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Schucal 2023 R3 – Changes for US market

Performance improvement Some changes have been made to improve program performance with large amounts of data. Please note:Due to this, the first program start may take longer with large amounts of data after installing this service pack. In this case, please be patient and do not cancel the starting process. Projects and items Project glass and project panel:Changes when loading...

How to manually fix wrong intersection type of the profiles.

Schucal is automatically resolving the intercession of profiles connected at their ends. It applies standard connection types depending of profile category. As Schucal is resolving those intersections correctly in majority of cases, is has troubles with the models where more that two profiles are intersecting at one node. As an example lets take the roof construction where rafters are intersecting...

After installing SchuCad, double click edit action for Dimension line changed.

After installing SchuCad, double click action on Dimension line runs custom Schucad dimension text editor instead of standard AutoCad one: This action will happen on each of the workspaces, either standard AutoCad or SchuCad profile. Double click action for AutoCad dimension text is overwritten with SchuCad SCC_EDIT command. To fix this, in the command bar type CUI command. In Customizations...

How to set up Schucal to calculate finish cost based on different suppliers and currencies

Schucal comes with finish calculation module that can automate coating cost estimation. However, Schucal coating price list is not preconfigured and needs to be set up by fabricator after receiving price list from Schuco or other local coater. This is an example of coating price list based on two separate coaters: Schuco Europe and US based company Linetec: Schuco Powder...

How to export unit from Schucal to Autodesk Revit?

Schucal has built-in Revit export feature that exports full 3D model to Revit family including unit dimensions and other parameters. You need to meet following software requirements to be able to export the project: – Schucal Enterprise Edition (this feature will not run on Schucal Basic or Advanced) – Autodesk Revit – Schüco Revit Interface – Schucal to Revit export...

Schucal 2022 R2 – Changes for US market

The additions and changes are described in general terms. The availability of the systems, materials and functions depends on your program’s configuration level. You can find the letter detailing the changes that are included in the upcoming service packs for the respective version in the menu ribbon under General > Help > Program information > Service Pack XY > Details....

During download process of Schucal installer I got the error “Hash mismatch”

During download process of Schucal installer I got the error “Hash mismatch for downloaded block!“: This problem is caused by unstable or slow network connection. Please close this window and start installer again. The installer will continue adding content to previously downloaded data from the cloud, so you do not waste already downloaded content.This error can occur multiple times, so...

How to authorize Schucal with 90 days temporary trial license

Schucal can be activated with temporary trial license for 90 days. To process it please start Schucal without any license dongle inserted. Schucal will display Schucal License activation window: Select and copy Request code highlighted red on the screenshot above. Send the code to adam@schuco-usa.com After receiving the activation code paste it in the License activation number / Activation code...

Schucal 2022 – Changes for US market

I. General program changes (for all design types) Output lists Unit overview list:Flexible lists – Beta version for testing (Only program versions 64-bit.) If you have set the language for the program interface as German, you will find the Use flexible list (beta) option in the settings for the Unit overview list. By checking this box, you are able to...

AutoCad problem: Some objects placed over the others disappear when printed as Batch Plot

Sample AutoCad project file contains white text label object placed over the grey solid hatch area, as on the example below : After generating Batch Plot to PDF file the text object disappears from the print area: Solution: The problem is caused by improper setting of blending/merging of the overlapping lines.You can fix this by changing Merge Control setting in...

Schucal 2021 R3 – Changes for US market

General program changes Calculation Surcharges on material and coatings(Since 2021 R2 SP03, SP04, SP05, SP06) The current fluctuations in raw material prices, which are sometimes huge, require variable options which must be taken into account in the program. Entry options have been added to the system and coating conditions for various material/discount groups and for coatings. Surcharge for material: For...

I am getting the error during Schucal start: The operating system is not presently configured to run this application.

