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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 7.0 Alpha

ITC members gain early access to new IntelliCAD technology.

Portland - December 19, 2007 - The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) ( announces the release of IntelliCAD 7.0 Alpha to the ITC members.

IntelliCAD 7.0 is a complete re-architecture of the IntelliCAD technology. IntelliCAD 7.0 integrates DWGdirect from the Open Design Alliance directly as its internal database, which provides improved performance in loading and saving files, full access to the DWGdirect DRX development interface (an object-oriented C++ API), and a flexible new graphics subsystem.

When completed, IntelliCAD 7.0 will further enhance the ability of ITC members to create advanced and highly specialized vertical applications and deliver robust CAD technology to their end-users.

When asked about the release, David Lorenzo, ITC Development Director, replied, "Although IntelliCAD 7.0 is not feature complete, the release allows our members to learn more about the new DRX API. The sample DRX applications provided with the Alpha demonstrate how to implement custom objects in IntelliCAD with overrides such as dragging, grip editing, and LIST. Members can review the API, provide feedback, and begin design for new applications while internal development continues to complete the new engine."

IntelliCAD 7.0 Alpha includes over 250 rewritten commands - several of which are now demand-loaded DRX external applications, UNICODE support, improved paperspace functionality, Diesel menu support, object enabler for Autodesk Architecture, improved DWG file format compatibility, and an improved user interface.

The ITC plans to release IntelliCAD 7.0 Beta in the second quarter of 2008.


About the IntelliCAD Technology

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its Commercial Members, who in turn provide end-user sales and support. Commercial Members offer options such as VBA, Rendering, ACIS Solid Modeling, Raster Image Display, etc., and their own applications. You may visit for a complete list of Commercial Members authorized to provide stand-alone versions of IntelliCAD and applications "Powered by IntelliCAD Technology."

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent organization of commercial software developers that has been established specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. Commercial Members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more.

Contact Information

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
10260 SW Greenburg Rd. Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223
United States
Tel: +1 503 293 7655

Topics: IntelliCAD® 7.0 Alpha