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Preferred industry Partner AutoCAD速 Architecture Members of the Trussed Rafter Association

Authorised developer

Members of the UK Timber Frame Association Value added reseller

Members of the UK SIP Association

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company with nearly 100 years of history in delivering specialised expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW has decentralised business units in 57 countries that employ approximately 61,000 men and women. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialised engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 19,000 global patents and patent applications.

ITW Industry, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), specialises in products and services for the timber construction industry - offering a complete package including software, components, fasteners and equipment. Software ITW Industry develops and supports Alpine roof truss & floor joist engineering software, Autodesk based hsbCAD 3D CAD / CAM and VisionREZ architectural software. All of which combine under the ITW Instinct Residential Design System. Components ITW Industry supplies a range of Alpine nailplate and Cullen engineered timber connector products which are specified by the Alpine engineering software for particular uses within the roof truss, floor joist & timber frame industry. Fasteners ITW Industry is a leading supplier of a variety of powered fastening systems including: pneumatic, gas and powder actuated from the Paslode, Duo-Fast, Haubold and SPIT brands. Equipment ITW Industry supplies, installs and services automated fastening tools (Toolmatic), roof truss & floor joist production machinery and scaffold security & maintenance equipment.


Contents About hsbCAD Customer service charter Productivity / Credibility / Flexibility ITW Industry’s Residential Design Suite Building Information Model (BIM) Alpine VIEW & hsbCAD link

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Design solutions Design solutions overview hsbTimber module hsbWall module hsbElement module hsbPanel module hsbLog module hsbLam module hsbCAM module hsbTSL module hsbEstimator solution hsbProduction Controller solution

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Partnership with AutoDESK VisionREZ architectural design solution Alpine AiMS Alpine VIEW

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About hsbCAD hsbCAD has the power and flexibility to increase your productivity! hsbCAD’s commitment to forging close alliances with highly respected industry partners and clients has been the catalyst in the development of the most comprehensive building design software solution... The new generation of hsbCAD solutions has been specifically designed to overcome the challenges of offsite construction. This efficient and user-friendly all-inone 3D CAD/CAM solution increases the productivity of thousands of users in the offsite construction industry worldwide. Tailor made modules support the users in every aspect of offsite construction, such as the design of timber frame, steel frame, SIPS, logs, carpentry, concrete, CNC and more. Using the highest quality tools and features complete with its own macro language (see page 20) hsbCAD is unique in the offsite construction industry. Now with full integration with the Alpine roof truss and floor joist analysis software (VIEW), the user can view and work on full building designs complete with fully engineered roof and floors within one application (see page 12 for further details).

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Roof truss layouts can be engineered in Alpine’s VIEW software and seamlessly imported back to hsbCAD

FloorTrus or SpaceJoist (shown) open web joists can be engineered in Alpine’s VIEW software and seamlessly imported back to hsbCAD

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Customer service charter Commitment to servicing our customers At ITW Industry we aim to provide 'service excellence' for all our customers, personalised to meet the operational needs of their businesses. Our charter sets out how we propose to meet our commitment to our customers and how we fulfil our service level standards and self-regulatory obligations. Our commitment to service means that: As part of the overall service, ITW Industry provides a marketing support service to drive our customer’s sales. This includes graphic design & publishing to use in your marketing campaigns. Commitment to communicating with our customers ITW Industry's ambition is to develop a strong partnership with its customers, employing a Key Account concept to manage all aspects of modern operating practices. We contact every customer to identify their needs, ensuring they have a point of contact via our Key Account Managers and, where applicable, our Field Technical Managers who they can contact for support and advice. Our dedicated Customer Services teams in Glenrothes and Kells will respond to your enquires by telephone, fax, email, in writing or in person. Monday to Friday 08.00 to 17.00.

Technical support Technical support is imperative for any design team to maintain and improve productivity. ITW Industry offers complete technical back up for the hsbCAD products. This technical back up is supplied by industry experienced engineers who have real life experience in the manufacturing market. Technical support is available by the following means: Ÿ Internet based portal and knowledge base (www.hsbCAD.com) Ÿ Dedicated support email address (supportdesk@hsb-cad.com) Ÿ Dedicated technical support number (+44(0)1872 245456) Software updates With hsbCAD, keeping up to date with the most recent software version is simple. The automated internet based updating system ensures that clients have the latest technology as soon as it is available without overwriting any custom development - It has never been easier to keep up to date. In addition to software updates, ITW Industry can use this system to record items developed by the client and also manage the delivery of client specific development requests.

Commitment to innovation ITW Industry are continually innovating to improve products and services, now with the benefit of ITW’s research & development resources. Recent innovations include software improvements, including the link with the Alpine engineering software - VIEW.

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Commitment to training hsbCAD training courses are essential for clients to get the most from the software. ITW Industry offer a range of courses for each solution and each module if required. Courses can be customised to the specific company / user requirements. ITW Industry focus training on the particular tools and features that will be of most benefit to the user following the completion of a pre-training questionnaire form. Training is available both onsite and offsite. Offsite training is preferred to ensure that trainees remain focussed on the course without the pressures of their work environment. Training is now available at each of the following ITW Industry offices: Shannon, Kells, Glenrothes, Truro, Glenrothes and Farnham. Courses AutoCAD level 1 AutoCAD level 2 AutoCAD Architecture level 1 AutoCAD Architecture level 2 hsbCAD AutoCAD Architecture prep hsbCAD wall design hsbCAD floor design hsbCAD cut roof framing hsbCAD roof cassette design hsbCAD SIP hsbCAD log hsbCAD post & beam hsbCAD light gauge steel modular framing

Duration 2 days 2 days 3 days 2 days 2 days 3 days 1 day 1 day 2 days 3 days 2 days 2 days 2 days

Customer concerns We endeavour to deal with your concerns or complaints promptly, fairly, completely and courteously informing you of how we propose to act, how long it should take and what the results are. This charter is based on our continuous dialogue with customers to define the service they need. Should you wish to input into this charter or speak to someone about customers' services please contact: Barry Meacher, Customer Service Manager (ITW Industry - GB) t : +44(0)1592 771132

Dave Cleverley, Unit Manager (ITW Industry - Ireland) t : +353(0)469 293 470

PICTURE: BARRY MEACHER (LEFT) & DAVE CLEVERLEY

Commitment to clear, accurate accountancy We will provide you with invoices that are accurate, easy to understand and include the detail you need for your own accounting records.

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international hsb locations

international user locations

Productivity

Credibility

Customers already taking advantage of the hsbCAD solution are finding that they are able to increase productivity in a number of ways...

As it is part of an international corporation, endorsed by a well respected software house (AutoDESK), and already used by many large manufacturers the world over, hsbCAD is well respected...

Design time & Improve your design speed and accuracy as all structural elements can be engineered in one model Connectivity & Fully integrated link to Alpine VIEW structural analysis program increases design productivity and accuracy & Link to VisionREZ, an architectural design package, allows seamless integration of the complete model & Optimisation and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) links to automated machinery to increase manufacturing productivity and reduce waste & Rapid process from conception to manufacture Training & The industry standard AutoCAD based program results in a large pool of already trained people & Clear structured training enables a working knowledge of the software in 5 to 10 days & Rapid support over the phone and through remote internet connection maintains and improves productivity

ITW Industry is part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) & Global corporation established for almost 100 years, with 60,000 employees from which knowledge and resources can be drawn & ITW is a forward thinking corporation with comprehensive research and development facilities Preferred partner of Autodesk & Autodesk places confidence in hsbCAD, establishing preferred partner status (hsbCAD was the first company to be awarded this status) Fabricators who have chosen hsbCAD & hsbCAD is currently used in 23 countries worldwide & Some of the world's largest and most technically advanced timber frame fabricators choose to use hsbCAD including Space 4, Kingspan and Frame UK.

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Flexibilty The unparalleled flexibility of the hsbCAD product is capable of adapting to specific customer requirements unlike any other software solution... Design materials & hsbCAD supports designs in timber, EWP, steel, glulam, logs, SIPS and more & Ability to support hybrid constructions allowing different construction methods within the same model & Future proof - hsbCAD allows users to easily adapt to changing markets Instant bespoke programming & Ability to address individual customer issues through bespoke programming (TSL) when not covered by the core program (see page 20) Rental model & Rental (OEM or module) - no large up front cost, with the ability to drop rental seats (subject to contract)

