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ActCAD 2022 Product Suite Released with IntelliCAD 10.1 Engine


ActCAD 2022 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions are newly available with all the improvements found in IntelliCAD 10.1, which was released just one week ago to members of the consortium.

With products from the ActCAD suite, you can natively create and edit .dwg files for 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). ActCAD includes global perpetual licenses and has several licensing options.

ActCAD includes several changes to IntelliCAD source code to match its requirements, which is not possible with any other OEM CAD engine. To learn more about OEM options using the IntelliCAD engine, go here. To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.


The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 10.1

IntelliCAD 10.1

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.1.

IntelliCAD 10.1 is a major release that includes significant performance improvements and new features.

IntelliCAD 10.1 is up to seven times faster when selecting entities and two times faster for grip editing, grip displaying, entity snapping, and drawing regenerating.

New features include the ability to insert and work with geographic maps, restore default program settings from the operating system Start menu, create and edit tables and table styles, create and edit sheet sets, insert dynamic blocks, import .pdf files with more advanced options, import point data from .csv and .txt files, and import map files (.shp, .sdf, .sqlite files). Also included is integration with 3Dconnexion input devices for streamlining the CAD drawing experience.

More features that have a big efficiency boost for end users are smooth view transitions, entity cloning, dimension breaking, quick groups, advanced grips for blocks and groups, the Layer Previous command, the ability to turn off entity movement when clicking and dragging the mouse, and the ability to restore a layer state to the current viewport, all viewports, all layouts and viewports, or the Model tab. Additionally, the new Rectangular Array, Polar Array, Path Array, and Edit Array commands provide more functionality for arraying entities than in previous releases.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, import Autodesk® Revit® 2021 files, specify AEC drawing units, convert an existing entity to a beam path, and determine the smoothness (level of detail) of curves in BIM underlays created from .rvt files.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, open and regenerate files using multi-threading, use multi-model support, cross-reference external references from one model to another, use DGN global origin, create .dgn drawings using new 2D file templates, create 2D objects in 2D models, and open and save external color tables (.tbl files). The supported command set also now includes Layout, Spell, Find, Clip Xref, Purge and -Purge, and Edit Attribute commands.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 10.1 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2021.11, .NET version 4.8, and an initial implementation of CAcUiDialog.

Other improvements and fixes are found throughout the product in editing and selecting entities, layers, text, the user interface, and more.

Damiano Croci, COO of ProgeSoft, commented, “This version is fantastic, in all drawings there is a noticeable improvement in zoom and pan. We will now be competitive with Autodesk® AutoCAD® and other CADs.”

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “Our members asked for a faster CAD engine, and that’s what IntelliCAD 10.1 delivers. Our new performance benchmark is exceptionally competitive, while at the same time our open CAD platform continues its non-compete guarantee to ITC members, meaning that we never move into vertical markets. We can’t wait for consumers to experience our members’ products based on IntelliCAD 10.1.”

IntelliCAD 10.1 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 information about IntelliCAD 10.1, please visit 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 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.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD

MicroSurvey CAD 2021 Service Pack 2 Available


Service Pack 2 is now available for MicroSurvey CAD. The update adds floating licenses, a new custom start page, GIS attribute labeling, and GIS entity filtering by attributes. Important fixes are also included.

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MicroSurvey CAD is an all-in-one CAD and calculations package with survey drafting and calculation workflows for land surveyors and civil engineers. MicroSurvey CAD utilizes IntelliCAD's DWG technology and is 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 DWG ITC Microsurvey CAD

ZWCAD 2022 Released


Newly released ZWCAD 2022 includes the ability to import IFC files and manage their BIM entities, create and edit associative arrays with rectangular, path, and polar abilities, generate 2D versions of 3D objects using Flatshot, much faster zooming and panning, and more. For ZWCAD's standard, perpetual licensing, you can now additionally activate products using a simple QR code.

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. 


ActCAD 2021: Maintenance Releases Available

actcad-2021-professionalThe latest version of ActCAD 2021 includes new features, enhanced commands, and fixes. Users will enjoy the new DIMSPACE, ALIGNSPACE, and TEXTALIGN commands, along with several new commands for working with attributes. Also included is a new PDF to DXF converter and the ability to view a network license usage log. Enhancements to existing functionality are found throughout, including revised NEWDRAWING and ATTEDIT commands.

To get the latest ActCAD 2021 maintenance release, ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest version 1001551 using the ActCAD command CHECKFORUPDATES. The new maintenance version is available for ActCAD 2021 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions.

The latest ActCAD version is also available directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area.

Available in 64- and 32-bit, ActCAD is a native .dwg and .dxf CAD software program used for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC ActCAD

ArCADia BIM Wins Awards


ArCADia BIM — CAD software from ArCADiasoft for projects in Building and Information Modeling — won the Fastest Growing Product and Best Value awards from the software review and comparison site Software Suggest.

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ArCADia BIM is CAD software for the construction industry, supporting 2D and 3D design and based on IntelliCAD. To learn about how ArCADiasoft and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD ArCADiasoft

New Pipe Design Add-on for CMS IntelliCAD from Stylemark Designs

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CMS IntelliCAD CAD now features support for piping design thanks to a new custom add-on from Stylemark Designs, Ltd. 

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. CMS is a member of the ITC. For details about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG CMS ITC Piping

GTXRaster CAD 2021 Available for ZWCAD


ZWCAD users can now use the latest version of GTX Raster CAD to edit raster images and utilize raster-to-vector conversion tools, all within ZWCAD. Designed for engineers and designers who work with scanned paper drawings, GTX Raster CAD makes getting from paper to CAD easy.

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

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

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

IntelliCAD-SpaceMouse Desktop Front

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