Unique features: Point clouds generated with a 3D laser scanner can be imported into the SEMA program and further processed there.
SEMA has not only lived and breathed BIM for many years; SEMA is now also an official member of the BIM expert group.
From planning to production - everything incorporated in just one software solution.
Planning and construction with perfect design - right down to the smallest detail.
The software solution for facade builder and sheet metal work
SEMA provides software solutions and additional services in the fields of timber construction and stair design, as well as for the sheet metal work. As the world-leader in these sectors, the SEMA program is available in 11 languages and has been used successfully by more than 9,000 customers in 55 countries for 35 years. Each year, an average of 15 % of the company's turnover is re-invested into the further development of the software solutions so that SEMA customers can always benefit from new and innovative solutions.
What's new at SEMA? First hand, breaking news. Our news centre provides you with the latest information about our company and the software solutions developed.
For more than 16 years, the SEMA software suite undergoes permanent development and we publish two updates per year. Every new version includes numerous new features and improvements - here you will find the most important highlights of the new version.
Planning, calculation, process planning and production must work hand in hand in order to ensure that all requirements are carried out quickly and efficiently. The SEMA program delivers adequate solutions to all areas of application.
Please have a look at the various projects our customers have realised by means of the SEMA software. Projects in the fields of roof construction, timber construction, roofing and sheet metal work as well as stairs construction - here you can find a small selection of projects planned and executed by our customers.
The SEMA software is constantly being enhanced and developed further. Each year two updates are released on a regular basis. Each new version features numerous novel features and enhancements. The most important new features are presented to you in the form of short films.
Creation of processings on components by simple punching.
Electric inserts in various versions for the plan output, machine wall production and visualisation in 3D view.
Abutting of sheet metal components, macro technology, numbering and hatching of sheet metal components.
New wood textures, new features SEMA data store, enhanced properties of master folders.
From profile input to design to detailed evaluation.
Windows, doors and macros can be entered with reference to the height of the finished floor.
Auto dimensioning of the overall developed view; new riser connection; glueing optimization according to grid lengths.
Orthophotos ready-made from point clouds can be imported into the SEMA program and used as a construction basis.
As many floors as desired can now be created on one storey.
Symmetrical constructions conveniently and quickly with the "mirror" command.
Load the 3D model of your project into the SEMA cloud. The projects can then be viewed in another software without installation required.
"Position" command, copy …
Enhancements import; DXF export of plans.
Perfect plans by automatic hatches and fillings of layers even before detailed design.
Processing of stair design components in overall developed views.
New riser connection, enhancements for the machine export ...
Hidden edges will now be displayed as a dashed line in all production drawings.
Simultaneous working in the Profil Assistant and the project.
Allocating of walls, exchanging the wall numbering/orientation and much more.
Enhanced production drawing for sheet metal components.
Faster line reduction, auto dimensioning, height dimensions and much more.
Working with computer workstations can be facilitated significantly by using high-definition display equipment. High image definition of all image parts at any image size desired!
Machine Production of All Sheet Metal Components Using the SMX Interface Developed by SEMA.
New and Convenient Search Function with Enhanced Options: Search relationships such as cross-sections, end type …
Recalculation of the stairs' geometry and optimisation of the machine export.
As of now, real timbers in all layers of the roof structure.
Sophisticated construction details for railings.
Clear and convenient determination of quantities with 3D lines.
Cut to size profiles for panels and sheet metal panels; enhancements for the Profile Editor.
Import and export of standardized steel profiles; import and export of properties into and from the SEMA ML tab.
Editing of timbers and macros in the top view of elements.
Rotated walls and multi-walls and their belonging to the original wall, exchanging the symbolism and effect of macros in views and much more.
New rule of measurement for smooth adaption and additional safety.
Individual and perfect design of sophisticated windows and doors.
Facades with reveal panels.
Punching of steel elements independent from creation plane and access to edited elements in object details mode.
Alternative Production Strategies for Design Drawing and Materials Evaluation.
