HiCAD, ISD Group's 2D/3D CAD software, enables facade constructors to engineer more efficiently. The package combines the mechanical aspect (the development and production of facades) with the architectural aspect (their application). Willem van Kreij, Sales Consultant at ISD Group, explains what this combination makes so powerful for facade engineers.
ISD Group develops CAD and PDM software. "Our roots (since 1977) lie in mechanical engineering," starts Van Kreij. "This sector shows a great deal of affinity with facade construction. After all, 90% of the facade engineers design and produce their own facades. HiCAD was developed from this perspective, a software programme that offers plenty of room for both the mechanical engineering aspect and the building physics. The software is ideally suited for modelling aluminium profile systems and sheet metal in all shapes and sizes, as well as for steel engineering (construction, stairs, fences, platforms).Managing production