Release History V22-3 Build 10800

General points

  • 3D texts that can be written on components have been optically revised and optimised. What is more, the performance of these texts has been significantly improved. The drawing of 3D object outlines has also been accelerated enormously. Therefore, even large projects can now be rotated smoothly in the 3D mode.
  • Vertical sections now have their own master data. This can be preset in the master data under “CAD/MCAD/Section”. The thickness and the representation of the section are predefined in the first tab. What is new is that it is now possible to display a section with a break. There are also 8 predefined arrowheads available. The size of the arrowheads can be determined here. In the “Variable” setting, the size of the arrowheads behaves as before. In addition, a size of 1-9 can be preset. The option “Font size dependent” can be used to define whether the arrow adapts to the size of the labelling. The position of the arrow on the section can be determined either variably or with a fixed distance by means of the “Edge distance” option. Self-defined CAD components can be assigned to the section using the “Top view” reference. Thus, the section can be completely optically free and adapted to any situation. Finally, the position, alignment and background of the labelling can be defined. In the second tab, the look can be influenced with line colour, line width and line type. Furthermore, the colour settings under the “General” tab have been expanded to include the vertical section.
  • The numbering of walls, floors, roof and floor elements, trusses, rooms and construction planes has been standardised. Automatic, manual or sequential numbering can now be applied to all components in the 3D mode, in the view or in a section. In addition, all components now have their own counter so that they can be numbered independently of one another.
  • Users can now use the mouse wheel to scroll in the master data of each component.
  • The Control Center has been expanded to include the “History” section. It displays all comments that were assigned in user information in the second tab “History”. A new line is automatically created in the Control Center for each new entry in the history. The date is displayed, which users can use for sorting, and the author, the comment and a column for a 3D view are also displayed. If users are in 3D and right-click on this column, they can define a user view. The view can be deleted by right-clicking again. In addition, the columns can be resized as desired.
  • When entering placeholders, any number of them can now be created at once. If a placeholder is selected and then the Ctrl. key is pressed and held, any number of placeholders can be selected. These placeholders add up accordingly in a new line in the menu. Of course, the placeholders in this line can be extended with any text desired. The same function has also been provided with a “plus” icon after the input line. Users just choose a placeholder, click on the icon and the placeholder will be added. There is also a star symbol behind each placeholder. If this star symbol is selected, the placeholder automatically ends up in the new option “Favourites / Recently used” on the left. All placeholders used last are also added up there.
  • The material list transfer and the IFC export of "Selected Storeys" have been revised. The selection dialogue has been based on the Storey Manager and all functions such as "Save storey selection" and the search function have been adopted.
  • The Storey Manager has been expanded to include the columns "Transfer to material list" and "IFC export". Here, users can already predefine which storeys are to be transferred to the material list with the option "Selected storeys" or exported during an IFC export.


  • As of now, the reference side of MCAD processings can be queried with a question mark. When entering a drilling, for example, users can define whether it should have an effect on side 1 or side 3. This new feature helps to reduce master data from MCAD processing enormously.

Roof Design

  • Roof openings can now also be created in the overhang layer for double roof constructions. As usual, these openings are taken into consideration in all evaluations.

Coverings Roof

  • Utilising the new version, it is possible to create roof sub-layers under roof surfaces, which can be edited and evaluated like the existing roof top-layers.
    In the work master data, these can be defined in the partial roof master data on the second tab with a construction layer (H0) and twelve possible sub-layers.
    To be able to apply the roof sub-layers, a construction layer must first be entered to determine the “Layer thickness”. The familiar settings “free”, “of thickest material” or now the new setting “auto project”, for the automatic determination of the layer thickness via the rafter height, are available for this.
    The intersection point between the base area and the underside of the construction layer results in the starting point for the first roof sub-layer, which can be additionally provided with an option for a recess, if needed.
    Since the master data for roof top layers, roof sub-layers and construction layers differ in the possible settings, only correctly predefined roof layers can be allocated to the respective areas. Roof layers that are not suitable for the area are shown as inactive when selected.
    To facilitate the definition of the roof layers, the layer recesses entered for all edge types are displayed directly in the screen image of the master data.
    The predefined roof structure can now be allocated to the created roof profile and can, consequently, be used for all roof shapes and pitches.
    The display settings (F7) and the layer switch for the areas of roof design, rafter system and roof covering have been enhanced to display and edit the roof sub-layers entered or apply materials to them.
    To enable the creation of more detailed plans and detail drawings of profiles, roof layers are displayed in the vertical and horizontal sections with the filling as stored in the master data.
    This display can be switched via the “Display settings” (F7) under “Pictures+3D/Display”.
    The soffits of skylight windows also consider the roof sub-layers and are calculated automatically up to the lower edge of the last sub-layer of the roof.