From planning to machine production: everything from one source provided by SEMA.
Export of virtually all kinds of components and objects as well as selection of components during import/export.
Rapid Screen Build-Up in all Zoom Functions.
Cut 2x, cut at height, cut BE/TE, abut/connect, notch for eaves boarding, ridge shortening...
Mitre connections between cut strings und risers, return nosing.
Designing stylish and perfectly shaped balustrading.
New options for valley flashings, round punching of roof panels.
Fully automatic detection of fold conflicts and collisions in the Check Center.
Straight forward creation and editing functions for the geometry of folding profiles.
New in the SEMA data store: system-related master data for the creation of wintergardens/conservatories as timber-aluminium constructions.
Extension of the IFC functionalities by standards steel profiles, import/export of .ifc and .ifcxml files and IFC export to Dlubal.
Controlling one or several wood-working machines with individual settings made easy.
Colour settings, display settings and constructive pre-settings are now automatically saved in the building project.
Comfortable editing of steel elements with different cut commands.
Bi-directional data exchange of roofs, floors and walls with windows and doors in the IFC format.
Rails, handrails and balustrading with new constructional details.
Detailed visualisation of the tile layers with projections and recesses on eaves, valleys, barges.
Control of Schechtl machines with the SEMA Sheet Metal software.
Comfortable editing of sheet metal elements with different cut commands.
With the new "Layer position" function, timber members can be fixed inside, outside or in the middle of a layer.
Fully automatic adaption of the layer position and Z position of timber members in macros and corner macros.
Real timber members in all planking layers of wall, roof and floor elements.
Decide for yourself which components you want to show/hide with an individual button.
Optimised utilisation of the existing memory capacities especially for large-scale projects.
No SEMA DVD in your letter box? No problem, the latest version is now also available for download in the cloud.
Flexible setting options for the text labelling of different components with varying distances and reference sides.
Stairs construction with steel cut strings, from design to production.
Precision up to the smallest detail for connections of stair components.
Import function for easy additions to the SEMA system master data with individual sheet metal folding profiles and panels.
Improving the value chain by integrating all sheet metal work into the building planning, design and construction work.
Intuitive construction with panel and folding profiles, panel spacing, detailed production drawings for sheet metals, automatic measuring and quantity calculation.
From measuring to production - sheet metal roof elements, sheet metal facades, sheet metal roofs, etc. NEW in the SEMA world!
In the SEMA cloud you can always find our up-to-date topic-related master data.
Subsequent modifications to projects can be updated in all plans with just one click; manually created changes included.
Fully automatically generated elevations for application plans.
Faster photorealistic calculation of projects through a closed building envelope in 3D as well as through hiding non-relevant components.
Optimised machine export of treads, saving manual finishing work.
Realisation of special constructional details for international requirements in stairs construction.
Numerous detail improvements, notching, drilling and cutting with 3D processings of flat steel connectors, standard beams, square and round profiles.
Now up to 12 layers for ever wall and floor side.
Enhanced functionality and more modern look of the most important layer button.
Modern look and more differentiated setting options as well as auto drawing updates.
Several project previews, automatic slide show, example Projects.
All important and interesting data about a building project directly in the Control Center.
Transfer of selected storeys, material list/drawing interaction, right-click functions and a lot more.
Comfortable use of several open windows such as top view, sectional views or component drawings.
Comfortable connecting railing input on polyline.
Easy definition of different landings for all kinds of stair shapes.
Freely definable number of steps and landing input in the Stairs Assistant.
Stairs construction with steel stringers - from design to production.
Better layout and more details in the dimensioning function.
Construction planes now have their own outlines, with gross and net areas and automatic detection of component borders.
Improved usability, detection of missing elements and more information in the Check Center.
With even faster and easier selection of references.
Master data for CAD: comfortable pre-selection of type of pen, colour and filling for all CAD inputs.
Fully automatic roof ridge shortening for hips, valleys, barge rafters and turned rafters.
New, more descriptive screen images for walls, ceilings/floors, windows, doors and layer structures.
