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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8

Portland, OR, USA, June 13, 2014 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.0.

Available in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions, IntelliCAD 8.0 opens, saves, and creates .dwg files, including the latest 2014 file format. New features include layer states, layer filters with search, layer transparency and viewport freeze, .cui custom menu files, quick select, 3D orbit, additional grid capabilities, Collada (.dae) file import, MrSID MG4 compressed raster image support, and more.

In addition to core computer-aided-design (CAD) features, IntelliCAD is a development platform on which member companies develop custom applications. IntelliCAD 8.0 includes several API enhancements including updates to Open Design Alliance (ODA) Teigha® version 3.9.1 and support for VBA 7.1. ITC members also now have access to source code for advanced rendering and image processing components.

Victor Neves, President of CAD Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (CMS), an ITM member company, stated, “We're extremely excited about the IntelliCAD 8 release. This is a major release that will provide the most advanced and updated native 2014 .dwg file support compatibility to our manufacturing customer base, plus extreme software stability. It also includes a significant number of productive, advanced user interface features.” He added, “It's simply the best ever. Period!”

Robert Berry, Business Development Director of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium said, “This new version of IntelliCAD represents an exponential improvement over earlier versions. We have over 1200 new features and fixes making this by far the best IntelliCAD version released to date. IntelliCAD is now more than ever a safe and reliable CAD development platform for our members and their end-users.”

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 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.

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD CMS CAD Platform CAD programming IntelliCAD 8