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New Release: FRAMECAD Structure Version 9.2

FRAMECAD Structure 9.2

FRAMECAD Structure 9.2 is now available with new features such as seamless integration with Autodesk® Revit®, updated engineering methods to adapt to local norms, cross sections, stud spacing improvements, and more.

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

FRAMECAD Structure is worldwide-compliant engineering software for cold formed steel construction, improving engineering time by 80%. 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. 

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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

New Maintenance Release Available for ActCAD 2020

actcad-2020-professionalA maintenance release for ActCAD 2020 is now available that includes enhancements to network licensing, many new color books for ActCAD entities, improvements to the user interface, fixes, and more. 

ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest 92711 version using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New ActCAD users can download the latest ActCAD version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area. Available in 64- and 32-bit, ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

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Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD

Carlson's 2020 Go West Conference Cancelled



In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ITC member Carlson Software cancelled its Go West Conference that was originally scheduled for April 20-22, 2020. If you were registered to attend the Carlson Go West Conference, you can transfer your registration to next year's conference and receive a discount on Carlson support, or you can receive a free Carlson software module.

Next year's Carlson conference is already scheduled for May 4-6, 2021 in Maysville, Kentucky. Save the date!

To read the latest from Carlson Software President Bruce Carlson, go here

To get details about options for your 2020 Carlson conference registration, go here.

Topics: ITC Carlson Software

CMS IntelliCAD and CADprofi


CAD-Manufacturing Solutions announced that CMS IntelliCAD is now compatible with the CADprofi product line, including CADprofi's architectural, mechanical, HVAC and piping, and electrical design applications. Extending CMS IntelliCAD's core functionality gives designers more options and flexibility when it comes to choosing tools and getting their work done.

CMS supports and encourages third-party developers to combine their technology & know-how with IntelliCAD software like CADprofi and others. Integrating such expert technology with one of the CMS IntelliCAD OEM options is a fast shortcut for a third-party developer to provide a full suite solution to their users."
- Vitor Neves, CMS , INC. President

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CMS IntelliCAD is built with the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story.


Topics: CMS Architecture HVAC Mechanical

Working Together Through the COVID-19 Crisis


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting communities and families around the world, this is a difficult time for all. The ITC is working closely with employees, members and partners to ensure health and well-being. 

At this unprecedented time of uncertainty, the ITC will not host an IntelliCAD World Meeting in 2020. However, ITC development continues, and so does collaboration. One small example is that internal ITC systems and tools are freely shared with ITC members, and with decades of experience working remotely, we hope these processes prove helpful as companies move to remote teams.

The ITC exists to serve its members. Working together has always been a pillar from which we operate, and our current world crisis is now demanding more. We wish good health for you, your families, and your communities.


Topics: ITC

New MiTek-Wrightsoft Success Story Published

SShot4-1MiTek-Wrightsoft develops Right-CAD, which is a 2D/3D CAD solution for HVAC design based on IntelliCAD. A new success story highlights how these companies work together to bring this all-in-one 3D HVAC solution to market. The success story also explains how in recent years Wrightsoft has taken advantage of ITC services such as proprietary development for special Wrightsoft projects.

"Partnering with the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium opened a completely new market for Wrightsoft, making our existing tools for energy analysis and load calculations available to millions of CAD users..." -Bill Wright, President Wrightsoft Corporation

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Wrightsoft has been an ITC member since 2008, and they are now owned by MiTek.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Wrightsoft

ODA Releases Version 2020 Update 2 of Its SDKs

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Open Design Alliance (ODA) recently announced Version 2020 Update 2 of its suite of SDKs. IntelliCAD includes several ODA SDKs, such as Drawings, BimRv, Architecture, Civil, and Mechanical. IntelliCAD is also planning to switch its current IFC support to the ODA IFC SDK, as announced and demonstrated at last year's ODA DevCon 2019 in Milan, Italy.

The ITC starts working with new ODA SDK releases internally and in parallel with current development. This enables the ITC to incorporate the latest versions from the ODA as soon as possible.

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a founding member of ODA.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ODA

CMS IntelliCAD + FLEXCRANE = US Patent

cms intellicad flexcraneCMS IntelliCAD played an integral role in the development of the FLEXCRANE girder design, which recently was awarded a US patent. FLEXCRANE is a state-of-the-art lifting technology for hoists and winches that features a unique design: the position of the girder set or the girder section component does not matter — the end connection presents the same self-aligned connection geometry.

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CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is designed for CAD users of all kinds — anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. To learn how CMS IntelliCAD benefits from ITC membership, get the success story.


Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

New ZWSOFT Success Story Published

zwcad2020Did you know that ZWCAD, from ZWSOFT, runs on the IntelliCAD engine? A new success story highlights how ZWSOFT and the ITC work together through collaboration and cooperation. Check it out >>

ITC has played an important role in the development of ZWCAD. It gives us the trusted technology on which we can build our products." -Kingdom Lin, VP of ZWSOFT

ZWSOFT has been an ITC member since 2002. Their products are used by over 900,000 users from more than 90 countries and districts.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ZWCAD

ActCAD Available with New Networking Licensing


ActCAD licensing now includes network floating licenses in addition to key-based and dongle-based licenses. 


Network floating licenses float between LAN-connected computers (Internet not required). There is no need to install server software, and the licenses can be authorized by USB dongle, online license, or offline license. 

Learn more about ActCAD network licensing >>

ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine. For more details, visit

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD