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Covid-19: We are here for you!

dear Customers and Partners, due to the current situation we would like to ensure you that we are closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the corona virus and take these very seriously.…

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New Machine for Customer Kreuzberger
Compass Software installes new machine at Treppenbau Kreuzberger.

Our Service connected a new machine for German customer Treppenbau Kreuzberger in early February.

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Yoga for More Energy
Compass Software has been offering yoga session for employees since the beginning of the year.

Compass Software has been offering yoga session for employees since the beginning of the year.

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Compass Software Extended Executive Management
Compass Software Executive Management

Compass Software, one of the leading specialists for CAD/CAM staircase manufacturing software and CAM/CNC timber solutions, extended its executive management with two additional members at the…

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Machine Manufacturer Fraxinus Reports on Automation at Trappen Verschaeve
Robot at Trappen Verschaeve, programmed with Compass Software.

The Belgian company Fraxinus reports in their newsletter about the collaboration with Compass Software and machine manufacturer MKM at Trappen Verschaeve.

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We congratulate our customers for winning stair of the year 2019

The German online portal Treppen.de has awarded its Staircases of the year 2019 again. We want to congratulate our customers who won for their unique and impressive submissions. The winners were:

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Congratulations for Completing the Apprenticeship in Record Time
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Robin Valerius

We are congratulating our “former” trainee Robin Valerius, who has successfully passed his state exam for becoming a certified IT Specialist with a Focus on Application Development.

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Wilfried Steinbeck Sent Off to Retirement
Wilfried Steinbeck's goodbye party for retirement at Compass Software.

Wilfried Steinbeck is one of the true veterans of our company. He has been an indispensable team member since 1985, even before today’s Compass Software was founded.

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Christmas Party at Compass Software
The Secret Santa caused many laughs at Compass Software.

We threw our annual Christmas party last week. Many coworkers, who work from home most of the time, travelled to our headquarter in Dortmund to be part of the festivities.

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We Welcome Sebastian Potthoff to the Support Team
The Compass Software Service Team has been supported by Sebastian Potthoff since Fall 2019.

Our Service Team has been supported by Sebastian Potthoff since Fall 2019. After completing his apprenticeship in carpentry and a subsequent year in the same workshop, Sebastian was employed at our…

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New Talent for the Development Team: Christian Rotte
Wir haben Zuwachs bekommen: Christian Rotte unterstützt seit August dieses Jahres das Compass Software Entwicklerteam.

Our team is growing, since August 2019 Christian Rotte has been supporting the development team. The 29-year-old application developer from Eastern Germany, who turns good ideas into impressive…

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Top Notch Performance
Compass Software Service Leiter Gereon Max hat am 03.10.2019 beim Sparkassen Phoenix-Halbmarathon in Dortmund teilgenommen.

Our Head of Support Gereon Max participated in a half marathon on Oct. 3, 2019 and placed 1st in his age group. More than 2,150 runners conquered the 21 km (13.1 mi) running course in Dortmund,…

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We want to welcome Torsten Rotte to the Compass Software Development Team
Torsten Rotte ist im Compass Software Entwicklerteam

For a while now Torsten Rotte has been supporting the Compass Software development team as a student associate. Next to his successful information technology major, Torsten is able to gain valuable…

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Plate Optimization 2.0 - More Efficiency with Less Effort
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Die Firma Treppenbau Voß GmbH & Co. KG setzt seit Dezember 2018 das Plattenoptimierungsmodul 2.0 von Compass Software ein.

The German stair builder Treppenbau Voß GmbH & Co. KG has been using the Compass Software Plate Optimization Module 2.0 since December 2018. Since then, they have been able to achieve a utilization…

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Company Luxholm Upgrades with New Machines and Software Update
Geschäftsführer Dirk Elsner der Firma Luxholm Bauelemente Werk GmbH, berichtet von Compass Software.

The company Luxholm Bauelemente Werk GmbH from Germany has been producing customized staircases and handrails, as well as affordable standard space-saver stairs, which, on request, can also be…

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Dry Wall underneath a Staircase
 Das Modul ermöglicht es die passenden Verkleidungen unter einem Treppenaufgang einfach zu erstellen und somit perfekt den Stil der Treppe und ihre Funktionalität zu kombinieren.

This module lets users utilize the empty room under the staircase and transform it into a new storage area. The module makes the creation of a matching dry wall underneath the staircase a breeze and…

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Processing of Diverse Parts Fully Automated with the BTL Processor
Die Fertigung der Teile im Wechsel ist mit dem Compass Software BTL-Prozessor mühelos möglich.

The company Holz Keller AG upgraded their already existing CNC center for joinery elements Krüsimatic with an additional Homag BMG 311. Manufacturing of furniture, doors, or staircases runs just as…

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Homemade Post Clamping Device for CNC Machine
Compass Software Nutzer Droomtrappen aus den Niederlanden baute kürzlich einen eigenen Pfostenspanner für die Produktion.

Compass Software user Droomtrappen from the Netherlands recently built his own post clamping device for CNC processing. The machine-independent post clamping device was built in less than 1 hour and…

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Belgian Stair Builder Implements Robot to Increase Productivity
Trappen Verschaeve setzt Roboter zur Produktivitätssteigerung ein

The Belgian family company Trappen Verschaeve has been producing stairs for almost 60 years. With the production of more than 2000 stairs annually, they are one of the biggest stair builders in the…

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Students at Melle College of Wood Technology Manufacture Staircase for Their Final Project
Drei Studenten der Fachschule Holztechnik in Melle haben für ihre Technikerarbeit im Fachbereich Fertigungstechnik eine eindrucksvolle Holztreppe selbstständig fertiggestellt.

