HiCAD – 2-D and 3-D CAD solution for all industries
HiCAD – CAD for
allrounders and
HELiOS – PDM/PLM for safe corporate processes
HELiOS – PDM/PLM for safe corporate processes
HiCAD – 2-D and 3-D CAD solution for all industries
HiCAD – 2-D and 3-D CAD solution for all industries
HiCAD – 2-D and 3-D CAD solution for all industries
HiCAD – 2-D and 3-D CAD solution for all industries
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Products
  • Fields of application
  • Solutions

The 3D CAD kernel - the basis for performance and innovation!

Powerful software solutions are our profession. With our self-developed products HiCAD and HELiOS we optimize your engineering processes.

We are particularly proud of our unique 3D CAD kernel known as ESM - European Solid Modeller. Through years of in-house development and continuous optimization, we are able to meet your requirements from a wide variety of industries.

The geometry kernel allows us to tackle and solve any task in the fields of plant construction, civil engineering and product construction. Thanks to the freely extendable modelling kernel the ISD can promptly, flexibly and independently react to the rapidly evolving technologies and materials in the industrial world.

Innovative CAD and PDM/PLM

The ISD Group is one of the leading providers of CAD and PDM software. Our software solutions HiCAD and HELiOS enable our customers to realise even the most complex projects throughout all areas of engineering.

HiCAD is a 2-D/3-D CAD solution for mechanical engineering, plant engineering, sheet metal processing, steel engineering and metal engineering as well as for hybrid projects involving various industries. The PDM system HELiOS is the central “knowledge reservoir” of your company. It provides you with a multitude of powerful document and process management functions for an efficient gathering, management and sharing of data.

In addition, you will receive a comprehensive range of service and consulting services from us, which will make it easier for you to get started and to work with our software solutions on a daily basis.

The comprehensive solution for efficient corporate processes

More and more frequently, our customers ask for complete solutions for the automation of their corporate processes. And this is exactly what we can offer you with the combination of our software products HiCAD and HELiOS:

  • In Plant Engineering, in Civil Engineering and in Product Construction: HiCAD in combination with HELiOS provides you with a comprehensive solution in the project business area. The complete process chain from the first draft and the model creation through to the generation of all related documents is handled by the CAD software HiCAD, while the PDM system HELiOS manages all order-related and process-relevant data.
  • HiCAD is a 2-D/3-D CAD system for all-rounders and specialists working in the fields of mechanical engineering, steel engineering, metal engineering, sheet metal processing and plant engineering.
  • The PDM system HELiOS is your central “knowledge reservoir” that enables a company-wide, global gathering, management and distribution of documents and data.

Our products have a modular structure and can be integrated, either individually or in combination, into your existing IT environment. They are also customisable and can be used for industry-specific or mixed, cross-sectoral projects.

HiCAD and HELiOS: The comprehensive project solution for all industries

HiCAD and HELiOS react flexibly to changing requirements during your projects. Thanks to the market-leading, combined 2-D/3-D approach HiCAD ensures a fast and secure design process. The unique flexibility is further enhanced by identical part search in conjunction with automatic part itemisation – this function will constantly provide you with correct item numbers and part numbers. In addition, automatically created, industry-specific production documents always guarantee accurate drawings and NC data, even in case of changes. And with HELiOS you can always rely on a secure data management throughout the entire process cycle, since the PDM data from HiCAD are automatically updated.

HiCAD offers you an integrated solution for all development requirements – thanks to the industry solution integrated in HiCAD there is will be no loss of data, while part libraries and processing functions for all industries minimize the administrative and training effort. The complete service and direct support comes from the ISD!




We are regularly looking for employees with an outgoing, team-oriented and proactive personality who, while aware of their skills, also acknowledge the achievements of others and enjoy taking responsibility.


Currently there are no events.


  1. Phone: +49-(0)231 9793-0
  2. Hotline: +49-(0)231 9793-166