European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Crafts

19 - 22 March 2024 // Nuremberg, Germany

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Exhibitors & Products HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022

Compass Software GmbH

Steinhammerstraße 140 A

44379 Dortmund



Phone: +49(0)231.981290-0

Fax: +49(0)231.981290-10

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Products of Compass Software GmbH (5)

Compass Software GmbH is one of the worldwide leading developers for CAD/CAM staircase manufacturing software. The company offers complete solutions ranging from CAD stair design and planning over three-dimensional stair visualisation to nearly fully automatic CNC manufacturing.

Additionally, Compass Software offers innovative and award-winning CAM timber solutions. Data from external CAD systems can be imported via different interfaces, e.g., BTL, XML, DXF, BVX, IFC, etc. The imported data is processed through a unique neutral processor. All customary machines can be controlled, just as it is possible with staircase manufacturing.

Next to the stair building and timber solutions, Compass Software also develops customised MES Solutions (Manufacturing Execution System), for the organisation, control, and management of all production, no matter the size and degree of automation. The MES system can be utilised for all types of production, be it stair building, timber manufacturing, CLT production, or manufacturing processes in other industries.

Furthermore, Compass Software specialises in developing customised solutions to cover individual hands-on needs for users.

For more than 30 years, the company, which currently employs a staff of 50, has been delivering innovative solutions for customers from more than 30 different countries around the world. Compass Software´s customer base includes companies of all sizes – from small businesses that produce only few staircases each month, to companies with industrial manufacturing that complete more than 15000 staircases each year.

Nearly 3000 customers have profited from the trailblazer’s advanced expertise and extensive know how so far.

Comprehensive range of services:

:: Development and Marketing of Specialised Software Solutions for Staircase Manufacturing - Our integrated complete solution makes it possible to transfer everything that results from the planning process and design on the computer directly to the machining center. Rapid data flow, which is based on a central database and an extremely powerful network solution, is guaranteed. Our software solutions, amongst others, includes:

  • Design of staircases and 3D visualisation
  • Price calculation, including detailed post calculation
  • Input of DXF data
  • Free adjustment of forms to fulfill various needs (e.g., order for external components)
  • Detailed output of plans
  • Complete parts lists
  • Nesting modules (simultaneous savings of material)
  • 1:1 Output
  • XML interface for recording offset with laser measuring systems
  • Time recording via CSV output for immediate evaluation
  • Management of data flow with the aid of barcodes on drawings
  • XML interface for integrating the software into larger EDP environments, such as ERP systems
  • Controlling of all CNC driven machining centers
  • Automated loading of machines with robots

:: Installation and Configuration – Our qualified team will set up the software on-site, while  considering the individual requirements of each customer. We are experienced in connecting almost every type of CNC machine.

:: CAM Timber Solutions – These are based on different interfaces that are utilised by the most common design software. Some of our software solution features are:

  • Solutions for sunrooms, joinery, cross-laminated timber, windows, doors, etc.
  • Control of all CNC controlled processing centers
  • CLT: Cross-laminated timber processing with machine specific CNC data generation, which is adjusted for each individual processing center.
  • Components are prepared for the CNC in a self-determined order
  • All parts spatially as a 3D model
  • Calculation of pin table, vacuum cup, and clamping positions
  • Nesting: best possible rate of material utilisation with minimal waste and complete processing in the nest
  • Barcodes, station selection, and table arrangement
  • Automatic robotic loading

:: MES Solution PROKON – Manufacturing control for production of any size and degree of automation. Utilisation for all types of production: stair building, timber manufacturing, CLT production, or manufacturing processes in other industries. The main advantages are:

  • Digitalisation, interconnection, and control of all production processes in real-time
  • Possible tracking of individual components in a virtual, true to scale workshop layout
  • Ideal utilisation of production capacities, reduced search times, set-up times, and lay times
  • Reduction of assets tied up in production
  • Paperless production
  • One integrated software that can be directly linked and synchronised with the ERP system
  • Short reaction times and flexibility for rush orders
  • Reduction of processing times and delivery times
  • Just-in-time from order to assembly
  • Quality control and process reliability
  • Utilisation of stationary and mobile devices

:: Training – We offer individually customised training sessions and seminars to show you how you can use the software in the best possible way, as well as need-based advance training for customers.

:: Support – Our competent team includes wood technicians and carpenters, who answers all questions regarding the software, as well as supports you actively and comprehensively in all other matters.

:: Consulting – We will professionally analyse customer specific business processes and will develop hands-on strategies for the rationalisation of procedures. The implementation of our recommendations optimises procedures and leads to a noticeable reduction in workload, saving of time, and a significant increase in efficiency for our customers.

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