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How to start the MultiWallComposer

There are 2 ways of starting the MultiWall Composer.

  1. Start it through the hsbcad hsbCam\Element export\Multi element Composer.
  2. Or as a Standalone program.

1. Start the MultiWallComposer through hsbcad

Start the Multiwall Composer by selecting hsbCam\Element export\Multi element Composer (You need to be in a drawing that you want to export) OR select the Create Multiwall in the Ribbon.

The Create Multiwall in the Ribbon.Ribbon function does not work properly yet

Make sure you have this drawing in a separate folder because there will be a considerable amount of files made in this folder.
You will be asked to export the elements in different ways, select an option.

This will open the Output Folder dialog box.

Before you start importing Elements to the Multiwall Viewer set some options in the MultiWall Options first.

Grouping – Here you will find the elements arranged by Wall type and width, Width of the table, in hsbcad this would be the Base height. These settings can be changed with different
options (Multiwall\Options). Default are the settings you see in theis example

Elements – Here you will find the elements in numerical order per group of Wall type.

Multi Wall Viewer – Right hand side of this dialog box, you have a selection of 15 Multiwall viewers.

Send Elements to Multiwall – When selected you send the elements to the MultiWall Viewer.

Make Multiwall – When selected you create MultiWalls, this will be export to a file depending on what options you have selected. (Options under the ‘’Make Multiwalls’’ button).

CNC Groups – Select the cnc Export in the pull down you desire (BTL-WUP-bvn), one of these files needs to be made first in the cnc Exporter (hsbCAM\Element export\Cnc Exporter).

How does the Multi Wall work

You have 2 ways of moving the Elements to the Viewer Window

1. By dragging

2. Automatically

Each Viewer window represents a MultiWall table were you make a MultiWall.

In this case we have made the table length 12000 mm (See Setting Options).
To make a Multiwall you need to place each Element in one of these windows.

1. By dragging

By default all the elements will be Checked, you can only drag Elements that are checked, drag an element to the MultiWall Viewer with your mouse.

You will notice that a tab will be created with each Element you drag to a Viewer window, this tab has the Element name.

2. Automatically

By default all the elements will be checked, if you don’t want all Elements to be selected you can deselect the ones you don’t want to process, now you can select the Send Elements to Multiwall button.
The Elements will automatically be send to the Top Viewer window.

  • Select the Element Tab and the Element in the MultiWall viewer will change color. (Colors can be changed in the option (Multiwall\Options). 

When you want to drag an Element to another MultiWall Viewer Window you select the tab and drag it to the Viewer window.


When you have dragged a few Elements to each MultiWall Viewer window you can see the Element name, Element Length, the total length of the Multi Wall table
(and if it exceeds the table Length, it will appear in red)

1 – Element Name
2 – Length of each element
3 – Percentage of MultiWall table coverage
4 – Total length of the Multiwall
5 – When the Total length exceeds the table length it will turn RED
6 – Time that will take to make this Multiwall (units/min)


When you double click a Viewer Window a 3D view (Detail viewer) will appear on the bottom side of the dialog box.
Here you have the option to visually see the size of the table (Elements Visible).

  • Switch on/off the Elements Tools, sheets, beams and Sips.
  • Double click the Detail Viewer to leave the application.

You have the use of the AutoCAD views.
You have the use of visual styles (Solid, Edge, Outline).
You can move (Orbit) the drawing by selecting the Element in the Detail viewer and move (Orbit) your mouse around.

1 Double click the Viewer Window to get a 3D view of the Table
2 – Select to get an Isometric view
3Double click the Detail Viewer to leave the application

Make Multiwalls

Once you have moved all Elements to the Multiwall viewers you can start making the Multiwalls.

  • Select the (1) Make Multiwalls button, don’t forget to select the options below this button.

You can Make Multiwalls from all groupings (This needs to be selected if you want to export to a *.dmm file)
You can export to a *.dxm file (hsbcad file)
You can export to a cnc file. (wup\bvn\btl…)

The files will be stored in the folder where your drawing is saved.

Multiwall Tab – Options

Before you start importing Elements to the Multiwall Viewer set some options in the MultiWall Options first.

1. Multiwall Options

Default gap length – Enter the Gap between 2 elements.

Round off groupings to – Enter a value for rounding off the groupings (This means you can round off the width of the table, eg you have an Element that is 2453mm wide, you can round this off by 5 and it will change to 2455mm). IMPOTANT: you have to open the project again for the changes to work.

