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Visit us at the DREMA 2023!

DREMA 2023

International Trade Fair of Machines, Tools and Components for the Wood and Furniture Industries.
From the 12th to the 15th of September 2023 in Poznań.
Hall 6C, Stand 38

(Datum: 2023-09-05)

From now on xCAD 1.15.1 is available for download!

This time the development focused on many new functions as well as improvements and extensions of existing functions and catalogs.

Highlights of the new version:

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior Deign and PRO:

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • New drawer type "Blum MERIVOBOX" incl. drawer slides and frames in the standard catalog.
  • New pocket milling into the surface (for the time being only for NC-Hops CNC output).
  • The carrier plate dimension is displayed in brackets in parts lists in label format.
  • Drilling depth of rear row hole drillings (in rear panel) is now separately adjustable.
  • Profiles adjustable for groove/fold joints for the rear panel and for panels with correction recesses.
  • New article Flap hinge with reference point to front outer side.
  • New article flat dowel Clamex-Medius.
  • Clamex connectors can now be finished laterally in the nesting step (for the time being only for NC-Hops CNC output).
  • The lowering distance of the Clamex milling wheel from the panel can be set separately for single panels or nesting operations.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2023-05-12)

From now on xCAD 1.15.0 is available for download!

This time the development focused on many new functions as well as improvements and extensions of existing functions and catalogs.

Highlights of the new version:

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • Updated standard catalogs
    • Kaindl FLOORING textures
    • New templates for kitchen cabinets
    • Handle bars with fixed length
  • Additional settings for dimensioning: line with crossbar, line, arrow
  • Object catalogs: dimensions are saved for display when adding new objects.
  • Cabinet feet are taken into account when positioning.

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Shelf carcass with curves: A new flexible shelf carcass with connectors and curves.
  • Connections for free panels.: Connections between free panels and from panels to other objects can be created.
  • Row holes can be defined at the back (to the back wall).
  • Horizontal and vertical connections for panels can be created.
  • Article catalogs: Preview images can be inserted via the clipboard (e.g. screenshots from the Windows Clipping-Tool).
  • New article types: Flap holder, Flap support
  • Graphical CNC output: Option to use the settings of the last used CNC output for the graphical output (with F4 key).

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2022-12-21)

From now on xCAD 1.14.2 is available for download!

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

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • Plate/Aperture/Stud: Copy/paste plate shape is now possible via context menu.
  • Object Browser: There is a new option to show empty spaces (in Settings/Object Browser).
  • Automatic renaming of edges/glue-on/glue-off: if the default name is used for an edge, the name is automatically adjusted when the material or geometry is changed.
    • Strip material or solid material with at least one facing -> glue-on
    • Strip material or solid material without coating -> edge banding
    • otherwise -> edge
    • e.g.: Name before = "glue-off front" -> Activate facing -> Name = "glue-on front"

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • New preferences for text field options in overview plan.

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Add additional plates at carcase and scene for output only (piecelist, CNC, ...).
    • "Main menu/Insert plate/Additional parts" - the parts are assigned to the scene.
    • Right click in 3D scene and "Additional parts" - the parts will be assigned to the scene.
    • Right-click on the selected carcase and "Additional parts" - the parts are assigned to the carcase.
    • Drag materials from the catalog to the input fields (support material/covering/edges) in the dialog.
  • Manipulation points for panel cutouts and drillings.
    • When selecting with the left mouse button, it is possible to change the properties of a cutout and convert it into a pocket.
    • Selecting with the right mouse button opens a context menu where you can change/delete the cutout/pocket/boring.
  • Default settings for parts lists/cut lists: For 'Joint dimension dependent on edge thickness', it is possible to select between constant value (up to now) and joint dimension=edge thickness for the small joint dimension.

For xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • There is a new parts list export module for Frischeis/JAF in WebCut format.
  • CNC output for NCHops nesting workflow: plate with facing, output finished dimension.
    • The support plate is output with nesting in raw dimension (outer shape only).
    • The remaining machining operations are output for the carrier plate with toppings in finished dimension.
    • For the composite material, a material is temporarily created for the output with the designation "carrier designation + 2 x toppings".
  • CNC output NCHops: Cutter selection is now possible for materials with material type for beams with veneer/covering.
  • CNC output - overall:
    • There is a new fixed adjustable plate offset Z (e.g.: grinding of veneered plates).
    • Automatic dimensioning of the groove length.
    • Connector operations are only output if all operations for a connector can be executed.
      • Ex: for a dowel, 2 opposite holes are created. If one of the two holes does not hit a plate, both holes are not executed.
      • This concerns dowels, FixChip, flat dowels, Clamex, front connectors, eccentric connectors, cabinet connectors, screw connections, ...

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2022-10-11)

Thank you for visiting our booth at the HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair in Nuremberg.

We hope that the trade show was as interesting and informative for you as it was for us, and that you were able to gain new impressions of our products. For xCAD Solutions GmbH the HOLZ-HANDWERK fair in Nuremberg was a great success again this year. Many interesting and constructive technical discussions were also held, which will deepen our successful cooperation with our partners.

Therefore, the entire xCAD team would like to thank you for your visit and the trust you have placed in us.

Exhibition stand Nuremberg 2022 Visitors Exhibition Nuremberg 2022


During the show we were also able to preview the new xCAD Interior feature for designing shelves with curved shapes (see the following video). This feature will be available with the update to xCAD Interior 1.15 in autumn.


Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2022-07-19)

Visit us at the HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022!

HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022

European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Crafts.
From the 12th to the 15th of July 2022 in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg.
Hall 11.1, Stand 143
Tickets with us on request

(Date: 2022-06-02)

From now on xCAD 1.14.1 is available for download!

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

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • In 2D view, manual snap points can be created with 2 points and length input.
  • For the PovRAY renderer, there are settings for camera focus blur.
  • In the parts list with preview images, edge highlighting can be turned on via the preferences.
  • In the parts list, the material thickness can be displayed with or without a unit (option in preferences for Parts Lists / Cut Lists).
  • A landscape format printout is possible in the parts list (option in preferences for Parts Lists / Cut Lists)..
  • There are new presets for groove / fold parameters (option in preferences for Connections).
  • Switched off light sources in the Object browser are displayed in gray.
  • For glue-on / glue-off with solid material, the thickness can be changed together for multiple selections.
  • NetDxf Library for DXF import and DXF export has been updated.

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • In the overview plan, formatted text can be duplicated via context menu.
  • The item "pot hinge" has a new option so that the default model of the pot hinge is not drawn on the front (e.g. for glass fronts).

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • New material types for decorative particle board and composite board have been added.
  • In the veneer list with the option "Add panel name", the name of the panel is also output for covering top / bottom (option in Preferences BOMs / Cutting lists / Rough cutting list / Veneer).
  • The reference for horizontal placement can be set in the tray carrier. (Cabinet front edge / compartment front edge), default value = cabinet front edge (as before). The default settings for new compartment partitions can be set in the model preset.
  • The selection dialog is no longer displayed for graphical CAM output via Start with <F4> key shortcut.
  • CNC output validation is not called during graphic output. Only error messages (no warnings and infos) are displayed.

For xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • HHOS-Export, OPAL-Export und PIOS-Export:
    • Edge to edge connection is taken into account.
    • Surfacing materials are exported as additional records.
  • HHOS Export: There are additional fields: Info1 = complete part number (1.1, 1.2, ...); Info2 = thickness of the plate; Info3 = description text.
  • Cutting optimization: coverings / veneers have been added.
  • CNC output - general:
    • The content of the generated CNC program files can be displayed as text in the preview window.
    • Open or start folder of generated file in Explorer (if file type is linked to an application).
  • CNC output - NCHops:
    • AußenkonturOutside contour in 2 steps can be executed with different cutters per step.
    • Nesting Outside contour in 2 steps with 2 cutters there is an offset at entry and exit in the 2nd step.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2022-06-02)

From now on xCAD 1.14.0 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:

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • Completely new objekt nrowser with icons and new functions
    • Display of parts list numbers: The display can be customized under Settings/General
    • Sorting of objects in the object browser by Drag&Drop to change the parts list numbers
    • Toggle visibility of objects directly in the Object Browser
    • Lock and unlock groups directly in the Object Browser
    • Refresh button reloads the Object Browser and collapses the tree view
  • New rotate tool in 2D editor
  • Manual snap points in 2D views
    • Manual snap points can be created in the middle of 2 points
    • Manual snap points are now saved and can be deleted individually or as a whole
  • PovRAY settings for radiosity rendering: additional multiplier for diffuse light for self-luminous materials (LED)
  • In the preferences the text margin spacing can be set for the title block

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior PRO:

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2021-12-21)

From now on xCAD 1.13.2 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:

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • Improved display of textures for newly imported COLLADA objects.