Three students at the German College of Wood Technology in Melle, Germany have manufactured an impressive wooden staircase for their final project in their class manufacturing engineering. To finish…

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New Installation at Dinkelholzbetriebe GmbH
 Ein Compass Software Techniker besuchte Dinkelhausbetriebe im Januar um die Mitarbeiter zu schulen und die 5-Achs HOMAG Venture L anzuschließen.

Up until now, the company Dinkelholzbetriebe GmbH from Germany had been producing furniture with roughly 50 employees. At the beginning of this year they decided to venture into the stair building…

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First Installation for Technician Alexander at S u. W Wohn-Holz
Compass Software Techniker Alexander Hübner hat seine erste eigenständige Installation bei der Firma S u. W Wohn-Holz GmbH aus Sachsen erfolgreich abgeschlossen.

Compass Software technician Alexander Huebner successfully completed his first installation at our customer S u. W Wohn-Holz’s wood shop in Saxony, Germany. Even though Alexander has only been a…

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The Service Team is Growing
Das Compass Software Team wird seit Anfang des Jahres durch Alexander Hübner unterstützt.

Our Service Team is welcoming its newest member. Alexander Huebner has joined the team at the beginning of the year. The German has ample experience with Compass Software. For the last 12 years he had…

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Compass Software Connects New Machine at Trappentoko
2018 nahm der Compass Software Techniker die neue SCM Accord 25 fx bei Trappentoko in Betrieb

Jeffrey Pels, owner of Trappentoko, and his team are successfully producing staircases for the Dutch market. The young company has been able to achieve a steady growth since its founding, which was…

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Window Manufacturing Workshop
Compass Software hat Anfang November den Fensterbauexperten Dittmar Siebert zu einer umfangreichen Weiterbildung unseres Teams nach Dortmund eingeladen.

We invited the window manufacturing expert Dittmar Siebert to give a comprehensive advanced training for our team at the beginning of November. The specialist is one of the most renowned experts in…

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Opening Celebration for Our Renovated Headquarter in Dortmund
Compass Software weihte im Oktober 2018 die neuen Büroräume in Dortmund ein.

We have newly renovated our Compass Software office in honor of our 25. anniversary. The building in Dortmund, Germany was completely stripped down and renovated during ongoing operation starting in…

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SMA Workshop Tour at Loudoun Stairs in Virginia
Compass Software Techniker Steven hat im September an der Werkstattbesichtigung unseres Kunden Loudoun Stairs aus Purcellville, VA teilgenommen.

Compass Software technician Steven attended the Loudoun Stairs workshop tour at their premises in Purcellville, VA in September. Loudoun Stairs has been using our staircase software program since…

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DREMA 2018 in Poland
Compass Software Mitarbeiter Jens Eckert und unsere polnischen Händler Robert Topka und Michal Suchorzewski haben auf der DREMA 2018 in Poznan ausgestellt.

Compass Software sales representative Jens Eckert and our Polish dealers Robert Topka and Michal Suchorzewski exhibited at the DREMA 2018 in Poznan.

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New Trainee for the Development Team Robin Valerius
Azubi Robin Valerius aus dem Compass Software Entwicklerteam.

Our development department has also gained another apprentice, Robin Valerius. Robin started his trainee program to become an IT specialist with a focus on application development in August as well.…

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New Service Team Member Sebastian Baecker
Unser Service Team wird seit Anfang August von unserem neuen Azubi Sebastian Bäcker verstärkt.

Our Service Team is now supported by our new trainee Sebastian Baecker, who started working at Compass Software in the beginning of August. The Dortmund native is training to become an information…

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IWF 2018 in Atlanta
Die IWF 2018 in Atlanta, GA war ein voller Erfolg. Unsere Kollegen aus dem Büro Atlanta vertraten Compass Software auf der Branchenmesse.

The IWF 2018 in Atlanta, GA was a full success. Our Atlanta based team represented Compass Software at the trade fair. Many of our U.S. and Canadian customers and industry experts visited us at our…

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Developer Brigitte Streicher is Retiring
Wir haben zum Ende Juli 2018 langjährige Compass Software Entwicklerin Brigitte Streicher in den Ruhestand verabschiedet.

Our development team member Brigitte Streicher entered into retirement at the end of July 2018. The mathematician had been working for us in Dortmund, Germany since November 2006. During her…

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New CNC Machine for Carpentry Kleeberg
Ein Compass Software Service Techniker hat Ende Juli bei unserem langjährigen Kunden Tischlerei Kleeberg eine neue Maka PE 90 5-Achs-Maschine installiert.

One of our support technicians installed a new Maka PE 90 5-axis machine at our longstanding German customer Carpentry Kleeberg´s workshop at the end of July. The new machine will take the place of a…

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Our New Trainee Is Here!
Seit Montag verstärkt Abdullah Orabi - unser neuer Auszubildender - das Compass Entwicklungsteam.

Our new trainee, Abdullah Orabi, has been supporting the Compass Software Development Team since Monday. Abdullah originally comes from Syria but has been in Germany for three years now. After…

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Installation of Staircase Production Solution at Carpentry Köhler from Germany
Das Service Team hat Anfang Juni im Rahmen eines größeren Projekts bei der Firma Köhler aus Sachsen die Compass Software Treppenbaulösung eingerichtet.

Our Service Team installed the Compass Software Staircase Solution as part of a bigger project at the company Köhler from Germany in June. Besides the CAD Software, the technician also connected a 5…

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We Have a New Intern
Wir begrüßen Franck Horvat bei Compass Software

We would like to welcome Franck Horvat, who has been supporting our team since Monday. Franck will be completing a six-week internship as part of his wood engineer university major. He will be…

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CAD/CAM Installation at Carpentry Alfred Petersen
Alfred Petersen Bau- und Möbeltischlerei schließt CNC-Maschine mit Compass Software an

Our new customer Alfred Petersen Bau- und Möbeltischlerei from Germany has been making staircases for a long time. Up until now they drew these staircases with the Wagemeyer-System and then printed…

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Specialist Training On-Site in Atlanta Office
Canadian Railings benutzt Compass Software für die Konstruktion und Produktion von Handläufen.

