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Carlson Software Celebrates 40 Years


Not many CAD companies today can say they're 40 years old. Congratulations to ITC member, Carlson Software!

In 1983, a land surveyor and engineer named Bruce Carlson took his smarts, ingenuity, and can-do approach to begin creating land surveying software. Carlson Software was born and now delivers CAD software for the land surveying, civil engineering, GIS, construction, and mining industries. For more details about their history, see the Carlson news.

Carlson Software has been a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium since 2007. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Civil Carlson Software CAD

IntelliCAD 11.1 User Guides Available for Download and Print

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgIf you're investigating CAD platforms, you might find it helpful to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide which is available at in ebook and printed formats.

Using IntelliCAD describes how to use IntelliCAD to draw in 2D and 3D, view drawings, dimension entities, work with layers, insert blocks and external references, add custom programs, and everything else you expect from a CAD program.

The guides are available for a small fee. Note that if you're purchasing a printed copy, you need to purchase both Volume 1 and Volume 2 to complete the book.

  • For the IntelliCAD 11.1 Professional version, go here.
  • For the IntelliCAD 11.10 Standard version, go here.

Of course ITC members receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. If you're an end user looking for IntelliCAD documentation, contact the ITC member where you purchased IntelliCAD.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD Membership

CMS IntelliCAD 11.1 Available Now Based on IntelliCAD 11.1


Ready for more CAD in the new year? Just-released CMS IntelliCAD 11.1 includes all the new features found in the IntelliCAD 11.1 engine, focusing on new commands and abilities in dimensioning, blocks, and tables. More features throughout the program also include turning live sectioning on/off, aligning model space entities in layout viewports with entities in paper space or other model space viewports, drawing facet model helices, extracting isolines, custom paper sizes for .pc3 files, and more. 

CMS IntelliCAD versions, some of which include BIM technology, can be purchased and downloaded with a perpetual or subscription license and can include a USB dongle for portable licensing. New users can try a free trial at Existing CMS IntelliCAD 11.0 users can update for free—simply uninstall version 11.0 before installing CMS IntelliCAD 11.1.

CMS IntelliCAD 11.1 is based on the IntelliCAD 11.1 engine which was released to ITC members just two weeks ago. For details about IntelliCAD's native .dwg support and development platform, go here. For details about CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story.