Custom software

CAD & BIM software development

Developing software for architects, designers, and engineers is something that we have been doing for decades.

CAD software development you can trust

We have a solid background in CAD software development: programming for Archicad, a leading BIM software, as well as programming in C++ and GDL programming languages.

Archicad, developed by Graphisoft, is a design and modelling software especially designed for architects. Archicad allows for 3D modelling using CAD technology, making designing structures more efficient and aligned. There are also a whole host of extensions and added features to help architects take Archicad even further.

Archicad development experts

Archicad is a software favoured by architects around the world and we have developed a range of extensions, add-ons, and GDL object libraries for Archicad over the years. In Finland, Archicad is the modern BIM software tool of choice -constantly being developed and upgraded.


Archicad extensions, GDL object libraries & ArchiFrame license software

ArchiFrame license software

For our clients around the world, we have programmed and coded Archicad add-ons, developing and maintaining a wide host of tools and features. For example, we have extensive knowledge of the Steni Facade Tool – the technology behind the extension is built and coded by Timehouse.

Licence management for BIM software

We have also worked in close co-operation with ArchiFrame (an Archicad add-on for wood and steel modelling), developing a custom license management software and platform, as well as collaborating on a variety of coding projects. Our license management software tracks user data in real-time and enables the secure management of users and seats. The software is managed via Microsoft Azure and uses the following tech stack:

GDL object libraries

Archicad is based on the GDL programming language (Geometric Description Language) that is used to model building information models (BIM) and objects. GDL objects enable the easy use of ready-made construction parts and elements. GDL objects can be tightly defined by specific features unique to a structure or a set of elements, ensuring that the modelling and construction process is handled as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

GDL programming services

As a text-based programming language, GDL only takes up a little space and its management is straightforward. GDL object libraries offer architects and designers a compact way to access and design 3D objects. GDL is a relatively rare programming language with a global reach.

Case Study

Timehouse customises Archicad for Kontio Log Homes

Working with Kontio, the biggest log home manufacturer in the world, Timehouse Oy helped create an all-informed BIM system for timber construction.

Case Study

ArchiLogs customisation for Appalachian Log Structures

Timehouse customised ArchiLogs for Appalachian Log Structures using C++ coding language. The ArchiLogs Archicad add-on is designed and sold by Nordic BIM Group Finland and is targeted for log home modelling. 

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