CYPE develops and distributes technical software for Architecture, Engineering and Construction professionals.

CYPE Solutions
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The programs within the BIM Essentials by CYPE suite, such as CYPE Architecture, allow users to express their full creativity when developing an architectural project thanks to both the practicality and productivity provided by the software.

Architectural modelling

CYPE Architecture

Architectural modelling is the first step in most BIM projects. During this phase, the building concept begins to take shape, and the spaces, uses, ergonomics, configuration and aesthetics of the building are established. Within CYPE software, this task is carried out in CYPE Architecture, which allows professionals to develop an architectural model from the sketch phase through to the development of a detailed BIM model.


Open BIM Site

Open BIM Site is a free application for defining the initial conditions of a project site. Using this tool, users can establish the geographical location of the models, manage different types of maps, enter topographic surfaces and add elements specific to the site, such as parcels and buildings.

Construction elements

Open BIM Construction Systems

Open BIM Construction Systems is a tool to define the technical features of the construction systems that make up the envelope and internal partitioning of buildings.

Open BIM Construction Systems allows users to indicate the following properties of the construction solutions of the project:
  • General description of the systems by defining their type and construction properties.
  • Definition of the layers that make up the system, by indicating their thickness, materials and properties.
  • Relationship with the construction systems and the elements of the architectural BIM model.
Clash detection

Open BIM Model Checker

Open BIM Model Checker is an application developed to analyse and inspect BIM models. The aim of this programme is to help users detect issues in the models, locate clashes between the different disciplines and consult the project’s documentation quickly and easily.

Graphical documents

Open BIM Layout

Open BIM Layout is a free computer tool, whose main objective is to generate views and dimensions and provide the layout of technical drawings using BIM models (floors plans, elevations, sections and axonometric perspectives).

BIM bill of quantities

Open BIM Quantities

Open BIM Quantities is a tool for extracting quantities and creating bills of quantities based on BIM models that have been defined using the IFC standard.


CYPE has BIM solutions for professionals in a wide range of areas. The group of applications includes tools that make everyday work easier for any specialist in BIM.

Public and private projects


CYPECAD carries out the design, analysis, and sizing of structures for building and civil works, which are subject to vertical and horizontal forces, as well as fire exposure.

Industrial building structures


CYPE 3D is an agile and efficient program created for the analysis and design of three-dimensional structures with elements made of concrete, steel, composite concrete and steel, aluminium, timber, or any other material, and includes the sizing of connections (welded and bolted connections of rolled and welded steel I sections and hollow structural sections) and their foundations with baseplates, footings, pile caps, and strap and tie beams.


CYPE Connect

CYPE Connect can model and analyse, in addition to steel element connections, connections between timber structural elements as well as steel-to-timber connections, using the finite element method. This application uses the OpenSees calculation engine.

Connection modelling


  • ABNT NBR 8800:2008
  • AISC 360-16 (LRFD)
  • Código Estructural
  • EAE 2011
  • Eurocode EN 1993
  • IS 800:2007
  • Eurocode EN 1995


Maximum demand capacity ratio
Von Mises stress
Equivalent Von Mises deformation

StruBIM Steel

StruBIM Steel is a program developed for the creation and maintenance of BIM models for structural steel detailing.This program allows users to create a precise BIM model that includes the necessary elements (sections, plates, bolts, butt welds and anchorage) to define the structure. For the results output the program provides shop drawings in DSTV format.

Modelling connections

Graphical information of connections

In the "Sheets" tab, there are several tools that allow detailed sheets of the connections to be obtained from the data previously entered in the modelling phase.

Detailing sheets

Results output

  • Manufacturing models (DSTV, STEP)
  • Sheets in DWG, DXF or PDF format
  • Export detailing of the steel structure in IFC EM.11 (Exchange Model 11)

StruBIM Rebar

StruBIM Rebar is a tool for the reinforcement detailing of reinforced concrete structures, and can import the results and geometry of structural elements from other design tools in order to automatically generate a detailed 3D model of the reinforcement. As a result, the program exports the detailed three-dimensional reinforcement model in IFC and BVBS format, lists of material quantities and detailing drawings.

The library contains the steel types, rebar diameters, bar types or shapes available to define the reinforcement details .

The imported data will be automatically included in this table when importing data from other design programs.


Generate detailing groups to the selected chapter. generate views of one or more detailing elements.


StruBIM Rebar provides results in the form of reports, drawings, a 3D BIM model in IFC , BVBS format and the export of information to the BIM project hosted on the platform.

Detailed 3D model, which can be integrated into the project via the platform
Drawings with user-created views

StruBIM Embedded Walls

StruBIM Embedded Wall is an application for designing and checking different types of embedded walls (diaphragm walls, piled retaining walls, mini piled retaining walls, steel pile walls and generic embedded walls) for building and public works.

Reinforced concrete cantilever walls

Analysis and design of reinforced concrete walls for soil retention and its corresponding foundation (footing or pile cap with piles).

  • Possibility of defining different soil layers.
  • Automatic pre-design of the geometry of the wall and the foundation.
  • Design of the elevation reinforcement and foundation of the wall.
  • Phase analysis and consideration of seismic action.
  • Global stability analysis (turning, sliding and worst case slip circles).
  • Reports: data, analysis results and material takeoff.
  • Drawing of the phases and force diagrams and deformations for each phase.
  • Drawings displaying reinforcement layout with the option to edit and check the modifications.

StruBIM Foundations

Engineering software suite for buildings which calculates structural elements by carrying out the analysis, design, check, as well as providing the technical drawings for the structural project, (Record Engineer) of the elements that have been defined.

StruBIM Foundations is a tool for the design of foundations. From the supports of the structure the user can generate, design and check the foundation elements. The supports and the forces in the base can be entered manually or imported through a file in IFC or XML format. It is capable of designing different foundation elements, such as: pad footings, pile caps, foundation slabs, pile supported slabs and beams. The reinforced concrete elements are designed in accordance with ACI 318-14, ACI 318-11 and ACI 318-08.

box culvert

StruBIM Box Culverts

StruBIM Box Culverts is an application for designing and analysis of reinforced concrete box culverts used for underpasses, subways, and drainage works.The program can also design culverts made up of various aligned prestressed elements by defining the joints or those to be executed on site.


Energy and acoustic simulations

Engineers can ensure the comfort of building occupants and reduce their energy consumption using CYPE’s software for acoustic and energy simulation of buildings.

Geometric models

IFC Builder

IFC Builder is a free CYPE application designed for the creation and maintenance of IFC building models.

Analytical models

Open BIM Analytical Model

Open BIM Analytical Model is a tool that develops analytical models for thermal and acoustic simulations. It includes different options that allow an analytical model to be created directly from the program itself, or to be automatically generated from BIM models in IFC format.

Thermal loads


Thermal load calculation of buildings according to the Radiant Time Series Method (RTSM), proposed by ASHRAE, integrated in the Open BIM workflow.

CYPETHERM LOADS analyses the thermal load of buildings in accordance with the Radiant Time Series Method (RTSM), proposed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for the calculation of cooling loads.

Modelling and energy simulation


CYPETHERM EPlus is an application for the simulation and modelling of buildings with EnergyPlus™.

Improvement measures

CYPETHERM Improvements Plus

CYPETHERM Improvements Plus is a program designed to carry out the energy audit of buildings and analysis of possible improvement measures, with an energy and economic study of the different alternatives, aimed at connecting with CYPETHERM programs with the EnergyPlus™ analysis engine (CYPETHERM EPlus, CYPETHERM HE Plus and CYPETHERM SCE-CS Plus).

CYPETHERM Improvements Plus is a program designed to carry out the energy audit of buildings and analysis of possible improvement measures, with an energy and economic study of the different alternatives, aimed at connecting with CYPETHERM programs with the EnergyPlus™ analysis engine (CYPETHERM EPlus, CYPETHERM HE Plus and CYPETHERM RECS Plus).

Lighting design


CYPELUX is a free tool created to calculate the lighting levels of normal and emergency lighting installations.

Learning resources
Acoustic study


AcouBAT by CYPE is a tool developed by CYPE and the CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) with the aim to help users study the sound insulation and absorption of buildings. It calculates the indices that evaluate the insulation of airborne sound (indoor and outdoor), impact sound insulation and the reverberation level in indoor spaces, in accordance with the procedure contained in the EN ISO 12354:2017 code.

CYPE Solutions


CYPE’s suite of tools for the development of plumbing systems in construction projects combines the best of BIM modelling whilst ensuring correct design according to regulatory and technical criteria.

Drainage systems

CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems

CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems is a program created to assist the project designer with the design and analysis of foul water and rainwater evacuation systems.

Water supply systems


CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems is a program created to assist the project engineer with the design and analysis of water supply installations.

Hydraulic diagrams

CYPEPLUMBING Schematic diagrams

CYPEPLUMBING Schematic diagrams is a free tool that automatically creates schematic diagrams of water supply installations.

Solar thermal collector


CYPEPLUMBING Solar Systems performs the design and analysis of the complete solar thermal energy contribution installation for hot water and heating, or part of it, in any type of building.

Fire protection

From the design of protection systems to the sizing of extinguishing networks and the execution of dynamic simulations, the CYPE suite includes tools for the different needs of a fire protection project.

  • Passive fire protection
  • Hydraulic fire extinguishing systems
  • Differential pressure systems
  • Fire evolution simulations
  • Viewing simulations


Validation of basic fire safety rules. Passive protection (compartmentalization, evacuation, external propagation, ...) and active protection (extinguishers, detectors, ...).


CYPEFIRE Design is an application created to help the designer during the process of designing and verifying the characteristics of the building and of the fire protection installations. The workspace allows to create and quickly edit the main characteristics of a fire protection project (compartmentation of zones, limitation of external propagation, means of evacuation of occupants, protection facilities, access for firefighters, etc.).

The evacuation of occupants, the compartmentalization of the sectors and the accessibility of firefighters are some of the many checks that are carried out in the application. It also serves as a starting point for the workflow, since from here requirements for the structure's fire resistance, sprinkler installation, etc. are included.

Field of the application

CYPEFIRE Design allows fire protection installations to be designed and analysed for both codes and generic purposes, as the definition of the installations' elements can be configured by users. The program includes the option of importing the features of predefined codes:

CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems

Hydraulic fire extinguishing systems

CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems is a tool created to design hydraulic networks for fire protection using sprinklers and fire hose reels in accordance with the NFPA®13 (National Fire Protection Association) standard.

Scope of the application

CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems allows the sizing and design of hydraulic fire extinguishing networks using sprinklers and fire hose reels (FHR) in accordance with different predefined codes, as well as designing installations by creating customised configurations for calculating other codes or for personal technical purposes.

The information provided to the BIM model on sprinkler arrangement will be of great help when we decide to perform the dynamic fire simulation.

CYPEFIRE Pressure Systems

Differential pressure systems

CYPEFIRE Pressure Systems designs pressure differential systems to retain smoke in non-airtight physical barriers, in accordance with the EN 12101-6 code. which establishes the requirements of a staircase pressurisation system.


Fire evolution simulations

CYPEFIRE FDS is an application for the design of complex building models, to carry out simulations of fire evolution using the Fire Dynamics Simulator developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Dynamic fire simulation is one of the most complex parts when designing a fire prevention project.

CYPEFIRE FDS is a multifunctional tool that can be very useful both for firefighter training and for the technicians responsible for the design of the extinguishing systems, temperature control and smoke evacuation systems, either for evaluating the fire safety of buildings during the project stage as well as for the reconstruction of fire scenarios.


Viewing simulations

CYPEFIRE FDS Viewer is a free application for viewing simulations of fire evolution carried out using the Fire Dynamics Simulator developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA).

In addition to the workflow, we have CYPEFIRE FDS Viewer so that all project participants can view the results.


The CYPE HVAC Systems Solution offers all the necessary tools to design, analyze and verify building HVAC systems. It also includes all the CYPE tools to import, create and modify BIM models.

These applications are integrated into the Open BIM workflow via the platform.

  • CYPEHVAC Schematics
  • CYPEHVAC Hydronics
  • CYPEHVAC Ductwork
  • CYPEHVAC Radiant floor

HVAC systems

With these CYPE systems, the specialist responsible for HVAC projects can access precise calculations of thermal loads, design the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems including their components, and create the drawings and diagrams together with the calculations report of their projects.

Included Modules

Flow diagrams

CYPEHVAC Schematics

CYPEHVAC Schematics is a free program designed to draw the circuit diagrams of hydronic air conditioning systems. The components are represented using symbols in accordance with ASHRAE standards.

Duct network


CYPEHVAC Ductwork is a program for designing HVAC ductwork systems including grilles and other ventilation equipment such as heat recovery units, fans and air handling units. The application allows users to import any required information taken from other Open BIM tools, so that both the architectural models developed in IFC format and the results of the analysis with CYPETHERM LOADS can be used when designing installations.

Water distribution systems

CYPEHVAC Hydronics

CYPEHVAC Hydronics designs water distribution installations for air conditioning. It designs radiators (two-pipe system), fan coils, boilers and heat pumps, assigning the loads to each of these elements. The program obtains the geometry of the building and the thermal loads calculated in the CYPETHERM LOADS program from the BIM project to which it is linked.

Radiant floor systems

CYPEHVAC Radiant Floor

CYPEHVAC Radiant Floor is a BIM application for designing radiant floor heating and cooling systems. The software imports architectural models developed in IFC format, where systems can be entered and designed using different tools. There are three main options offered by the program: automatically entering circuits, updating the pattern considering both obstacles and spaces; and automatically measuring the materials necessary for the complete installation of the systems.

Electrical installations

The CYPE software suite for electrical systems, simplifies the execution of all layout, path, analysis and design operations for electrical installations in an Open BIM collaborative workflow.

Electrical and telecommunications systems

CYPELEC Electrical Mechanisms

Architectural modelling of terminal elements of electrical and telecommunications installations (switches, sockets and audiovisual and telephony connectors).

Circuits and loads

CYPELEC Distribution

CYPELEC Distribution is a program for 3D implantation of the distribution of circuits and loads for electrical installation projects.

Design of electrical installations


CYPELEC Core is a free application for the calculation of low voltage electrical installations that incorporates the CYPELEC REBT calculation engine. CYPELEC Core allows users to draw single-line diagrams of the installation and configure the features of the composing elements.

Lightning strike safety

Open BIM Lightning

Open BIM Lightning is a free application designed to carry out the 3D layout of the elements of a lightning safety installation to protect against the risks caused by lightning. The program calculates, verifies and describes the safety installation including all the elements it consists of: ESE type lightning rod (early streamer emission lightning conductor), boxes with their respective grounding connections, connections with metal elements on façades and with receiver sets (antennas), grounding conductors, etc

PV systems


CYPELEC PV Systems is a tool to assist users in the design of on-grid photovoltaic systems (amongst which are self-consumption installations) or off-grid photovoltaic systems.

Electrical power systems

CYPELEC Networks

CYPELEC Networks is a program created to analyse power systems in electrical networks and aid designers with the analysis and design of high/medium and low voltage installations. The design checks carried out by the program are based on the specifications of the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC).

Multi-line diagrams


CYPELEC MULTILINE is a program designed to draw, manually or automatically, the multiline diagram of an electrical installation.

Electrical panels

CYPELEC Switchboard

CYPELEC Switchboard has been created to design the enclosures that are present in electrical installations (cabinets, panels, switchboards...).

Grounding installations


CYPELEC Grounding IEC allows users to calculate grounding resistance in electrical installations based on the IEC 60364-5-54 standard.

CYPE Solutions

Telecommunications installations

CYPE software range helps these telecommunications projects, from infrastructure design, modelling of installations to network calculations, optimisation and even the generation of drawings, lists of materials and calculation report.

Wireless networks

CYPETEL Wireless

CYPETEL Wireless is an Open BIM tool able to import architectural models in IFC format to carry out signal coverage studies of wireless telecommunications installations such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks.

By analysing the signal attenuation based on the characteristics of building elements, spaces and recipients included in the model, the tool provides a contour plot that represents signal strength graphically in the BIM model.

Analysing and designing telecommunications system diagrams.
Telecommunications network diagrams

CYPETEL Schematics

CYPETEL Schematics analyses and designs telecommunications installations, in accordance with standard design codes or generic requirements, where users can configure the checks to be carried out and the equipment and infrastructure elements to be used. The program allows users to import values and characteristics from predefined codes.

Telecommunication network infrastructure


CYPETEL Systems is an Open BIM programme for designing telecommunications installations in buildings. The tool can import architectural models in IFC formats, on the basis of which technicians will design telecommunications installations by introducing the different components and taking into account the design criteria defined in different codes. These criteria are automatically checked in the programme.

Project management

CYPE offers users a range of software dedicated to project management, job control and elaborating bills of quantities.

General cost estimations

Open BIM Cost Estimator

Open BIM Cost Estimator has been created to automatically estimate the execution cost of a construction project during its preliminary phases, in a simple and practical way, using a fast, efficient and precise design model, by taking into account the built surface, height of the building, and typological, construction, geographic and socioeconomic factors.

Bill of quantities of BIM models

Open BIM Quantities

Open BIM Quantities is a tool for extracting quantities and creating bills of quantities based on BIM models that have been defined using the IFC standard.

BIM project revisions

Open BIM Model Checker

Open BIM Model Checker is an application developed to analyse and inspect BIM models. The aim of this programme is to help users detect issues in the models, locate clashes between the different disciplines and consult the project’s documentation quickly and easily.

Health and safety

Open BIM Health and safety

Open BIM Health and Safety is a program that has been created to assist users in the development of drawings of collective protection elements to be incorporated into the project. It also exports the quantities of the elements that have been entered, in FIEBDC-3 format, so they can be used in quantity surveying software.

Cost management


Arquimedes is a job management tool that allows all kinds of cost estimations to be carried out in a project: its quantities, certifications, multiple technical documents associated with the project, as well as the planning and job control during the construction process.


CYPE is committed to Open BIM technology and has developed different tools to promote interoperability between different applications and platforms.

Interoperability via IFC

IFC Uploader

IFC Uploader is a free tool with which users can add files, in IFC format, to projects on the platform. It also generates GLTF files automatically so they can be viewed, both on the platform and in the group of Open BIM workflow programs.

Integrating structural models

StruBIM Uploader

"StruBIM Uploader" is an application developed by CYPE, with which structural models can be incorporated into Open BIM projects that are located on the platform, and this way enabling a connection with visualisation, analysis and post-processing programs of other developers.

CYPE-Revit interoperability

Plugin Open BIM - Revit

With the Open BIM - Revit Plugin, any Autodesk Revit user will be able to integrate their project into the platform and benefit from all the advantages it offers, such as representing BIM models in augmented reality and virtual reality, controlling updates and incident management, managing project participants and connecting with different Open BIM applications, including CYPE tools.