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.

If you have any questions about the other new features in this version, our colleagues from the Service Desk will be happy to help you.

I. General program changes (for all design types)

Schüco IoF

Export projects to IoF

(As of 2022 SP06)

You have completed your project in the program and the units are being fabricated and installed. Now it is time to start tracking with Schüco IoF (Schüco Internet of Façades). With the IoF interface, you can now transfer any project and item information that is relevant for the management of the building into the IoF Manager.

To do this, there is a new IoF Export button in the Output menu ribbon. By clicking this button, selected projects are transferred to Schüco IoF. To be able to use this function, you first need an IoF Manager account. You will be asked to enter your login details in order to export the data.

For Schüco IoF, register at

Schüco Digital Support is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the interface.


System article suppliers:
Export and import of conditions and/or surcharges

(As of 2022 SP03)

As of 2022 SP03, system conditions of system article suppliers (aluminum and steel) can be imported or exported as an Excel file. The buttons for the import and export are located at the top of the group. You can decide whether to import or export everything, just the conditions or just the surcharges.

Please note that changes to the master data in the Contacts dialog box can only be transferred for new projects (menu ribbon, General tab > Master data > General > Contacts). If the imported data is to apply to a project that has already been created, you need to import the Excel file into the Project properties list in the project window. Also amend your saved blocks for your system conditions as required.

Please note the following particularity of the discount values for the conditions (does not apply to surcharges):

When exporting to the Excel file, the prefixes for the discounts entered are switched (negative becomes positive, positive becomes negative).

When importing from the Excel file, the prefixes for the discounts entered in the Excel file are switched (negative becomes positive, positive becomes negative).


Glass and panel dialog box:
New filter options for glass

As of this version, the following additional columns can be displayed in the detailed view of the glass and panel list in the Glass and panel dialog box:

  • Safety barrier loading
  • Burglar resistance class
  • Fire resistance class
  • List price
  • Sound insulation value

In the master data and when loading glass in projects and items, these columns can be used to filter the glass according to the desired characteristics.

Machine control

Processing mode:
New – restrict serial processes for profile divisions on profile components

For frame profiles (including frame profiles of insert units), divisions can be entered using the Add profile division context menu entry in the unit view. If you divide a profile using this function, a new joint is created (profile division joint).

As of this version, the new property Ignore profile division is available for new serial processes.

  • If you check this checkbox, the serial processes are generated on all sections of the profile. For processing groups type 3 and type 4, any joint can be selected as the End except the profile division joint. The end of the entire profile can be selected as the End of profile.
  • If you do not check this box, the profile division joint is taken into account and the serial process is only generated on the selected part of the profile. For processing groups type 3 and type 4, the profile division joint can be selected ad the End of profile.

Please note:

Serial processes entered in previous versions of the program remain unchanged. The Ignore profile division checkbox cannot be selected for these serial processes.

Processing mode:
Serial processes – Type 5: Joint by joint (new)

As of this version, the new Type 5: Joint by joint can be selected as a serial process. The start and end coordinates can be entered in the same way as for type 3 (without dimensions +/- and formulae). As parameters, you can specify the Distance to joint, Maximum spacing and Maximum number of joints.

Preliminary structural calculation

Snow loads as exceptional measurement scenarios

If the calculation method is applied as per the standard and A2, B1, B2, C2 or D is selected as the Snow zone, as of this version there is the option to check the Snow loads as exceptional measurement scenarios checkbox in the Snow tab. The value of the exceptional snow load on the ground (SAd) is taken from the standard (NF EN 1991-1-3/NA). An additional combination of loads is calculated as an exceptional measurement scenario. This is shown in the Preliminary structural calculation list and in the Load combinations dialog box.

Program help

New: Program help in French

(As of 2022 SP03)

In the User settings dialog box (User interface group), French can now be selected in addition to German, English and Russian.

II. Aluminium design type

II.1 New systems

Windows/doors (aluminium)

About Schüco AW RO 50

The roof window can be entered as an independent opening or as an insert unit.

It can be entered as an insert unit in the following systems:

  • Aluminium façade systems: Schüco FWS 50/60 and Schüco AOC
  • Conservatory system: Schüco CMC 50
  • Steel façade system: VISS 50/60

When entering it as an independent opening, select the template 300 – Roof window (01 – Window – > 02 – Outward-opening window (with hinge)) from the Select template dialog box.

The opening types available for selection are the same as for the Schüco AWS 57 RO roof window.

  • 202: Bottom-hung window (handle top)
  • 230: Window without fittings
  • 250: Roof window with hinge at top
  • 251: Roof window with hinge at bottom

Sliding units (aluminium)

About Schüco AS 75 FD

Units from this new folding sliding system can be entered in the program as a free choice of vent combination.

In the Select template dialog box, select the new template Free choice of vent combination AS FD as the system template (04 – Sliding units -> 02 – Folding sliding units (insulated)).

You can specify the threshold to be used in the Item data tab of the Item properties dialog box via the Threshold design unit parameter (71 mm continuous outer frame or 15 mm threshold with stop).

In the Field properties dialog box, you can specify the number of folding vents (either opening to the right or opening to the left). The available options are: Inward-opening or Outward-opening.

For the vent profiles, you choose between the 90 mm and 104 mm face widths.

You can enter the required specifications for the fittings under the Fitting group. Here you can specify whether the covers for the turn hinges are to be calculated.

Special technical settings:

  • For the SLF outer frame, bottom you can specify whether spacer profile Art. No. 245660 or cover profile Art. No. 245685 are to be calculated (Type group > Groove, outer frame, bottom).
  • For the rebate gasket of the side-hung vent, you can specify whether the gasket set is to be calculated as a packing unit or as individual gaskets (Gasket group > Rebate gasket).

Façades (aluminium)

About Schüco FWS 50 OI

With this system, the opening types 100: Side-hung window DIN left, 101: Side-hung window DIN right (both outward-opening) and 221: Projected top-hung window can be inserted as insert units in Schüco FWS 50.

Prerequisites for installation in the façade:

  • Thermal insulation: Standard
  • Design, exterior: Standard or horizontal emphasis
  • Glazing thicknesses: 30-45 mm
  • Can only be used in fields with drainage level 3 mullions and drainage level 1 transoms

Under the Glazing group in the Field properties dialog box, for glazing thicknesses of 30-34 mm you can specify whether Art. No. 242634 (standard) or Art. No. 266236 (for impact resistance) is to be calculated as the glass fixing.

Special technical settings:

  • Design group: Via the Glazing rebate gasket – intersection type property, you can specify the required type of intersection for the façade adapter profile.
  • Colour group: Specify the colour of the cover caps on the insert outer frame.
  • Gasket group: Specify the winding direction on the spools for the rebate gasket.

II.4 Changes to aluminium systems

Windows/doors (aluminium)

Schüco AvanTec SimplySmart and Schüco surface-mounted SimplySmart window fitting:
Schüco DriveTec – updates

The Schüco DriveTec fitting has been revised as per the current manual dated May 2022. This has resulted in the following changes:

  • Expansion of the drive options to include D2 and D2 TWIN chain drives
  • Vent heights (bottom-hung): The D4 and D6 chain drives can be installed higher (up to 2500 mm).
  • The DriveTec controller with distributor is now available for selection as a control unit.
  • Corner drive (bottom-hung): The fitting has changed.
  • Locking bars (bottom-hung): The cutting and descriptions have been revised.
  • The machine processes (MCO) have been adapted accordingly.

Please note:

The changes also affect existing items.

Schüco AWS 75.SI+/90.SI+ and Schüco AWS 75 BS.SI+/90 BS.SI+:
“Optimized” system version

As of this version, the frame and vent profiles with highly thermally insulated insulation zones can be selected in the item. These are labelled as “Optimized” in the Contour column in the profile selection dialog boxes.

Technical setting for centre gasket:
The two-part centre gasket for the “Optimized” system version is calculated if you select the new entry “Optimized” with corners (Version A) under the Gasket group in the technical settings.

Flexible options within the system versions mean that the other centre gasket versions can also be selected (Versions B and C).

Suitability for passive houses can be achieved with certain combinations of profiles, gaskets and glazing. You will receive a corresponding notification.

Schüco AWS 75.SI+/90.SI+ window systems:
Centre gasket optimised for installation – 1.5 percent addition

For the systems listed, it was already possible in the previous versions to select the option Optimised for installation with corners for the Centre gasket under the Gaskets group in the technical settings. In addition, under the Dimension +/- group, you could enter the dimension by which the cutting length was to be changed.

As of this version, an additional 1.5 percent is added to the calculation as standard. In the technical settings, there is a new Centre gaskets optimised for installation group. Here you can enter other supplements as required, depending on the outer frame rebate dimension. Entry of the differential measurement has been moved from the Dimension +/- group to the Centre gaskets optimised for installation group.

Window fitting:
Additions to the entry “Free ventilation area, geometric” (Ag)

(As of 2022 SP01)

The following additions have been made to the calculation of the free ventilation surface area:

  • The free geometric ventilation surface area is now also calculated for inward-opening windows and window doors with the TipTronic type of operation (turn/tilt, side-hung,bottom-hung and ventilation vents).
  • In addition to the Ag value, the value for the clear outer opening area is calculated. The Ag max. value is displayed in the Field properties dialog box under the Geometric ventilation surface area Ag selection list.
  • The Ag and Ag max. calculated values are now output in the material list and the unit overview in the description of the opening.
Door fittings:
A-opener, servo

For SafeMatic electric locks, as of this version the new A-opener, servo (Art. No. 263518) can be calculated (not for fire and smoke protection systems or doors with panic function).

In the Field properties dialog box, when selecting a corresponding lock for the Opener property, the A opener, servo entry is displayed under the Lock/door pull group.

Door fitting:
Changeover to KESO profile cylinders

The new K8000S Ω article numbers for the KESO security profile cylinders have replaced K4000S Ω article numbers.

Door fitting:
New locks for Schüco AD UP systems

The following new claw bolt locks are available for selection: Art. No. 279784, 279785 and 279786 (with panic function) and Art. No. 279782 (without panic function).

Lock strips Art. No. 240545 and Art. No. 240546 have been replaced by Art. No. 279623 and Art. No. 279624.

Sliding units (aluminium)

Schüco ASE 60, Schüco ASE 80.HI, Schüco ASE 80 LC:
Handle fixing on one side

(As of 2022 SP02)

For units with Vent with single split insulating bar and Vent with fixed insulating bar, there is a new checkbox for Fixing on one side, inside, 1-n under the property Handle, inside, 1-n. If you check this box, the fixing material for fixing on one side which is not visible from the outside will be calculated for the inner handle. An outside handle cannot be selected.

For units with the Sliding type of operation, the checkbox is not offered if a handle set has been selected.

Please note that you have to adapt the handle when selecting the handle fixing on one side. The support leg must be removed.

Schüco ASE 60, Schüco ASE 80.HI, Schüco ASE 80 LC:
Glass breakage sensor

The glass breakage sensor (Art. No. 263606) can be used for all types. It can be selected in the Field properties tab under the Fitting group. One glass sensor is then calculated per vent.

Schüco ASE 60 and ASE 80.HI:
TipTronic type of operation – vent and fixed light widths

As of this version, the segment dimensions of the vent can be adjusted for types with a fixed light, including for the Lift-and-slide with TipTronic and Sliding with TipTronic types of operation. In the Field properties dialog box, you can enter the required dimensions for the vent under the Dimensions group. If you enter dimensions that lead to a division of the vent which is not permissible, you will receive a corresponding notification. The segment dimensions cannot be adjusted for types 2A, 2D and 3E.

