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Customer Treppenbau.ch in the Press

Compass Software customer Treppenbau.ch AG was featured in the dds magazine, as well as the BM online.

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Polish Magazine for Woodworking Reports on Compass Software

The woodworking magazine Gazeta Przemysłu Drzewnego published an article on our Polish partners Robert Topka and Michał Suchorzewski, who have been cooperating with Compass Software for 23 years.

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Holzkurier Magazine Reports: MES Modul Implemented at Alber Stair

The Holzkurier magazine published an article in their year-end issue on the implementation of the Compass Software manufacturing execution system PROKON at Alber Stairs in Germany.

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We welcome Johann Strassburg to the Development Team

Johan Strassburg has been supporting the Compass Software development team since December 1, 2021.

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TreVe Stair Connector of Customer Kreuzberger in BM online

The patented TreVe stair connector, which was developed by Compass Software customer Kreuzberger was featured in the BM online magazine.

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Holzkurier Reports on Compass Software PROKON

The Compass Software Program PROKON for production management and control was presented in the November issue of the industry magazine Holzkurier.

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Automatic Control of HOMAG Labelling Machine
HOMAG labelling machine controlled with Compass Software

Compass Software Head of Development Ludger Ostendarp installed a new labelling unit at the machine manufacturer HOMAG in late September.

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Processing Multiple Sides on Posts
Processing Multiple Sides on Posts with Compass Software

It is now possible to process posts from several sides with only one clamping with Compass Software.

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Compass Software at The Forum Wood Building in Cologne
Martin Stockhausen and Svenja Stahnke at the Forum Wood Building

Compass Software employees Martin Stockhausen and Svenja Stahnke visited the 14. European Congress (EBH) organized by the Forum Wood Building on October 20. and 21.

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Employee Milena Won Gold Medal at North American Championships
Milena Schaefer and Coach Tony Walton at the North American Championships

Milena Schaefer, General Manager at our Compass Software Inc., won the North American Championships in powerlifting.

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Compass Customer Kreuzberger Now Certified As Climate-Neutral

The German magazine dds reports: Compass Software customer Treppenbau Kreuzberger has been certified as a climate-neutral manufacturer by the Main Association of the German Wood Industry (HDH).

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SMA Staircraft Award Winners

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) once again announced this years StairCraft Award winners. One Compass Software customer won in two categories!

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Window Processor Installed at Melle Technical College

Our team is currently implementing the Compass Software window processor at the Melle College of Wood Technology.

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Congratulations to 60 Years Verschaeve

Compass Software customer Verschaeve Construct N.V. celebrated their 60. anniversary with an open house last weekend. Our team was there to congratulate in person.

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SMA Annual Conference

U.S. General Manager Milena Schaefer attended the SMA (Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association) annual conference in late September.

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Open House at Verschaeve

Compass Software customer Trappen Verschaeve is celebrating their 60. anniversary with an open house. Visitors can view the robotic loading and our PROKON system on this day!

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Esther Hollinderbaeumer Starts as Working Student in Development

We are thrilled to welcome working student Esther Hollinderbaeumer to the Compass Software development team.

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New Member for the Sales Team: David Hollinderbaeumer

The Compass Software sales team has been supported by David Hollinderbaeumer since August.

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Live Report: Conturex Is Now Processing Curved Parts
Installation of the Weinig Conturex by Compass Software at Aru

The installation of the Weinig Conturex Vario L at Compass Software Estonian customer Aru Grupp AS` workshop goes into its 2. week. The Conturex is the first fully automatic throughfeed machine on the…

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Live Report: Installation of Weinig Conturex at Aru Continues
Installation of the Weinig Conturex at Aru through Compass Software

The installation of the Weinig Conturex Vario L at Compass Software customer Aru Grupp AS´ workshop continues. The Conturex is the first fully automatic throughfeed machine on the market that can be…

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Live-Report: Installation of New Weinig Conturex at Customer Aru
Installation of the Weinig Conturex at Compass Software customer Aru

Head of development Ludger Ostendarp and Johannes Neth from the technical project management department are on-site at Compass Software customer Aru Grupp AS´ workshop in Estonia. There, the team is…

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New Service Technician Leonard Broeckelmann

The Compass Service has gained a new member. Leonard Broeckelmann has been supporting our service team since the beginning of July.