For xCAD Interior Light:

  • Free rotation of furniture in the 3D scene.

For xCAD Interior CNC/CAM modules:

  • Nesting compatible output:
    • Option for external shape milling for thin panels in 2 steps: 1st step=milling with spacing, 2nd step=formatting.
    • With the option "Combine operations on one side if possible", the rebate operations are left in the back operations for the panel type "beams with edges" (for example: Legrabox bottoms).
  • NC-Hops CNC output (NCHops / HOLZ-HER):
    • Option for groove sawing in forward- or counter-rotation.
    • Option "Create one file per part" (macro text can be set in the "Specific machining functions" tab).
  • WoodWOP CNC output: Option for park position.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2021-09-09)

From now on xCAD 1.13.1 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:

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

  • Post-processing of brightness, contrast and color saturation in POV-Ray renderings.
  • Rotation manipulator with arrows for the direction of rotation.
  • Front: minimum/maximum opening angles adjustable.
  • Configuration of windows and doors:
    • Copy settings to all other windows and doors.
    • Copying the settings via the clipboard.
    • Optional input 'reveal' to the parameter 'offset from center'.

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • Handle bar: external file can be set as handle model.

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • New FixChip connector.
  • Copy dowel connection etc. to and from clipboard now also in 'Change connection' window.
  • Compartment partitioning: Compartment support additionally adjustable at the back.

For xCAD Interior CNC/CAM modules:

  • New Holzma PNX cutting export module.
  • NC-Hops CNC output (NCHops / HOLZ-HER):
    • Added new nesting compatible output with many configuration options.
    • FixChip milling.
    • Variables definable for e.g. label printing on the machine.
    • Option 'Create subfolders per material'.
    • Miter cuts in multiple steps in Z.
    • Advanced cutter configuration.
  • Standard Clamex machining: Clamex millings are shown in the graphic display, fixing holes and guide holes for the hand machine are produced.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2021-04-23)

From now on xCAD 1.13.0 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:

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior Light:

  • Intersection of cabinets with roof slope has been released.

For xCAD Interior PRO:

For xCAD Interior CNC/CAM modules:

  • CNC output Gannomat
  • Insert groove with adjustable cutter is created.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2020-12-22)

From now on xCAD 1.12.2 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:

  • In xCAD Interior PRO there is now the first version of the object designer with curves in the plate course.
  • As a basis for the future development of the object designer, functions for group formation were extended.
  • Numerous new functions and new modules in the CNC/CAM area.

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior Design:

  • Automatic positioning of sloped panels via context menu (e.g. for pitched roof cabinets etc.).

For xCAD Interior PRO:

  • Object Designer in Version 1.0.
  • Combine cutouts with outer contours.
  • Individual plinth feet: If you want to use plinth feet with fixed height and geometry, you can create an article plinth foot glider and adjust the geometric 3D model and the drill holes there.
  • Door buffer with new parameter "Offset for positioning from the edge".
  • Drawer with new front mounting.
  • Connections can now be copied via the clipboard.
  • Screw connection: With the screw connection, you can set the drilling depth of the threaded part (drill as before, only drill surface hole, mark).

For xCAD Interior CNC/CAM modules:

  • CNC output: plate rotation has been extended by priority of rules and rotation of the longer side in y direction.
  • CNC output: Twisted plates (e.g. lower, upper floor for corner cabinet 90° or corner cabinet 135°) are turned.
  • CNC output DXF/NC-Hops/HolzHer Warehouse with new parameters for Clamex production with hand machine. The guide holes are adjustable in the article, the manufacturing options in the tab 'article options' in the CNC settings.
  • CNC output DXF: for flat dowels the central axis is now drawn away from the panel surface.
  • CNC output Maestro: Hood position adjustable for external milling.
  • CNC output Maestro: cutting speed for macro slot milling adjustable.
  • CNC output Maestro: Oblique drillings.
  • CNC output Format 4, Creator 950: New tool "dowel automat" with various settings (e.g.: dowel loading, dowel side selection, reduction of drilling depth, etc.).
  • CNC output Format 4: Circular pocket or cannulation with milling cutter adjustable in the 'Tool type' tab. If the 'Circular Pocket' option is activated, you can set the milling cutter parameters and the criterion of which diameters are exported as circular pocket and which as hole.
  • New CNC module Gannomat V1.1.x, V1.2.x.
  • New panel saw export module for the PIOS format (e.g.: for Striebig saws).
  • New panel saw export module for the OPAL format.

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2020-10-14)

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)