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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 10.0

IntelliCAD 10 DisplayThe IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.0.

IntelliCAD 10.0 is a major release that includes numerous new features.

The OpenGL ES graphics device is now supported for enhanced display quality and performance, which also includes new visual styles. A new materials library contains materials that can be assigned to entities and layers and then displayed with visual styles; spot and point lights can also now display in-program with visual styles. The redesigned View Manager has more options available and allows users to make selections dynamically for the view’s background, perspective, lens length, etc. New dynamic input incorporates command prompts and measurement guides at the cursor. Printing with .pc3 customization files is enhanced with the ability to set margins, page size, .pmp files, and settings that vary according to the output file type. New import file formats include .obj and .stl. Many new properties are available for various entity types in the Properties pane, including the ability to view properties of custom entities. IntelliCAD 10 also includes the ability to migrate user interface customizations from previous versions.

Smaller features that will have a big efficiency boost for end-users are the ability to re-order and sort layer filters, combine paragraphs and clear formatting of multiline text, determine which user interface items are hidden when cleaning the screen, use new videos and online resources from the Start page, convert closed entities to solids, specify a layer state for each published sheet, a redesigned status bar, enhancements for Section 508 usability, better 4K display support, and an initial Hungarian translation.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, draw roofs and beams, create mitered joints for beams, explode attached BIM underlays into polyface meshes and polylines that can be edited while retaining underlay functionality, and use new options for section lines and elevation lines.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, the supported command set now includes Multiline Text, Chamfer, and Dimension Styles.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 10 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2020 Update 2 and enhanced .NET and IRX functionality for increased API capabilities.

Other improvements and fixes are found in performance, working with files, editing and selecting entities, text, printing, and more.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 10 is a huge structural update with new core libraries from the ODA, a new geometry library, updated graphics, and new APIs. Yes, there are several interesting new features for users too, but the structural changes provide a much stronger foundation on which ITC members can build even more complex and diverse applications.”

An overview video of IntelliCAD 10.0 features is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FmyaEugUMio.

IntelliCAD 10.0 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 64-bit versions. IntelliCAD Mobile Viewer versions are available for Windows desktop, Google® Android™, Apple® macOS® and iOS.

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 shared 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.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD

Free CAD Libraries for all CMS IntelliCAD Users

cms intellicad featured-1CADprofi now provides more than 40 CAD libraries for CMS IntelliCAD users at no cost. The libraries include data for electrical and HVAC industries: switchboards, bus-bars, lighting protection systems, pumps and boilers, exhaust systems, and much more.

CMS IntelliCAD users simply insert symbols and objects, and the data is stored as attributes which can also later be included in a Bill of Materials.

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CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is developed by CAD Manufacturing Solutions. To learn more about how CAD Manufacturing Solutions and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC Architecture HVAC Mechanical Electrical

New Release: FRAMECAD Structure Version 9.2.3

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The FRAMECAD system now includes a new version of FRAMECAD Structure, based on IntelliCAD. FRAMECAD Structure 9.2.3 includes smart panels, improved K-brace export, more truss and rafter input options, enhanced FRAMECAD Revlink importing and exporting, and more.

The upgrade is available at no additional cost for existing FRAMECAD licenses.

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FRAMECAD Structure is worldwide-compliant engineering software for cold formed steel construction. It draws from CFS building codes for USA, Canada, China, Europe, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand. 

FRAMECAD Structure is based on the IntelliCAD engine, and FRAMECAD, Ltd is a member of the ITC. To learn about how FRAMECAD benefits from collaboration with the ITC, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

Latest Maintenance Release Available for ActCAD 2020

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A new maintenance release for ActCAD 2020 is available. ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest version 92742 using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. The latest ActCAD version is also available directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area.

Available in 64- and 32-bit, ActCAD is a native .dwg and .dxf CAD software program used for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

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Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD