Research & Development

CADdetails Microsites Spring 2015

The latest tool from conveniently distributes design content, along with the full features of the website, directly from product manufacturers web and mobile sites worldwide.

The CADdetails Microsite was recently developed for participating CADdetails manufacturers to give them a portable and mobile version of their CADdetails content. Microsites are stand-alone sites that maintain all of the features of the main CADdetails website to be made available directly from the manufacturers home page or embedded into their website. Being portable, these sites can also be accessible from email signatures or directly from marketing collateral. Users familiar with the CADdetails Format will benefit from having remote access to current and accurate details and specifications available in multiple formats from multiple locations on the web. Look for this link to access a manufacturers Microsite:

ParametrXTM Fall 2014

Custom design and development of software for automatically generating computer aided design drawings, 3D models, specifications and technical documents for manufactured building products.

CADdetails' patented ParametrX™ technology allows designers to configure manufactured building products in real-time without having to search through multiple files to find a pre-configured solution for their project. In 2008 CADdetails purchased Architectural Data systems, a pioneer in automating the architectural process, and their platform became the foundation for CADdetails’ EasySpec™, the program that leverages the ParametrX™ technology. KONE Elevators & Escalators, JELD-WEN Doors & Windows, and Hill-Rom, Inc. (Health Care Equipment) are examples of the product types that benefit from this powerful configuration software.

The CADdetails Format Ongoing

The cornerstone of is a commitment to creating the highest quality design content possible. The CADdetails Format elevates regular CAD details and 3D models to the next level, supporting the widest diversity of design professionals.

All 2D CAD details and 3D models available on are developed by an in-house designer and tested to meet the highest industry standards. Over the past several decades CADdetails has applied client feedback from hundreds of participating manufacturers, and from more than 512,000 users, to solidify the Standard CADdetails Format. Various preferences including how to display proprietary information, layering and printing standards, fonts, materials, file sizes, and the various formats required to easily and accurately specify building manufacturers products have been perfected across the board. The CADdetails Format continues to evolve and is constantly updated to be compatible with the latest software trends.