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Dietrich’s Neues! reports about our customer Taglieber Holzbau GmbH

Dietrich's publishes an article in this year's issue of its customer magazine Neues! about the perfect combination of Dietrich's CAD software and Compass Software's timber BTL processor at our…

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Holzkurier: CLT Special

Compass Software's innovative solutions for production management and control have been discussed in the CLT special edition of the Holzkurier.


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Fully Automatic Throughfeed Machine for Stair Parts
The Compass Software technicians at Customer Aru with the machine manufacturer Weinig

CEO Detlef Hollinderbaeumer, Head of Development Ludger Ostendarp, and developer Carsten Hoffmann have successfully carried through a factory acceptance test of a Conturex Vario L for stair parts for…

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Holzkurier publishes story on Compass Software Timber

The Austrian industry magazine Holzkurier published a story on the Compass Software timber processor.

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The Projects Team is Growing
Projektleiterin Svenja Stahnke

The Compass Software projects team in South Germany has gained new support from Svenja Stahnke in mid-May. Svenja already has about 20 years of professional experience in the woodworking industry.

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Intern Jonas Knoefel Will Soon Begin His Apprenticeship at Compass Software

The Compass Software development team is currently being supported by Jonas Knoefel. Jonas already interned with us in 2017.

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Lea Borgelt – New Working Student in the Development Team
Werkstudentin Lea Borgelt

Working student Lea Borgelt has been supporting our development team since the beginning of May. Lea is studying Applied Computer Sciences at the Ruhr-University in Bochum in her 6. semester. Soon she…

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Working Student Jessie Zeukeng Supports Compass Software Team
Werkstudentin Jessie Zeukeng

Our development team is supported by Jessie Zeukeng since early April.

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New Working Student for Development Team
Werkstudent Abdullah Ourfali

Abdullah Ourfali joined the Compass Software development team in early April as a working student.

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Trade Magazine mikado Reports on PROKON Module

The trade magazine mikado reported on the Compass Software PROKON module for the production management and control in their March edition.

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Holzkurier Publishes Story on Compass Software Timber Solution

The industry magazine Holzkurier published a story on the Compass Software timber solution in their 15. issue (April 2021).

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Intern Candy Seen Off
Candy Bolten and Gereon Max

We have seen off intern Candy Bolten after she completed her already second internship with the Compass Software service department.

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New: Custom Infills Possible
Compass Software handrail infill

Custom infills for handrails and panels underneath a staircase are now possible with Compass Software. Users can create custom infills with perforated plates, pattern plates, or similar.

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We are welcoming intern Armen Petrosyan to the Service Team
Armen Petrosyan

Armen Petrosyan is doing an internship with the Compass Software Support for his trade school.

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Webinar: Designing a Round Stair in a Square Well
Compass Software Webinar Round Stair in Square Well

Compass Software Inc. will be offering a free webinar on the topic of "Designing a Round Stair in a Square Well" on March 31, 2021 at 12 PM EST.

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New Employee for the Compass Software Project Management
Johannes Neth

The Compass Software branch in South Germany got a new staff member on February 15, 2021. We are happy to welcome Johannes Neth to the team!

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Sebastian Baecker Completes Apprenticeship Program Early
Sebastian Baecker

Sebastian Baecker successfully completed his apprenticeship program to become an Information Technology Officer, after only 2.5 years.

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Treppen.de Awards Stair of the Year 2020

Once again the stair expert portal Treppen.de has selected the stairs of the year 2020. Several Compass Software customers have been chosen.

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Separation of Panel Templates into Individual Parts
dry wall underneath a staircase

It is now possible to separate panel templates for dry wall underneath a stair and/or handrail infills into several pieces.

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HOB Publishes Piece about Plate Optimization 2.0
HOB cover 11/12-2020

The woodworking magazine HOB published an extensive story about the Compass Software Plate Optimization 2.0 module in their 11/12-2020 issue.

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Farewell to Gerald Feil

Early this year, we were dismayed at the news that our longstanding business partner and friend Gerald Feil had suddenly and unexpectedly died.

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We are Welcoming Salvatore Gandolfo to the Support Team
Salvatore Gandolfo

The Compass Software support team has gained another member. Salvatore Gandolfo has been supporting our service team since the beginning of the year.

