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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 10.0a

IntelliCAD 10.0a

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.0a.

IntelliCAD 10.0a is a maintenance release for version 10.0 that was previously issued on July 30, 2020.

IntelliCAD maintenance releases concentrate on fixes, but IntelliCAD 10.0a includes minor new features: choose the color of print stamps, determine whether print stamps print upside down, and use the new Show Palettes and Hide Palettes commands. Also included for multiline text are superscript, subscript, and strikethrough character formatting; many new paragraph formatting options, and on-the-fly spell checking.

Other improvements and fixes are found in performance, editing and selecting entities, text, and blocks.

“The 10.0a maintenance release includes fixes in direct response to initial feedback from our summer 2020 release of IntelliCAD 10.0, which is packed with large and small features, all with big productivity improvements for IntelliCAD users,” commented David Lorenzo, ITC President. “Our close, co-op style collaboration allows us to quickly fix issues that have a direct impact on ITC members and their end users.”

IntelliCAD 10.0a 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.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD IntelliCAD 10

New Release: ActCAD 2021


New release! ActCAD 2021 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions are available now with support for version 2021 .dwg/.dxf files, dynamic screen input, a new material library, new visual styles, many new commands, and much more. For the specialty ActCAD BIM version, other features include the ability to create roofs, beams, mitered joints, and to explode BIM underlays.

ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is drafting and modeling software designed for engineers, architects, and other technical consultants who need to create and edit native CAD files. To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.


Now Available: progeCAD 2021


The focus of progeCAD 2021 is the CAD operator and their comfort. Right at the progeCAD start, users can see the new stylish Start page with all the necessary resources at their fingertips: drawing templates, recent drawings, and tutorials. Drafting and design tasks become much easier and quicker with progeCAD 2021 new options, commands and features. The new SELFILTER and SELECTION CYCLING commands make selection and editing of similar objects an effortless process. Associative arrays speed up creation and editing of multiple objects by arranging them in circular or rectangular patterns. The DATAEXTRACTION command allows users to create different tables such as bill of materials and part lists by extracting data from block attributes, object properties, and drawing information.

progeCAD 2021 also makes multi-page PDF documents through the PDF Append function to better organize drawing documentation. Now it is possible to enrich drawings with additional information and data through QRCODEs. There are also new features for specific fields of drafting such as section and elevation line creation, 2D parametric libraries of mechanical and structural components for construction, import of .sldprt part files and .sldasm assembly files, and much more.

progeCAD is 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD software based on the IntelliCAD engine. Its AEC, MCAD, and general CAD users benefit from native .dwg compatibility, a perpetual software license, and robust features for working with CAD drawings.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD ProgeSOFT

ALCAD 2021 Available with IntelliCAD via OEM License from CMS


Newly released with IntelliCAD technology at its core, ALCAD 2021 is now available with a choice of CAD platforms thanks to OEM licensing through ITC member CAD-Manufacturing Solutions (CMS).

ALCAD 2021 is a specialty MEP and HVAC toolset with an extensive symbol library, plus all the features you'd expect from full-featured CAD software. While ALCAD used to be available only with Autodesk® AutoCAD®, now ALCAD users have a choice in platforms including price and licensing terms (subscription vs. perpetual).

Learn about ALCAD 2021 >>

See the announcement from CMS >>

OEM licensing through an ITC member such as CMS helps both established and startup companies quickly access a wider range of end users. It also helps developers with new plugins before reaching market share when an ITC commercial membership is a good option. 

Through automation and collaboration, the ITC has been working with members to make it easier for them to provide OEM versions of IntelliCAD — ALCAD 2021 is a win for this ongoing effort!

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC HVAC Mechanical Electrical OEM Plumbing MEP

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 >>

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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. 

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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.

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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