About us

20 years of practical experience bundled
in a product family

Focus on the essentials...

The EDV & cad group focuses on CAD, CAM as well as order processing, calculation and time recording.

With our ElementsAkademie advise, train and teach carpenters and specialists in wood processing in public and in-house training as well as in online coaching via Netmeeting.

To this end, we apply the practical knowledge built up over more than 20 years and constantly updated.

Our aim is to pick up every customer where they are and to accompany them to their destination.
In the face of high requirements, we are very flexible and adaptable and can also rely on a large network of contract draftsmen if required.
We have the technical and technical knowledge to successfully complete your visions.

Who is looking for, who finds...

At the age of 16, many probably do not yet know 100% what they would like to become later. It was similar with Johannes Ellmeier. He only knew that it should be something with wood, so he decided to train as a carpenter. This was followed by the master craftsman’s examination, the business economist and further training as a CAD specialist and business informatics specialist. On the basis of this, a certain trend from the carpenter’s bank to computer science could already be recognized. In the end, the final direction “fell to him”:

In 1997 Johannes Ellmeier was commissioned to find a good CAD program. At the “HolzHandwerk” trade fair, he came across “minicad”, the forerunner of the current Vectorworks program. Johannes Ellmeier already recognized the potential in the CAD program and dared to take the step into self-employment a short time later.

In 2003, the first version of our furniture module ElementsCAD for Vectorworks was finally presented at the N├╝rnbermesse. Today, more than 20 years later, a vision with the ElementsApps has resulted in a continuous carpentry software solutions for interior design, carpenters, carpenters, shop and trade fair construction, planners and architects.

What you sow, that's what you'll reap...

With this in mind, Johannes Ellmeier, founder of the edv & cad group, founded the

JoEl Foundation

to give something back to the community.

JoEl Foundation Logo

Non-profit foundation for
Preservation of Creation

The Jo-El Foundation is committed to nature and environmental protection, landscape conservation, youth welfare and charitable causes.

Together with the JoEl Foundation, the edv&cad group has launched various campaigns especially for the customers of the edv&cad group.