• Overview
    • Vulcan is THE bar setter for sheet metal CAM cutting software.  Dependable and intuitive, Vulcan features an auto-nest feature, a comprehensive library of duct components, and a simplified graphical interface that keeps your shop running at full speed, while minimizing waste.  Best of all, Vulcan integrates with Trimble DuctDesigner 3D & Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal for a seamless workflow from estimating to design and onto fabrication.

      Your cutting table drives your business—and cutting software drives your table.

      That’s why HVAC contractors and duct manufacturers worldwide rely on the Vulcan sheet metal cutting software to increase shop productivity, reduce waste, and improve their bottom line.

      For years, Vulcan has set the bar for cutting software with the best mix of innovation and usability. At the core of our success is the unique combination of powerful, intuitive technology.  Easy-to-use input screens let your operators enter duct and fittings quickly and accurately.  While the comprehensive fitting library includes thousands of fittings of all shapes and sizes for use in small residential projects to very large industrial applications while the automatic segmenting and shape nesting tools help drive efficiency.

      Streamlined import functionality improve workflows between design software such as Trimble Duct Designer® 3D and exports to your sheet metal estimating software Trimble AutoBid® SheetMetal.

      Additionally, it’s now easier to ensure you know when your HVAC fittings have left the shop and arrived at the job site with the Trimble Tracking for Vulcan app for iPhone®, and now also the Trimble Tracking for Vulcan app for Android. Utilizing barcodes generated by Vulcan to track the status of fittings, accessories, and components.  Pair your iPhone with a simple Bluetooth Scanner and track items and containers as they are staged, finished, loaded, shipped, and received, then quickly send the information from your iPhone is sent to and from the device via email.

  • Features
    • Features

      • Comprehensive Fitting Libraries

        Comprehensive Fitting Libraries

        Our fitting library covers everything from the smallest residential to the largest industrial applications.

      • Automatic & Manual Segmenting

        Automatic & Manual Segmenting

        Industry leading automatic and manual segmenting functions to break up oversized fittings.

      • Automatic Shape Nesting

        Automatic Shape Nesting

        Strong automatic shape nesting cuts material waste. Easily view any blank by the piece number, blank number or the cut order

      • Custom Labels

        Custom Labels

        Fully customizable colored coded labels with unlimited user flexibility. Add jobsite scoping information to reduce installation labor.

      • Reports


        Print from a list of standard reports or use the new Designer Reports feature to customize reports so that they meet your needs.

      • Parts Drawing Program

        Parts Drawing Program

        If you need a shape that we don't make as a preprogrammed fitting then draw it in our integrated draw program or down load it from Auto CAD as a DXF file.

      • Import from Trimble DuctDesigner3D and other CAD programs

        Quickly Import fittings from Trimble DuctDesigner 3D and other CAD programs to save input time in the shop.

      • Export from Vulcan to Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal

        Export Vulcan fittings to Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal to compare your constructed project against the original bid.

  • Technical Specifications


      • 2.8 GHZ Intel Pentium, AMD, or Celeron
      • Core 2 Duo compatible processor

      Memory (RAM):

      • 2 GB RAM or greater

      Hard Drive:

      • 100 GB hard drive


      • 17-inch
      • 1024 X 768 resolution 16-bit high color

      Operating System:

      • Windows 7 Professional 64 or 32-bit
      • Vista Business 64 or 32-bit (Service Pack 2)
      • Windows XP Professional 64 or 32-bit
      • (Service Pack 2 or later)


      • DVD/RW drive
      • Serial Ports-serial port requirements need to be determined based on customer's Vulcan download configuration
      • USB Ports-used for Vulcan security key and any USB printers used for reports and/or labels
      • Networking-any Windows compatible network card
      • Report Printer-any Windows compatible color printer)


      • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
      • Microsoft Excel 2003 or newer - only required for import and export pricing


      • Report Printer: (any Windows compatible color printer)
      • Label Printer: any Windows compatible Color inkjet or Color Laser Jet printer with the ability to print sheet labels - For optimal performance when printing labels the more room for paper the better due to the thickness of the label sheets

      * Dot Matrix printers are no longer supported.



      • 2.8 GHZ Intel compatible processor


      • 2 GB RAM

      Hard Drive:

      • 160 GB hard drive with a minimum of 25 GB free space

      Operating Systems:

      • Windows Server 2008 (Service Pack 2) or Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 2)


      • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
      • Windows Installer 4.5


      • DVD/RW drive
      • Open USB port for Vulcan security key

      If your system does not meet the recommended system specifications, you may experience considerably slower processing when working in Vulcan.

      Computer hardware is constantly changing and improving, causing older technology to become obsolete. An investment in newer, more efficient technology can more than pay for itself very quickly in improved performance results.

      By exceeding these recommended specifications, you will experience better processing time and handling of the database files. This in turn will increase your productivity.

      Click Here to Download PDF copy of Vulcan System Specifications