In recent days Schucal can return the following error during the start: The operating system is not presently configured to run this application: This message can keep looping and cannot be closed. In this case you need to kill it in Task Manager: CTRL-ALT-DELETE -> Task Manager > select Schucal process and click End Task. Schucal software itself cannot be...

Error while trying to generate report (output) to Excell

In specific circumstances it can happen that while generating the report to Excel Schucal can return the error with one of few possible messages, for example as this: This problem requires reinitialization of Schucal-Excel connector. Please close Schucal and start Excel in Administration mode, Menu start > Right mouse button on Excel icon > More > Run as administrator: Go...

How to define custom glass bite for FWS curtain wall family?

If you need to build custom glass bite for FWS curtain wall family, what can be necessary if you have special approval, you can do it with standard Schucal tools. In the example below we will make custom gap size between glass panels as 7/8″ (22mm) for horizontal and 1″ (25mm) for vertical divisions, what is defined by Test Report...

Schucal 2021 R2 – Changes for US market

General program changes (for all design types) Settings Company contact:Account number for delivery addresses As of this version, you can provide account numbers for your delivery addresses in the Company contact dialog box. The fields for the delivery addresses are no longer mandatory either. Output lists Order:Changes for the “project number” in the shipping specifications In previous versions, a Project...

Schucal 2021 – Changes for US market

Projects and items Project window:Information about the U value, airborne sound reduction and MCO in the item properties list As of this version, the project window in the Item properties list will display additional information on the currently selected item. U value and airborne sound reduction value: If a value has been calculated for the item, it is shown. If...

Schucal 2020 R2 – Changes for US market

Administration > User Settings Information about spacer blocks The message is displayed in the item window and the message list: Spacer blocks must be positioned in accordance with the glazing guidelines and packed with compression-resistant packing. They are not calculated automatically and must be entered as additional material. In the User settings dialog box, you can find a checkbox under...

Two projects opened from the same database have different finish configuration.

Finish (coating) data is stored in project configuration and is transferred with the project either you open it from the server database, local or import from external user by zip file. When you import or open the project your Schucal is using project data to render calculation, not your configuration database. For that reason, the situation when two separate projects...

Curtain Wall – Profile Division vs Profile Joint

Schucal FWS family has two options for creating profile joint for mullion or transom. The first type is Profile Division. This is the simple method that creates divisions for all profile members (mullion, pressure plate, cover cap, insulator). This method only divides the members, does not add any structural connectors to the division. Right click on the profile you want...

Schucal 2020 – Changes for US market

Program information Overview of the functions used and the options available As of this version, information about the functions used and options available for the workstation are listed under the heading Product license and features on the Help tab (menu ribbon: General > Help > Program information). If your workstation works on a network license, license options that are already...

Network license is not distributed over the local network.

Schucal network license manager can have problems with distributing license over subnets that are behind the NAT in the network. To workaround it please start web browser on machine with such problem and browse to: http://localhost:1947 Go to Configuration > Access to Remote License Managers and: Check Aggressive Search for Remote Licenses to ON Type IP address of the License...

How to generate bar code information for various data in Schucal reports.

Schucal is lacking the ability to generate bar codes on predefined reports (outputs). The only exception is the output Output > Other lists > Print label which generates labels for cutting optimization and provides the bar code. However, this is hard to customize to the user’s needs. More information about this report and general information about bar code standards you...

After installing SchuCad, when I use Dimension tool (DIM) AutoCad switches the layer to OS-Dimension or DIM with predefined parameters.

This feature is added to AutoCad by SchuCad and SchuCad Next – new version of SchuCad that is installed in one package together. The idea of this behavior was to maintain CAD drawing standards and position all objects on predefined layer. There are two possible layers that AutoCad (SchuCad) can place newly created dimension objects: OS-Dimension (color 4) or DIM...