Please note for the following types with the TipTronic type of operation:

  • Type 1A, type 1A.2
  • Type 1A.B, type 1A.B.2
  • Type 1B
  • Type 1D.B, type 1D.B.A

The new formulae for the division of the vent are taken into account in the program for all single-track types. These dimensional changes affect existing items. The segment dimensions change in accordance with the K drawing. Only items that were blocked before installation of the 2022 R2 version will remain unchanged.

Schüco AS PD 70.NI:
New: Dynamic threshold

(As of 2022 SP04)

For the types in this system, you can also have the design generated with a dynamic threshold. To do this, select the entry Dynamic for the Threshold design unit parameter in the Item data tab.

Schüco ASS 39 PD.NI:
Centring bar replaced

Instead of bonding the centring bar (Art. No. 284878), as of this version the guide pieces at the top and side are calculated (Art. No. 220778 and Art. No. 220779). These are screwed into the outer frame.

Units with 90 degree corners are exceptions to this. Centring bar Art. No. 284878 is still calculated for these.

Please note:

This change also affects existing items.

Façades (aluminium)

Schüco AOC:
System update

The calculation in the program is carried out in accordance with the updated order and fabrication documentation. This has resulted in the following changes:

  • Thermal insulation unit parameter:
    The following options have been renamed:
    Standard => Non-insulated
    SI => Insulated
  • Isolator profiles:
    For vertical façades with Insulated thermal insulation (formerly SI), the isolator profiles can no longer be selected in the Item data tab. Instead, the isolator profiles are automatically calculated according to the infill thickness.
    Please note:
    The selection you have made for existing items will be removed. The calculation result may also change.
  • Assembly clips for screw-fixing the pressure plate:
    The technical setting for calculating assembly clips is no longer offered for the system.
    Please note:
    If, previously, assembly clips were calculated for an item, these will be removed as of this version.
  • New – Single-profile solution for corners in polygon façades:
    With the new variable glazing rebate gaskets, inner and outer corners can be constructed as a single-profile solution in the appropriate angle ranges. Please refer to drawing K1025844 in this regard. The program will automatically calculate this version for the corresponding angle ranges. Using the context menu entry Change façade corner mullion xy section, you can swap to the double-profile solution as an alternative.
    Please note:
    This change affects existing items too. A double-profile solution becomes a single-profile solution when the angle in an existing item satisfies the rules in the K drawing.
  • New – Ventilation concept with gasket with fin:
    As of this version, you can find the options for the Glazing rebate ventilation under the Drainage / ventilation group in the technical settings. In addition to the Total ventilation previously calculated as standard, you can select the Ventilation concept with gasket with fin here as an alternative.
  • New – Wall attachment gasket:
    As of this version, you can find the Wall attachment gasket checkbox under the Gasket group in the technical settings. If you check the box, the wall attachment gasket is calculated.
  • The new ventilated spandrel profiles are calculated.
    The new Panel construction version has been added to the existing Ventilated spandrel version. This corresponds to the Non-ventilated panel design in the manual.
Schüco AF UDC 80:
New processing setting for unit ventilation

Ventilation of the units can take place via a drill hole in the side of the isolator, or via slots in the pressure plate and cover cap.

As of this version, there is a new Ventilation and drainage property for this option under the Drainage / ventilation group in the processing settings.

Machine control
Schüco FWS 50/60:
Automatically generated processes (MCO)

As part of our efforts to continually improve quality, the processes (drainage/ventilation, fixings) for the Schüco FWS 50 and Schüco FWS 60 systems have been fully revised and additional processes have been added.

Sun shading

Additions to the Item description (Quotation…)

Schüco AF ZDS, Schüco CTB, Schüco CSB, Schüco CCB, Schüco Integralmaster

As of this version, the automatically generated item description for the order documents will include additional information about the sun shading entered in a unit. The additions apply to the long text. This text will now include the quantity, article number, colour and order dimensions.

You can see the automatically generated text in the Item data tab in the item window.

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