Our customer Canadian Railings visited the Atlanta office for an intensive training early this week. Canadian Railing uses Compass Software exclusively for the planning and production of handrails. …

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Optimization Coaching at Walter Donkers in the Netherlands
Im Rahmen eines Optimierungscoachings war unser Mitarbeiter Gereon Max beim Kunden Timmerwerken Walter Donkers in den Niederlanden zu Besuch.

Our Service Technician Gereon Max visited customer Walter Donkers from the Netherlands for an optimization coaching. Walter Donkers has been using the Compass Software Staircase Software Program for…

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Machine Installation at Haas in Germany
Unser Service Team hat bei der Firma Haas Fertigbau GmbH in Bayern eine neue SCM Maschine mit Compass Software angeschlossen.

Our Service Team connected a new SCM machine with Compass Software at Haas Fertigbau GmbH, a stair builder from Bavaria, Germany. The company previously utilized the Wagemeyer-System, but decided to…

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In-House Trade Fair at Meyer & Grave
Unser Vertriebsmitarbeiter Hermann Hasebrink stellte im April auf der Hausmesse unseres langjährigen Kunden, der Firma Meyer & Grave Treppenbau in Visbek, aus.

In April, our Sales Representative Hermann Hasebrink exhibited at the in-house trade fair our longstanding customer Meyer & Grave hosted in Germany. Many industry experts visited the event, amongst…

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Smart Solution
Compass Software Kunde Jürgen Scherner von der Firma Reuss stellte einen Tisch mit der Treppensoftware her.

Compass Software customers are creative and curious; they try to make use of all aspects of the staircase software to get the most out of it. Customer Juergen Scherner from Reuss in Germany found…

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Connection of New Post Machine at K. van Sambeek B.V.
Compass Software hat einen Houfek Pfostenautomat bei der Firma K. van Sambeek B.V. in Betrieb genommen.

After installing a SCM Accord 25 last summer, our service once again visited the company K. van Sambeek B.V. in the Netherlands. This time Compass Software connected a Houfek post machine.

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New Installation at Jenniches Stairs
Unser Service hat bei unserem Kunden Jenniches Treppen aus Nordrhein-Westfalen das Compass Software Programm neu eingerichtet.

Our service conducted a new installation of the Compass Software program for our customer Jenniches Treppen from Germany. Jenniches had been using the Wagemeyer System before, but decided to switch…

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Employee Milena Wins Gold at GA State Championship
Starke Leistung: unsere U.S. Mitarbeiterin Milena Schäfer hat letztes Wochenende den ersten Platz bei den Georgia State Meisterschaften im Kraftdreikampf in der Gewichtsklasse 84+ kg errungen.

Strong performance: our Atlanta employee Milena Schaefer won first place at the Georgia State Powerlifting Championships in the weight class 84+ kg last weekend. The powerlifting competition tests the…

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Installation of Second Machine at Carpentry Schramm in Germany
Unser Service hat kürzlich eine weitere CNC-Maschine in der Schreinerei Eugen Schramm aus Petersberg mit Compass Software in Betrieb genommen.

Our service recently connected a second CNC machine with Compass Software at the Carpentry Eugen Schramm in Germany.

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CAM Installation in Poland
Compass Software hat vor Kurzem eine CAM Installation bei unserem Kunden Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowo-Usługowe “Balsa” Spółka z o.o. in Polen durchgeführt.

Our service recently installed our CAM solution at the customer Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowo-Usługowe “Balsa” Spółka z o.o.’s premises in Poland. The software was installed on a Reichenbacher Vision CNC…

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CAD/CAM Installation for New Customer Aro Trappen
Compass Software hat Ende letzten Jahres bei unserem Neukunden Aro Trappen aus den Niederlanden unsere CAD/CAM-Treppensoftware eingerichtet.

We installed our CAD/CAM Stair Construction Software at the location of our new customer Aro Trappen in the Netherlands late last year. The customer, who had already been using the Wagemeyer System in…

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Presentation at Technical College in Germany
Compass Software Vertriebsmitarbeiter Hermann Hasebrink hat einen Vortrag vor rund 25 Schülern einer Holztechniker-Klasse des Berufskolleg Beckumgehalten.

Sales Representative Hermann Hasebrink held a presentation in front of approximately 25 students who are enrolled in a wood technician program.

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Compass Software Staff Celebrates 25. Anniversary
Im Rahmen unseres 25. jährigen Bestehens, haben wir alle Compass Software Mitarbeiter zu einem exklusiven Abend im Starlight Express in Bochum eingeladen.

As you might have heard already, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Our staff did not want to miss this opportunity either. On December 14, 2017 we invited everyone to an exclusive…

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One Day CAD/CAM Consultation at Sonnemans Stairs in the Netherlands
Das Logo der Firma Sonnemans mit Compass Software eingefräst

Our Service Technician Gereon Max visited our customer Sonnemans in the Netherlands for a one day CAM training.

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CAD/CAM Training at Flin in France
Compass Software hat bei der Firma Escaliers Flin S.A. in Frankreich eine umfassende Schulung durchgeführt.

