Articles and Press Releases

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

What do IntelliCAD and Cold Formed Steel have in Common?


Answer: FRAMECAD. ITC member FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end design and build system of cold formed steel used for rapid construction of buildings.

To learn what you can do with cold formed steel and FRAMECAD:

  • Software Training in Atlanta, Georgia USA
    Two sessions during February 2018
    Get Details >>
  • Hyatt Place Westminster in Colorado USA
    Constructed in 17 Days
    Watch the Video >> (article in Spanish)

To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from the IntelliCAD engine:

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

ActCAD 2019 Released


Within just a few weeks, ITC member ActCAD incorporated IntelliCAD 8.4b into its latest release: ActCAD 2019. 

ActCAD is CAD software designed for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants, and the new ActCAD 2019 includes features such as:

  • Table creating and editing
  • ActCAD block libraries
  • New commands such as eTransmit, Select Similar, Burst, and more
  • Performance improvements
  • And much more

See the ActCAD website for ActCAD 2019 highlights, features, video, and purchase options. ActCAD 2019 is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

See the IntelliCAD press release for information about IntelliCAD version 8.4b. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD

Carlson Software Comes with IntelliCAD Built In


When purchasing Carlson Software, customers decide on their CAD engine: use built-in IntelliCAD at no extra cost or purchase AutoCAD, sold separately. Carlson programs include Survey, Civil, Hydrology, Mining, GIS, Point Cloud, Field, Natural Regrade, Construction, GeoTech, CADnet, and Trench.

The latest version of Carlson Software programs, Carlson 2018, was released last fall and is built on the IntelliCAD 8.3 engine. It includes new commands such as mleader, selection filters, gradient coloring and etransmit. While stability improvements were the main focus, the new version also has performance improvements such as selection, snapping, multithreaded open and regen.

Learn about Carlson and IntelliCAD working together >>

Learn about Carlson 2018 >>


Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil Carlson Software