Articles and Press Releases

Updated Release for progeCAD 2018

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progeCAD 2018 was just updated to version 18.0.6. The main addition in this latest version is multileader support: create and edit multileaders with a variety of arrows, segments and content, including text and blocks with attributes.

progeCAD 2018 Professional is a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native general-purpose CAD application based on the IntelliCAD engine. For more release details about the update, see the news announcement


How Quickly can ITC Members Integrate a New IntelliCAD Version?


Answer: It's fast.

Just three days after Monday's release of IntelliCAD 8.4a to ITC members, ActCAD LLC released ActCAD 2018 based on that new IntelliCAD engine. It's a great example of how the ITC works directly with its members, streamlining development and integration so the latest CAD technology gets to end users as fast as possible.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.4a

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Portland, OR, USA, October 9, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.4a.

IntelliCAD 8.4a is a maintenance release for version 8.4 that was previously issued on July 14, 2017.

A key addition to IntelliCAD is the support of version 2018 .dwg files. IntelliCAD works natively with .dwg files, with no conversion required, but initial support of the latest .dwg file version 2018 does require conversion in IntelliCAD 8.4a. Native support is expected soon. 

Other highlights include significant improvements to editing in-place blocks and external references, ability to select entities on locked layers, editing multiline text, additions to Russian and French translations, and new Dutch, simplified Chinese and Serbian localizations.

Many improvements included in IntelliCAD 8.4a were contributed by ITC member developers and companies who collaborate with the ITC on an ongoing basis.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 8.4a is our fourth release in the last ten months to keep up with members who continue to collaborate with new fixes, features and translations.”

IntelliCAD 8.4a is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD and membership in the ITC should contact the ITC directly. For more information about IntelliCAD and the ITC, including case studies, please visit

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its commercial members, who in turn market and sell applications based on IntelliCAD to their end users. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

For additional ITC news and information, visit the company web site ( or call 1-503-293-7655.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

ActCAD Users Get New Maintenance Releases


New ActCAD 2018 (version 84220) and ActCAD 2017 (version 1102) maintenance versions are available from ActCAD LLC, member of the ITC. ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest improvements and fixes using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New ActCAD users can download the latest ActCAD version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area. 

ActCAD 2018 and ActCAD 2017 are based on the IntelliCAD engine and are available in Professional and Standard editions and 32-bit and 64-bit.

For more details about the maintenance releases, see:

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD

All About IntelliCAD World Conference 2017


IntelliCAD World Conference 2017 is fast approaching: November 6 to 8th, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Join the ITC development community in Auckland to:

  • Learn about the IntelliCAD CAD platform and componentsNZ Logo 2.jpg
    Get an in-depth review of the latest processes, features and APIs for CAD solutions development.
  • Meet one-on-one with core developers
    Ask questions, get answers. Learn best practi
    ces and gain ideas from IntelliCAD core components for advanced solutions development.
  • See how and why members use IntelliCAD 
    Network with the ITC community of developers, sharing ideas and best practices for development, testing, automation, internationalization, branding and deployment of CAD solutions.
  • Define your future
    Review progress on current projects and provide direction for future development.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

  • Nov 6, Monday: Member developers can meet one-on-one with ITC developers.
  • Nov 7, Tuesday: ITC presentations, panel discussion, and the latest in IntelliCAD technology: .dwg 2018 compatibility, IFC and Autodesk® Revit® underlays, new mobile platforms, new APIs for BIM and Mechanical applications, and more.
  • Nov 8, Wednesday: Member presentations and exploration of commercial collaboration opportunities; one-on-one developer meetings as required.

Stay an extra day! Go sightseeing on Thursday Nov 9 and explore Auckland by foot or the North Island or Queenstown by plane.

Registration is easy. Sign up for free and then arrange your own travel and accommodations at the conference hotel. 

Register now for IntelliCAD World 2017 ›


Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference

FRAMECAD Announces Training Sessions in Dubai

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October is the month for FRAMECAD training in Dubai, UAE. Join them in one or all of three sessions to learn basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques for using FRAMECAD Structure and Detailer to build steel gauge buildings.

FRAMECAD software is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

More training details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD CAD FRAMECAD Construction Education

Introducing Carlson iCAD 2017


Just added to the Carlson Software product lineup: iCAD 2017, based on the IntelliCAD engine.

For almost a decade, IntelliCAD has come built-in to Carlson Software products. But the all-new iCAD 2017 allows new and existing Carlson customers to purchase a low cost perpetual license for 2D and 3D CAD modeling that also includes Carlson-specific drafting and annotation commands built-in.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Carlson Software CAD

4M Makes the List

4M_bimsuite.jpgWhen deciding on a BIM tool for your company, you might want to check out a report by Wise Guy Reports that ranks BIM software vendors. ITC member, 4M S.A., and its BIM offerings rank high in the report. 

Topics: 4M BIM ITC CAD

See FRAMECAD this Fall


Coming to a city near you is FRAMECAD, a rapid steel framing design and build system based on IntelliCAD. Check out what the IntelliCAD engine can power at one of these expos:

For details about how FRAMECAD and IntelliCAD work together, check out the Success Story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Free progeCAD Training in the Philippines

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Engineers and designers in the Philippines who want to learn CAD can join a free progeCAD training series held in Cebu. There are two sessions available:

  • Session 1, September 28, 2017
  • Session 2, October 5, 2017

Training is hosted by Architechnologies Inc., a distributor of progeCAD which is based on the IntelliCAD engine. For more details about the free training, see ProgeSOFT News.

Topics: IntelliCAD CAD ProgeSOFT