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From now on xCAD 1.16.1 is available for download!

This time the focus of development was on updating the Egger material catalog to the current 2024 collection as well as improvements and expansions of existing functions.

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior PRO:

For xCAD Interior additional modules:

  • Cutting optimization: Optionally, the finished component dimensions can now be output in the cutting plan instead of the carrier plate dimensions
  • Import/Export CNC driver settings
  • CNC output in Format4 format:
    • Maximum depth of a drilling step adjustable
    • Nesting shape with several processing steps

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2024-04-19)

Thank you for visiting our booth at the HOLZ-HANDWERK 2024 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 2024 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 2024


Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2024-03-26)

Visit us at the HOLZ‑HANDWERK 2024!

HOLZ-HANDWERK 2024

European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Crafts.
From the 19th to the 22th of March 2024 in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg.
Hall 11.0 / Booth Number 11.0-103
Tickets with us on request

(Date: 2024-02-27)

From now on xCAD 1.16.0 is available for download!

In response to numerous customer requests, the focus of development this time was on the new "wireframe display mode" for the 3D view as well as improvements and extensions to existing functions.

For xCAD Interior PRO:

For xCAD Interior Design:

And many more improvements and optimizations.

Note: We will deliver the license updates for our customers as part of the service and update contracts from 2023-12-21.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2023-12-20)

From now on xCAD 1.15.2 is available for download!

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

For xCAD Interior Light, Design and PRO:

For xCAD Interior Design and PRO:

  • DXF plates import:
    • grain direction adjustable in x or y
    • new parameter to correct inaccuracies in the DXF file
  • Front assignment via Drag&Drop: When taking over the handle position (additionally pressed SHIFT key) the fitting side of target and origin front is no longer considered and the values are always taken over

For xCAD Interior add-on modules:

  • CNC output:
    • Finished cut pocket with tangential entry/exit
  • CNC output for NCHops:
    • Angled hole with cutter
    • Vertical drilling with cutter finishable. Settings for different drill diameters per material type. If the cutter is smaller than the drill diameter, then a circular pocket is created
    • Pre-scoring for miter cut (adjustable in Contour Options tab)
  • CNC output for NCHops nesting workflow:
    • Flat dowel on miter in postprocessing if miter cut is not done in nesting
    • Miter cut in post processing when miter cannot be made in back machining
    • Option so that recesses intersecting the outer shape are milled in the 2nd cut in the finished dimension and beam with edge mode
    • Option, so that profile mills are milled in the nesting step
    • Option to output profile milled in the nesting step at 1st position in the file
  • CNC output for GANNOMAT ProTec:
    • Updated CAM driver incl. support for GANNOMAT ASCII Postprocessor version 1.3.x
    • Output of flat dowel machining (e.g.: Clamex)
    • Advanced tool settings
    • Improved outer contour and groove machining

And many more improvements and optimizations.

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Please contact us at info@xcad.at for a personal presentation and demo. (Date: 2023-10-12)

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:
    • Au├čenkonturOutside 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)