED light rendering with POV-Ray.
  • Model presets for plinth panels.
  • 2D-Editor: Determine the angle between two adjacent elements using diagonal dimensions (select two adjacent elements and choose 'Determine angle of 2nd element using diagonal dimension' from the context menu and enter the diagonal dimension).
  • A color can now be set for all visible articles.

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • Frame filling fronts can now be nested.
  • Middle frieze for frame infill fronts.
  • Center friezes can be made trapezoidal with the parameters angle deviation.
  • Optimizations for operation with multiple monitors in real time Renderer/xCAD VR.

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Mid-walls and shelves can be grooved left/right (groove connection).
  • Graphical CNC output: Display of diameter/depth of holes in the output list.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2020-03-13)

From now on xCAD 1.12.0 is available for download!

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

Highlights of the new xCAD versions:

  • The xCAD Light Edition has been greatly enhanced by the fact that all essential functions for designing kitchens and furnishings are now available. The creation of floor plans and elevation plans is now also possible with xCAD Light.
  • In all xCAD editions, individual model presettings can now be defined. These presettings are automatically applied when creating new cabinets and components.
  • The real-time renderer is now also available in the xCAD Design Edition, so that you can present the plans and models to your customers in an even more impressive way.
  • The xCAD catalogs have been updated. There are new Egger and Pfleiderer materials, a drawer catalog and examples of catalogs in the modular system for quick and easy construction of cabinet designs including CNC data.
  • We will present our new object designer at the "Holz&Handwerk" trade fair in Nürnberg in March 2020. With this tool you will be able to plan desks and counters in the gastronomy, office and reception area easily and quickly.

Videos of new features in xCAD 1.12

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • Model presets:
    • ​​​​​​​Material and design presets can be defined which are used when creating new cabinets and components.
    • Multiple model presets can be saved as files to create presets for different model variants.
    • Material and machining presets can also be created for worktops, panels, fascia and cleats.
  • The wall views for different walls can be selected simply by clicking on the corresponding wall in the room selection window.
  • Component selection mode: When you click on a sub-element (edge, carrier, frieze, ...), the higher-level component is selected. This simplifies the editing of components, e.g. for connection settings, if they are composed of carriers and edges.
  • Dimensions in floor plan, wall view and other 2D views can be overwritten by the user. For identification purposes, changed dimension numbers are shown in italics.
  • Project name, customer/commission and project description are output to parts lists.
  • Texture preview for catalog materials

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • 3D objects can be imported directly from a ZIP archive without having to unpack the ZIP archive first (e.g.: COLLADA ZIP files from the 3D Warehouse).
  • Backface Culling (one-sided surface representation) of imported 3D objects can be switched on group level via context menu.

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Part specific color mode: When editing parts built by carriers and edges, it is often difficult to see where edges are activated and where they are not. By displaying in the new Part Specific Color Mode view, beams and edges are displayed in easily distinguishable colors, allowing very quick visual inspection of the design.

And many more improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2019-12-19)

From now on xCAD 1.11.2 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:

  • Room selection:
    • Camera is displayed
    • Camera can be moved/rotated
    • The selected wall view is displayed in green
  • Improved management of automatic backup files:
    • Individual backup files are created for each schedule (not just a single backup file for all schedules as before)
    • Several backup files with timestamps are created for each schedule (this allows you to restore older versions of a file)
    • Old backup files are automatically deleted after the adjustable disk space reserved for backups (default: 500 MB) has been used up and the backup files are older than the adjustable minimum retention period (default: 7 days)
  • You can search for material from the scene in the catalogs (right click in the window with the materials currently used in the scene)
  • Improved 3D display of curves
  • 2D editor: lasso function for closed shapes
  • Bug fix: When importing views/cross sections into the overview plan, it sometimes happened that the dimensions were not imported correctly

From xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Length-dependent connection: now different connection settings (e.g. dowel + eccentric) can be set for different connection lengths
  • Front stabilizer article: for drawers, front stabilizers can be inserted between the bottom and front of the drawer. The standard value is a length-dependent connection which sets a stabiliser in the middle from 900 mm base width

In xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • New CAM driver: Holz-Her Warehouse CNC Export + Holz-Her Evolution CNC Export
  • CAM Collective Output: Multiple CAM outputs can be combined in one step
    e.g. CNC with HHOS export, CNC with cutting optimization and label printing, etc.
  • CAM output: plate rotation of the front adjustable via stop side
  • NCHops output: Cutters for recesses can be set separately (previously only cutters for outer contour could be set)
  • HHOS export: If no additional catalog data exists for a material, the exact material description from the catalog or scene is used without additional millimeters

And many more improvements and optimizations

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2019-10-24)

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

Download

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)