Articles and Press Releases

Three Weeks Until Carlson User Conference


Just three weeks from today, Carlson Software will be hosting their "Go West" User Conference in San Diego, CA: April 9 to 11, 2018.

Registered already? Make sure you learn more about built-in IntelliCAD while you're there. Not registered yet? Check out their website for more information about the conference.

Carlson Software comes with IntelliCAD built in, providing a no-cost alternative to additional CAD licenses. You can also purchase stand-alone IntelliCAD separately as iCAD. 

See FRAMECAD in March


FrameCAD_Logo.pngLearn more about FRAMECAD at these upcoming tradeshows and don't forget to ask what parts are powered by IntelliCAD:



4M Fine4Rate Customized for Australia Energy Ratings


IntelliCAD has turned up again — this time interfacing with Australia's benchmark software for house energy ratings.

4M is a member of the ITC and develops, among other products, Fine4Rate. Fine4Rate is a BIM graphical interface to energy rating engines and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

4M Australia customized Fine4Rate to interface with the NatHERS thermal comfort modeling environment to support energy assessors who are users of the AccuRate Sustainability Software. Training announced at Education in Building

Want to learn more?

  • Check out 4M Fine4Rate for more product details.
  • Check out the success story for details about how 4M benefits from and uses the IntelliCAD engine in their BIM technologies.
Topics: IntelliCAD 4M BIM ITC CAD

CMS IntelliCAD Premium Edition Cloud Update

cms_logo-1.pngUsing CMS IntelliCAD in the cloud? Get the latest version that's now based on the latest IntelliCAD engine 8.4b. Simply uninstall your current CMS IntelliCAD PE Cloud desktop shortcut, reboot your system, then sign in to and follow the instructions. Get details >>

Not using CMS IntelliCAD in the cloud yet? Check out the free trial! Get details >> 

CMS IntelliCAD PE Cloud streams and runs locally on any 64-bit Windows system without performance degradation or the need for special browsers. And all of the features found in CMS IntelliCAD are available in the cloud-based version delivered by CAD-Manufacturing Systems, a member of the ITC.

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC Cloud CAD

TrueCAD: New Product Based on IntelliCAD!


Looking for a new option in CAD software? Check out TrueCAD 2019 Premium at TrueCAD is 2D drafting software with an easy-to-use interface designed for CAD engineers, architects and other technical consultants. It supports the CAD file formats, features, and commands you expect, and it comes with a low-cost lifetime license.

Get details about TrueCAD features >> 

TrueCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and delivered by ActCAD LLC, a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD TrueCAD

ZWCAD Integrates with New Applications


Check out the news coming from ZWSOFT — makers of ZWCAD which is based on the IntelliCAD engine — about how ZWCAD is integrated and compatible with these applications:

  • Spatial Manager for ZWCAD users is a tool used to import, export and manage geospatial data. Get the news >>
  • CivilCAD by ARQCOM is software designed for civil engineering and topography users in Spanish speaking countries. Get the news >> 
  • Windchill PLM is design software used in industries such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications. Get the news >> 
  • Caddossier by Komdex for Product Data Management and Microsoft Office document management. Get the news >> 
Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Civil CAD GEO ZWCAD Energy

CMS IntelliCAD Released with IntelliCAD 8.4b


CMS IntelliCAD Premium Edition was recently updated to the IntelliCAD 8.4b engine. Existing CMS IntelliCAD 8.3 and 8.4 users can upgrade to the latest version for free. Also new: CMS IntelliCAD is now available with a network floating license for 3, 5 or 10 users. Get details >> 

ITC members integrate new versions of the IntelliCAD engine into their own products, then release those products to their end-users. IntelliCAD 8.4b was released to ITC members in December 2017. Get details >> Drafting Released, Based on IntelliCAD


Get your CAD the way you want it. Want a permanent license instead of a subscription? No problem. Need a USB hardlock? No problem. Using a 4K monitor? Also, no problem. Equipped for drafting, viewing, editing, printing, and rendering native .dwg/.dxf files, Drafting is ready for CAD users everywhere. Drafting is based on the IntelliCAD engine and delivered by ITC member BackToCAD.

More details >> 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD BackToCAD

Carlson "Go West" User Conference in April 2018


Carlson Software will host its "Go West" user conference April 9–11, 2018 in San Diego, California. Thinking of attending? Be sure to check out how Carlson Software incorporates the IntelliCAD engine into their product lines. About the conference, host director Shane Gardner said:

We poured over your feedback from past conferences. You wanted more options. We have added courses on CAD basics and have broadened the overall offerings to give you more and better choices."

Early bird pricing ends this week, January 31. Conference details >>

Interested in how Carlson Software's membership at the ITC works out? 


Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil Carlson Software IntelliCAD 6.6 CAD

ZWCAD 2018 Users Get Update


In case you missed it, ZWCAD 2018 users are updating to SP1 to get a faster and new-featured CAD. New features include a Design Center for inserting content, Block Editor, Layer Previous command, dimension inspection, and much, much more.

SP1 is available to ZWCAD 2018 users for free. Get the details >>

ZWCAD is built by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD