Articles and Press Releases

MicroSurvey CAD 2021 Released


MicroSurvey CAD 2021 is available now and spotlights new features such as exporting shapefiles and using attribute tables, adding points to objects automatically, importing .las, .e57, and .pts point cloud files, and also includes all the new features found in the IntelliCAD 10 engine.

MicroSurvey CAD is an all-in-one CAD and calculations package with survey drafting and calculation workflows for land surveyors and civil engineers. It is offered by long-time ITC member, MicroSurvey, a part of Hexagon. To see how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Microsurvey

CADdirect 2022 Released by BackToCAD


Newly released by BackToCAD: CADdirect 2022 and CADdirect 2022 PRO 3D. CADdirect is a native .dwg file creator and editor that includes a familiar user interface with menus, tool palettes, fonts, and styles, and also PDF import with Raster 2 Vector and OCR, 2D and 3D PDF publishing, and more.

CADdirect PRO 3D additionally includes 3D ACIS solid support and the ability to work with STEP, IGES, SAT, and B-Rep models

Back2CAD CADdirect

BackToCAD's CADdirect is available with a permanent license in English, German, Spanish, and Korean versions.

CADdirect 2022 is based on the IntelliCAD 10.0 engine. To learn more about IntelliCAD, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD BackToCAD

Watch FRAMECAD in Action: Cutting Build Time by 75%


FRAMECAD was used by Douglass Colony to help construct a 90-unit apartment complex in Jackson, Wyoming, US. In just four months, Douglass Colony designed, produced, and installed the trusses and panels for all four floors of the apartment complex.

Thanks to FRAMECAD, the steel framing was completed in a quarter of the time it would take for traditional framing.

See the project >>

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

3D CAD WORLD Publishes "Buying into the CAD consortium"

3dcadworld-logoFor anyone looking into CAD platforms for software development and business partnerships, this 3D CAD WORLD article is a must-read: Buying into the CAD consortium.

The in-depth article describes what it means to be a part of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and details some of the many places you can find the IntelliCAD engine throughout the CAD industry. They sum up several points succinctly, for example:

Essentially, IntelliCAD is a CAD package run by committee."
—Jean Thilmany, Senior Editor at 3D CAD World

3D CAD WORLD aims to keep engineers informed with articles about 3D CAD software and CAD engineering. To subscribe to 3D CAD WORLD's newsletter, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC 3D CAD WORLD

ActCAD 2021 Released with IntelliCAD 10.0a Engine


ActCAD 2021 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions are newly available with all the improvements found in IntelliCAD 10.0a, which was released just two working days ago to members of the consortium. 

With ActCAD you can create and edit .dwg files natively, convert from PDFs, convert from images, batch convert, use the extensive block library, and more. The ActCAD product line offers free email technical support and perpetual licensing for individuals, USB sticks, and networks.

To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.