Rafter System

  • Lap-jointed and ridge purlins can now also be created as additional components in the 3D representation and sections. The usual commands from the 2D representation are available for the input. The options “place freely” and “space at areas” are available for the input of lap-jointed and ridge purlins on line. Furthermore, the option “purlins on top” for the 3D display with the existing definitions has also been made possible.
    An interactive preview of the components supports their input.
  • Different flank angles can now be determined for each end type in the master data of dovetail joints. As a result, machines with multiple dovetail cutters that support this setting can be controlled in a more flexible manner.

Floor Wall

  • As of now, construction planes have their own master data. This can be preset in the master data under “Walls/Floor/RC Elements”. The thickness of the component can be predefined in the first tab of the construction plane. In the second tab, the look can be influenced with line colour, line width and line type. IFC data can be stored in the third tab and material list data can be stored in the last tab. Construction planes can be individually predefined and saved back to the master data by means of these enhancements.
  • The view symbols of walls as well as roof and floor elements can now be switched independently of the top view symbols. Consequently, the display settings (F7) for the respective component under the “View” tab have been expanded to include the “Draw symbols” option. Similar to the top view, users can decide whether only the symbols or the symbols plus the original will be displayed.

Sheet Metal

  • We have included a 3D help image in the input reference window to facilitate the input reference for sheet metal folding profiles. This should make it easier to adjust the input reference, since users can see the changes made in the 2D window directly in the 3D window. Users can now see a slightly transparent green area in the 3D window. This represents the surface on which the edge profile will be constructed. The area is shown as a green line in the 2D window. The red line in the 2D and 3D window represents the reference edge on which the folding profile is created. There is also a red arrow in the 3D window, which shows the direction in which the edge profile is created. The blue line in both windows shows the direction in which you are looking at the profile. Users can also turn the green area in the 3D window into three different positions: in the top view, in the wall view or in a pitched roof surface. The switch for this can be found in the top bar.
  • The sheet metal spacings have been expanded to include the combination spacing. A new master data and the respective create command have been implemented for this purpose. It is possible to allocate up to five individual spacings in the master data and design them at the same time using this combi-spacing. Previously, five individual steps were required for this. Starting with the second spacing, users can also set a reference to the previous spacings and what they should refer to. There are options to refer to the overall line, the component joint or the component reference. The overall line refers to the total length of the previous spacing. The component joint refers to the joints of the previous spacing. In the case of the components reference, each component of the previous spacing is referred to. Users can set the reference line in the “O” tab individually for each of the five spacings. There is also the option to switch off the reference line, the reference line can use the settings from the general presettings (Alt F7), or the reference line can be set directly.
  • As of now, it is possible to create sheet metal folding profiles from a CAD polyline. To do this, users can draw their desired profile with CAD lines and then convert it into a sheet metal folding profile using the "Create sheet metal folding profile" --> "from a polyline" command. The converted sheet metal folding profile works in the same way as a profile created in the editor. Creating a profile from a polyline currently works in a construction plane or a wall. Closing the CAD lines for the polyline is mandatory. Data on the profile will be requested during the creation. This data is the starting point, sheet thickness, sheet length and designation. The sheet length is transferred to the data field “maximum length” and the profile is created simultaneously with this length.
  • The profile editor and the input reference have been enhanced to include the new option “mirror profile”. Therefore, the profile generated can easily be mirrored if one should discover that it was generated from the wrong side.
  • The command structure in the sheet metal area has been enhanced. We have renamed the "Sheet metal cladding" creation command to "Surface area profile". Users can now create a single surface area profile using this command. We have renamed the "Sheet metal folding profile" creation command to "Folding profile". Users can now create a single folding profile or create a profile from a polyline. We have added the "Line spacing" creation command. This command can be used to create folding profile spacing, combination spacing or surface area profile spacing on one line. The "Surface area spacing" command has also been added. The "Cover area" and "Cover partial area" commands are addressed via the context.
  • The master data structure in the sheet metal area has been adjusted. The point "Seam design" has been renamed to "Seams and upstands". There users will find all seams for area coverings and all upstands. The point "Sheet metal panels" has been renamed to "Panels".
    From now on, the “Sheet metal folding profiles” can be found under “Folding profiles”. The point "Types of covering" has been renamed to "Surface area profile spacing". Users can now find the “Sheet metal folding profile type of covering” under “Folding profile spacing”. In addition, two new areas have been created: On the one hand there is the "Folding profile spacing (combi)", where the master data for the combination spacing can be found, and on the other hand the point "surface area profile spacing (line)", where the master data for the surface area profile spacing is located on one line. "Sheet metal macros" can now be found under "Profile macros".
  • We have added a placeholder for the "Gross width".