“We believe that hsbCAD is the most flexible software on the market today. hsbCAD has allowed our company to design today the prefabricated building components of the future. hybrid building design has never been easier. SIP panels can be drawn in the same model as timber/steel frame giving our designers greater flexibility and the greater ability to check the interface between the different forms of construction.� Bill Richardson, Managing Director, Build a Kit, Rystone, North Yorkshire

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ITW Industry’s Residential Design Suite Encompassing concept to production ITW Industry now offers VisionRez (see page 24), hsbEstimator (page 21), hsbCAD, Alpine VIEW (page 27) and Alpine AiMS (page 26) providing the complete design solution for architects, offsite manufacturers, roof and floor fabricators.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

ARCHITECT

PRODUCTION MANAGER

ESTIMATOR

ROOF & FLOOR DESIGNER

TIMBER FRAME DESIGNER

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Building Information Model (BIM) By using the “Building Information Modeling� (BIM) process, our Residential Design Suite ensures a seamless data communication thus maintaining the integrity of the 3D model through the various design stages.

For example, the building envelope data created by the architect at the concept stage can be directly transferred to the truss fabricator to engineer the components, whilst dynamically linking that information back to the timber frame model allowing the designer to coordinate the structure. Any further changes to the design can automatically be updated across the various designers. Throughout this entire process material takeoff from within each design stage will feed into the business management systems providing the ability to compare the actual material usage to your estimated material usage. At the production stage the software generates all necessary CNC data through the entire management facility. The addition of the hsbProduction Controller ensures maximum throughput and efficiently of the plant.

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Alpine VIEW and hsbCAD link ITW Industry offer a whole house design, detailing and engineering solution for timber frame manufacturers incorporating Alpine VIEW and hsbCAD software. This dynamic software link enables fast, accurate design turnaround with huge flexibility and control.

Bridging the gap The day to day problems caused by the disconnection between the roof truss / floor joist designers and timber frame designers has long been accepted. Together, hsbCAD and Alpine have embarked upon the task of bridging the gap. Following thorough consultation with users of both software products, it was concluded that the first step towards integration between roof truss / floor joist and timber frame design is to enable the ability to share the same input of walls, structural members and roof planes. As a result of the hsbCAD / Alpine VIEW link, communication between the roof truss / floor joist designer is enhanced. The elimination of the double handling of data speeds up design turnaround and reduces the possibility of errors. Ultimately the synergy between designers and manufacturers leads to better designs, more accurate documents and better homes. The gap bridged Whether at the early stages of truss quotation or creating a client approval drawing, the link enables the automatic transfer data between hsbCAD and Alpine VIEW.

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When a quotation for a roof truss or floor joist layout is completed, all of the wall, floor and roof data within the Alpine VIEW software can be easily imported into hsbCAD. This eliminates the requirement for the timber frame designer to re-input the walls and resolve roof planes, and the possibility of inaccuracies. Any changes required for the overall structure can be easily and quickly communicated back to the VIEW model and engineered as required while updating the hsbCAD model. On the other side of the equation, once the architectural model is completed in hsbCAD, all wall, structural beam and roof data can be exported directly to Alpine VIEW. This allows the roof truss / floor joist designer to concentrate on the specific task of engineering the roofs and floors. Once the roof and floor analysis is complete, all the engineering data can be exported directly back to hsbCAD to complete the 3D model. The complete 3D model now contains every engineered roof truss / floor joist component, each with details on their plates and reactions. The reactions are shown on the hsbCAD model, allowing the timber frame designer to make informed decisions when dealing with any point loads. In addition, information on other components such as loose infill, bracing, gable ladders and metalwork are contained within the 3D model.

Further to the transfer of the architectural aspect and engineered components, the hsbCAD / Alpine link also allows the transfer of completely detailed cut roofs, as well as loose and cassette floors. The hsbCAD / Alpine link takes advantage of the most powerful traditional roof and cassette floor detailing tools on the market by allowing the user to detail complete roofs and floors within hsbCAD before exporting directly to VIEW for engineering. If required, further adjustments to individual components can be carried out within VIEW, then exported directly back to the hsbCAD 3D model. Summary of benefits Ÿ Productivity – unnecessary repetition is eliminated as walls and roof planes are only inputted once Ÿ Flexibility – users can work in either system with the same data Ÿ Credibility – hsbCAD and Alpine are committed to software development Ÿ Accuracy – eliminating double handling removes the possibility of inaccuracies between the timber frame, roof truss and floor joist models Ÿ Current Alpine users can promote their business to third party hsbCAD clients offering the benefit of major savings with reduced design times Ÿ hsbCAD clients could link into any Alpine fabricator, reducing potential delivery costs

