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DokaCAD 8

The high-performing planning software for greater efficiency

Combines the fast, automatic formwork planning with the flexibility of a CAD system

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Screenshot, formwork planning system DokaCAD 8
Screenshot, formwork planning system DokaCAD 8

Maximum performance

in project planning

The hyper-efficient way of doing your planning work

  • the realistic movement of parts such as panel struts and spindles
  • over 41,000 site-proven solutions at the click of a mouse - and on a project-specific basis
  • perfect logistics support from inventory levels to just-in-sequence project piecelists

Perfect handling

for planning professionals

DokaCAD 8 is extremely user-friendly

  • for complex as well as for simple project planning and inspired by the three-dimensional presentation of the planning results
  • by the multi-function panels instead of menus and toolbars with tooltips for precise information

Outstanding flexibility

with DokaCAD 8

Benefit from

  • through the full integration into AutoCAD©
  • through 64-bit technology
  • from the integrated wizard programmes for individual formwork solutions
  • from programme-supported language change in documents

New in DokaCAD 8

Efficiency boost

  • Automatic structure correction
  • 64-bit support
  • Edit piecelists directly in DokaCAD 8

Intuitive operation

New ribbons (multi-function bars) replace menus and toolbars. There is a new quick-access panel that you can configure with the commands you need most frequently. The "undo" function works over several steps.

Helpful tooltips

Tooltips optimise handling and are rounded out by the Help feature plus comprehensive e-learning contents.

New as of October 2016

Rename blocks

The 'Rename blocks' function enable you to select and rename existing AutoCAD blocks.

You can rename either all blocks with the same name or only the selected block.

Insert as block

The 'Insert as block' AutoCAD function has been modified so that at the end a dialogue opens and you can enter a block name.

Framax transport bolt

In the following systems, 4 pcs. Framax transport bolt have been added as a supplementary (= automatically listed in the bill of materials in every project of the system in question).

  • Framax Xlife framed formwork
  • Framax Xlife plus framed formwork
  • Framax Xlife 3.00m framed formwork
  • Framax eco framed formwork
  • Framax S Xlife framed formwork

Formwork system Framax Xlife plus

  • Formwork solutions for foundations (about 100 new solutions)
  • Formwork solutions with the Framax Xlife plus outside corner 10/10cm (about 400 new solutions)
  • Formwork solutions with panels of height 0.60m
  • Adaptations with corner solutions
  • Extended to include the basic panel height of 3.30m. They can now be put into your 'Favourites'.

All these new solutions are plannable in the automatic and interactive modes.

Framax Xlife plus framed panels can be ordered with custom widths in all standard heights. For technical production reasons, these custom panels are divided into four width categories:

  • 0.31 to 0.44m
  • 0.46 to 0.59m
  • 0.61 to 0.74m
  • 0.76 to 0.89m

DokaScaff stair tower and reinforcement scaffold

For DokaScaff some assemblies are now available as modular system blocks to ensure that the needed heights and widths can be put together easily and quickly.

The new 'Insertion beam 1.95m' and 'Insertion beam 2.45m' are available for the following floor-slab systems:

  • Dokaflex 1-2-4 floor formwork
  • Dokaflex 20 floor formwork
  • Xtra floor formwork Eurex 20
  • Xtra floor formwork Eurex 30

You have to set 'Favourites' in the appropriate systems in order to use them in our planning programmes.

Framed formwork

Form-tie solutions with head anchors are now available for the following systems:

  • Framax Xlife
  • Framax Xlife plus

Framax eco:

The basic panel heights have been extended to include 1.35m, 2.70m and 3.30m.

The following systems now include corner solutions with the models:

'Hinged outside corner A galvanised' and 'Hinged inside corner I galvanised'

  • Framax Xlife
  • Framax Xlife with Xsafe plus
  • Frami S Xlife

'Create 3D' now creates a solid model

The 'Create 3D' command creates a three-dimensional model from a DokaCAD layout. In early versions it was a surface model. With the latest update the 'Create 3D' command creates a solid model (3D solid). The advantages of solid models include, for example: It can be cut with 3D commands and windows and doors are shown as such.

Floor formwork:

The 3S basic and 3S cut formwork sheets are available in the floor formwork systems

New as of February 2016:

Tipos Cycle Wizard

Efficient, programme-aided cycle planning. The result can be controlled and influenced by input parameters The cycles are visualised and you can subsequently make whichever changes you wish in an interactive dialogue.

New as of August 2015:

Formwork system Framax Xlife plus

The second generation of Framax Xlife plus is available in DokaCAD

Formwork system Dokadek 20

Similar to Dokadek 30 you can now also plan Dokadek 20 with DokaCAD.

Counter railing

The accessory systems 'Counter railing - Edge protection system XP' and 'Counter railing - Handrail post 1.10m' are now available for the following systems:

Edge protection XP + Handrail post 1.10m
  • Framax Xlife framed formwork
  • Framax Xlife plus framed formwork
  • Framax Xlife 3.00m framed formwork
  • Framax eco framed formwork
Handrail post 1.10m
  • Framax S Xlife (USA) framed formwork
Edge protection XP
  • Alu-Framax Xlife framed formwork
  • FF20 wall formwork 27mm
  • FF20 wall formwork 21mm
  • FF100 tec wall formwork
  • Frami Xlife framed formwork
  • Frami eco framed formwork

Wall heights up to 6.00m

For the formwork systems Frami Xlife and Frami eco, formwork solutions up to a height of 6 m are now available.

