Founded in 1999, the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) is a non-profit consortium directed by its members to create open-source CAD technology. The result is a complete CAD engine and development platform: IntelliCAD. ITC members use the IntelliCAD platform to create some of the most popular CAD engines and applications for surveyors, architects, and engineers. As a result, millions of end users are working and drawing in products based on IntelliCAD in more than 130 countries.
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) is comprised of the following:
Together, these groups create IntelliCAD-based products that are powerful, commercial grade CAD software products used by architects, designers, and engineers.
Create a trusted CAD platform that empowers our alliance of members to develop innovative design and engineering solutions.
To create a trusted CAD development platform on which our members can safely build their businesses. To serve our members as directed, maintaining the existing technology, and creating new technologies as directed. To protect the resulting intellectual property created by the consortium, and to ensure open access to all members for future generations.
We create, license and support technologies that make it easier for application developers (our alliance of members) to create end-user products for CAD markets. We also provide tools, processes and consulting services for large scale development that help members bring products to market.
We don’t sell any end-user products as this could compete with our members.
There are many CAD development platforms, but IntelliCAD is the most trusted CAD platform. As a non-profit cooperative, there are no shareholders demanding profits. There are no end-user products that might compete with members, as our only funding comes from members who also direct our mission. This keeps the ITC focused on creating core technology and services for our members, unlike other platforms that seek to gain profits in markets created by their partners.
"The ITC's unique business model provides Carlson with a low cost alternative CAD engine that we can bundle with our products creating a complete solution. In addition, Carlson has greatly benefited from source access and low cost development services available through the ITC."