Flexible alignments of profiles, sections, views, details drawings and images for plan output.
3D Import of all components from BTL files.
Comfortable creation of stairs on polylines.
Simple creation of stairs on polygons.
Fast and direct access to any field under the Modify command by self-created User Buttons.
Working with SEMA becomes easier by: Windows with tabs, Changing with double-click, Settings via right-click, Unmarking via ESC and a lot more.
Always up-to-date with the fully automatic SEMA Online Program Update.
Comfortable administration of important information, tasks and warnings directly in the SEMA building Project.
Fully automatic calculation of Glaser diagrams and important values for any type of layer structure.
Fully automatic creation of production drawings for timber and stairs components in optimal drawing views and with auto dimensioning.
Complex multiple cuts on components in 3D, up to eight cutting planes.
Even the most complicated stairs based on any ground-plan shape can be created with just three clicks.
Our Building Assistant now for any kind of ground plan, to enter complex buildings in next to no time.
With parallel strings to slim and elegant stairs.
Fully-automatic transfer of all stair components to CAM systems or CNC machines.
Fully-automatic plan output of all stairs components in one step via plotter or printer.
Free design of self-supporting stairs with definable spacers.
Fitting play for windows and doors, new module technologies for PHP Export, weight of roof and ceiling elements.
Simplyfied CAD text input; new auto-dimensioning for Polygons.
Convenient working with several master-data folders at the same time.
Fully-automatic detection of missing counter processings.
Easy creation of ridge and valley cuts, gooves, slots and chamfers by punching at the component front face.
Free definition of steel elements with automatically created construction drawing.
Fully-automatic connections of timber members with nailing plates or slot plates.
The easy way to create timber-steel connections
Comfortable definition and input of variable drilling templates.
Perfected auto roof feature with pre-set purlin end types.
Constructing corner connections system-wide in 3D.
Having the material list open while working on the design, improved speed, swapping width/height of cross sections, etc.
End type changes are now displayed already during input.
Longer texts in the new “Comfort“ layout.
Simple allocation of stairs components with one click.
Easy construction of stairs in just a few steps.
Simple and comfortable creation of complete buildings with just a few clicks.
Fully-automatic creation of walls, ceilings and roof designs on closed polylines.
New ways of creating fully-automatic corners.
Visually checking component collisions and automatic corners in 3D and with the new SEMA Check Center.
Easy modification of the stairwell opening with fully-automatic adaption of the stairs construction.
F7 values opaque, either with or without frame, extended display options for dimensioning, labelling etc.
Exchanging textures of external objects, creating new 3D objects.
New and modern start screen with direct connection to the SEMA website and the latest news and updates.
Transfer of data from data bases directly into the SEMA program, e.g. customer data into the building project header.
Defining vertical sections for staggered sectional views in architectural plans.
Intersecting strings, horses, handrails, booms in any way with each other.
Tread adaptions in 3D and developed view, adopting stair treads/runs, changing the number of steps for entire sections.
Auto dimensioning of ceilings, extended copying functions for dimension lines, centered dimensions on dimension lines.
Allocating and evaluating special materials e.g. for sanitary facilities and electric installations in rooms.
Changing the same MCAD processing simultaneously across the entire project.
Splitting roof and ceiling members easily and comfortably into elements.
Shaping timbers members by punching and adding as well as processing them in curve mode.
Fully automatic truss spacing for all kinds of roof designs.
New calculation routines under the “Partial roof, free” mode enable roof designs based on complex ground plans in one step through the new “Partial roof on polygon” command.
A “Double heel skew notch” and a “Free skew notch” have been added to the “Skew notch” end type.
Auto partial lists by storey, practical bundling of components, filtering components according to their processings.
Viewing, turning and walking through any project in three-dimensional, photorealistic picture quality. A perfect tool for professional building presentation.
Opening the SEMA program several times, working on several different projects at the same time and transferring data via the clipboard from one project to another.
Here you will find the features of the previous years.