Our service has conducted an extensive training at the company Escaliers Flin S.A. in France. During the one week visit, the team optimized several production processes. Furthermore, our technician…

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New Post Processor and Optimization Coaching for Comfort Trappen

In September, our Service installed a new post processor for the upright processing of handrail parts on a Reichenbacher CNC machine built in 1996 at Comfort Trappen in the Netherlands. The age of the…

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Compass Software Support Now Also in Dutch
Compass Software leistet nun auch Service auf Niederländisch

As part of our continual quest for professional development, our employee Gereon Max successfully completed a week-long intensive language learning course in Dutch.

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Compass Software Receives Honorary Certificate for 25. Anniversary
Anlässlich des 25-jährigen Bestehens von Compass Software überreichte Frau Preiß von der IHK eine Ehrenurkunde als Anerkennung zum Firmenjubiläum an unseren Geschäftsführer Detlef Hollinderbäumer.

To celebrate 25 years of Compass Software, Chamber of Commerce representative Mrs. Preiss, awarded CEO Detlef Hollinderbaeumer with an honorary certificate to commemorate the company’s anniversary. We…

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Compass Software is celebrating 25th anniversary

25 years ago our company was founded.

We are filled with pride when looking back on 25 years of successful company history!

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Online Installation of CS Wreath at Carpentry Mike Altmann
Unser Kunde, die Tischlerei Mike Altmann, hat von dem Liegenden-Krümmlings-Modul auf den CS-Krümmling aufgerüstet.

Our customer Altmann from Germany upgraded his processing of wreaths from horizontal processing to the CS wreath technique. The installation of the module was conducted online. We want to thank…

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125. Anniversary at Falkenberg in Norway
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Compass Software Partner, die A. Falkenberg Eftf. AS aus Norwegen, feierte im Oktober 2017 ihr 125 jähriges Jubiläum.

Our partner A. Falkenberg Etft. AS from Norway, celebrated their 125. anniversary in October 2017. In honor of this occasion, Falkenberg organized a four-day long in-house trade fair in Norway. Of…

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User Meeting in Austria and In-House Fair at Handl Machines
Zusätzlich zu den Informationstagen, ermöglichte Handl Maschinen uns auch ein Anwendertreffen für Compass Software Kunden aus Österreich und Umgebung.

The Company Handl Machines from Austria organized an in-house fair in mid October this year. Of course Compass Software was there to exhibit.

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First Machine for NHG
Die Firma NHG UG & Co. KG aus Zetel-Neuenburg benutzt die Compass Software schon lange für den Treppenbau.

The company NHG UG & Co. KG from Zetel-Neuenburg in Germany, has been using Compass Software to build staircases for many years already. Now the company decided to upgrade their shop with the purchase…

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User Meeting in the US
Compass Software Inc. hat letzte Woche ein Anwendertreffen für Kunden aus den USA und Kanada veranstaltet.

Our Atlanta office hosted a user meeting for our American and Canadian customers last week. Users had the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with users from other companies at the event, as…

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New Workshop and New Machine for Franz Hasler AG
Die Franz Hasler AG aus Lichtenstein ist seit vielen Jahren Kunde von Compass Software.

The Franz Hasler AG from Lichtenstein has been a Compass Software customer for many years. Two of the company’s specialties are environmentally sustainable timber construction and solar technology.…

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CAM/CNC Software Package for Customer Horák from the Czech Republic
Der Kunde Shody-Horák Jiří aus Tschechien benutzt schon seit 2009 die CAD Lösungen von Compass Software. Anfang des Jahres kaufte der Kunde dann eine 4-Achs Felder Maschine.

Compass Software customer Shody-Horák Jiří from the Czech Republic, has been using our CAD solution since 2009. Earlier this year the customer purchased a 4 axis Felder machine.

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Successful Completion of Installation at HTL Rankweil in Austria
An der Höheren Technischen Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt Rankweil wurde neben der Compass Software Treppenbaulösung auch unsere CAM/CNC-Lösung für den Holzbau installiert.

he Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt Rankweil (Technical College in Rankweil, Austria) has been using Compass Software’s CAD solution for educational purposes for some years. Now they…

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New Customer H.B. Millwork Inc. in New York Area
Der amerikanische Compass Software Service hat kürzlich ein Komplettsoftwarepaket bei unserem neuen Kunden H.B. Millwork Inc. in der Nähe von New York installiert.

Our US based Service Technician recently set up a complete software package for our new customer H.B. Millwork Inc. who is based in the New York area.

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Installation of 3. Machine at our Polish Customer Chudzinski
Chudzinski ist über unseren polnischen Händler seit 2008 Compass Software Kunde.

Our Service Team sucessfully conducted an installation at our Polish customer Chudzinski’s workshop. Chudzinski has been using Compass Software through our Polish dealer since 2008. Our team connected…

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The HoloLens at AWFS in Las Vegas
Vertriebsmitarbeiter Martin Stockhausen und Hermann Hasebrink vetraten Compass Software auf unserem Stand bei der diesjährigen AWFS Messe in Las Vegas, USA.

Sales Representatives Martin Stockhausen and Hermann Hasebrink presented Compass Software at this year's AWFS Trade Fair in Las Vegas, USA. Some of our customers visited us at our booth, but we also…

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Installation of third machine at K. van Sambeek B.V.
Der Compass Software Service hat im Juni bei der Firma K. van Sambeek B.V. in Holland den ersten Teil der Neuinstallation einer SCM 5-Achsmaschine erfolgreich abgeschlossen.

