DDS-CAD 12: More Information, better overview and full control

With DDS-CAD 12 you will quickly discover you have access to relevant information easier than ever, providing a better overview of the numerous data in your projects. The result? That satisfying feeling of having everything under full control!


  • Full overview and complete control with new "control center"
  • The optimized report manager produces reports instantly
  • Placed objects adjust automatically with the new dynamic references
  • Complete new multi-disciplinary clash detection engine
  • Detailed visualization filters for clear analyses of the building model

Open BIM

  • More flexibility when importing IFC models with missing or incorrect storey heights
  • Export IFC models with additional classification systems
  • Export IFC models including all possible annotations, such as text, position markers, dimensioning, etc.
  • Export IFC models including 2nd level Space Boundaries for energy simulation applications


  • Optimized visualization options for ducts and pipe systems
  • Completely new system calculation algorithm significantly improving performance


  • Automatic generation of system diagrams for a variety of system types in a mouse click
  • Optimized multi-storey cabling including voltage drop calculation

Want to experience more about DDS-CAD 12?

We are happy to answer all your questions and introduce DDS-CAD personally to you - either on-site or via an online presentation.

Advanced clash detection

DDS-CAD 12 introduces a complete new clash detection engine based on native IFC. The engine makes use of the latest technological developments such as multicore background processing.

Multistorey cabling design

DDS-CAD 12 offers a new and intelligent storey port function for cabling and cable trunking. It provides the possibility to create complex cable systems across different storeys considering voltage and lenght control calculations.

Automatic system diagrams

DDS-CAD 12 allows you to generate automatic system diagrams for power supply, emergency lighting, fire detection and data network systems. With a single mouse click you automatically generate system diagrams of the complete project.

Visualisation filters

DDS-CAD 12 introduces visualization filters to analyze model information in more detail. In the render mode you can toggle visualization filters on and off, instantly representing model information.

More flexible annotations

DDS-CAD 12 offers more flexibility in customizing your annotations. Allowing you to present information from your BIM models automatically on your traditional 2D documentation deliverables.

Nils Kverneland, managing director

"Uncertainties and errors have a negative influence on a project's design process. On the other hand, the right information at the right time is good as gold.

DDS-CAD 12 provides you with relevant project information exactly when you need it. You will always have everything perfectly under control, never lose track and enjoy designing.

Good luck with DDS-CAD 12!"

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (64 Bit)
  • Processor: Intel i5/i7 oder AMD dual core 2.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: OpenGL, 512 MB VRAM
  • Hard drive: 15 GB of free space

Details for minimal-, standard- and high-end application, see System requirements.