Features V11.5 - V9.1

Features V11.5

3D Structural Analysis with Automatic Strut and Node Model
Fully automatic creation of an editable 3D strut and node model and export to structural analysis programs in different file formats

V11.5
12/2011

Plan Archiving and PDF Output
Project-related output, archiving and administration of plans/drawings with PDF tools

V11.5
12/2011

Topography with Inner Points
Perfect presentation of complex topographies via definition and calculation of inner points

V11.5
12/2011

Automatic Exploded Drawings
Animated exploded drawings of storeys, walls, layers and (timber and stairs) components

V11.5
12/2011

Dimensioning
Dimensioning of arcs of circles, extended position command of dimensioning lines, cutting and abutting of dimensioning lines

V11.5
12/2011

Texts as Single-Member Processings
Linking CAD/MCAD-texts to boxes and polygons, writing texts onto components

V11.5
12/2011

Node Intersection
Automatic abandoning of unnecessary processings, exact intersections with complex component shapes of abutting components

V11.5
12/2011

Tenon with Double Cut
Tenons on one or both sides of twice cut components

V11.5
12/2011

Truss Assistant
Fast, simple and visual creation of studio trusses, triangular trusses and framework trusses

V11.5
12/2011

Measuring Stairs with Theodolite
Direct 3D geometry and component input with laser theodolite and utilization of the laser as 3D mouse for input and output of measuring points

V11.5
12/2011

Auto Optimization for Stairs Nestings
Fully automatic but manually changeable glueing and board optimization in the nesting module

V11.5
12/2011

Boards and Contours with Automatic Intersection with Wall Outline
New covering macros, can be completely prepared and will then intersect automatically with the layer and wall outlines if necessary

V11.5
12/2011
Features V11.4
Free Component Labelling
Component values can be placed how and where required.
V11.4
05/2011

Component Hint and Placeholder
To display all important information, the user can decide which data is to be shown in the hint information.

V11.4
05/2011
Structural Analysis of Ridge and Valley Rafters
Structural calculations of ridges, valleys, jack rafters and any combinations thereof directly from the rafter system.
V11.4
05/2011
CAD and Dimensioning in Visualization
Realistic visualizations and filling of areas now also with CAD and Dimensioning.
V11.4
05/2011
Room Planner
Designing and fitting rooms, determining room areas in detail, evaluating room details from the material list and interior work on roof areas.
V11.4
05/2011
New Wall Features
Bevelling board edges to layers and displaying abutting walls accordingly.
V11.4
05/2011
Treads with Tenons
Cutting-out treads and adding tenons.
V11.4
05/2011
General Stairs Improvements
Positioning bolts wherever necessary and shifting their position, abutting wreath elements in different ways.
V11.4
05/2011

Features V11.3

Better Wall Intersections
Optimized display of wall corners and abutments
V11.3
12/2010
End Type "Cutout"
Extended for one-sided and inclined constructions
V11.3
12/2010
Nesting for Timber Constructions and Joining
Combination and optimization of several components in one or several aggregate components for efficient production
V11.3
12/2010
New Stair Features
• Notches in the last-step post
• Easy definition of wall intersections with tails
V11.3
12/2010

New Wall Features
• Rotation of walls, sections and C-planes
• Copying several walls
• Copying of windows, doors and macros

V11.3
12/2010

Nesting for Treads, Strings and Handrails
Combination and optimization of several components in one or several aggregate components for efficient production

V11.3
12/2010

New CAD Features
• Automatic reduction of polygon base points
• Simplified and fast creation of extrusion objects
• Texts with visual features such as frames etc.

