Tuesday, April 19, 2022

hsbCLT: Detail Cross-Laminated Timber Projects

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hsbCLT for Autodesk® Revit® works with native Revit® objects, seamlessly transitioning from architectural design to fabrication. It enhances the hsbDesign platform to detail cross-laminated timber (CLT) projects. It is a toolset of lamella layers connected to form high-density wall, floor, and roof panels, matched with tools to complete the design and production in CLT construction. Flexibility to define detailed panel styles, varying surface qualities, coupled together in a library with predefined grain directions aligned to spans of panels, can connect walls to floors to roofs. In addition, defining openings in walls can be filled with windows and doors automatically detailed to the manufacturing criteria. 

Standard connections like lap joints and joint boards are easily adaptable and supported by industry leaders and customizable electrical installations and HVAC configurations. In addition, the finalized outputs include detailed BIM production documents - compatible automated dimensioned layouts, material lists, and site assembly documents.

hsbCLT enhances the intelligence of Revit® built-in elements, making your models even smarter. Furthermore, through continuous integration with the latest production methods, hsbcad ensures limitless users' design, extending BIM possibilities with complementary hsbcad tools.

hsbCLT uses native Revit® walls/floors/roofs and applies complex tools to extended Revit® families. Some toolsets include connections between CLT panels such as half laps, rabbets, and joint boards. These connections can be added manually or through automation commands. Automating processes of panel distribution and customizable joints drastically increases productivity.

Using native edges, surfaces and built-in elements, hsbCLT for Revit® will create customized panel distribution for floors, walls, and roofs with uniquely intelligent positioning of numbers on the built-in components. Grain direction and surface quality are all created through integrated extended families.

All members and tools support customizable basic shop drawings, and every part of the construction can be exported to a required format using the hsbcad exporter for CNC information.

Using hsbCLT data exchange provides a seamless workflow between Revit® and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture and links to hsbShare, the hsbcad cloud collaboration platform.


Rabbet Joint

Custom UI

Shop Drawings

Lap Joint


Beam Cut

Note:  This app uses a custom installer (not the standard App Store installer).

About hsbcad:

With 30+ years of industry experience, hsbcad is a global software solution provider for offsite construction. Its comprehensive software platform supports companies by facilitating computer-aided design (CAD), offsite manufacturing, onsite assembly, and compliance with the construction industry's rapidly emerging Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards.

Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, with revenues of €6 million in 2021, hsbcad’s global team consists of 60 people, spread throughout their international subsidiaries in Germany, The Netherlands, The UK, The USA, Canada, Japan, Ecuador, and Australia.

For more information on hsbcad, visit

Trial Description

This application allows the user to request a trial license of 30 days if the user does not already have a valid license.

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About This Version

Version 24.3.4, 3/24/2022

  • Support for Revit 2022, 2021, and 2020.
  • New Rothoblaas hardware tool library added.
  • Essential improvements on performance in the creation and recalculation of hsbcad CLT elements (Grain Direction and Labels).
  • The validation inspector provides the user with the ability to create sets of tests to check the Revit model for possible clashes or problems between the elements in the project.
  • Enhanced performance of the item containers recalculation when you add or remove elements.
  • The position numbers can be defined based on Family, Family Type, and Geometry.
  • The custom user interface to interact easily with the hsbCLT family parameters has been implemented.
  • The toolset notifies about new updates.

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hsbCLT is brought to you by hsbcad. It's pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2022, 2021, and 2020.

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