Schucal 2019 R2 or R3 does not start returning the error: “Database SQL: [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Query ‘’ is corrupt. SQL Statement: UPDATE Systems SET Release=3 WHERE SystemID=1003”

On Tuesday Nov 13, 2019 Microsoft released an update for the Access Database Engine of Windows. Schucal is using Microsoft Access Database Engine as primary database driver and after this update it cannot be started any more returning SQL error listed above. This problem occurs only on the systems with specific Microsoft Office installed. This problem is caused by Microsoft...

Schucal 2019 R3 – Changes for US market

General Contacts:Supplements for aluminum surface finishes – fixed lengths In the Contacts dialog box, new input options for supplements for small bar lengths have been included for the system coater Schüco and for the coater templates for third-party coaters. In the conditions, new input fields are available for the following Fixed lengths under the Aluminum surface finish supplements group: <...

How to prepare plastic pockets plan for FWS SG units.

Schuco FWS SG (Structural Glazing) curtain wall glass panels can be built with one of the two toggle fixing versions: SG Spacer or Plastic Pocket. Plastic pockets are the parts inserted between glass panes with offset described in K1011008 drawing. Schucal can prepare plan of Plastic Pocket locations after checking the setting on: Technical Settings > Glazing > Plastic pocket...

How to create split mullion with coupling gaskets for AWS system?

Create the unit with regular mullion: On the 3D model right click on this mullion and choose Generate coupling: Schucal will ask you to pick two profiles, left and right. Select left expansion profile: After that select second, right expansion profile: Choose coupling type: That’s it. Coupling mullion is created:

Adavntages of Schucal server database

Schucal server database is available for dedicated users working in local network or external location over VPN. Server database advantages: Projects exchange All Schucal projects are instantly accessible for all Schucal server users. It is not necessary to export/import projects to exchange the work over the office. Roles separation Each user belongs to one or more Schucal group. – Drafting:...

How to add reinforcement profile to interlock vent frame in ASS/ASE systems

Right click the interlock and go to SLF interlock … section > Modify section: From section list select one with reinforcement: As we can see reinforcement profiles are inserted: As K15170 drawing for ASS 70.HI shows 202792 reinforcement profile must be 120mm shorter than main vent frame profile: This can be checked on Cutting optimization. On this example we can...

How to create Ventilated Vent?

Ventilated Vent AWS VV is opaque opening unit. Units are available in widths 170mm, 250mm and 300mm and are designed for quick internal space ventilation. Vent panels are infills for standard AWS frames and are compatible with following systems: To create such unit in Schucal simple create window from the family listed above: You can create single or multi area...

I have custom profile definition in my Schucal but after exporting file to my CNC machine software profile boundary is missing. [How to export dxf shapes to the machine]

Your CNC software needs profile DXF definition to be able to define profile clamping position and boundary. Majority of stock Schuco profiles are usually built in the CNC software but for any custom profile you need to manually export DXF definition form Schucal and import / save it on your machine. Go to General > Master data > User-defined clamping...

How to change unit system in Schucal to Imperial (inches)?

Schucal is natively metric software but can be set to work with Imperial units. To do that go to General > Settings > User settings > Administrator (or any other actual user) > Country settings > System of units You can change units to: SI (Metric) – Native metric Imperial – Fully imperial SI and Imperial – Hybrid (metric /...

What is and how to change profile rolling options for thermally insulated profiles?

Schuco thermally broken profiles can be ordered in one of three rolling codes: SV Schuco pre-rolled (Schüco Verbund) Composite profiles are delivered rolled and coated already. Schuco coats half bars and rolls it all together. WV Pre-rolled (Werksverbund) Composite profiles are delivered rolled already, mill finish. Customer coats the composite profile, avoiding exceeding 180C during coating. KV For rolling by...

Is there a quick setting to change all the fixing hole diameters for reverse rebate profile from 4.2mm to 5.0mm?

There is not such property on the Settings (Technical/Processing) data panel, but it is possible to manipulate with any MCO/CNC processing using Filter tools. First, select the profile for which you want to modify processing and click Processing button. (Hint: Processing functionality needs special Schucal license programmed on Schucal USB dongle and additional activation code. Please contact Schuco USA to...

How to build AWS 75.SI+ Outward Opening Easy Access Threshold door?

Here are few steps that you must do in Schucal to build AWS 75.SI+ Outward Opening Easy Access Threshold. As template, pick Windows & Doors > Doors > Outward Opening > Single Leaf door Click Outer Frame property field and pick profile no 480850 or similar. You can find it in subcategory Can also be used as… Do not worry...

In new SchuCal 2016 R2 some façade systems disappeared, but I still have project with these. How can I continue my work?

Following systems have been removed from the Schüco offer and will no longer be available in SchuCal 2016 R2: Schüco FW 50+ Schüco FW 50+.1 Schüco FW 50+.HI Schüco FW 50+.SI Schüco FW 50+.SI Green Schüco FW 50+S Schüco FW 50+S.1 Schüco FW 50+S.HI Schüco FW 50+ S.SI Schüco FW 60+ Schüco FW 60+.1 Schüco FW 60+.HI Schüco FW 60+.SI...

How to find on the elevation view location of the profile from cutting list or other outputs?

The number of profile on the output consists of two parts: Two letters symbol that represents profile type (Abbreviations list below) and ID number of the profile referring to the elevation position. On the example below Ri6 is Transom on the position no. 6 (Ri refers to Transom according to the shortcut list below. From German language Riegel) Abbreviations for...

How to configure FOM Schuco Converter

Schuco Converter is a tool upload Schucal cutting lists to FOM saw. At the beginning of work with converter you need to configure few basic parameters. Language: User interface language IP Address: Saw IP address. Default is 192.168.0.200 Ftp default volume: Saw has two internal drives where stores files: D and F. In most cases use D:. Dxf archive: Folder...

When adding additional materials, how can I be sure that correct amount is being included?

Additional material can be put in two ways: related to existing profile from calculation when it takes its length or by manual input. Method one. First, the easiest way: Additional material related to existing profile. Click the profile to which you want to add additional material: In Enter Art. No. under Profile properties window type or search additional material you...

Frame axis has offset from where is should be so the frame is too big.

Problem is caused by geometrical modification of the frame grid in the past. As we can see vertical profile No 3 is logically a Mullion, instead of being the Outer Frame. Mullions/Transoms always have construction axis in the middle, Outer Frames on the edge. If we would review the project history, we can find that on 5/20/2016 frame had correct...

How to create FW50/60 façade with structural 307660 glazing adapter?

There are few steps to achieve it that comes to one goal: remove internal glazing gasket and replace it with 307660 adapter for mullions and appropriate transom gasket. First, go to Settings > Design and change Mullion cover to Silicon joint: Now open Gasket category and set Glazing gasket, inside to Without gasket: Since adapter profile does not exist in...

How to set up discount quotes in Schucal project?

When you obtained discount quotes from Schuco USA you should set it up in Schucal program to get proper price quotations. To do it, open SchuCal and go to Master Data > Contacts: In Contacts, on the left panel click Schüco Article Supplier: In right panel, slide the window content down and find Conditions for aluminum systems. In filed Description...

How to create 90 deg corner façade?

To create 90 deg corner façade it is necessary to start project form the scratch and choose Modular façade, polygon: As a scratch system prepares four 1500 mm module, 125° angle wireframe model: This polygon template does not provide direct dimension editing, so the only way to change the dimensions is editing parameters in Item Properties window. To design 90°...

What is the difference between anodizing and powder coating surface in SchuCal?

According to attached pdf 448160, here is explanation of surfaces: A – Full profile B – Mech / Polished –  visible part of the profile , painted surface (Continous line) (USA only) C –  Uml / Total – Total external circumference. Anodised surface D – Do not paint (dash line) E – Beshichted / Coated – pained surface (dash dot...

How to create crank operated window?

