Articles and Press Releases

ActCAD 2018 Updated to New IntelliCAD 8.4 Engine

actcad 2018.jpgJust two weeks after the ITC released IntelliCAD 8.4, ActCAD LLC incorporated it into the ActCAD 2018 product line. ActCAD 2018 (version 8.4.210) is now available for all versions: Professional and Standard, and 64-bit and 32-bit.

ActCAD 2018 is general purpose CAD software designed for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. The updated release includes an all-new Drawing Customer Properties feature, all-new Customize dialog box for customizing the user interface, ability to run ActCAD on 4K monitors and better ability to switch between monitors with high resolutions, many new productivity commands, improved performance, and more.

For more details, see the ActCAD blog and the ActCAD 8.4 features page.


Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD

AcceliARCH 2018 Released for AcceliCAD

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CAD software designed specifically for architects, AcceliARCH 2018 is the latest release of AcceliARCH that is compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018.

AcceliARCH 2018 covers the full range of features required by architects, from basic elements such as walls, windows, doors, roofs, and stairways to records, schedules and reports.

For more information about AcceliARCH, see: 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD Autodsys

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Recently Released

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New features of MicroSurvey CAD 2017 include: smart polylines, smart point blocks, Microsoft® Bing® maps integration, cloud storage integration, and much more.

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 is powered by the IntelliCAD engine and is a desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. It is available at five feature levels: Basic, Standard, Premium, Ultimate, and Studio. 

For more information and to download a free demo version of MicroSurvey CAD 2017, visit 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil Microsurvey

IntelliCAD in the Real-World: Cold Formed Steel Buildings


Start with IntelliCAD. Combine with FRAMECAD. Secure some cold formed steel and a construction site. What do you get? Watch the construction from start to finish on the FRAMECAD Blog

FRAMECAD Structure is an end-to-end design and build system used for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD Structure benefits from the IntelliCAD engine, see the Case Study.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.4

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Portland, OR, USA, July 14, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.4.

IntelliCAD 8.4 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements.

IntelliCAD 8.4 boosts performance during screen redraw and while snapping in files with underlays. Running IntelliCAD on 4K monitors and switching between monitors with high resolutions is now supported.

New features can be found throughout IntelliCAD 8.4. Create entities with the new Multileader, Quick Leader, and Break Line commands. Add styles using the new Multileader Styles Manager and Multiline Style commands. Select entities using the new Select Similar and Get Selection commands. Explode entities with more precision according to entity type using the new Explode Text and Explode Attributes commands. Add more formatting to text using the in-place Multiline Editor and line spacing, lists, and paragraph justification. Add automatic numbering to text, multiline text, multileaders, or block attributes using the new Auto Number command. Get more information about your drawings using the new Drawing Properties command.

Another new feature is found in the updated Customize command which allows users to customize the user interface with less effort and share custom user interface settings easily between files and computers. You can drag-and-drop settings to customize menus; the ribbon, application button, and quick access toolbar (for IntelliCAD versions that support a ribbon); toolbars; keyboard shortcuts; and aliases.

For ITC members who are part of the BIM Special Interest Group, IntelliCAD 8.4 adds brand new support for IFC underlays. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) format files include building and construction data, and once the .ifc underlay is attached, you can explode it, snap to it, and use a Categories pane to control visibility.

For versions of IntelliCAD that support markup for .dgn files in their native format (as part of the DGN Special Interest Group), several new features are available such as loading blocks from .cel files, Array command, Fillet command, and more.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “Although it’s been less than four months since our last release, we wanted to quickly respond to member requests for various productivity features and performance improvements. I am also excited to see our IFC underlays shipping in this release as it provides a compelling platform for ITC members to create solutions based on IFC model data.”

IntelliCAD 8.4 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

Engineering Company Switches to Carlson Civil Suite


Curious whether engineering groups like working with IntelliCAD? Curious how a group makes the switch to IntelliCAD? Check out how Gibson-Thomas Engineering tried it, liked it, and are making the switch to Carlson Civil Suite which includes IntelliCAD built-in.

"Believe me," said Dan Fmura who is a draftsman at Gibson-Thomas, “the quicker we can switch over to Carlson, the better.”

For details and a video, see the Carlson website.

For details about how Carlson Software benefits from ITC membership, see here.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Carlson Software CAD