Our Service Department successfully completed the first part of an installation for a new SCM 5-axis machine at our customer K. van Sambeek B.V.’s workshop in the Netherlands. The customer Sambeek has…

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Workshop Tour at Heartland Stairways
Vertriebsmitarbeiter Hermann Hasebrink war im Rahmen der SMA (Stairbuilders and Manufacturer´s Association) National Workshop Tour bei unserem Kunden Heartland Stairways in the USA anwesend

Sales representative Hermann Hasebrink attended the event at our customer´s Heartland Stairways workshop in the US, which was part of the SMA´s (Stairbuilders and Manufacturer´s Association) National…

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Processing of Mouldings with Plate Optimization
Zierleisten an der Stufenvorderkante können jetzt mit Hilfe der Plattenoptimierung gefertigt werden.

Mouldings on tread front edges can now be arranged and manufactured with plate optimization. Some manufacturers mill the mouldings in strips, which means after one strip is cut, the machine operator…

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Fusion of Handrails
​CS-Krümmer können nun mit geraden Handlaufteilen verschmolzen werden.

CS-wreaths can be fused with straight handrail parts. Wreath sections with different radii can be combined and separated at user-defined positions as well. When designing circular or curved stairs,…

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Machine Table Arrangement for CS Wreaths
​Es ist jetzt möglich, mehrere CS-Krümmlinge mit Tischbelegung gleichzeitig zu bearbeiten.

It is now possible to mill several CS wreaths at the same time via machine table arrangement. Several blocks can be fixated on the table and processed at the same time. This work process results in…

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Saving of Time: Rabbet Cuts for Open Stringers
Mit Compass Software können Setzstufennuten bei Sattelwangen nun viel schneller als zuvor gefräst werden.

Compass Software makes it possible to mill rabbet cuts on open stringers much faster than before. When using this method, the rabbet cut is milled with a much bigger tool, however, the resulting messy…

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Installation of Sun Room Module at SAYYAS in China
Das Compass Software Team hat bei der Firma SAYYAS in China die 4. Maschine für den Bau von Wintergärten in Betrieb genommen.

The Compass Software team installed the 4. machine for building sunrooms at our customer SAYYAS in China. SAYYAS has been using Compass Software since 2013 and since then we have already connected two…

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Presenting the HoloLens at Ligna 2017
Compass Software stellt auf der LIGNA 2017 aus.

Once again we are able to look back at a successful trade show week at this year's LIGNA in Hanover, Germany. Many of our customers, partners, and industry experts visited us at our booth. Even some…

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Staircase Construction with Augmented Reality
Compass Software bietet die möglichkeit Treppen in AR (Augmented Reality) anzuzeigen.

Compass Software makes it possible to view staircases with AR (Augmented Reality). Watch our YouTube Video here!

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The Exact Initial Calculation of Staircases Has Been Integrated
​In Kooperation mit Anton Wagemeyer wurde die Erstberechnung der Treppe verbessert. Die Verziehung der meisten europäischen Standardtreppen wird ab sofort schon bei der Erstberechnung optimal berechnet, sodass keine manuelle Nachbearbeitung notwendig ist.

The initial calculation of staircases has been improved as a result of the cooperation with Anton Wagemeyer. The winding of most European standard staircases is now already calculated optimally at the…

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Integrated Laser Measurement for Everyone Thanks to Bosch and Compass Software
Die Firma Compass Software GmbH hat das Bocsch Laser Messgerät GLM 100C in ihre Treppenbausoftware integriert.

The company Compass Software has integrated the Bosch Laser Measurement Tool GLM 100C into their staircase construction software.

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New Fittings for Suspension on Well
​Ab der neuen Version ist ein neuer Beschlag Austrittswinkel integriert.

Starting with the new version, a new fitting for suspension on the well has been integrated. This fitting is used when a staircase's last or second to last tread from the exit is suspended from the…

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Integration of Brackets on the Well
​Der neue Deckenabschlusswinkel wird benutzt, um den Austritt der Treppe vom Deckenbelag abzugrenzen und gleichzeitig dient er als Träger für das Brüstungsgeländer.

The new bracket for wells is used to mark-off the exit tread from the ceiling covering but is also used as a support for the balcony railing at the same time. The steel bracket is constructed around…

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Spiral Staircase without Newel
​Es gibt nun die Möglichkeit, Spindeltreppen ohne Spindel zu konstruieren.

It is now possible to construct spiral staircases without newels. This was not possible before. A bolted staircase without newel such as this, has a steel handrail or similar construction in the…

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Suspending Staircases below the Well
Treppen können nun auch unter der Decke abgehängt werden. Dies erspart den Handlauf am Austritt.

It is now possible to suspend staircases from the well. This makes the handrail at the exit obsolete. A well slat is installed on the well hole, which can hold the balusters. In turn the balusters…

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Automatic Matching of Bolts with Wall Materials
​Seit der neuen Version ist es möglich zu definieren, welche Bolzen mit welchem Wandmaterial gepaart werden sollen. So müssen Treppenbauer die Bolzen nicht mehr manuell ersetzen sondern die Bolzen ändern sich automatisch wenn im System die Beschaffenheit der Wand geändert wird.

With the new version it is possible to define which bolts are to be matched with what kind of wall material. Users are able to enter in the predefintions which bolts are to be used automatically when…

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New Warning Message for Tread Measurements
Es ist ein neuer Warnhinweis integriert worden, der alamiert, wenn die Stufengeometrien (Breite, Kantenlänge, Winkelbedingungen...) nicht in die vorgegebenen Maße passen.

Sometimes tread geometries have to fulfill certain measurements for some processes, otherwise they cannot be produced (e.g. because of machine sizes). Therefore, certain tread distances cannot be out…

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New Standard Part: Spacer with Hinge
 ​Als Verbindung zwischen Pfosten und Handlauf sind nun auch Abstandshalter mit Gelenk möglich.

Spacers with hinge are now possible as a connection between the post and the handrail. The spacer with hinge can be assigned automatically through the drilling patterns as soon as it is added as one. …

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Rectangular Bolts
Nun können die Bolzen auch eine rechteckige Form haben.