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Candy Bolten Back at Compass Software for 2. Internship
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Candy Bolten

Intern Candy Bolten has returned to the Compass Software support team for another internship.

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Posts with Support

It is now possible to draw posts with support in Compass Software. These are posts that seem to go through the tread visually, but consist of 2 separate parts.

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Magazine Holzkurier reports: Compass Software has "arrived" in the timber industry

The German magazine Holzkurier reported about Compass Software as a capable partner for timber and cross-laminated timber producing companies in their year-end issue (51-52/2020).

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The Industry Magazine BM Reports on Customer Kenngott´s Far-Reaching Sales Network

Longstanding Compass Software customer Kenngott Stairs has braced itself perfectly against crises with a clever distribution concept.

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BM Magazine Reports: Customer Meyer & Grave Successfully Runs Online Shop for Handrails

Compass Software customer Meyer & Grave Tischlerei GmbH has successfully been running an online shop for handrails for a couple of years now.

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BM online Features Impressive Project of Customer Hokon

The sticking stair built by Compass Software customer Hokon in Norway, was featured in the November edition of BM online.

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Holzkurier: CLT-Special 2020
The Holzkurier magazine is reporting on the highly efficient CLT joinery element module at our customer Hasslacher´s workshop in their current cross-laminated timber 2020 special edition.

The Holzkurier magazine is reporting on the highly efficient CLT joinery element module at our customer Hasslacher´s workshop in their current cross-laminated timber 2020 special edition.

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Mikado Web Award 2021 – Vote now!
Compass Softwar has been nominated for the Mikado-Web-Award.

The trade magazine mikado is giving out the Web-Award 2021 for the best website in the woodworking industry for the 15. time. Compass Software has also been nominated.

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Delicious Organic Compass Cookies: Fun Team Project with Much Creativity
Some of the Compass Software trainees and working students banded together to bake some delicious cookies.

Our fully equipped office kitchen is put to work. A few weeks ago, some of our trainees and working students banded together to bake some delicious cookies.

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Connection Drillings from Posts into the Ceiling

Compass Software now also allows for connection drillings from the post into the ceiling. The drillings can be positioned as individual drillings or drilling patterns.

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After-Hours Team Spirit
The Compass Software employees organized a gamer night.

Video games make every developers´ heart beat faster. Well, at least that is the stereotype. And there seems to be something to it, since some of our employees recently organized a group gamer night…

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New Working Student for the Development Team

We have added a new working student to our development team. The name of this super woman is Spandana Matapathi.

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Up to 50% Digital Funding
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Compass Software Digital Jetzt Förderung

The German Government is funding digital expansion programs with up to 50%. If you think you qualify for this program, please switch to the German language setting for more information or contact us…

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We are Welcoming Christopher Steiger to the Support Team

We are thrilled to welcome our new apprentice in IT system management.

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dds-Online Reports on TreVe-Stair Connectors Made by Customer Kreuzberger

The patented TreVe-Stair Connectors made by our customer Kreuzberger continue to cause excitement in the stair building industry.

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Jonas Wotzlawski is Supporting Our Development Team

The Compass Software development department has a new member! Jonas Wotzlawski is lending us his helping hand as a working student.

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New Trainee for the Development Team

We are delighted to welcome a new trainee to our development team. Nune Najaryan recently started an application development apprenticeship on top of her bachelor´s degree in software engineering.

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BM-online Reports on Interior Construction Project of Customer Tischlerei Strotmeier

Compass Software customer Tischlerei Strotmeier finished this modern and impressive interior construction project in Munster, Germany.

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General Manager Milena is National Champion in Powerlifting

We want to congratulate our General Manager Milena Schaefer for her victory in the American National Powerlifting Championships.

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Support for Our Development Team

A new wind of change in the world of IT: Hong Tram Pham has started an apprenticeship as an application developer in August 2020.

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New Trainee in IT System Management
Auszubildender in IT-Systemmanagement Meik Babinski

We are happy to announce that we have a new trainee in IT system management on board, Meik Babinski.

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New Marketing Intern Eileen Rueckwald

Compass Software has a new intern. Eileen Rueckwald is assisting the company´s marketing department with current tasks.