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Design solutions overview hsbTimber module hsbWall module hsbElement module hsbPanel module hsbLog module hsbLam module hsbCAM module hsbTSL module hsbEstimator solution hsbProduction Controller solution

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Design solutions overview

Component module of the solution Optional module hsb Design Solutions & applications Timber Frame Design Solution Ÿ Open and closed panel walls in conventional timber or I joist, as well as a number of new hybrid forms of timber construction Ÿ Both loose and cassette based floors in conventional timber or any EWP product Ÿ Both cut and cassette based roofs in conventional timber or any EWP product Ÿ Portal frames, steel beams and columns Post & Beam Design Solution Ÿ Post and beam structures Ÿ Loose floors in conventional timber or any EWP product Ÿ Cut roofs in conventional timber or any EWP product SIP Design Solution Ÿ SIP walls and roofs Ÿ Post and beam structures Ÿ Both loose and cassette based floors in conventional timber or any EWP product Ÿ Both cut and cassette based roofs in conventional timber or any EWP product Ÿ Portal frames, steel beams and columns Light Gauge Steel Design Solution Ÿ Open and closed panel walls in light gauge steel Ÿ Cassette based floors in light gauge steel Ÿ Cassette based roofs in light gauge steel Ÿ Trusses in light gauge steel Ÿ Portal frames, steel beams and columns Log design solution & Design and detail log structures Glulam design solution & Design and detail glulam beams and structures Estimation solution Production controller solution

hsbModules hsbTimber hsbWall hsbElement hsbPanel hsbLog hsbLAM hsbCAM hsbTSL hsbEstimator hsbProduction Controller

hsbCAD offers users six main solutions, each containing a specific module package. These solutions can be enhanced by adding additional modules.


Design solutions overview hsbTimber module hsbWall module hsbElement module hsbPanel module hsbLog module hsbLam module hsbCAM module hsbTSL module hsbEstimator solution hsbProduction Controller solution

hsbTimber module hsbTimber is an open, easy-to-use CAD solution, designed to meet the challenges of modern construction. Based on AutoCAD® Architecture, it has a broad functionality, ranging from oak framing, oak roof trusses, open frames and classic roof structures, to the design and manufacturing of carports, balconies and staircases – even building bridges and playgrounds.

The hsbTimber entry level module provides the full range of functionality expected from modern design software, with many innovative features. As well as providing 3D solid modelling, hsbTimber enables the advanced editing of each and every beam during the whole process. Users can set out roofs – including dormers – and automatically insert beams at will. They can edit all objects and create customisable reports in Excel or Access. In addition, hsbTimber has a standard library, covering important wood construction connections, as well as a user-defined catalogue for materials, components and tools. hsbCAD includes the full range of modelled Cullen hangers which can also be estimated through hsbEstimator.

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hsbWall module

hsbElement module

hsbWall is the most modern and efficient CAD/CAM solution for the offsite construction industry. It facilitates the progression of the 3D building model from AutoCAD速 Architecture to hsbCAD. This means that architectural designs can be transferred into the design production stage without any loss of data. Creating walls for production is carried out on the basis of user-defined, detailed catalogues covering wall structural make up, corner junctions and opening details etc. In addition, there are many practical functions, including collision control for beam and drill holes. Wall manufacturing layouts are presented easily and are created real-time in user-defined layouts along with customisable reports in Excel or Access. This saves time when making adjustments or additions to wall elements. The catalogues, editing tools and display options of hsbWall, as well as the high degree of flexibility in its presentation of manufacturing design, make it an indispensable asset for the offsite construction industry.

hsbElement simplifies the planning, design and presentation of roof and floor cassette design. Much like hsbWall, user-defined dynamic details for cassette edges form the basis for calculating 3D production data. Cassette manufacturing layouts containing all the relevant production information are displayed real-time from the 3D model in user-defined layouts. There are virtually no limits to the contours of floors and shapes of roofs. Similar to hsbWall, all the information on the individual cassettes within a project are output in hsbCAD format, and can be read and evaluated by any database.