Previous version only allowed for round bolts as horizontal fittings. Now it is also possible to use bolts which are rectangular.

Version 10.8.15.0 and up.

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Installation of Post Machine at Vos Zwolle B.V.
​Der Compass Software Service hat kürzlich einen neuen Pfostenautomaten bei Vos Zwolle B.V. in den Niederlanden installiert.

Our Service recently installed a new post machine at Vos Zwolle B.V. in the Netherlands. The company Vos replaced their old post machine with the new Houfek machine and stayed loyal to the Compass…

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Workshop Optimization and Special Programming at MTT
Compass Software hat über den Jahreswechsel ein neues System zur Werkstattoptimierung bei Meister-Treppentechnik (MTT) aus Bayern installiert.

Compass Software installed a new system for workshop-optimization at the German company Meister Treppentechnik (MTT) at the turn of the year.

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Machine Installation at Konijn in the Netherlands
Der Compass Software Service hat eine zweite 5-Achs Maschine bei unserem Kunden Hans Konijn Houtbewerking in den Niederlanden installiert.

Our service installed a second 5-axis machine at our customer’s Hans Konijn Houtbewerking premises in the Netherlands. The company is specialized on making complicated staircases and produces…

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A Powerful Duo: Compass Software has Partnered with Wagemeyer’s Development Team
Bei der Weiterentwicklung der Compass-Treppenbaulösung arbeiten wir künftig mit der früheren Wagemeyer GmbH, Hauptkonkurrent der ersten Stunde, zusammen.

We welcome our new asset: The development of Compass' Staircase Solutions is now supported by the former Wagemeyer GmbH, chief competitor from the get-go.

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Good Job!
Eva Müller hat bei Compass Software und der Fachhochschule Dortmund ein duales Studium absolviert.

We would like to congratulate Eva Mueller for passing her bachelor exam with the highest grade possible! Eva completed her dual studies program at Compass Software and the University of Applied…

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New Customer Sobczak in Poland
Der Compass Software Service hat vor ein paar Wochen eine neue Maschine bei unserem Neukunden Sobczak in Polen installiert.

We are happy to be able to present another happy customer. Support has installed a new machine at our new customer Sobczak in Poland a couple of weeks ago.

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Compass Software now integrates Virtual Reality Technology
Das realitätsnahe Erlebnis einer Treppe inkl. Räumlichkeiten über eine VR Brille ist jetzt mit Compass Software möglich!

The realistic experience of staircases and their actual premises is possible in Compass Software via virtual reality headset! This represents a new way of giving realistic presentations. Virtual…

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Machine Set-Up in Belgium
Letzte Woche hat der Compass Software Service erfolgreich ein neues 5-Achs Bearbeitungszentrum (Houfek) bei Neukunde Trappenmakerij Wim Van Loon in Essen, Belgien installiert.

The Compass Software Service sucessfully installed a new 5-axis processing center (Houfek) for our new customer Trappenmakerij Wim Van Loom in Essen, Belgium last week. Before the customer only worked…

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New Corporate Design for Compass Software
Compass Software Logo

Compass Software's trademark was left unchanged for almost 25 years. It was time to rejuvenate the logo. Of course the intend was not a complete rebranding, therefore a more modern and fresh look was…

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Plate Optimization of Return Nosings
Unser Service hat vor kurzem unsere neue Option für die Plattenoptimierung von Return Nosings bei Capital Wood Rail Inc. und JMP Wood Stairs & Rails in New York installiert.

Customer Service recently set up our new option for plate optimization of return nosings at Capital Wood Rails Inc. and JMP Wood Stairs & Rails in NY. The complete set of return nosings can be…

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Machine Installation for Stairtech Inc. in Canada
Der Compass Software Service hat in der letzten Woche erfolgreich eine Maschineninstallation bei der Firma Stairtech Inc. in Kanada durchgeführt.

Another satisfied customer! Service successfully installed a machine for Stairtech Inc. in Canada last week. We are looking forward to future projects with Stairtech Inc.

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Development Workshop at Compass Software
Die Compass Software Entwickler nahmen kürzlich an einem gemeinsamen Entwicklerworkshop teil.

We at Compass Software are constantly trying to improve ourselves. We know that we are at our best in working innovatively for our customers when we function as a team. Therefore, our development team…

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Customer Terhalle prints In-Situ Concrete Staircase in 3D with Compass Software
Compass Software Kunde Schreinerei Terhalle GmbH & Co KG, hat für zwei Ihrer aktuellen Aufträge, Treppen per 3D Druck im Maßstab 1:25 und 1:100 hergestellt.

German customer Schreinerei Terhalle GmbH & Co KG created several staircases via 3D print on a scale of 1:25 and 1:100 for two of their current orders. The construction of the staircases, as well as…

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In-House Trade Fair at Papenbroock
Vertriebsleiter Klaus Eilers hat bei der Hausmesse der Firma Papenbroock (28.10 - 30.10.2016) ausgestellt.

German Head of Sales Klaus Eilers exhibited at the in-house trade fair of the company Papenbroock (10/28 - 10/30/2016). Attendance was great. Klaus had the opportunity to speak with many of out…

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Success at W16 in Birmingham
Compass Software auf der W16 in Birmingham, UK.

Once again we are happy to look back onto a successful trade fair period. Our Sales Representatives Jens Eckert and Juergen Gerdt are pleased with the outcome.

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Import or Drawing of Customized Balusters
​Mit Compass Software lassen sich die Stabtypen verschiedener Hersteller via DXF Dateien importieren oder individuell zeichnen.