V11.3
12/2010

Quantity Survey with Theodolite
Direct 3D geometry and component input with laser theodolite – the laser as a 3D mouse, input and printouts of measuring points

V11.3
12/2010

3D Data Exchange and Import of 3D DXF Points and Lines
Reading-in of any kind of 3D CAD geometries and components for fast and precise construction

V11.3
12/2010

Excel Templates for Quotations and Bill of Quantities Calculations
For calculations directly in Excel sheets with adaptable templates and automatic data transfer from the construction program

V11.3
12/2010
Features V11.2
Assistant for Hip Dormers
Fast and easy creation of hip dormers and partial hip dormers
V11.2
05/2010
New End Type “Profile Head”
Any combination of concave and convex profiles
V11.2
05/2010
Various New Features for Wooden Houses
Ceiling shapes closed from underneath, axial dimensioning of windows and doors, abutting walls in sectional view, MCAD query
V11.2
05/2010
Planner
Evaluation of individual areas in rooms
V11.2
05/2010
SEMA Explorer Building Project Administration
Comprehensive management of SEMA projects in optional directories
V11.2
05/2010
Fast and Individual End Types
Allocation of end types and textures with just one mouse-click
V11.2
05/2010
Ribbed Beams
Constructions with ribbed beams, STEICO beams included in the SEMA master data
V11.2
05/2010
Energy Performance
Evaluation of energy performance data in the material list and export to Excel
V11.2
05/2010
Log Constructions: Tyrolean Dovetail, Klingschrot and Frosch
Enhancements to "Tyrolean Dovetail" connections, new "Klingschrot" and "Frosch" connections
V11.2
05/2010
3D Representation "Hidden Edges"
Considerable improvement of calculation time for “Hidden Edges” view, more detailed representation
V11.2
05/2010
SEMA Drawing Administration and Layout
Additional columns in the drawing administration, administration of revision plans
V11.2
05/2010
End Type "Ridge Scarf"
Automatic determination of pitch and height of counter profiles
V11.2
05/2010
3D Import of Members, Roof Areas and Trusses
Conversion of external 3D objects into timber members and roof areas
V11.2
05/2010
RCE Import / MXF Import
Import of RCE or MXF files, fully automatic conversion of external 3D objects into timber members and roof areas
V11.2
05/2010
Points of Intersection: Scarf Joint Position and Depth
Editing scarf joint position and depth in automatic scarf joint intersection
V11.2
05/2010
Roof Areas with Different Textures
Simple graphic representation of individual roof areas in Visualisation, with different textures, e.g. glazing, sheet metal, plants and grass etc.
V11.2
05/2010
Wreath Processing with Profile Moulder
Data processings for up to 5-axis moulding of handrail wreaths with profile moulders
V11.2
05/2010
Features V11.1
Automatic Wall Corner Design
Automatically inserts pre-defined corner macros
V11.1
12/2009
New Features for Terrain Modelling
Creating terrains from objects, height at sea level, snapping terrains in the background in 3D, abutting terrain edges in 3D.
V11.1
12/2009
New Features for Steel Constructions
New steel profiles: L steel, T steel, U steel, Z steel and the correct intersection with wooden members.
V11.1
12/2009
Easy-to-Understand Area Measurements
Splits all kinds of roof areas into basic geometric objects.
V11.1
12/2009
Assistant for Triangle Dormers
Fast and easy creation of any kind of triangle dormer.
V11.1
12/2009
New Command: Resizing Polygons
To minimize or enlarge polygons quickly.
V11.1
12/2009
Stairs Upgrades 11.1
Straight strings with fixed width, lengthening of the string at the last step, post connections with reference to tread, output of board dimension (optimised) for DXF export.
V11.1
12/2009
Export to CNC Machines
Optimization and extensions for saw cuts of treads and risers.
V11.1
12/2009
New Type of Division: „From Opening“
New automatic type of division that uses complete boards left or right of an opening.
V11.1
12/2009
Combination Elements
To place and space double elements in timber framing.
V11.1
12/2009
Macro Combination/Macro Container
In version 11.1 a new group has been introduced to the master data: Macro List
V11.1
12/2009
Structural Analysis 11.1
New calculation standard DIN 1052: 2008 and Eurocode EN5-Ö-2009. For structural calculations of rafters, purlin, complete joist systems, posts and steel components from the SEMA program.
V11.1
12/2009
New Command: Element with Component Reference
To place components with reference to existing members. (e.g. stud spacing under ceiling beams)
V11.1
12/2009
Features V11.0
Photos as Background Images
Next to the ‘Background on/off’ button you find this little tool that lets you organise your background images.
V11.0
05/2009
Cut 2x and Abut in 3D
In version 11.0 the editing command ‘Cut 2x’ was introduced for 3D and all views as well as for vertical section, horizontal section, etc.
V11.0
05/2009
User-Friendly Right Mouse Button
With a right-click onto a component, a context menu will open which shows different editing commands.
V11.0
05/2009
3D Component Input
In version 11.0 it is for the first time possible to create timber components in 3D.
V11.0
05/2009
New Possibilities to Enter Flight Elements
There are now two new additional option buttons in the input box available.
V11.0
05/2009
New Stair Railing Designer
In the data record for posts and palings there is now a new tab for connection points “CP”.
V11.0
05/2009
Adding Fillings to Components and Members
With version 11.0 components can be displayed in 2D ‘filled’.
V11.0
05/2009
3D Terrain Modelling
The terrain modelling feature for fast and simple input of complex ‘landscapes’ is certainly one of the highlights of the new version 11.0.
V11.0
05/2009
User-Friendly Icon Bars
The design, look and handling of the user interface has been enhanced and improved.
V11.0
05/2009
Special Look for All Components
The ‘Look’ tab for almost all components has been extended. You can now individually determine the outline and filling of the different types of components.
V11.0
05/2009
Master Data Enhancements
In the master data view it is now possible to change the size of the different areas individually.
V11.0
05/2009
3D Import and Export
For 3D representation the new export option ‘3D Export’ has been integrated.
V11.0
05/2009
Project Presenter
With the ‘Project Presenter’ building projects can now be opened on all computers with SEMA Timber Construction Software also without dongle.
V11.0
05/2009

