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Just Released: Carlson 2021


Carlson Software has released their Carlson 2021 product line update with IntelliCAD 10, bringing users in the land surveying, civil engineering, and mining industries new features, faster performance, and increased compatibility.

Highlights include photogrammetry in Carlson Survey, the ability to insert and manipulate BIM models in Carlson CADnet, and support of ODBC and ESRI File GeoDatabase databases in Carlson GIS. 

IntelliCAD comes built-in to Carlson Software products. To find out more about Carlson 2021:

Carlson 2021 is available with IntelliCAD 10 which was released by the ITC earlier this summer. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Carlson Software GIS

Print2CAD 2021 Ultimate Released by BackToCAD

print2cadNeed to create editable CAD drawings from PDF files? Print2CAD 2021 Ultimate can do that, and more! It specializes in converting PDF files and 3D scans to .dwg and .dxf drawings, and it includes full-featured CAD editing capabilities of those converted files.

Because Print2CAD 2021 Ultimate is based on the IntelliCAD 10.0 engine, it takes advantage of both the latest PDF import technology and IntelliCAD features. 

Learn more about Print2CAD 2021 Ultimate >>

Get a free Print2CAD trial >> 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD BackToCAD PDF

ZWCAD 2021 Released

zwcad 2021Newly released ZWCAD 2021 boosts performance with faster speeds, in particular when opening files and working with layers, and includes enhanced external reference management and clipping, improved transparency, and many other productivity features.

Get all the ZWCAD 2021 details >>

ZWCAD is developed by ZWSOFT and is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution with a familiar CAD interface and easy-to-use commands. 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. 

Get the success story >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

CMS Continues Rollout Based on IntelliCAD 10

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In addition to their previous release of CMS IntelliCAD 10 Easy Run, CAD-Manufacturing Solutions (CMS) is now delivering their standalone and network versions of CMS IntelliCAD PE and PE Plus based on the IntelliCAD 10 engine. New versions include dynamic rendering, a new materials library, dynamic input, and much more.

A big reason why CMS can deliver their product suite so quickly after an IntelliCAD release is that they take advantage of an ITC service that integrates and builds their code for them.

How does it work? Three steps:

  1. CMS creates customizations in a private repository located on ITC servers.
  2. The ITC team automates and merges the latest IntelliCAD releases with CMS code. 
  3. Builds are posted to a private Builds Depot on ITC servers.

Benefiting from ITC infrastructure and automation, CMS delivers their entire product line faster with each IntelliCAD release.

Get the CMS IntelliCAD 10 news >>

CMS IntelliCAD product information >>

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

ODA DevCon 2020 Happening Now

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It's not too late to register for Open Design Alliance's free online DevCon 2020. Today the ODA is showcasing their .dwg technology with optimized drawing history, model documentation, and more. Tomorrow the conference will highlight their technology stack. Yesterday was BIM.

To learn more and register for free, go to: ODA DevCon 2020 >>

The ITC is a founding member of the ODA. You can read about the ITC and ODA working together at the ODA Member Showcase.


Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC ODA

ActCAD and IntelliCAD: New Success Story Published

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Jytra Technology Solutions Private Limited, makers of ActCAD, joined the ITC in 2015, and the company has since launched multiple products based on IntelliCAD and built a global client list. 

The ActCAD product suite includes Professional, Standard, and BIM versions. Several add-ons are also available that work directly with ActCAD.

What did they say about working with the IntelliCAD platform and the ITC?

We work closely with ITC developers, quality assurance, the board of directors, and the release team. The learning experience is great and not possible with any other CAD OEM engine. We have complete independence with ITC association."  - Murali Krishna, Managing Director of ActCAD

See the newly published success story >>

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC ActCAD

IntelliCAD 10 is the Editor's Pick at Digital Engineering

digital_engineeringIf you receive Digital Engineering's newsletter, you already know that IntelliCAD 10 was their editor's pick last week!

Read about the IntelliCAD 10 pick >> 

Digital Engineering reports on high-performance computing and simulation-based modeling for designers and engineers.

Learn more about Digital Engineering >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC

CMS IntelliCAD 10.0 Available Now

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New CMS IntelliCAD 10.0 PE Easy Run is available now from CAD-Manufacturing Solutions. The new version includes OpenGL ES support, a new materials library, dynamic rendering using more visual styles, dynamic input, the ability to migrate settings from previous versions, and much more. 

Get the news from CMS >>

CMS IntelliCAD is designed for architects, engineers, designers and anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. Interested in trying it out? CMS IntelliCAD is available free for 60 days at

CMS IntelliCAD 10.0 is based on the IntelliCAD 10.0 engine, which was released to ITC members late July 2020. For details about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

New Launch: ZWCAD Civil

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ZWCAD Civil is available now! Developed by Sivan Design as an add-on to ZWCAD, the program includes aids for surveying projects, road planning and design, mechanisms for infrastructure design, and more.

ZWCAD Civil is available in these versions: Survey, Standard, Roads, Pipes, and Full.

Silvan Design designed their civil technology exclusively for ZWCAD after evaluating multiple CAD platforms for performance, stability, and APIs. ZWCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Get the details and a trial >>


Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil ZWCAD

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

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

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 ( or call 1-503-293-7655.