Length includes sheets – Check or uncheck the box. If the length of the elements includes sheets it’s ‘’checked’’, f it does not include sheets it’s ‘’unchecked’’.

Height includes sheets – Check or uncheck the box. If the height of the elements includes the sheets it’s ‘’checked, if it does not include sheets it’s ‘’unchecked’’.

Maximum table length – Enter the max length of the Multi Wall table.

Minimum table length – Enter the min length of the Multi Wall table.

Select element colour – Select a color you want the element to be when you select it.

Processing speed – Enter the seconds and the units are in m\sec, if you don’t enter a value the time will not be displayed.

Output model map file – Check or uncheck the box. If checked the MultiWall Composer will output a *.dmm file in the output folder, the checkbox Make Multiwalls from all groupings needs to be checked.

Initial number of multiwalls – Default you will get 200 Viewer Windows, in hsbcad 2013 (V18) this can be changed to less.

2. Include elements of type

  • Select the element types you are using.

3. Multiwall Naming

4. Zones to include in multiwall process

5. Groups elements that have the same

Select what you want to see in the Groupinglist

6. Plugin to use

7. Unit System

  • Select in what units you want to work in.

CNC Groups

Tools Tab – Fingerprint Information

When you are running the Multiwall Composer as a standalone program you still need a fingerprint to run this program.
This option shows you the Fingerprint information



Finger print file – Location of the Fingerprint (Select the triple dots to find your fingerprint)
Security system – You need a valid Fingerprint.
License state – Information on registration, the hardware, and if you are allowed to use the MultiWall composer.
Request new fingerprint print file – You can Compose and send a request for a fingerprint.

How to compose a request for a Fingerprint

Once you have selected ‘’Compose and send request bitmap’’ the following dialog box will open.


You must fill out the following:
You’re Name, surname and Company Name. If you do not fill out the Company name as well as your name, this will result in the request being denied, since it will not allow us to identify the license.
Your Email address

  • Select the hsbOffice that you are dealing with.
  • Select the hardware to attach your license to. This will normally be Computer-H0.

Please note that if you are using a hsbDongle, then make sure that this dongle is inserted into the USB port and then when selecting the hardware, you will now have the option to select Dongle Marx1.

Next select the option to “Compose request or save Request Bitmap”.
The Email dialog box will appear
Select the “Send Mail”.
This will now forward the Request to the hsbOffice that you are dealing with.
This office will send you a Fingerprint.

If I don’t have an internet connection

If you are working on a computer that doesn’t have an internet connection you can ‘’save’’ the Request bmp file locally by using the Save Attachment triple dot button.
You can then email the BMP file separately to the office you are dealing with.

Edit Proxy Settings

The proxy settings are used by customers that don’t have an internet connection, but do have a local network that connects to the proxy server. The ‘Proxy Settings’ should be fill in by
the network manager.

Proxy Host – IP address or name of the server.
Proxy Port – Network manager should know what to fill in.
Username – fill in the username, this could be protected.
Password – fill in the password, this could be protected.
Domain – fill in the domain name.

Before closing this dialog box, always do a Test of the settings, select Test Proxy Settings.
The settings will then be saved in the registry

  • select Ok
Language Tab

  • Select the language you want the MultiWall Composer to be in.
  • 2. Standalone installation

    The hsbSetup is pretty straight forward. Hsbcad has developed a download site for customers to log in and download the latest hsbSetup files. See the Setup 2017 document.

    • Select the hsbcad download Center to start the hsbcadSetup:

    This site will ask you for your user name and password. These are sent to you by mail.
    Once hsbcad is installed, an Icon is created on your desktop
    Before starting with the MultiWallComposer you will need to activate your hsbcad Fingerprint through the hsbcad License Registrator and request a Activation code to activate your product.

    How to Activate your License for the first time

    • Search for hsbcad License Registrator in the search button. MultiWallComposer 

    IMPORTANT: Before you can start you need to have an Activation code from the office you are dealing with, if you don’t have one Request one first.
    Request an Activation code and enter an Activation codeMultiWallComposer

    When you select the hsbcad License Registrator a Blank dialog box opens.MultiWallComposer

    • Select the Product and Version

    • Select Next.


    • To activate / change your current license you must select Change your license.


    • Select the Activate License button. (Be aware you need to have received an Activation Code)


    • Enter all the necessary info and your Activation Code.
    • Then select the Activate button.

    This will check your Activation Code in our Databank.

    If the activation is succesfully select OK to close this dialog box or the Info button for more information about the Fingerprint.  

    The License Registrator will close.

    Updated on 08/10/2021

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