Enhancements to Photorealistic Representation
For the ‘Photorealistic representation’ the calculation of natural daylight situations in images has been made much faster.

V11.0
05/2009
Features V10.5
Straight and inclined skew notch on both sides
In version 10.5 two more skew notch types have been added to the ‘Skew notch’ end type.
V10.5
12/2008

New Types of Connections for Posts and Palings
You can now connect palings/posts right-angled with a distance, right-angled with mortising depth or with a skew notch at a board or tread.

V10.5
12/2008
Bundle Input for the Automatic Data Record
Under the ‘Railing’ sub-menu there is a so-called ‘Bundle input’ with input options for ‘Area’, ‘Number’, ‘Type of division’ and ‘Boom/rope’ available.
V10.5
12/2008
New Scarf Joint End Types
Under this end type you have now the possibility to select a certain scarf joint ‘Type’.
V10.5
12/2008
Ridge Scarf Joint and Ridge Tenon
For the end type ‘Ridge scarf joint’ you can first of all determine the ‘Type’, i.e. ‘Scarf joint’ or ‘Tenon’.
V10.5
12/2008
Points of Intersection
In version 10.5 it is possible to edit so-called points of intersection.
V10.5
12/2008
Associative Dimensioning
The auto dimensioning feature for walls in top view has been revised so that it now meets DIN standards.
V10.5
12/2008
New Dove-Tail Scarf Joint End Type
In the Master Data the new end type ‘DT scarf joint’ has been introduced.
V10.5
12/2008
Auto Dimensioning under the Automatic Wall Feature
Auto dimensioning for walls in wall view via the automatic wall feature.
V10.5
12/2008
Massive Wood Walls PBA / BTL Extension
For the export to the PBA machine, the possibility to export a nesting for the top and bottom surface of a component has been integrated.
V10.5
12/2008
Machine Export (Wreath)
Wreaths are exported from the SEMA programs as DXF files via the SEMA INI file.
V10.5
12/2008
Export to Microsoft Excel with template
It is now possible to transfer material list data to ‘Microsoft Excel with templates’.
V10.5
12/2008
Features V10.4
Material Lists on the Drawing
Adding material lists to drawings and plans automatically.
V10.4
05/2008
User Buttons
Create your own tool box.
V10.4
05/2008

Automatic Ceiling Analysis
Automatic structural analysis of complete joist systems.