Frami eco 2.70m

The formwork system Frami eco has been extended to include the basic panel height of 2.70 m.

Hinged corners galvanised

The following systems now include corner solutions with the models 'hinged outside corner A galvanised' and 'hinged inside corner I galvanised':

  • Frami eco
  • Frami Xlife
  • Framax S Xlife
  • Alu-Framax

Copy structure and formwork

This programme extension supports copying of structure and formwork (wall, floor and platform) between two DokaCAD projects.


3S Top, basic, cut formwork sheeting types added

The formwork sheeting types 3S top, basic, cut have been added to the following wizards:

  • 3D Top50
  • Assembly drawing
User interface revised and unified

In the following wizards the user interface has been revised:

  • Wizard 3D Circular
  • Wizard 3D Load-bearing towers
  • Wizard 3D Pilasters
  • Wizard 2D Fillers
  • Wizard 2D Top50 Circular

Plannable Doka Systems

Doka Wall Systems
  • all framed formwork
  • framed formwork Xlife with Xsafe platform system
  • Large-area formwork Top 50, FF20, FF100 tec, FL20 U100
  • Circular formwork H20
Doka Floor Systems
  • Dokaflex 1-2-4
  • Dokaflex 15
  • Dokaflex 30 tec
  • Doka Xtra
  • Dokadek 30
  • Dokamatic table
Doka Safety Systems
  • Edge protection system XP on structure
  • Bracket platform M
  • Folding platform K
Doka Load-bearing
  • Staxo
  • Staxo 40
  • Staxo 100
  • Load-bearing tower d2
New in DokaCAD 8
  • Framax Xlife plus
  • Framax Xlife 3.00m
  • Framax eco
  • Staxo 100 F
  • Staxo 100 eco
New in DokaCAD 8 as of August 2015
  • Dokadek 20
New in DokaCAD 8 as of October 2016
  • DokaScaff stair tower and reinforcement scaffold
  • For new solutions within the existing systems, see 'New in DokaCAD'

Minimum system requirements

  • Operating system 64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (latest release of each)
  • AutoCAD 2014 Update 1, 2015, 2016 or 2017 (64-bit version, latest release of each)
    under Windows 10 only AutoCAD 2016 or 2017
    AutoCAD LT is niet geschikt
  • CPU: Dual-Core 2 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended
  • 15 GB hard drive space (SSD recommended)
  • Graphics card with 1680 x 1050 pixels, Pixel Shader 3.0

Country versions

  • AT
  • DE
  • FR
  • IT
  • ES
  • GB
  • US

Frequently Asked Questions

What versions of DokaCAD are available?
  • Demo version: Without authorisation code, all DokaCAD 8 commands are disabled.
  • Full version: Is activated by the authorisation code. We will send you the authorisation code after you register.
  • Updates within a version (e.g. from version 8.0.3 to 8.0.8) use the same authorisation code.
What is DokaCAD particularly good at?

DokaCAD is the powerful planning system for increased efficiency and planning cases. It combines fast, automated formwork planning with the flexibility of a CAD system.

How do I update my version?

Updates are available for download. This includes a complete setup. It is recommended that you uninstall the existing version of the programme, and then install the current setup.

Where can I get help if I have a problem?

You can email questions about installation and authorisation to For questions about how to use the programme, please use the built-in Help function. For questions regarding formwork technology and individual training offerings, please contact the Applications Engineering dept. at your nearest Doka branch.

What file formats can DokaCAD handle?

DokaCAD stores the data in the AutoCAD drawing (.dwg) format. It can read its data from the current version and previous versions. This applies to max. two version levels before the current version.

Do I need specialist knowledge to use DokaCAD?

DokaCAD is based on AutoCAD, so a good knowledge of AutoCAD is needed. The user interface makes use of terms that are common in the construction and formwork-engineering fields, so it is obviously an advantage to have technical knowledge in these areas. The same goes for basic skills in Microsoft Windows.

You can call up a Help box for every menu item and dialogue.

Why are there no article prices in DokaCAD?

Article prices are subject to change and depend on the country and currency. In addition, rental offers, for example, will depend on additional factors such as the length of the rental. To get an offer for a project that you have planned with Tipos-Doka, please contact your nearest Doka branch. DokaCAD project files can be read in electronically at all Doka branches as the basis for an offer.

How does authorisation work?

Basically, it should be stated in advance that every programme module has its own serial number and must be authorised by a separate code. The authorisation is based on the Handshake procedure, i.e. the authorisation code is sent on request.


  • Installation of the programme
  • Start the programme and step through the registration routine
  • After receiving the authorisation code: Start the programme and enter the authorisation code (we recommend copy/paste).
  • Programme is unlocked and can be used as a full version.
Why are the DokaCAD and DokaTools menus not displayed?

Possible causes and solutions:

  1. You have installed the programme, but you have not entered a valid authorisation code. Unlock the programme as explained in 'How does authorisation work?'.
  2. The DokaCAD profile is corrupted. Remedy: In Tipos Configuration 8, use the button labelled 'Default settings' and then use 'OK' to close the programme.
  3. The 'Model documentation' function did not install when AutoCAD was installed. Please install it now. Model documentation includes additional layout functions for generating 3D views.
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How long will I continue to receive support for version 7?

Support for version 7 was discontinued on December 31, 2015.