Generic filters



You can adjust general settings related to the graphical display of objects, the management of projects and files and the export to for example a Hundegger machine.


Using the command hsbFilter you can hide and unhide.
You also can assign certain properties to the object.

You have different options for filtering, You can:

  • Sort objects according to number, label, sublabel, name, material, grade, color, etc. 
  • Use the filter on beams and panels. 
  • Hide and unhide selected objects. 
  • Assign certain properties to a beam or a panel.

Using the command hsbToolManager you can open a dialog box where all tools and connections are available.
This dialog box is similarly to the visual tools.
In this dialog box tools and connections are sorted according to kind of connection and location.
Combined with ADT you can move the dialog box/pallet on the screen where you want it.


Using the Tsl commands you can import, export, edit and create new tsl’s.

Tsl is the abbreviation for Tool Skript Language and is a programming language.
With the help of this programming language you can program dynamic connection/tools (e.g. metal parts) and other dynamic applications.
In this field you can work with following commands:

Tsl selectTo call up the Tsl.
Tsl managerTo call up, edit and create new Tsl’s.
Graphical Tsl definitionTo define and edit metalparts.
Tsl shareTo download free tsl from other users, to publish own tsl’s on a database for other users.

You can control the 3D-representation of elements (walls, roof- and floor elements).
You can work with the following commands:

Re-number ElementsYou can number wall-, floor-, roof- and panel elements. You also can define the design of the numbering.
Lock ElementsYou can select elements you don’t want to generate when using the command Generate Construction. These elements will have a red element-icon. To unlock these elements you have to use the command Unlock Elements.
Unlock ElementsYou can select locked elements you want to unlock. After unlocking you can generate them when using the next time the command Generate Construction. The element-icon will switch into green again.
Generate ConstructionYou can generate the beams, sheeting’s and tooling’s of selected elements (walls, roof- and floor elements); You can only generate unlocked elements.
Delete ConstructionYou can delete the construction of elements (walls, roof- and floor elements). After deleting the construction you still have the element data left. This command is just deleting the construction (beams, sheeting’s, etc.). You can only delete unlocked elements: Deleted constructions don’t have to be calculated new. You can use the command Read Construction for displaying the constructing again.
Define Construction Repair
Add Beams For Construction Repair
Insert Construction Repair

There is a set of 3 new commands that composes the „Structure repair” functionality. The commands are:

Hsb_ConRepairDefineDefine Construction Repair.
Hsb_ConRepairAddBeamsAdd Beams For Construction Repair.
Hsb_ConRepairInsertInsert Construction Repair.

Construction repair allows to automatically identify a set of beams, not necessarily from one element. Delete a subset of those identified beams and replace them with a new set of beams.

Update Element DXA FilesYou can store the 3D-Construction of the actual drawing.

Changes (e.g. add a beam to an element) won’t be stored in the 3D-Data automatically.
Therefore you should use this command after changes.
This would be very important if you want to work with the element stock sheet of excel.
The excel list is loading the information out of the dxa-files of the project.
You can either select elements with left mouse button or you can select all at once by pressing Enter or right mouse button.

Import hsbcad Layouts
Read ConstructionYou can reconstruct the beams, sheeting’s, etc. of elements. You can only reconstruct unlocked elements.
Extrusion Profiles
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Extrusion profile ManagerWith the Extrusion profile Manager you can import extrusion profiles.

You can only import profiles which have already been created in the drawing profiles.dwg (C:\hsb-Company\profile).

Create Extrusion ProfileUsing the command Create Extrusion Profile you can create any profiles. Therefore beams could have any cross section you want.

More explanation see document How to create an Extrusion Profile.

Curved Timber
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Curved Style ManagerUsing command Curved Style Manager you can:

– Define new glulam beams either by using predefined or by self-made polylines.

– Edit existing glulam beams.

– Copy glulam beams and edit them.

– Remove existing definitions.

Updated on 06/08/2021

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