Crank operated fitting requires window AWS 70.HI or AWS 75.SI system and KDK fitting type: Create window AWS 70.HI or AWS 75.SI with opening type 300: TT DIN left window or 301: TT DIN right window with the range of minimal and maximal size as on the tables: After creating such window select the vent and select Type of operation...

How to configure SchuCal to calculate labor time and cost – FAT module. [Discontinued]

Schucal has built in module for calculating labor time and cost. It can precisely calculate each task of production process: design, profile process, cutting, installing, glazing, sealing, dispatching. Important: This module is hidden by default, must be unlocked by code provided by Schuco. To do this it is necessary to configure two main parameters for each task: hourly rate and...

How do we control what code of the barcode is used on the labels? How to change between Code 128a, Code 39, EAN 13 and Code 93?

User has access to SchuCal List & Label Designer where it is possible to add, delete or modify the labels as well as rearrange its positions. To modify the template we must create copy of Barcode Label template first. Go to : C:\ProgramData\Schueco\SchueCal\System\Data\Templates and find file Labels.lbl. Create the copy of it: You can leave the name as default (Labels...

How to set up SchuCal to obtain correct license type between Enterprise, Advanced and Basic from License Server?

By default Schucal gets the license in “High-to-Low” chronological order. It means the first users that are requesting license get Enterprise license, till available. Next users are receiving Advanced license till they are available, rest of users get Basic license. If number of active users exceed the number of licenses, new license request will be rejected and no license will...

In Polygon facade type, the dimensions do not display. I am unable to modify individual dimensions.

Polygonal façade template does not offer direct dimension modification. The only dimensions user should enter in parametric properties window are: Height Number of surfaces Angle between surfaces Length of surfaces All other subdivisions and its dimensions are defined by direct modification of the surface by Right Mouse Button – Split / Merge / Delete / Add Area on the Left|Right|Top|Bottom....

When designing AWS 57 RO window in skylight I have error: Drainage channel gasket cannot be specified for insert units.

Solution: The problem happens when on skylight unit you want to have drainage channel gasket installed. You enable it under Item properties window > Settings > Schuco FW 50[60] **.** > Technical settings > Gasket After checking it on, in normal condition you have glass gasket 224981 (or 224982) with drainage channel to collect condensate from the glass installed on...

How to configure SchuCal to work in network?

By default SchuCal works in local configuration, saving all user profiles, projects, settings and templates on local drive. If you want to share this content over the network you should configure SchuCal to work in network mode. To do that first it is necessary to prepare network shared folder on the server and grant network user rights allowing to open,...

Where does SchuCal stores the data?

By default, unless no other drive and directory have been selected during installation process, SchuCal stores program data in two directories: ProgramData location stores all important configuration data and user profile content. Among others there are three directories keeping all your critical personal data. These locations can be edited by changing Desktop Settings under General > Settings.

What is outside and inside reference plan for polygonal corner façade?

Each polygonal façade is constructed on mesh reference plan. In first phase of construction you work on geometrical division, defining module lengths and angles between them: Reference plan in one of two surfaces of the glass / panel chosen for the façade: internal or external (inside or outside). When you select “inside”, the reference plan marked with red line is...

SchuCal Order List shows different item number that is specified in Schuco Order Manual.

Let’s take AWS/ADS 75.SI+ Double vent TT/SH door as an example. Fitting type Basic. Window Fittings Order Manual specifies 243031 Corner Drive item for this door: But when I generate Order List I see that Schucal calculates Corner block 243028 instead: The problems comes from different packing units (PU) that same item can be ordered. When we go to Order...

Where SchuCal stores program data on the drive? How to create network shared location on the server?

By default, whenever other drive and directory has not been selected while installation process SchuCal stores program data in two directories: ProgramData location is storing all important configuration data and user profile content. Among others there are three directories keeping all your critical personal data. You can change your user profiles and project location editing Desktop Settings under General >...

