About ITC

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium - Your CAD Cooperative


Founded in 1999, the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) is a non-profit consortium directed by its members to share in the development of CAD technology. By sharing the cost of development for complex projects, ITC members develop solutions for far less money than any single company could do alone. 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:

  • ITC Development Team — A commercial software development team that focuses exclusively on the development of core IntelliCAD technology.
  • ITC Members — Independent companies that market, sell, and support their applications that are based on IntelliCAD technology. Commercial Members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, special pricing for third-party components and development services, and more.
  • ITC Board of Directors — A group of individuals nominated from ITC Commercial Member companies that provide decision-making and direction for the ITC. ITC Commercial Members are eligible for nomination vote to elect the ITC Board of Directors.

Together, these groups create IntelliCAD-based products that are powerful, commercial grade CAD software products used by architects, designers, and engineers.

Our Mission

Create a trusted CAD platform that empowers our alliance of members to develop innovative design and engineering solutions.

Our Purpose

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.

What we do

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.

What we don't do

We don’t sell any end-user products as this could compete with our members.

Why we exist

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.

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"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."

Ladd Nelson, Midwest Sales Director Carlson Software, ITC Treasurer