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New Release: FRAMECAD Structure Version 9.2.3


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


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.

Learn more about ActCAD 2020 >>

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.

Watch the 3-minute video >>

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.

Get details about the ITC BIM Special Interest Group >>

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


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.


IntelliCAD Mobile 1.3 Released for ITC Mobile SIG Members


Portland, OR, USA, May 29, 2020 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD® Mobile 1.3.


IntelliCAD Mobile Platform 1.3 uses ODA Platform version 21.1 and Qt 5.12.8. New support is added for Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, Android NDK R21, XCode 11, C++17 standard, clang-format tool, and the Pdfium library (instead of PDF VI).

New features and improvements in the 1.3 release include:

  • Regen command
  • Entity Selection command
  • Save the window size, position, and working folder between sessions
  • Font initialization fixed
  • Zoom factor issue fixed
  • Documentation

The IntelliCAD Mobile Platform provides ITC Mobile SIG members with a development platform and CAD file viewer (.dwg, .dxf, .dgn, .dwf, .dae, and various image files; architecture and civil objects; and underlays) that runs on thousands of different Microsoft® Windows® desktop, Google Android™, Apple® macOS®, and Apple iOS mobile devices.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Mobile Platform

New Extended Licensing Options Available with CMS IntelliCAD


Borrowing and roaming licenses are now available for CMS IntelliCAD 9.2 PE Plus Network versions.

In response to user requests, CAD-Manufacturing Systems added the new option to enhance offline work and license sharing within a LAN network.

More details about how the licensing works >>

CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is designed for anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. More about CMS IntelliCAD >>

Topics: CMS Architecture HVAC Mechanical

Learning CAD with New ActCAD Video Tutorials

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ActCAD recently released new video tutorials to help their users learn CAD faster. Video content ranges from beginner instruction for drawing simple entities to more complex design and production concepts. 

ActCAD users can access the video library for free using the ActCAD WEBVIDEOS command or by logging in at the client area of

Learn more about ActCAD video tutorials >>

ActCAD is drafting and modeling software designed for engineers, architects, and other technical consultants who need to create and edit native CAD files. ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD

Latest Version of CADprofi now Available for ZWCAD Users

zwcad laptopZWCAD and CADprofi have been used together for years, and now ZWCAD 2020 and CADprofi 2020 are updated to work together for creating architectural, electrical, HVAC & piping, and mechanical designs. Get the ZWCAD news >>

CADprofi is a developer of CAD applications that are available in 22 languages. Their products can be integrated with various .dwg-compatible applications.

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 Architecture CAD ZWCAD HVAC Mechanical Electrical