V10.4
05/2008

New Features in Log Construction
Dovetails in 2D and Visualization.
V10.4
05/2008
Roof and Ceiling Elements
New features for roof and ceiling elements.
V10.4
05/2008
Boards and Battens in Single Member
Editing coverings in 3D and transferring them to Single Member.
V10.4
05/2008
Fasteners & Brackets at the End Type
Easy and simple handling of fasteners/brackets and 3D processings with the familiar end-type command.
V10.4
05/2008
New Features for Tenons and Skew Notches
New options for connections with tenons and skew notches.
V10.4
05/2008
Palings-based Adaption
New features to create self-supporting stairs.
V10.4
05/2008
Modern Railing Designs
New options for creating railings.
V10.4
05/2008

Features V10.3

 

Automatic Drawing Printout
Automatic arrangement of walls and single members on the print-out page.

V10.3
12/2007

Post-Transfer
Adding project changes to finished drawings/plans and material lists.

V10.3
12/2007

Planing: Cutting in 3D
Creating user-defined and freely editable planing areas. Extensions of the cutting functions in 3D.

V10.3
12/2007
Rabbet: Tenon and Dovetail Tenon
Creation of different tenon shapes and freely definable rabbets for tenons and dovetail tenons.
V10.3
12/2007
"Two by four" System
Two by four is a term for standard timber cross-sections used in international timber construction.
V10.3
12/2007

Massive Wood Wall
To work with large-scale cross-laminated timber panels and even design entire buildings, with data transfer to the processing machines.

V10.3
12/2007
Editing Layers
Free editing of the layers of wall, roof and ceiling element.
V10.3
12/2007
Weight/Center of Gravity
Determination of the center of gravity of wall, roof and ceiling elements.
V10.3
12/2007
Adaptable 3D Objects
Adaptable design of 3D objects for palings and posts.
V10.3
12/2007

Calculation of the Course of the Curve
New options to automatically calculate uninterrupted and interrupted curves or parts of curves.

V10.3
12/2007

Features V10.2

Photorealistic Representation
With the photorealistic representation building projects can be represented in a very natural and realistic way

V10.2
05/2007

3D Editings 
Contour, round arch and combinations of 3CAD editings
V10.2
05/2007
3D Import 
Import of vector graphics, editing of embedded documents
V10.2
05/2007
Roof Window
New, very flexible input option for roof windows with the SEMA Profile Assistant
V10.2
05/2007
Carpenter's Dimensioning
Fundamental improvements to Carpenter's Dimensioning
V10.2
05/2007
Cutting/Lengthening of posts and palings
For fast and easy adjustment of stairs railings to special building requirements.
V10.2
05/2007
Extended string input
With different string board thicknesses and 'from - to' input option
V10.2
05/2007
Features V10.1
New Features of the Profile Assistant
Adapting eaves battens, dimension calculation for roofs with different roof profiles, new dimensioning type "Roofer".
V10.1
11/2006
New Component: Closing Board and New End Type: Penetration
Creation of conventional and more complicated closing boards, incl. freely definable penetration 
V10.1
11/2006
New Features of Walls
Fixed division of walls from the center, extended layer menu, creation of C-shaped boards 
V10.1
11/2006
New Features in Log Construction
Punching of wall macros, new automatic packaging feature, member optimization based on stockyard lengths 
V10.1
11/2006

New Features in the Stairs Program
Tail intersection, abutting strings, enhanced landing constructions 

V10.1
11/2006

End Types at Palings and Posts 
Defining connections at the top/bottom, e.g. tenons, dowels, lamello connectors, top brackets.... 