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Design solutions overview hsbTimber module hsbWall module hsbElement module hsbPanel module hsbLog module hsbLam module hsbCAM module hsbTSL module hsbEstimator solution hsbProduction Controller solution

hsbPanel module

hsbLog module

hsbPanel allows manufacturers and architects to implement and design Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and Concrete Panels. It facilitates the progression of the 3D building model from AutoCAD速 Architecture to hsbCAD. This means that architectural designs can be transferred into the design production stage without any loss of data. This unique module allows users to define their construction methods for walls, ceilings and roofs. In addition, there are many advanced features for wire chasing ducts, spline connections, pocket details and individual automatic dimensional shop drawings along with customisable reports in Excel or Access.

hsbLog is a comprehensive 3D solution with extensive specific log structure features for designers and manufacturers of log structures. The module is comprised of easy-to-use features that determine corner connections and T-joints, window profiling and drill positioning, cross bracing and numbering. Log profiles are simply defined using AutoCAD速 2D polylines. Parts lists are created using customisable reports in Excel or Access. In addition, optional extras are available that provide interfaces to all the major CNC system manufacturers.

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hsbLam module

hsbCAM module

hsbLam is used in the planning and production of curved beams of any thickness and quality. It boasts a comprehensive range of functions, including the easy‚ editing of single laminations, a function that inserts‚ press frames with dynamic lengths, an automatic supportive dimensioning function as well as dynamic 2D lamination processing. hsbLam also includes collision control for beams and drilling, creation of all relevant product information (rough laminations, glue amounts, etc.) in Excel or Access.

The hsbCAM module is required for the application of all CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) equipment to hsbCAD solutions. For example, in the area of timber frame, this would include nailing patterns and milling links among other items.

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Design solutions overview hsbTimber module hsbWall module hsbElement module hsbPanel module hsbLog module hsbLam module hsbCAM module hsbTSL module hsbEstimator solution hsbProduction Controller solution

hsbTSL module The TSL macro language allows users to modify the hsbCAD program, providing full flexibility to automate day to day functions and create company specific tools. TSL is also used by hsbCAD technical staff to quickly prototype client requests, which can then be delivered immediately without the requirement for major software upgrades.

Examples of customer specific TSLs: & IS Manufacturing’s TSLs create specialised master panels to include multi-walls & pre-fitted insulation & Space4’s TSLs automatically insert insulation, suction cups & drilling locations & Unite Modular’s custom TSLs insert electrical and plumbing components which includes all associated drilling & notching on the metal studs TSL saves time and money: & TSL gives both hsbCAD developers and users the freedom to react instantly to new requirements without having to wait for a new release & Development requests are delivered much sooner & Clients can prototype new concepts with hsbCAD, without having expensive delays & Users can make changes to TSL’s which can save them further money in the long term. This does require a user with some concept of programming and ideally trained in TSL

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hsbEstimator solution At the click of a mouse, hsbEstimator can generate: Ÿ Job estimates Ÿ Bills of Quantities Ÿ Quotations Ÿ Colour schedules Ÿ Specifications Ÿ Purchase orders

hsbEstimator provides the option to choose items from pre-existing or business-specific recipes to provide customers with quick and accurate estimates, alterations and specifications. CAD compatibility allows for quick calculation of material dimensions from imported CAD drawings. Similarly, a Graphical Take Off function lets users calculate quantities by reference to scanned images. All estimate data is inter-linked, accurate, and easy to keep up-to-date. This means that estimates can become quotations, quotation can become Bills of Quantities & specifications and, in turn, purchase orders. All-in-all, hsbEstimator is a highly effective and fully integrated solution that streamlines business processes.

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Design solutions overview hsbTimber module hsbWall module hsbElement module hsbPanel module hsbLog module hsbLam module hsbCAM module hsbTSL module hsbEstimator solution hsbProduction Controller solution

hsbProduction Controller solution The hsbProduction Controller (hsbPC) is a complete system to control the workflow for each process within the manufacturing facility. For automated/manual manufacturing processes, this system ensures maximum efficiency by ensuring an uninterrupted flow of information between each stage of manufacture. By utilizing CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) data created within the hsbCAD model, the hsbProduction Controller allows production managers to specify manufacturing schedules on a daily and weekly basis. Schedule updates are easily introduced as and when required through an intuitive user interface and by integrating such functionality as Multiwalling into the process, this gives the ultimate freedom to manage the manufacturing process.