  • The behaviour and input of roof panels has been completely revised. It is now possible to make individual settings for each panel. All settings from the pre-settings (Alt F7) have been incorporated into the master data of the roof panels. The thickness of the roof and floor panels in the first tab has been expanded to include the "automatic" option. The panel thus automatically recognizes the pre-set height of the rafters or the joist system. The table of excess ends of the roof panel in the third tab now controls the projections and cuts to the left and right of the panel, at the eaves, at the ridge, at the barge, at the hip and at the valley. Users can now determine for each roof edge which projections and angles a panel should have. For example, if a panel edge hits the edge type "Eaves" of the roof during creation, the table will transfer all values to the panel in the area of the eaves. In the table for the lower layers, it is possible to determine whether the eaves and barge are oriented to the base area of the roof. The predefined values then no longer refer to the eaves, but to the base area. For eaves, ridge, hip and valley it can be specified whether the values should refer to the pitch or to the ground. If users want the roof layers to control all projections and cuts automatically, they can set the option “Geometry from roof” to “yes” in the second tab. Consequently, all values of the table of excess ends become inactive and everything is automatically transferred to the panel. If this option is selected, the setting "yes" should be made for the transfer from the roof. To make sure that the battens of the roof are also adopted automatically, the adoption for layer Top 12 must be set to "Roof layer B+T". As a result, the battens plane is always applied as the last layer in the roof panel. The menu for the adoption of the roof structure under ">>more...>>" has been expanded to include the sub-layers. This means that predefined roof sublayers can now also be automatically transferred to the panel.

PHP Machines

  • The machine selected is now saved permanently under the FHP – Export (F12).

Stair Design

  • Detailed improvement of the automatic stair output: from now on, it is possible to change the size of the columns within the automatic stair output. In addition, entire lines can be copied, deleted, or moved up or down by right-clicking on the respective line. The individual lines can also be moved up and down using the drag and drop feature. Accordingly, columns can be moved to the right or left and rearranged. This refers both to the print output and the machine export. In addition to the machine export, users now have the option of selecting the INI files used recently via a drop-down menu, so that when using several files, users can use another INI file without having to search for a long time.
  • In the course of the enhancements in the automatic stair output feature, it is now possible to output treads and landing steps separately in the printout. The desired output can be determined by means of the settings under “Drawing” – “Landing steps”, “Treads without landings” and “Treads and landings”. Users have the option, for example, of putting large landings on separate plans in the case of smaller print formats.
  • Edits on stair components can now also be created by 3CAD sections.

3D Objects

  • Extrusion objects with processing can now also be created directly on an axis by using the setting “centered”. (Company Hörmann)

Structural analysis

  • A green or red dot on the FRILO Control Center icon now displays whether the FRILO program version installed is up-to-date or whether a new release or patch is available. This can then be installed by starting the FRILO Control Center using the icon.

Survey Systems

  • When importing several point clouds that belong together, such as certain sections of a scanned project, these point clouds are always oriented according to the point cloud imported first. If one imports the first point cloud, moves and rotates it in its position, then the subsequent point clouds align themselves according to the first point cloud. These point clouds then receive the information about the displacement and rotation of the first point cloud. This means that only one of the point clouds needs to be rotated and/or moved – the others match it automatically.
  • Point clouds can now also be captured directly via the points in all 2D representations. Consequently, the frame of one or more point clouds is no longer displayed in these views. As a result, especially when there are several point clouds, there are no disturbing frames in the image.
  • Furthermore, it is now possible to save the point cloud in a picture in the wire-frame model of a vertical section or the normal ground plan.
  • New levels have been introduced in the display settings (F7) for the respective point cloud to facilitate the regulation of the point cloud density. The levels “very low” (5 million points), “very high” (250 million points) and “extreme” (500 million points) have been added. It is now easier to adjust the point cloud density as required by means of these new levels.
  • If the horizontal section is activated in theDisplay settings (F7) in the top view, the program displays only this horizontal section of the point cloud of the corresponding active storey. The visibility only has an effect if the storey representation is set to display “all inactive floors invisible” or “all inactive floors in grey”. If “display all floors normally” is set in the storey representation, all sections for the point cloud of the respective storeys are displayed.
  • The optics tab “O” has been added to the master data of point clouds. Any colour for the respective point cloud can be stored on this tab. The cloud is coloured in the set colour together with the new display settings (F7) “Point cloud display”. There are three settings in the drop-down menu: The point cloud is displayed in the original colours using the “original” setting. The “mix” setting mixes the original colour with the colour set in the point cloud. The setting “optical colour only” causes only the selected colour of the point cloud to be displayed.
  • An export dialogue with a preview window has been added to the measuring point export. Users can influence the alignment in this dialogue when exporting. This means that if a factor has been rotated during the import, this factor is calculated back again. Accordingly, if measuring points have been imported with “Control line rotated horizontally”, then the export will also be carried out with “Control line rotated horizontally”. This process makes sure that data rotated during an import will easily match again with the original data and no problems will occur when staking out on site.
  • In addition to the new export dialogue for measuring points, it has been enabled that points can be sorted out, for example, by designation equal to “ABC” or designation not equal to “ABC”. Another option provided by the dialogue is that points with the same name can be displayed and numbered with the “Count measuring points” feature. This prevents confusion caused by the same point names when staking out later on the construction site, as each point has a unique designation.