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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and 3Dconnexion Announce Integration Partnership Streamlining the CAD Workflow

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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC), developer of one of the most popular platforms in the CAD industry, and 3Dconnexion, the industry standard for CAD input devices, announce the availability of an integration between software and hardware to streamline the CAD workflow and improve control and efficiency in the IntelliCAD framework.

The direct integration between IntelliCAD’s software platform and 3Dconnexion’s award-winning CadMouse and SpaceMouse products improves CAD engineer efficiency by 28% per hour with advanced features such as a dedicated middle mouse button for smooth, intuitive navigation.

CAD modeling software is growing more sophisticated to keep pace with the progress of technology. Some of the most powerful platforms in this space, such as IntelliCAD, contain over 1,000 unique commands. To help CAD engineers leverage this, they rely on modern engineering workspaces. This trend toward intuitive CAD software supported with professional input devices that offer more accurate and efficient workflows benefits organizations by providing improved product quality and faster time-to-market.

For organizations with time-sensitive projects, leveraging professional input devices can speed up development times dramatically. The integration between IntelliCAD and 3Dconnexion provides end users with effortless navigation, including QuickZoom functionality, extensive customization options, unlimited command access that switches dynamically with environments, radial menus, macros, and much more. All this with peace of mind knowing that all future 3Dconnexion devices will also be compatible with IntelliCAD.

President of IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, David Lorenzo stated, “We create intuitive software, but in the end, ease-of-use comes down to how users interact with their input devices. We have been working within the limitations of standard keyboards and mice for years, and our members are excited that 3Dconnexion is creating innovative input devices specifically for CAD users and 3D modeling. Our partnership with 3Dconnexion ensures a solid implementation for their current devices and the opportunity for us to innovate with them on future devices.”

Jason Poitras, General Manager of MicroSurvey Software, a part of the Hexagon Group and an ITC member tells, “This will be a great addition to IntelliCAD and I’m looking forward to using it to navigate 3D models and environments in our IntelliCAD based solutions MicroSurvey CAD and Leica Geosystems Map360.”

ITC Chairperson and CEO of CAD-Manufacturing Systems, Inc., Vitor Neves shares, "CMS IntelliCAD software users will have the option to use and enjoy the state-of-the-art 3D mouse technology for modeling and, consequently, increase their productivity immensely. 2D users can gain productivity too using the 3Dconnexion CadMouse with high precision control and five programmable buttons."

This integration was developed by IntelliCAD in partnership with 3Dconnexion, using the freely available 3Dconnexion Software Development Kit (SDK). IntelliCAD will offer the integration as part of their standard build starting with the 2021 release of IntelliCAD version 10.1. For device selection and availability, 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 shared development of CAD technology. By sharing the development cost for complex projects, ITC members develop solutions for far less money than any single company could do alone. The result is a complete CAD engine and development platform: IntelliCAD.

ITC members use the IntelliCAD platform to create some of the most popular CAD engines and applications for surveyors, architects, and engineers. As a result, millions of end users work and draw in products based on IntelliCAD in more than 130 countries. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

About 3Dconnexion
3Dconnexion creates the world’s most advanced, research-based professional input devices for design and engineering. Optimized for over 300 software packages, our products help people across industries worldwide produce better designs more efficiently. The company’s mission is to provide peace of mind to the professionals who design the buildings, machines, and products that power our world. Technology and build quality combine to deliver the performance that professionals demand.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC 3Dconnexion

Joint Press Release of The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd. Regarding Settlement of Litigation

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium和苏州浩辰软件股份有限公司关于诉讼和解的联合媒体声明

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April 27 (U.S.) / April 28 (China), 2021 - by ITC Press and Gstarsoft Press
Portland, Oregon, USA and Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.
2021年4月27日(美国)/ 4月28日(中国) - 由ITC新闻及浩辰新闻联合发布

“The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium” (the “ITC”) and Suzhou Gstarsoft Co. Ltd. (“Gstar”) are pleased to announce that they have reached a full and final global settlement resolving all disputes stemming from the parties’ prior business relationship, including a lawsuit filed by the ITC against Gstar pending in United States District Courts for the District of Oregon, and a lawsuit filed by Gstar against the ITC pending in the Intermediate People’s Court of Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.

“The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium”(“ITC”)和苏州浩辰软件股份有限公司(“浩辰”)很高兴地宣布,双方已在全球范围内,针对由双方先前商业关系引发的所有纠纷(包括目前正在进行的、由ITC在美国俄勒冈联邦地区法院对浩辰发起的诉讼,以及浩辰在中华人民共和国江苏省苏州市中级人民法院对ITC发起的诉讼),达成了全面和最终的和解。

In the United States lawsuit, the ITC had alleged that Gstar misappropriated and improperly used the ITC’s intellectual properties. Gstar denied the allegations, and maintained that it independently developed its products and has independent intellectual property rights. In the Suzhou lawsuit, Gstar sought a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.

The parties’ global settlement fully and conclusively resolves their disputes. No party has admitted any wrongdoing or liability, and there has not been any court finding as to the merits of the parties’ lawsuits. However, in order to resolve the disputes completely and avoid any future misunderstandings, the parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement.

The parties appreciate each other’s efforts in resolving this matter amicably.

A copy of the parties’ bilingual joint press release can be viewed here:

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About The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
关于 The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (the “ITC”) is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. The ITC 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.
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium(“ITC”)是一个独立的非营利组织,由其会员资助和领导,专注于开发IntelliCAD技术。ITC将IntelliCAD技术许可给其商业会员,商业会员再按照该等许可,将基于IntelliCAD的应用程序推销并出售给终端用户。商业会员可以访问IntelliCAD源代码、文档并获得开发人员支持等。ITC也是开放设计联盟的创始成员,对工程行业的互操作性做出了重要贡献。

About Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd. (“Gstar”) is a recognized leading provider of 2D/3D CAD software and solutions for industries involving AEC, Mechanical and Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronics, GIS, Survey and Mapping, Civil Engineering, etc. With nearly 30 years proud history of technology innovation and practice, Gstar is dedicated to providing fast, powerful and DWG-compatible CAD software and solutions for worldwide customers and partners.
苏州浩辰软件股份有限公司(简称“浩辰”)是为工程建设、机械和制造、电气和电子、地理信息、测绘、土木工程等行业提供2D/3D CAD软件和解决方案的公认领先提供商。浩辰在技术创新和实践领域拥有近30年的光辉历史,致力于为全球客户和合作伙伴提供快速、强大且兼容DWG的CAD软件和解决方案。

SignatureMr. David Lorenzo
President / 主席
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

SignatureMr. Hu Lixin(胡立新)
Chairman / 董事长
Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd.



Topics: IntelliCAD ITC

New ActCAD Live Licensing


ActCAD's new Live License makes it easy for users to work from home, the office, or any other location. Simply connect to the Internet and start ActCAD from any computer that is authorized by the administrator (you can have up to five computers authorized per license). ActCAD automatically accesses the available license directly from a license server, and then you're ready to work from anywhere!

All ActCAD licenses are perpetual with no annual subscriptions.

ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is drafting and modeling software designed for engineers, architects, and other technical consultants who need to create and edit native CAD files. To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD CAD

Spotlight on MicroSurvey


MicroSurvey offers several products based on the IntelliCAD engine: MicroSurvey CAD and Leica Map360.

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 available with a perpetual license and available at five feature levels, giving users plenty of pricing options.

Leica Map360 is crash and crime scene diagramming and reconstruction software. The software aids investigation of incidents by visually communicating diagrams, pre-incident plans, incident reconstructions, and other courtroom exhibits.

MicroSurvey has been an ITC member since 2005 and is now part of Hexagon. To see how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Microsurvey CAD Accident Reconstruction

ZWorld 2021 Announced


Join CAD users from all disciplines May 26-27, 2021 at ZWorld 2021, hosted by ZWSOFT. ZWorld will highlight ZWSOFT's flagship products ZWCAD, ZW3D and ZWSim, specific solutions for AEC and MFG industries, and much more.

ZWorld is an online, no-cost event. 

Learn more and register >>

ZWSOFT has been an ITC member since 2002, and their products are used by over 900,000 users from more than 90 countries and districts; see the success story.