Regardless of the manufacturing stage, clear and concise instructions can be supplied to the operator via hsbClient interfaces located at each process station, thus removing the need for paper drawings and lists. These instructions are provided on time and in the correct sequence to ensure that the manufacturing operates at full capacity. Providing native support for both Weinmann and Bautech machines as standard, the hsbProduction Controller can also be configured to communicate with any other third party CNC equipment. Thus ensuring that the hsbProduction Controller provides the productively and flexibility required to maximise output from any manufacturing facility.

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Partnership with Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture and hsbCAD: Reducing design, material, and labour costs Now building designers and construction companies can dramatically reduce material waste and the labour required to construct new buildings. Together, Autodesk and hsbCAD bring the power of AutoCAD© Architecture to hsbCAD’s building design and manufacturing software tools.

Preferred Industry Partner products are built on Autodesk application programming interfaces (APIs) and meet rigorous functional, performance, and quality guidelines. Autodesk works closely with its Preferred Industry Partners to combine the resources, ideas, and creative thinking of these trailblazing companies, keeping Autodesk products and solutions on the leading edge of performance and value.

With solutions for the prefabrication market, stick frame homes (panelised walls, roofs and floors in both timber and light gauge steel), roof construction, log homes, SIPS and solid timber homes, all become an easy task. hsbCAD provides CAD-designers with increased efficiency in their design functionality for prefabricated buildings and automated shop drawings and bill of materials while outputting CNC code. hsbCAD’s dynamic behaviour reduces design time and errors. hsbCAD is one integrated solution that covers the whole design process from planning to manufacture. hsbCAD also works hand-in-hand with the Alpine VIEW truss and floor systems, saving time and reducing errors.

About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD® in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate, and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality, and foster innovation.

hsbCAD was named an “Autodesk Preferred Industry Partner” for wood building design in the Americas and Europe in 2007. Preferred Industry Partner Relationship Autodesk is committed to providing the most comprehensive design solutions in the industry. Autodesk has built strong relationships with global software innovators who are leading the way in developing tailored solutions for Autodesk customers. The Autodesk Preferred Industry Partner program helps customers find companies, with best in class applications and services for their specific design software needs.

“Autodesk and hsbCAD deliver designers and builders a powerful tool for designing, planning and constructing wood buildings following sustainable practices. hsbCAD with AutoCAD Architecture reduces material waste and labour costs through off-site prefabrication.” Jay Bhat, Senior Vice President, AEC Solutions, Autodesk

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VisionREZ architectural design solution Powered by Autodesk Technology, VisionREZ is purposebuilt for residential Building Information Modeling (BIM) with innovative solutions that are focused on areas most likely to enhance overall quality and performance.

Explore design concepts early in architectural development stages while coordinated 3D models and 2D construction documentation reduce errors and increase accuracy. Schedules populate Bill of Material listings to aid cost estimates and 3D models are collaboratively shared with manufacturing solutions to increase efficiency and reduce waste. VisionREZ will allow you to streamline work processes, deliver more accurate documents and higher-quality designs. From Concept to Production, VisionREZ is designed to work the way you build.

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2D drawing, 3D results…1 program! The fast paced residential construction industry of today calls for design software with “out-of-the-box” usability, with an uncomplicated interface and simple set up. VisionREZ achieves this by allowing users to build an accurate Building Information Model (BIM) with little more effort than it takes to draw a set of plans using traditional 2D CAD methods.

Intuitive project set-up In VisionREZ, wall styles, wall heights, trim styles (pictured above) and roof styles may be set. VisionREZ includes a library of predefined window and door styles while providing the option to create your own, or download others. Standard templates save time and provide a uniformity in drawing style across several users in one or multiple offices.

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Alpine AiMS AiMS (Alpine’s Integrated Management System) is our management software which controls the day to day operations of the office from enquiry to invoice. CRM Our CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) software is integrated with our management system (AiMS). This tool will measure and track all customer communications. AiMS Central With AiMS Central designers and manufacturing units can access any job within the organisation – not just the jobs at that branch. Design any job for any branch from any location.

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Alpine VIEW VIEW (Visually Integrated Engineering Window) is a design and engineering software suite for roof and floor components.

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Customer Services (GB)

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