Joinery CAD software ElementsCAD for Vectorworks

ElementsCAD 2024 | Demo & full version


ElementsCAD for Vectorworks offers seamless integration from design to manufacturing in 8 languages. The customized plugin optimizes Vectorworks specifically for furniture making with over 80 tools, including:

  • Powerful 3D/2D cabinet module
  • Row cabinet function
  • Parts lists, CNC export
  • Fittings, drilling patterns from various manufacturers
  • Parametric windows, doors, stairs, beams
  • Cut dimensioning, 3D cuts
  • Tools for counters, frames/corner benches
  • Comprehensive 3D material and symbol library

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ElementsCAD for Vectorworks offers seamless integration from design to costing to manufacturing in 8 different languages. The customized ElementsCAD plugin transforms Vectorworks, a proven 2D/3D design program, into the optimal solution for furniture making by meeting the specific needs of every furniture maker.

In the ElementsCAD carpentry CAD module module, 3D handles from various suppliers, seating furniture and 3D sanitary objects from Villeroy & Boch are integrated into the Vectorworks library in addition to objects from the kitchen, office, living room and bedroom sectors.

ElementsCAD contains all the functions required to create photorealistic 3D room plans with Vectorworks Basic/Fundamentals.

Product features:

  • Parametric furniture
  • Flexible cut-outs
  • Freely definable drilling patterns
  • Handleless fronts - front profiles
  • Flexible design options
  • Detailed drawer definition
  • Predefined libraries
  • CNC output at the touch of a button
  • Flexible profiling
  • Chamferable edges
  • Data export to third-party programs
  • Extensive libraries
  • Automatic updates
  • Flexible front definitions
  • Row cabinet function
  • Windows - doors - walls - stairs
  • Sloping ceilings - flexible panels
  • Pre-configurations for complex furniture
  • Flexible constructions
  • Internal drawers
  • Flexible texture exchange
  • Textures from different manufacturers
  • Simple handling through classes
  • Meaningful parts lists
  • Presettable templates
  • Powerful export interfaces

Current versions:

  • ElementsCAD PRO: The comprehensive professional version.
  • ElementsCAD XS: The slimmed-down version with basic functions.
  • Elements Studi: School, student and lecturer versions for educational institutions (requires a Vectorworks student license).
  • ElementsDemo: The 30-day trial version for a non-binding impression.

Student and demo versions of ElementsCAD are fully functional and equivalent to the PRO versions. Student versions have the same runtime as Vectorworks student versions, although the export CAM function is blocked for technical reasons.

Please note that the accessory libraries are only available in ElementsCAD PRO and ElementsCAD XS, but not in the student and demo versions.

Function comparison ElementsCAD XS - PRO

Features and functions ElementsCAD XS ElementsCAD PRO
Parametric 3D cabinet ✓*
Parametric 2D cabinet
Configure cabinet, swap fronts, textures, handles etc.
Assign drilling patterns, component information
Create parts lists ✓*
Import MRegio online cabinet ✓*
Export CAM function
Parametric frames, parametric frames from contour
Parametric counters
Parametric windows, doors, stairs
Parametric walls, compatible with walls of the industry versions
Create roof / roof area function, compatible with roof functions of the industry versions
Timber construction functions Beam / Connector etc. with export Hundegger, ...
General tools: Stamp, alignment, search, editing dimensioning tools etc.
ElementsCAD libraries (approx. 3 GB symbols, textures, image objects etc.)

* Limited availability (for cabinet module only basic furniture with 1 segment for simple furniture possible)


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