We believe in what we started almost 25 years ago - an embrace between TRADITION and TECHNOLOGY.
Dietrich’s was the first company to make design software especially for wood construction. In 1982, Josef Dietrich developed the first programs to help German carpenters calculate roof shapes, angles and cuts. Since then, Dietrich’s has become the largest, most successful provider of timber frame design software in Europe.
Five years ago, Dietrich's began to enter the English-speaking construction software market. We have worked hard to make our software user friendly in English, with North American and United Kingdom expertise to guide us. Not only are our software and the help files in English, we have also created several tutorials for the English speaking world. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced builder; a traditional craftsman or a CNC machine operator - we have the people and computer aids to assist you.
Construction practices and styles in NA and the UK have also had a huge influence on our software development. Log builders can work with round tapered logs that are rendered to look like real logs. Timber framers and log builders now have many smart tags available that reflect the diverse heritage of the builders. The software can be used in feet or inches, as well as metric, and you can easily switch between the two systems when needed.
Our extensive and varied client base has made us aware of many special considerations within the construction industry worldwide. Long experience, continuous development and dedication to all aspects of the construction industry have made Dietrich's the most up-to-date software on the market. Timber frame construction is still a specialty area for Dietrich's software, but you will see from our product list that tradition and technology have successfully merged.