Compass Software allows users to import balusters from different manufacturers via DXF data or draw them individually. The balusters can be saved in the software and are displayed correctly in the 3D…

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New Extension for Free Form Pockets Integrated for Option External Staircase Plus
​Mit der Erweiterung Freiformtaschen werden in den Stufen vorhandene Freiformtaschen mit importiert. Ebenso ist es möglich, eigene Taschen über die Freiformkonstruktion hinzuzufügen.

​The extension free form pockets enables users to import existing free form pockets in treads. Furthermore, it is possible to add pockets via the free form construction later. This extension has been…

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A Retrospect of the IWF 2016 in Atlanta
Compass Software Inc. auf der IWF 2016 in Atlanta.

​This year’s IWF was a full success. Our sales representatives were busy showing off our software and presenting Compass Software’s special trade show offers. We would like to thank the many customers…

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CAD Training for WH Stairs in Chicago
Compass Softwares neuer U.S. Servicemitarbeiter Steven Chiu hat seine erste Schulung bei WH Stairs in Chicago durchgeführt.

Compass Software’s new U.S. customer service employee Steven Chiu, conducted his first training at WH Stairs in Chicago. Steven familiarized the customer with the CAD software over the course of four…

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New Member Reception GACC South 2016
Sales and Marketing Representative Milena Schäfer hat die neuen Mitglieder der deutsch-amerikanischen Handelskammer Süd bei der diesjährigen New Member Reception in Atlanta begrüßt.

Sales and Marketing Representative Milena Schaefer welcomed this year’s new members of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US in Atlanta. Next the German food and contact to German…

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SMA Workshop in Keene, New Hampshire
Martin Stockhausen hat auf dem jüngsten Workshop der SMA Nationwide Tour bei King und Company Architectural in Keene New Hampshire ausgestellt.

Martin Stockhausen exhibited at the most recent stop of the SMA nationwide workshop tour at King and Company Architectural in Keene New Hampshire. The workshop was a full success and Martin was able…

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New Handrail Parts Processor Implemented in the U.S.
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Mitarbeiter Daniel Bank hat unseren neuen Geländerteil Aufrecht Prozessor getestet und eingerichtet.

Service Technician Daniel Bank traveled to our customer Compleat Stair in Kennesaw, GA. There Daniel put Compleat Stair’s new machining center into service. After only a few days, the machine is now…

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Upright Processing of Handrail Parts
Die Bearbeitung der Handlaufteile (cappings, volutes, goosenecks, easings) ist jetzt vollständig in den aktuellen Compass Software CNC Prozessoren integriert.

The processing of handrail parts (cappings, volutes, goosenecks, easings) is now fully integrated into the current CNC processor. As a result, it is possible to optimally customize the full range of…

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Wood Expo Shanghai, July 5. - 7, 2016
Vertriebsmitarbeiter Hermann Hasebrink hat in der letzten Woche unseren chinesischen Händler auf der WoodExpo in Shanghai unterstützt.

Sales Representative Hermann Hasebrink supported our Chinese Partner at the WoodExpo in Shanghai last week. While being in China, Hermann had the opportunity to join and experience the Chinese…

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New Sunroom Post-Processor Installed in China
Compass Software Service Mitarbeiter Alexander Dörr hat seinen ersten Wintergarten-Postprozessor für einen unserer Kunden in China erfolgreich installiert.

Service Technician Alexander Doerr successfully set up his first sunroom post-processor for one of Compass Software’s customers in China. Alexander (third f.r.) connected the SCM Machine in…

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Atlanta Office Is Growing
Compass Software Inc. Mitarbeiter Steven Chiu. Technical Customer Service Specialist.

As of May 16, 2016, we have hired Steven Chiu as our first Technical Customer Service Specialist at our Atlanta office.

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Compass Software Records Best Fiscal Year in Its Company History
Compass Software meldet bestes Geschäftsjahr der Firmengeschichte.

Compass Software, leading provider of staircase construction software, can proudly look back on the last year. 2015 was the most successful year in company history to this date. The software company’s…

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Mission Possible: Fighting Stress
Milo, Anti-Stress Beauftragter bei Compass Software.

Working in today’s business world can be tough! People burn out and everyone tells us how they stress in order to juggle personal life and work. That’s why it is important to us to create incentives…

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New Memeber of Our Development Team
Samir Rabbasy, Entiwcklungsteam. It-Fachinformatiker und Anwendungsentwickler.

Our development team has gained some support: We're pleased to welcome Samir Rabbasy, the newest member of our team! Samir already has several years of experience in the field of IT engineering and…

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SCM Distributor Open House April 26 - 28, 2016
Letzte Woche, hat unser Vetriebsmitarbeiter Jürgen Gerdt an der offenen Tür Veranstaltung von SCM UK in Nottingham teilgenommen.

Our Sales Representative Juergen Gerdt attended the SCM Distributor Open House in Nottingham, GB last week. He was there as a representative of Compass Software and had the chance to showcase our…

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Bringing Life to Our Atlanta Office
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Mitarbeiterin Milena Schäfer im neugegründeten Büro in Atlanta, Georgia.

Compass Software founded a U.S. subsidiary, Compass Software Inc, last year in February. Since then we have constantly been working on establishing our own office in Atlanta, Georgia. After…

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The SMA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
​Compass Software wurde von Martin Stockhausen auf der Konferenz vertreten.

Our Sales Representative Martin Stockhausen attended the SMA Annual Conference in April, as well as exhibiting Compass Software there. The event was very successful and due to the great interest he…

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CAM Timber Elected as BEST OF
Unsere CAM/CNC-Softwarelösung für den Holzbau wurde als BEST OF für den INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2016 ausgezeichnet.

Our CAM/CNC Software Solution for Timber Construction was Awarded BEST OF 2016.

