Production Realism

Fittings and millings combine with components. There’s nothing more for you to do in order to drive your CNC workcenter.

From the 3D model ...

you get directly to the technical drawing. DIN-compliant and fully dynamic.

Sell your ideas.

See and understand. A good presentation helps you communicate with your customers.

Why Vectorworks interiorcad

Vectorworks interiorcad – from presentation to production

Vectorworks interiorcad is the specialized Vectorworks-plugin for joiners, shopfitters, expo booth designers and manufacturers. A mature Cabinet Maker, flexible 3D Custom Parts and an extensive hardware library, help you design and build. Built-in photo-realism utilising Cinema 4D enables impressive presentations. 2D technical drawings are derived from the 3D model. In Vectorworks, layout is at graphics program-level to ensure that technical drawings, presentation adornments and print output are up to the game.

What makes interiorcad so special? Its deeply embedded CNC machine interface guarantees a smooth transition to final production.

interiorcad Leistungsdiagramm
Customer comments

This is what our customers say 

  • “3D laser measurement and Vectorworks interiorcad work together seamlessly”
  • Daniel Zangger, Messen (Switzerland)
  • “Thanks to their very responsive technical support and client-friendly attitude, extragroup has helped me in getting the most out of interiorcad in no time! interiorcad has become an essential tool which I use for projects of all scales, every day. The program is infinitely adaptable and flexible.”
  • Adam Jones, The Workshop, Brighton (UK).
  • “The consistency of digital manufacturing allows us to work in the smallest of spaces”
  • Matthias Elbracht, Cologne (Germany).
  • “With interiorcad you can also accomplish complex tasks”
  • Wolfgang Steckenleiter, Principal, Woodworking Master School, Munich.
  • “The output to the CNC works directly – without requiring any rework.”
  • Matthias Schiestl, Schiestl Joinery, Vornbach am Inn (Germany).
End the smorgasbord of software!

A system for everything – Without compromise.

We chose Vectorworks as the CAD-Core as it’s a fully fledged 3D-CAD that is also 2D capable.  It also has all interfaces to export to DXF/DWG, Parasolid, Step and much more. With interiorcad as an add-on, you can drive your CNC Machining Centre. Thanks to the built-in technology, you can send send your customers a PDF, images, a 3D panorama or a film.

Carry out design, construction and preparation with unprecedented freedom. Production realism, not available in any other program, helps you complete the work quickly without compromise.

Revolutionary: Production realism

As an equivalent to photo realism, production realism stands for a new type of furniture planning. The starting point would be a work piece lying on the CNC machine. The work piece is milleddrilled and mitred and much more on the CNC. We have transferred this principle into CAD. You machine your work piece directly on the screen virtually, just as you would on the CNC. With this you benefit from all the advantages that CAD planning offers today: Design and plan directly in 3D and see the result immediately on the screen. Then you create photo-realistic representations (renderings), parts-lists, calculations and CNC programs.

Revolutionary: Production realism

As an equivalent to photo realism, production realism stands for a new type of furniture planning. The starting point would be a work piece lying on the CNC machine. The work piece is milleddrilled and mitred and much more on the CNC. We have transferred this principle into CAD. You machine your work piece directly on the screen virtually, just as you would on the CNC. With this you benefit from all the advantages that CAD planning offers today: Design and plan directly in 3D and see the result immediately on the screen. Then you create photo-realistic representations (renderings), parts-lists, calculations and CNC programs.

CAD-Konstruktion 
CAD-Construction 

2D or 3D? Why “or“?

 

There are things for which there is no parametric or automated way in which to construct them. If you design individually, then you are dealing with CAD. That’s exactly why interiorcad is built on Vectorworks. With Vectorworks you have the freedom of intuitive design. You can opt to work completely in 2D and then make a model of your sketches at any time.  Or you can start immediately in 3D. The Push/Pull tool makes modelling easier and more intuitive than ever. There is no longer the need for you to choose between 2D and 3D: Draw directly on 3D surfaces and convert your designs into 3D exactly where they are needed. A really revolutionary simple concept.

Integrated Rendering

Updating a rendering in print layout saves a lot of time.

Meeting deadlines and satisfying customer requests can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why an integrated system is so indispensable: even changes at the last minute will not be a problem for you. Update your model and your layout is ready for delivery at the push of a button.

Our Renderworks Gallery shows a selection of customers projects. All results were achieved without post processing, directly in the layout.

Job Preparation

With lot size one it has to be quick.

interiorcad specializes in production runs of one. Flexibility and speed play a central role and “getting done” is particularly challenging, when each project start from scratch. 

Cutting and parts lists for a brisk workflow.

You know your presentation has been successful when when your customer enquires about the price. Once an order has been placed lists are required for ordering and cutting. Good thing that all of this is integrated in interiorcad.

New: Part Layout. Create fully dimensioned, two-dimensional drawings of all activated components and sort columns, assemblies and colour. The whole appearance is customizable. Naturally, the part layout updates when changes are made to the original objects.

Manage master data.

interiorcad interfaces with most industry programs on the market. If you  aready maintain your master data in a database, in most cases an automatic comparison is established between your current industry solution and interiorcad.

 

3D Planning has its advantages, not only in the presentation: everything you have drawn, will already have parts list information.

Edgings, backings, coatings, coverings and fittings can be selected from a large database of the most important manufacturers. You adapt finished list templates to your needs and receive information about cutting dimensions, ‘orderable’ fittings, material requirements and much, much more at any time.

CNC-Interface VectorWOP

With the optional CNC-Interface VectorWOP, you can create CNC-Programs for the programming software of your machine centre.

For CNC-machining centres from Homag and Weeke (.mpr), IMA (.fmc), SCM and Morbidelli (.xxl), Holz-Her and Biesse (.hops), Felder Format 4 (.tnc) and Ganner (.ascii) machine programs can be finished using VectorWOP. Other formats are also supported. We are more than happy to help, if you are using a different format!

Fittings create machinings.

All fittings used in a component or cabinet furniture are already provided with data for production in the very extensive interiorcad database. If a fitting is set for example in a worktop or cabinet, it generates the machining operations required for production in the form of drilling, milling or sawing data.

Libraries on board

Wherever data is available for future use we try to integrate it. Our partners in industry and ‘in the trade’ work hand in hand with us. 

Architecture BIM-Module

Vectorworks is a real BIM (“Building Information Modelling”)-Program. Elements such as fully parametric walls, windows, doors and stairs are therefore part of the normal scope of the program. Just as the IFC interface, which enables data exchange with a clearly defined information content. With portals like Bim-Objects, you have access to hundreds of thousands of symbols from the construction industry. Directly at the push of a button.

Walls

Use either simple walls or walls with a component construction. Walls can also be radially curved, with rising and falling levels. Reshape the walls with the mouse or enter the desired values in the info palette.

Windows and doors

Become proficient in saving time. Generate common window types very intuitively through dialogue based inputs and in no time a floor plan with windows and doors becomes your 3D planning base.

Stairs

If you only manufacture stairs occasionally and do not require bespoke stair software, you will find a very flexible and time saving method with the interiorcad stair generator to plan staircases with stringers, risers, and steps with all the contours for later production.

Create loft spaces

Non-rectangular cabinets can be designed and built with interiorcad’s standard 3D cabinet. Simply draw a polygon and double-click the cabinet tool to convert to an attic or corner cabinet.