Articles and Press Releases

See Carlson and IntelliCAD at Upcoming Tradeshows


You can see Carlson Software, and the IntelliCAD engine, at these shows next week:

NSSGA Aggregates Academy & Expo
March 25-27, 2024
Nashville, TN USA


West Virginia Coal Show
March 26-27
Charleston, WV USA


Carlson Software has been a member of the ITC since 2007 and many of their products use the IntelliCAD engine. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Civil Carlson Software Surveying CAD GEO

Happening this Week: buildingSMART International Summit


Interested in IFC and openBIM technology for interoperability and exchanging information seamlessly throughout your build projects? buildingSMART International Summit 2024 is this week and you can attend remotely or in person in Valencia, Spain.

Learn more about the summit and register here. You can still catch some of it.

The ITC's BIM Special Interest Group supports interoperability not only for IFC but also for RVT/RFA file formats. For IFC, ITC members are delivering features to their end users such as importing and exporting .ifc files and also attaching .ifc underlays. To learn more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

See FRAMECAD in Florida, USA this March


This March, come check out FRAMECAD at one of their upcoming shows in Florida, USA to learn about how they use IntelliCAD in their steel frame design and build systems.

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Spotlight on IntelliCAD Mobile Platform

IntelliCAD Mobile 1.7

Did you know IntelliCAD has a mobile development platform that includes CAD viewing? Members deploy the technology to view .dwg, .dxf, .dgn, .dwf, .dae, .sat, and various image files on mobile devices. Architecture objects, civil objects, mechanical objects, and underlays can be viewed too.

The IntelliCAD mobile platform is running on thousands of different Microsoft® Windows® desktop, Google Android™, Apple® macOS®, and Apple iOS mobile devices.

The mobile development platform is part of the ITC Mobile Special Interest Group (SIG), which is tailored to member needs for mobile. See more details at  

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture Civil Mobile Platform Mechanical

IntelliCAD 12.0 and 12.1 User Guides Available for Download

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgIf you're investigating CAD platforms, you might find it helpful to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide which is available at in ebook format.

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.

The guides are available for a small fee.

  • For the IntelliCAD 12.1 guides, go here.
  • For the IntelliCAD 12.0 guides, go here.

Of course ITC members receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. If you're an end user looking for IntelliCAD documentation, contact the ITC member where you purchased IntelliCAD.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD Membership

Attending ISEE in Savannah, Georgia this Week?


Carlson Software is also there at the ISEE Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Head on over to see them and the IntelliCAD engine!


Carlson Software has been a member of the ITC since 2007 and many of their products use the IntelliCAD engine. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Carlson Software CAD GEO

IntelliKorea Software just released CADian 2024

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CADian 2024 is available now! The latest version includes various features to significantly enhance design workflow efficiency, such as strengthened CADian Explorer functionality, modification previews, super hatches, quick attribute window, enhanced 3D modeling capabilities, AEC Style Manager, Set Z All command, table cell properties, and more.

cadian 2024 box smallFor CADian 2024 users, complimentary access is provided to industry-specific third-party extensions, including CADian Architectural 3D, CADian Mechanical (MechClick), CADian Civil (Dream), and others.

Established in 1990, IntelliKorea aims to create a world where anyone can easily create designs, and it consistently invests in research and development. As a result, it has established itself as the number one CAD software company in South Korea, thanks to its high level of technical expertise and reliability. 

IntelliKorea is a member of the ITC and its CADian software is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about the ITC's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD CADian IntelliKorea

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 12.1

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 12.1.

IntelliCAD 12.1 is a major release that includes performance improvements and new features, including the focal point of the release: advanced blocks. Advanced blocks can be created and edited using parameters, actions, and visibility states. They are similar to dynamic blocks in Autodesk® AutoCAD®. 

Also available is the Edit Attributes (Single) command with an enhanced attribute editor. Users can also drag and drop .dwg files to add them as blocks to tool palettes, resize model space viewports, toggle the display of the printable area boundary in paper space, and load and save print stamp setting (.pss) files.

For IntelliCAD versions that support working with BIM files: specify the IFC4 or IFC4x3 schema when exporting to .ifc files, and set display properties for AEC styles.

For IntelliCAD versions that support editing and creation of .dgn files in their native format: attach cell library (.cel) files, use the Explorer command to work with layouts and text styles, and use the Geometric Center snap.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 12.1 uses ODA SDKs version 2023.12 SP1. IntelliCAD IcAPI is a pre-release version for members and is highly compatible with AutoCAD® Object ARX, allowing ITC members to build applications with a single code base that runs on both platforms.

“Advanced blocks have been in development for some time,” stated David Lorenzo, ITC President. “We decided not to wait until 2024 for a more comprehensive release and instead prioritized delivery of this important functionality to ITC members as soon as possible, with a few extra new features included too.”

IntelliCAD 12.1 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 11, 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 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 website ( or call 1-503-293-7655.


Season's Greetings from IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

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Topics: ITC

CMS IntelliCAD 12 Available Now


Just-released CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 includes all the new features found in the IntelliCAD 12.0 engine, including the ability to create reports and report templates, create super hatches, dynamically display and customize the Quick Properties pane, draw splines using control vertices and knot parameterization, use the Geometric Center snap, and export tables to .csv files. CMS IntelliCAD versions with BIM functionality now include AEC styles, roof and ceiling plane symbols for creating roof and ceiling planes, and AEC levels.There are many other new commands and enhancements.

CMS IntelliCAD versions can be purchased with a perpetual or subscription license and can include a USB dongle for portable licensing. New users can try a free trial at

CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 is based on the IntelliCAD 12.0 engine, which was released to ITC members just last month. For details about IntelliCAD's native .dwg support and development platform, go here. For details about CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story.