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IntelliCAD User Guides Available for Download

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgDevelopers who are taking an initial look at various CAD platforms can find it helpful to see user interfaces and what they're capable of. One option for finding out more about IntelliCAD is to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide available at lulu.com for a small $5.00 fee.

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.

ITC members of course receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. ITC member products are the best place to get IntelliCAD documentation.

Questions? Contact the ITC.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Membership

New BIM Offering: ActCAD BIM!

actcad-2020-bim-boxThe all new ActCAD 2020 BIM is for users who want to draw architectural elements and work with BIM data. You can draw walls, windows, doors, roofs, steel, section and elevation lines, etc. And you can work with ADT objects, .ifc files, and .rvt/rfa files in a variety of ways. To get details including introduction videos, see ActCAD 2020 BIM.

ActCAD 2020 BIM has years of experience based on both ITC IntelliCAD and ODA BIM technologies. ActCAD 2020 BIM is based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine and the BIM technology available through the ITC BIM special interest group. Check it out here:

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC ActCAD

Find FRAMECAD at Upcoming November Tradeshows

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FRAMECAD will be in Kenya and France for tradeshows the first week of November 2019. In the area? Check out how FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in their design and build systems for cold-formed steel construction.

Nairobi, Kenya at Big 5 Construct Kenya
November 5 to 7, 2019
Booth 1A55
More details >>

Paris, France at BATIMAT
November 4 to 8, 2019
Booth K163 in Hall 6
More details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Now Available: ActCAD 2020 Standard and Professional Versions

actcad-2020-standard-boxactcad-2020-professional-boxActCAD 2020 Standard and Professional versions are now available at actcad.com

Version 2020 contains new features based on IntelliCAD 9.2 including support for importing and exporting STEP and IGES file formats, publishing to .dwf/.dwfx, removing duplicate or overlapped entities using the Overkill command, support of right-to-left fonts, filtering selection sets using the new Selection Filter pane, and much more.

For more information about ActCAD 2020:

ActCAD is a member of the ITC and has several products based on IntelliCAD. The ActCAD 2020 releases are the latest of ActCAD's products to be available based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine. IntelliCAD 9.2 was released earlier in August. More details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD

CMS IntelliCAD 9.2 Premium Editions Now Shipping

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New CMS IntelliCAD 9.2 PE and PE Plus versions include additional features such as import and export IGES and STEP format files, enhancements to publishing, Overkill command, right-to-left fonts, and much more. 

Read the news from CMS >>

CMS IntelliCAD is designed for CAD users such as architects, engineers, designers or anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. This latest release of CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine, which was released to ITC members in August 2019. For more details about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

ODA Continues Italy Work Tour at IntelliCAD World 2019

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logo_itc_01_DarkSeveral members of the Open Design Alliance (ODA) team arrived in southern Italy after ODA DevCon last week in Milan to give an update on ODA technologies, including Drawings, BimRv, and IFC SDKs, and also the ODA Technology Stack.

Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA Director of Development, commented that it was great to see new ODA features already implemented in IntelliCAD. Also he was happy to report that they had been working on common properties functionality thanks to ITC requests. Common data access to all supported ODA formats includes access to both the model tree and properties. The model tree structure is still in-progress, but common properties are in production currently.

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We also heard about ODA's strategic partnership with buildingSMART. This is exciting news for several reasons, one being that the ITC is in the process of transitioning to ODA IFC SDK for IntelliCAD's current IFC support. 

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC IntelliCAD World Conference ODA

IntelliCAD Technology in 2019 and 2020

i-Logo 3What's been happening lately with the IntelliCAD engine? And what's next?

Here's what we learned at IntelliCAD World 2019:

  • IntelliCAD 9.1 and 9.2 were released earlier this year. We saw demos of many new features that are trending as important for ITC members: digital signatures, new architectural entities, customizable start page, system variable monitor, STEP and IGES support, Overkill command, and many more.
  • BIM solutions for IntelliCAD: attach .rvt/.rfa and .ifc files as underlays and work with BIM data. Architectural objects are already in the mix too, and soon will even be exportable to .ifc files using ODA IFC libraries.
  • IntelliCAD Mobile is gaining new ITC member interest and the Special Interest Group is growing. IntelliCAD Mobile can view and navigate various file types: drawings (.dwg, .dwt, .dxf), Design Web Format (.dwf), Open COLLADA™ (.dae), and images (.png, .jpeg, .tiff, etc.). Many new features are being developed for the next mobile version, including plans for voice recording and more measurement tools.
  • Sneak peak at IntelliCAD 10 which is in development now, based on the latest ODA libraries. Specifically we got a look at geographic locations and new visual styles that will be available by integration with OpenGL ES2. Lots of other features coming up.
  • The latest version of ARTISAN was also demonstrated by Clive Davies of Pictorex. ARTISAN is a photorealistic renderer that is integrated with IntelliCAD and available for ITC member licensing.
Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Mobile Platform ARTISAN IntelliCAD World Conference

IntelliCAD World 2019 Begins with "We are Not Done Yet"

i-Logo 2At IntelliCAD World 2019 we heard from ITC President, David Lorenzo, setting the tone for upcoming presentations and discussions. Here are the highlights:

  • Twenty years ago when the ITC and also the ODA were initiated by Visio Corporation, the purpose was to create trusted, open CAD technology. 
  • A question was posed:
    Without the ITC and ODA, what would have happened in the CAD industry over the past twenty years?
  • The original purpose of a trusted, open CAD technology is still valid today, not only with traditional CAD platforms but also in the future with digital platforms.
  • Be vigilant, and we are not done yet.
Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference

IntelliCAD World 2019 Begins Today!

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Today kicks off the event with one-to-one developer meetings. Tomorrow we'll hear from ITC President, David Lorenzo, talking about the ITC at 20 — twenty years of member-driven collaboration and competition. And more, of course.

ACCA Software is hosting IntelliCAD World 2019 at their headquarters in Bagnoli Irpino. Stay tuned for more details this week!

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference

Act IntelliCAD 9.2 Released

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Just a week after the ITC released IntelliCAD version 9.2 to ITC members, ITC member ActCAD incorporated the new release into its Act IntelliCAD product.

Now available, Act IntelliCAD 9.2 is a native .dwg and .dxf CAD software program used for 2D drafting and 3D modeling, and it's packed with new 9.2 features such as publishing to .dwf/.dwfx, removing duplicate or overlapped entities using the Overkill command, support of right-to-left fonts, filtering selection sets using the new Selection Filter pane, and much more.

Act IntelliCAD includes an easy-to-use interface, perpetual licensing, support for various file formats, and a complete set of features and tools. More details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD