ISD Benelux and Elfsquad join forces

‘s-Hertogenbosch, January 11, 2021 – ISD Benelux from ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Elfsquad from Drachten join forces to combine the 3D CAD world with the benefits of a product configurator. By choosing for this cooperation, customers in the manufacturing industry can automate their processes and sell, engineer, and produce their products more successfully, faster, and without failure costs.

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ISD Benelux about Elfsquad’s added value

“Both organizations see the benefits of market broadening as a result of the cooperation”. By combining Elfsquad’s product configurator and HiCAD, ISD Benelux’ 3D CAD software, a solution is offered that saves a lot of valuable engineering time. Where a customer would have to prepare and implement all possible options of a project through an excel sheet to get it in a CAD-model, they can now automate it by using the configurator. “By adding Elfsquad’’s configurator through the process, a direct connection between production and sales can be made.”, explains Joost Swarts, Sales Manager at ISD Benelux. That way, sales are done through an engineering-validated model, not only reducing errors and run time but also removing various frustrations between sales and engineering.

The added value for customers

When a lot of options are available within a product package, it can cost salespeople, dealers, and the customers a lot of time; and a chance of error is present, too. The Elfsquad Configurator is a reflection of the sales pitch: where through asking sales questions the right composition of the product is eventually found. By combining HiCAD and Elfsquad, a CAD model is generated from the configuration or CAD parameters are adjusted accordingly. Engineers can then still adjust the model in HiCAD where needed.

Another great benefit is the possibility to automatically connect data to the ERP-system. Elfsquad has various integrations available for this purpose, directly connecting products and bills of materials. The prices, too, are directly insightful and the run time along with the number of quotation revisions are drastically reduced.

ISD benelux

ISD is an organization that has been active in developing 2D- and 3D CAD-systems for 40 years now, and aims itself at manufacturing businesses. ISD Benelux develops software with powerful functionalities to quickly be able to realize models. By delivering branch-specific knowledge, training, and software ISD is a trustworthy partner in the area of software. And through their solutions, offers businesses the chance to produce, install, and maintain faster and more easily.


The team from Drachten has been developing configuration software for the production industry since 2016. By now, Elfsquad has taken off the start-up shoes and serves a big portion of manufacturing businesses of the Benelux with a product configurator. The configurator originates from the passion for optimizing products and processes. This branch-specific knowledge is clearly noticeable within Elfsquad. Besides, the software is one of the few cloud-based configurators in the world and can be used and designed without any programming knowledge, containing very advanced underlying AI technology. The recognition in innovative and trustworthy software and the shared branch-specific knowledge give Elfsquad and ISD confidence in enlarging the market share in the Benelux: together.

For more information, contact:

Dopheide 12
9202 PB, Drachten
+31 85 065 6638

ISD Benelux
Het Zuiderkruis 33
5215 MV, ’s-Hertogenbosch
+31 73 615 3888

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Working together on prize-winning software.

We let our innovative power in the manufacturing industry speak and are proud to say that we have received a number of prominent awards with Elfsquad. This motivates us further to fulfill our mission together with our customers: Ensure the manufacturing industry the right to exist.

2019Partner Award 2019 of ECI Ridder
2019Nomination Deloitte Rising Star Award – Fast 50
2018Winner Noordelijke Innovatie Award
2018Winner Ondernemersprijs Smallingerland
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