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CMS IntelliCAD 10.0 Available Now

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New CMS IntelliCAD 10.0 PE Easy Run is available now from CAD-Manufacturing Solutions. The new version includes OpenGL ES support, a new materials library, dynamic rendering using more visual styles, dynamic input, the ability to migrate settings from previous versions, and much more. 

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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. Interested in trying it out? CMS IntelliCAD is available free for 60 days at https://us.intellicadms.com.

CMS IntelliCAD 10.0 is based on the IntelliCAD 10.0 engine, which was released to ITC members late July 2020. For details about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

New Launch: ZWCAD Civil

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ZWCAD Civil is available now! Developed by Sivan Design as an add-on to ZWCAD, the program includes aids for surveying projects, road planning and design, mechanisms for infrastructure design, and more.

ZWCAD Civil is available in these versions: Survey, Standard, Roads, Pipes, and Full.

Silvan Design designed their civil technology exclusively for ZWCAD after evaluating multiple CAD platforms for performance, stability, and APIs. ZWCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil ZWCAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 10.0

IntelliCAD 10 DisplayThe IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.0.

IntelliCAD 10.0 is a major release that includes numerous new features.

The OpenGL ES graphics device is now supported for enhanced display quality and performance, which also includes new visual styles. A new materials library contains materials that can be assigned to entities and layers and then displayed with visual styles; spot and point lights can also now display in-program with visual styles. The redesigned View Manager has more options available and allows users to make selections dynamically for the view’s background, perspective, lens length, etc. New dynamic input incorporates command prompts and measurement guides at the cursor. Printing with .pc3 customization files is enhanced with the ability to set margins, page size, .pmp files, and settings that vary according to the output file type. New import file formats include .obj and .stl. Many new properties are available for various entity types in the Properties pane, including the ability to view properties of custom entities. IntelliCAD 10 also includes the ability to migrate user interface customizations from previous versions.

Smaller features that will have a big efficiency boost for end-users are the ability to re-order and sort layer filters, combine paragraphs and clear formatting of multiline text, determine which user interface items are hidden when cleaning the screen, use new videos and online resources from the Start page, convert closed entities to solids, specify a layer state for each published sheet, a redesigned status bar, enhancements for Section 508 usability, better 4K display support, and an initial Hungarian translation.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, draw roofs and beams, create mitered joints for beams, explode attached BIM underlays into polyface meshes and polylines that can be edited while retaining underlay functionality, and use new options for section lines and elevation lines.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, the supported command set now includes Multiline Text, Chamfer, and Dimension Styles.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 10 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2020 Update 2 and enhanced .NET and IRX functionality for increased API capabilities.

Other improvements and fixes are found in performance, working with files, editing and selecting entities, text, printing, and more.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 10 is a huge structural update with new core libraries from the ODA, a new geometry library, updated graphics, and new APIs. Yes, there are several interesting new features for users too, but the structural changes provide a much stronger foundation on which ITC members can build even more complex and diverse applications.”

An overview video of IntelliCAD 10.0 features is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FmyaEugUMio.

IntelliCAD 10.0 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 http://www.intellicad.org/.

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 (http://www.intellicad.org/) or call 1-503-293-7655.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD

Free CAD Libraries for all CMS IntelliCAD Users

cms intellicad featured-1CADprofi now provides more than 40 CAD libraries for CMS IntelliCAD users at no cost. The libraries include data for electrical and HVAC industries: switchboards, bus-bars, lighting protection systems, pumps and boilers, exhaust systems, and much more.

CMS IntelliCAD users simply insert symbols and objects, and the data is stored as attributes which can also later be included in a Bill of Materials.

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CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is developed by CAD Manufacturing Solutions. To learn more about how CAD Manufacturing Solutions and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC Architecture HVAC Mechanical Electrical

New Release: FRAMECAD Structure Version 9.2.3

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The FRAMECAD system now includes a new version of FRAMECAD Structure, based on IntelliCAD. FRAMECAD Structure 9.2.3 includes smart panels, improved K-brace export, more truss and rafter input options, enhanced FRAMECAD Revlink importing and exporting, and more.

The upgrade is available at no additional cost for existing FRAMECAD licenses.

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FRAMECAD Structure is worldwide-compliant engineering software for cold formed steel construction. It draws from CFS building codes for USA, Canada, China, Europe, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand. 

FRAMECAD Structure is based on the IntelliCAD engine, and FRAMECAD, Ltd is a member of the ITC. To learn about how FRAMECAD benefits from collaboration with the ITC, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

Latest Maintenance Release Available for ActCAD 2020

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A new maintenance release for ActCAD 2020 is available. ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest version 92742 using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. 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.

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Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD

New Movie Available: AEC & IntelliCAD

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Did you know that IntelliCAD has robust AEC functionality? Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) is part of the ITC's BIM Special Interest Group, and there's a new, quick ITC tutorial available about drawing AEC entities in IntelliCAD.

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Members of the BIM Special Interest Group are shipping IntelliCAD with the ability to draw and edit walls, windows, doors, stairs, and other AEC entities, all of which are compatible with ADT objects in other CAD programs. These members also have IntelliCAD functionality to directly import and export both IFC files and Autodesk® Revit® files, and then work with the content of those files. And like all things at the ITC, members not only have these features but also have open access to the source code.

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Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Architecture Construction

Swiss all CAD now Available with ZWCAD

zwcad swissallcadUsers of Swiss all CAD now have an additional choice when it comes to their CAD platform. Enter ZWCAD.

Swiss all CAD is a specialty 3D CAD solution for solids modeling in manufacturing, connecting to ERP systems and CNC machines, and more. Combining it with ZWCAD provides users with an attractive solution at an attractive price.

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ZWCAD is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution available in 15 languages for worldwide designers and engineers in various industries such as AEC and MFG. ZWCAD is built by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

New Leica Map360 Release from MicroSurvey

microsurvey-MAP360Leica Geosystems recently announced the latest version of Leica Map360 crash and crime scene diagramming and reconstruction software. 

Leica Map360 is designed and developed by ITC member MicroSurvey Software Inc. Map360 is based on the IntelliCAD engine and the software aids investigation of incidents by visually communicating diagrams, pre-incident plans, incident reconstructions, and other courtroom exhibits.

Both MicroSurvey and Leica Geosystems are part of Hexagon.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Microsurvey Accident Reconstruction

Innovation with FRAMECAD in Response to COVID-19

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Two companies in the Philippines are using their know-how of rapid construction with FRAMECAD to respond to their community's needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AD Villanueva Builders is building and donating several mist and disinfection booths, while FrameGo is building and donating testing booths.

During the global coronavirus pandemic, we are heartened by the good news stories coming out of the FRAMECAD network..." - The FRAMECAD Blog

FRAMECAD, which uses IntelliCAD in its build system, is known for its design and build systems used to efficiently and rapidly construct buildings of all kinds. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from the IntelliCAD engine, read the success story.

Topics: FRAMECAD