How to create asymmetrical door in SchuCal?

Solution: SchuCal door template set provides single and double leaf door types. Double leaf door is generated as symmetrical, however there is a simply method to change it to any asymmetrical type. To do that, select any double door form predefined types: After doors are created select it and under “Dim.” properties find parameter called “b1-Dim”. Set this value to...

How to enable MCO functionality in SchuCal?

MCO functionality is enabled on client’s request. After email request you will receive numeric code that has to be entered in Schucal configuration. SchuCal Toolbox, small maintenance application installed together with SchuCal is right tool for that. You can find it under menu Start: On main Toolbox window click the button “Additional Components”: Select appropriate language for you and click...

When I define surface finish as “anodized” all the items price is doubled.

This problem comes from misunderstanding the printout order after generating the Order List. This output generates three lists: Message List, Order list and Coating Plan list. Coting plan list is generated only if you set up Surface finish in project. To switch between lists click its header bar with title. Use Order list to print material quantity list and its...

How to set currency exchange rate in SchuCal?

SchuCal base currency is the Euro and in this currency price lists are deployed online to SchuCal. Each month Schuco USA publishes a new currency conversion rate from Euro to USD. This conversion rate is sent to you via email, and it is necessary to set it in SchuCal to have calculation cost correct. Depending of SchuCal database configuration you...

Problem: After attaching handle to ASS FD door, profiles are behaving strange, flipping inside/outside, no drilling for CNC processing is prepared.

Couse of problem: In ASS FD system user have to manually choose lock, door handle spindle, gearbox, profile cylinder and rosette as additional material. Articles must be chosen form same article group (Sliding door) and assigned to corresponding leaves. Problem occurred because user selected lock accessories from ADS product group instead of ASS. Not all ADS accessories are compatible with...

What group of fittings should I use for AWS series window?

Decision about fittings type for the unit depends on burglary resistance class and water tightness class intended for the window. Both classes are defined by architect or client. To set up this decision in Schucal, click window vent in the center: On left window panel you will see following properties: Fittings Click Fittings type filed and choose between available fittings....

How to create processing list for drainage slots on two non-symmetrical spliced frame profiles

The goal is to create processing formula that generates drainage slots in equal distance on divided frame, when total length of its profile cannot be read by variable in processing formula editor after its dividing. First, lets divide profile with splice with 275 mm left offset from its length midlepoint. Select profile by right mouse button and choose Add profile...

How to set up saw control files for Elumatec SBZ-122

Go to General > Settings > Saw settings In saw settings windows set up: User name By entering a number in this field you can modify the generation of the first two digits of the file name. If you leave the entry field empty, the file name is made up of the year and month, followed by a four-digit number....

How to create new user in Schucal

Go to General > Settings > User settings: To create, change or delete users click Administration button: You will be asked for administration password, which was created on installation time. If you did not specify this password, leave field empty and confirm OK: Click button New user and define new user’s name. Warning: Change immediately ‘New user’ name to real...

How to add profile definition in PBX Schueco CAM

Not all Schuco profiles are existing in PBX Schueco CAM software. If you cannot find profile number, you must create one. This process is performed by exporting profile file from Schucal and importing it to SchueCAM. Let’s go through the example of creating two profiles: no. 435940 and 435950. To do that, open Schucal first and go to General >...

How to set up saw type PDG E-Cut 500

Go to General > Settings > Saw settings: In saw settings windows set up: Current user By entering a number in this field you can modify the generation of the first two digits of the file name. If you leave the entry field empty, the file name is made up of the year and month, followed by a four-digit number....

How to change default profile extrusion length for optimization

Create or open the project and go to Output > Order list In Output option windows click Optimization settings Check Manipulate optimization Confirm OK, then Click OK on Output options window. Since now, always when you will prepare Order list, you will see form to edit optimization values, including bar lengths. Change value in Fixed length column to desired: Confirm OK...