With HICAD 2020, the latest version of our CAD system HICAD is now available, the market-leading software for civil engineering, plant construction and product design.
Numerous new and further developments have been incorporated into this version. One highlight is the new HICAD Point Cloud extension module integrated in HICAD. With the functions of this module, point clouds created with all common 3-D laser scanners can be converted, imported and edited for use in HICAD. Special clipping functions allow point clouds to be cropped for clear editing and evaluation. Another focus of further development in HICAD 2020 was the more user-friendly design of dialogs, e.g. when using the HCM (Constraint Manager), when installing internal and external threads or when creating 3-D sketches. The new 3-D sketching tool is a comfortable tool for the easy creation of three-dimensional polylines.
Further highlights include the AutoDirection function for exploded views, the new strap joint in Steel Engineering, working with selection groups for element installations and sub-structures, processing of sheet developments with sketches, working across projects with Management+BIM, calculation of transitions and processing of arcs in Plant Construction, and much more.