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LED CAD/CAM Light Solution
Die LED Licht Option von Compass Software

LED CAD/CAM Light Solution – makes it possible to place different lights (round, square, or rectangular) into the stringers. Fruthermore, there are light strips, which can be placed on treads (in…

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Photo-realistic 3D Visualization
Fotorealistische 3D-Visualisierung – die Compass Software High-End Ergänzung zu der bisherigen 3D-Lösung.

Photo-realistic 3D Visualization - the professional high-end substitution for the prervious 3D solution. 3D models can be turned into high quality photos in the blink of an eye. The creation of…

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Holz-Handwerk 2016, Nuremberg
Compass Software auf der HolzHandwerk 2016

This year´s Holz-Handwerk can be described as a positive event through and though. We were able to present ourselves with our new trade fair booth, which reaped many compliments from the visitors.…

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Innovation Award-IT 2016
CAM-Timber – unsere CAM/CNC-Softwarelösung für den Holzbau – wurde für den INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2016 qualifiziert!

CAM-Timber, our CAM/CNC software solution for timber construction, has been qualified for the INNOVATION AWARD-IT 2016!

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WMS 2015
Compass Software auf der WMS 2015 in Toronto, Kanada

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo 2015 in Toronto, Canada (WMS 2015) has been a full success. Our sales representatives Martin Stockhausen and Hermann Hasebrink were able to…

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Windows 10
Mit der Veröffentlichung von Version 10.8.0.17 ist Compass Software jetzt mit Windows 10 kompatibel.

​Beginning with new version 10.8.0.17, it is now possible to use Compass Software with Windows 10. Furthermore, the software now supports 4k high definition monitors.

Version 10.8.0.17 and up.

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Successful Implementation of the New BTL Processor
Bei der Fa. Keller in der Schweiz wurde kürzlich der neue Abbund-Prozessor der Compass Software GmbH in Betrieb genommen.

A new joinery element processor from Compass Software GmbH has recently been put into service for the company Keller in Switzerland.

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Double Infills
Ab Compass Software Version 10.7.11.0 sind doppelte Füllungen möglich. Dies sind Kombinationen aus Füllbrettern und Glasfüllungen.

​Starting with version 10.7.11.0 it is possible to create double infills. These are combinations of ranch railings and glass infills. They can either be constructed next to each other or on top of…

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New Major Project in the Netherlands
Die Fa. VIOS Trappen hat sich dazu entschlossen, in Zukunft die komplette Fertigung von mehr als 15.000 Treppen/Jahr von der Compass Software GmbH steuern zu lassen.

The company VIOS Trappen has decided to let Compass Software GmbH control their entire manufacturing of 15,000 staircases each year in the future.

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Staircase Configurator Launched on Treppen.net
Seit kurzem kann man den Compass Software Treppenkonfigurator auch auf dem Treppenportal treppen.net finden.

As of late you can also find our staircase configurator on the staircase portal www.treppen.net.

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Ligna 2015
Compass Software auf der LIGNA 2015

Many visitors came to see the CS booth. Once again Ligna 2015 was a great success. Next to a number of new potential buyers, we had the pleasure of welcoming many of our existing customers at our CS…

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[Translate to Amerikanisch:] [Translate to Englisch:] Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association
April 16. - 18. 2020Events, Trade FairsSMA Annual Conference

Once again this year, we will be attending the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association's (SMA) annual conference in the United States. The event gives an opportunity to stairbuilders across North America to meet and discuss everything that is new in stairbuilding in Denver Colorado. Our U.S. branch's General Manager, Milena Schaefer, will be representing Compass Software at the event.

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June 16 - 19, 2020Events, Trade FairsHolz-Handwerk 2020

NEW DATE FOR THE HOLZ-HANDWERK

Hall 11.1 | Booth 174
NürnbergMesse

As every year, Compass Software is exhibiting at the Holz-Handwerk 2020 with the big booth. We will present our newest software developments at the trade fair. Visit us at our booth and get to know all of our options. You can also schedule a private meeting at the show. Contact us anytime to set it up: Contact.

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August 25 - 28, 2020Events, Trade FairsInternational Woodworking Fair in Atlanta

Building B, Booth 4336
Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA | USA

Compass Software will be exhibiting at the IWF in Atlanta, USA once again in 2020. The IWF is the biggest trade fair for the woodworking industries in North America. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth.

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September 27-30, 2020Events, Trade FairsW-Exhibition Birmingham

Booth B705
NEC Birmingham

Once again, Compass Software will be exhibiting at the W-Exhibition in Birmingham, UK. The W Exhibition is the national show for the Joinery and Furniture industries, showcasing the latest products and developments. As the UK’s leading dedicated trade exhibition, The W Exhibition provides the opportunity to see running woodwork machinery together with components and materials all under one roof at the NEC, Birmingham. Come and visit us at our booth B705 to see all the latest features in Compass Software. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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September 15-18, 2020Events, Trade FairsDrema 2020

MTP Poznań Expo

Compass Software is represented at the wood and stair building trade show Drema 2020 in Poland by our Polish dealers TOP BIT and MSC. Our dealers Robert Topka and  Michał Suchorzewski will be happy to show you all of the new features in Compass Software. You can also find Compass Software Sales Representatives Jens Eckert and Hermann Hasebrink at the booth. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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December 02-04, 2020Events, Trade Fairs26. International Wood Construction Conference (IHF)

Congress Innsbruck | Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck (AT)

Martin Stockhausen will be exhibiting at the International Wood Construction Conference (IHF) in Innsbruch, Austria again this year. The event features topics and companies around timber construction under the motto "Practical experience - Practical application". We would love to see you there. You can get all the infos about Compass Software's Timber BTL-solutions. All machines can be serviced!