V10.1
11/2006

Features V10.0

Building Macros
To create macros with several storeys. 

V10.0
05/2006

New Features of Structural Analysis
Load definition and load distribution.

V10.0
05/2006

Graphics Import
Import of pixel and vector graphics to SEMA programs.
V10.0
05/2006
New Features for CAD and MCAD
Lettering, MCAD limitations for certain components....
V10.0
05/2006
New Features of the Rafter System
Rafter on 2 points, exact markings....
V10.0
05/2006
Automatic Wall Output
Fast and easy output of all walls.
V10.0
05/2006
New Stairs Features
Tread inlays, stair components with 3D editing.
V10.0
05/2006
Spiral Stairs
   - New Module -
V10.0
05/2006

Features V9.5

Screw Fastening
New Addition to the Master Data of 3D Timber Fasteners: Screw Fastening ...

V9.5
11/2005

Displaying Sections
Creating Sections and Construction Planes in 3D ...
V9.5
11/2005
Saddle-roof Dormer with Valley Rafter
Now you can construct saddle-roof dormers with valley rafters ...
V9.5
11/2005
Shed Dormer with Ridge Prulin V9.5
11/2005
Dimensioning
Standardized Master Data for Dimensioning ...
V9.5
11/2005
Log Construction
MCAD macros for log construction have been revised ...
V9.5
11/2005
Bolt Stairs
Variable Bolt System for String and Horse Stairs ...
V9.5
11/2005

Features V9.4

3D Editing "Cuts"
New 3D editing ...
V9.4
05/2005
Placing of Elements
Innovations for the placing of roof and ceiling elements
V9.4
05/2005
Hatch Styles
The number of hatch styles has been significantly enlarged ...
V9.4
05/2005
Innovations for Hips and Valleys V9.4
05/2005

Direct Export
Direct export to a wood-working machine ...
V9.4
05/2005

SEMA Project Manager
Improved building project management ...
V9.4
05/2005

Features V9.3

Roof structure
Innovations for "Roof Structure" ...
V9.3
11/2004
End type Lengthening
This new end type has been developed especially for timber framing ...
V9.3
11/2004
More detailed purlin master data
Changes in the rafter system ...
V9.3
11/2004
General points and Material List
- Extended Search feature ...
- Automatic weight calculation ...
V9.3
11/2004
Timber Fasteners
new module timber Fasteners...
V9.3
11/2004
Planner functions
- ISO line styles, ISO hatch styles ...
- Expenditure for writing, Zoom shot behavior
V9.3
11/2004
Innovations for "Stairs"
- Cutting of boards in 3D
- auto dimensioning ...
V9.3
11/2004
Pre-fabricated houses, MCAD, 3D Walls V9.3
11/2004

Features V9.2

Timber-Steel Constructions
Intersection of timber members with steel profiles ...
V9.2
05/2004
Dormers
Extended Dormer Assistant ...
V9.2
05/2004
Joining details
Changes in the rafter system ...
V9.2
05/2004
CAD
New features of CAD and Dimensioning ...
V9.2
05/2004
Prefabricated House
New features for wall, ceiling and PHP automatism ...
V9.2
05/2004
Stairs construction
End types, connections and many new details ...
V9.2
05/2004

Features V9.1

Volumes
Automatic calculation of volumes  ...
V9.1
11/2003
Dormer Assistant
Create new dormers with the help of the SEMA Assistant ...
V9.1
11/2003
More details
More details of the V9.1 ...
V9.1
11/2003
Truss
Construction of curved components ...
V9.1
11/2003
New work-end types
Create work-end types on hip and valley rafters ...
V9.1
11/2003
Stairs
Representation of all editings in 3D ...
V9.1
11/2003