| Sometimes the aftermath of an event is more insightful
than the event itself – at least for insiders. The German organization
“High-Tech Abbund” is a nationwide union of carpentry
businesses supporting each other in order to work most efficiently.
This organization recently invited six software companies as well
as many professional users to Sindelfingen, Germany, for an expert
opinion on the capability of their construction software.
The task was to construct a roof based on an octagonal floor plan
(see picture below).
| limited time given and ended up presenting partial
results out of nowhere the S&S-team managed to present the entire
project including alternative processing options. 15 minutes into
the given time frame all necessary data had been computed and the
Hundegger K2 was already running.
The so-demonstrated speediness
of the S&S-construction
software displays intuitive and straightforward
handling, flexibility and permanent control of all construction
steps and updating in real-time. Of course
|At first this task seemed rather simple but at closer inspection
several problems arose – as can be expected when pros sit together
Starting from scratch, the contestants had 20 minutes to show their
solutions and possible alternatives in an understandable fashion,
explain their approach as well as transfer all relevant CNC-data
to a Hundegger K2 joinery machine. While some software companies
tried to cover various shortcomings of their programs by mentioning
| it can be taken for granted that such a program possesses all the
relevant features of a modern timber framing construction software.
The S&S-presentation shows once again by what criteria a business
should choose a system: Critical is how goals are
We would like to express our warmest thanks to the presidency and
the staff of the organization for a well thought-out and fair task
as well as for the excellent planning of the entire event.