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30 Years TACT Conseil

We want to congratulate our French dealer TACT Conseil to their 30-year anniversary.

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Compass Software CAM: Change in CAM for Format4 and Busellato

To make Compass Software's postprocessor even better compatible with Format4 and Busellato machines, there was a change in the program requiring your intervention.

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Compass Software has New Support

Compass Software has gained a whole flock of new talent in August.

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Project Assistant Jakob Unger Completes Familiarization Internship at Josef Friedrich Stair
Jakob Unger completed an internship at long-time Compass Software user Josef Friedrich Treppenbau GmbH

Our new project assistant Jakob Unger completed an internship at long-time Compass Software user Josef Friedrich Treppenbau GmbH in Germany to make himself more familiar with the stair building…

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New Service Technician Christian Axtmann
Compass Software employee Christian Axtmann

The Compass Software Support Team has a new member. Christian Axtmann has been helping out customers for some time now.

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Error with Printer/Plotters after Windows Update

Cumulative safety updates that were published for Windows 10 on June 9, 2020 lead to severe plotter and printing problems for many Compass Software users.

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New Project Assistant for Our Branch in Southern Germany
Compass Software employee Jakob Unger

Our branch in Bad Endorf (district of Rosenheim) has gained a new employee.

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Apply Now!

At Compass Software you have the chance to work as part of an international team. We offer many opportunities for further education and to gain valuable experience.

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Leveled Pockets for Clamping Screws
Compass Software now allows for the cutting of leveled pockets for clamping screws.

Compass Software now allows for the cutting of leveled pockets for clamping screws.

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Compass Software PROKON Solution as Cover Topic in HOB
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Compass Software als Titelthema in der HOB

Our customized solution for production management and control is the cover topic for the May edition of the woodworking magazine HOB.

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TV Report on Customer Ballert "How staircases are made"

Compass Software customer Holzmanufaktur Ballert e.K. was featured on the German TV channel SWR with a great report on "How staircases are made."

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Mikado 04/2020: Production Management and Control
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Compass Software Artikel in Mikado 04/2020

The German trade journal Mikado reported on the Compass Software module for production management and control in their April issue.

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Covid-19: Our video message for you!
Compass Software during times of the corona virus, we are still here for you.

We have a video message for you: You can rely on Compass Software during times of Corona. We are still here for you. We will overcome this challenge together!

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Student Assistant Torsten Rotte Graduates with Bachelor of Science
Torsten Rotte Compass Software

Congratulations to our employee Torsten Rotte for successfully graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Technology.

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Stair Builder Wiehl Purchases DMC Wide Belt Sander

Compass Software customer Treppenbau Wiehl is featured with an interesting article in the German magazine dds - das magazin für möbel und ausbau. The stair builder is now in possession of a moder SCM…

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Winners for the SMA StairCraft Awards
Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association

We want to congratulate all of the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association Staircraft Award winners for their incredible designs.

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Compass Software Internship in Home Office
Intern Candy Bolten at Compass Software

The Compass Software Service has a new intern since late March. Candy Bolten will be supporting our service department during her three-month internship.

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New Addition to the CS Development Team
Compass Software employee Sven Riese

Our development team gained a new member earlier this year. Sven Riese has joined Compass Software as a trainee to become an IT Specialist with a Focus on Application Development.

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BM Report: Stairs with Colorful Material Mixes
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Artikel in der BM über Compass Software Treppen im bunten Materialmix.

The German trade journal BM 04/2020 published a great story about stairs with material mixes.

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Customers Visit Customers: Lively Exchange of Information through Compass Software
At the beginning of the year, we accompanied our German customer Wiehl to our Belgian customer Verschaeve Construct N.V.

At the beginning of the year, we accompanied our German customer Wiehl to our Belgian customer Verschaeve Construct N.V.

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Three Compass Software Customers Develop New Fire Protection Staircase

German Compass Software customers Bäthe Treppen, Franz Hasler AG, and Treppenbau Ihle have developed a new fire protection staircase that gives fist responders valuable additional seconds.

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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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dds Reports on PROKON Ahead of HOLZ-HANDWERK 2020

The industry magazine dds published an article on the Compass Software PROKON solution.

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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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dds Publishes Story on CS PROKON Solution at De Vries Trappen

The German magazine dds published an article on the implementation of the Compass Software PROKON module at De Vries Trappen.

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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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Holzkurier Publishes Company Profile in Special Edition
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] Compass Software Geschäftsführer Detlef Hollinderbäumer mit dem Entwicklerteam

The German industry magazine Holzkurier published an extensive profile on Compass Software in their special edition 45/2019.

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Special Edition Cross-Laminated Timber in Holzkurier
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] In der BSP Spezialausgabe des Holzkuriers zum aktuellen viel gefragtem Thema Brettsperrholz wird die Vollautomatische Produktionssteuerung und -kontrolle bei der Firma HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER vorgestellt.

Fully automated production management and control at customer HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER.

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New Talent for the Development Team: Christian Rotte
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Holz-Zentralblatt Writes about Compass Spftware Customer Holz Keller AG

The Holz-Zentralblatt edition from Oct. 11, 2019 published a large story about our customer Holz Keller AG.

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Top Notch Performance
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Compass Software Plate Optimization 2.0

The magazine dds published a story on the Compass Software Plate Optimization 2.0: Nesting in Stair Building - No Waste Production.

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BM online Congratulates Customer Wortmann Treppen to Their 25th Anniversary

Our long-standing customer Wortmann Treppen is celebrated in the BM online for their 25th anniversary. We celebrate with them and are looking forward to additional future projects!

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BM online Features Customer Hokon

Customer Hokon is featured once again in the BM magazine. As usual a wonderful project and great story. Congratulations!

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New Installation at Dinkelholzbetriebe GmbH
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Stair Connector "TreVe" Made by Compass Software Customer Kreuzberger Introduced in dds

Compass Software customer Treppenbau Kreuzberger´s patented stair connector "TreVe" was introduced in the German magazine dds.

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Free Running Oak Spiral Stair from Customer TRĄBCZYŃSKI

We want to congratulate our Polish customer TRĄBCZYŃSKI to this true piece of art. The free running spiral staircase made from oak can be admired in the London restaurant Piccadilly 85. We are in…

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First Installation for Technician Alexander at S u. W Wohn-Holz
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Compass Software Connects New Machine at Trappentoko
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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SMA Workshop Tour at Loudoun Stairs in Virginia
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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!
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Optimization Coaching at Walter Donkers in the Netherlands
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Automated Production at Customer ATAB in Sweden

The current HOB edition (05/2018) published an extensive story on our long-standing customer ATAB Trappan AB from Sweden. The article is focused on automated processing in the stair building workshop,…

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Machine Installation at Haas in Germany
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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.
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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.
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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 and up.

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Installation of Post Machine at Vos Zwolle B.V.
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] ​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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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Martin Stockhausen exhibits at SMA Annual Conference
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] ​Vertriebsmitarbeiter Martin Stockhausen stellte auch dieses Jahr wieder auf der Jahreskonferenz der Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) aus.

Sales Representative Martin Stockhausen once again exhibits at the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) annual conference this year. The event took place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from March…

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Machine Installation at Konijn in the Netherlands
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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!
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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 ist Compass Software jetzt mit Windows 10 kompatibel.

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

Version and up.

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Successful Implementation of the New BTL Processor
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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 sind doppelte Füllungen möglich. Dies sind Kombinationen aus Füllbrettern und Glasfüllungen.

​Starting with version 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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
[Translate to Amerikanisch:] 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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CANCELLEDEvents, Trade FairsW-Exhibition Birmingham

CANCELLED: Unfortunately, the W-Exhibition had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

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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July 12. - 15, 2022Events, Trade FairsHOLZ-HANDWERK 2022

Nürnberg Messe

Compass Software will once again exhibit at the HOLZ-HANDWERK in Nuremburg. The HOLZ HANDWERK is Europe´s Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies. Our sales representatives will be happy to show you the newest innovations Compass Software has to offer. Contact us anytime to make an appointment. We are looking forward to seeing you in person again!

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August 23. -26, 2022Events, Trade FairsIWF 2022

Booth B4135
Georgia World Congress Center

Compass Software Inc. will be exhibiting at the IWF 2022 in Atlanta. The American trade show has been one of the biggest woodworking trade shows in the world for more than 50 years. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth and showing you the newest Compass Software solutions. 

Trade show homepage: https://www.iwfatlanta.com/