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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.4b

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Portland, OR, USA, December 22, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.4b.

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

IntelliCAD 8.4b includes critical fixes for running IntelliCAD on the Fall Creators 2017 Microsoft® Windows® update. Additionally, performance has improved in targeted areas, including moving around in large drawings, working with clipped external references, and memory management.

Other improvements include a more streamlined process for creating new drawings (there is a new QNEW command), new German (DEU) language resource files, and fixes for working with locked layers, multiline text, hatches, the Simplified Chinese translation, and more.

IntelliCAD 8.4b 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 http://www.intellicad.org/.

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 (http://www.intellicad.org/) 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: Adding On to the IntelliCAD Engine

ActCAD architectural.jpgLike many ITC members, ActCAD takes the base IntelliCAD engine and creates add-ons for specific markets. ActCAD's specialty tools tailor the IntelliCAD engine for architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. 

Take ActCAD's Raster-to-Vector tool, which analyzes a scanned image and vectorizes it to trace the lines and dimensions. It's specific to ActCAD and used by engineers and designers in many fields.

Read about ActCAD add-ons for architects >>

Learn about ActCAD 2018 >>

Topics: ActCAD CAD ITC IntelliCAD Architecture

CMS Publishes QuoteCAD API E-book

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With the latest release of CMS QuoteCAD® Manufacturing software comes the publishing of a companion e-book for third-party developers working with the QuoteCAD API. QuoteCAD, which integrates with IntelliCAD, is extendable using Microsoft® .NET, taking advantage of QuoteCAD's extensive methods of communication between its various software components.

"Develop QuoteCAD Manufacturing Plugins" is available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785834VY (free for Amazon KindleUnlimited users).

For more details about the QuoteCAD product, see the product page.

Topics: CMS CAD ITC IntelliCAD E-book

DotSoft Products Now Available for IntelliCAD

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IntelliCAD users can now use these DotSoft products, with more coming soon:

  • ToolPac : CAD Productivity Tools
  • XL2CAD : Excel to CAD Connectivity, eliminating OLE problems
  • WD2CAD : Word to CAD Connectivity, eliminating OLE problems
  • MapWorks : Civil/Survey, Mapping & GIS Tools

DotSoft is a developer of add-ons for multiple CAD engines and has been working directly with ITC developers to complete their port. DotSoft says this about working with ITC developers:

Of the three engine developers we work with, the ITC is certainly the most responsive and was very quick to address every issue we encountered. We look forward to working with the ITC and its members in the future. 

More details from DotSoft >> 

Topics: CAD IntelliCAD ITC DotSoft Civil GIS Survey

Getting Mobile: ETOOLBOX CAD Viewer Available (Beta Release)

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CMS QuoteCAD® Manufacturing users are getting a mobile option: CMS ETOOLBOX® CAD Viewer for Windows. In addition to the desktop, QuoteCAD users will be able to open .dwg, .dxf, .dwf and .dae files on their mobile devices.

The companion products are currently beta versions. For more details, see the CMS blog.

ETOOLBOX® CAD Viewer is based on IntelliCAD Mobile technology. For a quick write-up about IntelliCAD mobile technology from the recent IntelliCAD World Conference, see the IntelliCAD blog

Topics: CMS CAD ITC IntelliCAD Mobile Platform