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The effect of rising metal costs on metal engineering
CAD-Software HiCAD, Blog

The effect of rising metal costs on metal engineering

In the last couple of years, metal engineers were able to pass on the majority of cost increases in raw materials to their customers. However, due to a shortage of materials the increase of for example steel prices became more difficult to manage. How much did the increase in material costs..
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering, Article

Successful transition to new CAD software

After 20 years of working with a familiar drawing program, Kingspan Light + Air made the switch to HiCAD in early 2022. An interview with Rob Jacobs, Senior Project Planner at Kingspan Light + Air, about his first experiences with the CAD software that automatically generates 3D data for direct..
Kurt van Tomme
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

Third-generation family business bets on 3D CAD-software

For the past sixty years, the company Kurt Van Tomme, a specialist in the installation and manufacture of aluminium structures, has realised the most extraordinary creations using 2D drawing software. Meanwhile, the third generation of the family business from Eeklo, Belgium, has decided to invest..
Take advantage of these 4 saving tips for facade builders
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

Take advantage of these 4 saving tips for facade builders

Saving tips are always welcome, especially in a country known as 'thrifty'. Companies are pushing themselves to make savings wherever possible. What are the biggest cost items for facade construction and how can you save on them as a facade builder?
This is how to get more out of your CAD software as a facade builder
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

This is how to get more out of your CAD software as a facade builder

Is CAD software a cost for facade builders? Some facade builder companies believe so. Although software costs money, the application quickly transforms into a money-saving value-added tool. Okay, software may be less concrete as an investment than a machine. But, with that machine, often more..
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

How are facade builders dealing with rising material costs?

The impact of rising material costs on facade builders is significant. In this respect, this type of company is not unique. On the positive side, facade builders do have tools to partially offset the extra costs. What effect do rising material costs, but also material shortages, have on facade..
Facade builder VPG Aluminium Frames saves costs with CAD software from HiCAD
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

Facade builder VPG Aluminium Frames saves costs with CAD software from HiCAD

"Where it is difficult to design a complete facade in 2D, in 3D it fits like a glove." For Sander Mols of VPG Aluminium Frames, this is one of the clearest advantages of working with 3D CAD software. "In addition, there is less discussion because it is easier to get something right on paper and..
Golden tips on how to save costs in facade builder with CAD software
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

4 tips: how to save costs in facade engineering with CAD software

With rapidly rising material prices and wages, every company is looking at how it can save on, yes, costs. So are facade builders. One reassurance is that most facade builder companies have opportunities to make cost savings with CAD software. We've gathered the most important tips for you.
Detail en afbeelding project Thermo Konstrukties
CAD-Software HiCAD, Facade engineering

Process optimisation for smarter facade engineering

The facade construction sector is developing at a rapid pace. It is scaling up automation and digitalisation. This is necessary: designs and materials are becoming increasingly complex to meet increasingly stringent requirements. After all, the façade plays an important role in fulfilling various..
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