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How Quickly can ITC Members Integrate a New IntelliCAD Version?

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Answer: It's fast.

Just three days after Monday's release of IntelliCAD 8.4a to ITC members, ActCAD LLC released ActCAD 2018 based on that new IntelliCAD engine. It's a great example of how the ITC works directly with its members, streamlining development and integration so the latest CAD technology gets to end users as fast as possible.

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ActCAD Users Get New Maintenance Releases

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New ActCAD 2018 (version 84220) and ActCAD 2017 (version 1102) maintenance versions are available from ActCAD LLC, member of the ITC. ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest improvements and fixes using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New ActCAD users can download the latest ActCAD version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area. 

ActCAD 2018 and ActCAD 2017 are based on the IntelliCAD engine and are available in Professional and Standard editions and 32-bit and 64-bit.

For more details about the maintenance releases, see:

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ActCAD 2018 and 2017 Maintenance Releases Available

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Maintenance releases for ActCAD 2018 (version 84215) and ActCAD 2017 (version 1095), both based on the IntelliCAD engine, are now available.

Along with improvements and fixes, both maintenance releases include support for version 2018 .dwg and .dxf files.

ActCAD users can update to the latest version using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New users can download the latest ActCAD version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area. 

For more details about these latest ActCAD maintenance releases, see the following:

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ActCAD 2018 Updated to New IntelliCAD 8.4 Engine

actcad 2018.jpgJust two weeks after the ITC released IntelliCAD 8.4, ActCAD LLC incorporated it into the ActCAD 2018 product line. ActCAD 2018 (version 8.4.210) is now available for all versions: Professional and Standard, and 64-bit and 32-bit.

ActCAD 2018 is general purpose CAD software designed for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. The updated release includes an all-new Drawing Customer Propeprties feataure, all-new Customize dialog box for customizing the user interface, ability to run ActCAD on 4K monitors and better ability to switch between monitors with high resolutions, many new productivity commands, improved performance, and more.

For more details, see the ActCAD blog and the ActCAD 8.4 features page.

 

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ActCAD 2018 Maintenance Release 8.3.642 Available

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Based on the latest IntelliCAD 8.3 engine, ActCAD 2018 version 8.3.642 is available in Professional and Standard; 64-bit and 32-bit. Along with improvements and fixes, this latest version of ActCAD 2018 also includes a new drawing creation dialog, new drawing templates, a new UNITS dialog, and new hatch patterns and linetypes. 

ActCAD 2018 users can update to the latest version using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New users can download the latest ActCAD 2018 version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area. For more details about the ActCAD 2018 maintenance release, see the ActCAD news.

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ActCAD 2017 Maintenance Release 8.2.1071 Available

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ActCAD 2017 version 8.2.1071, based on the IntelliCAD engine, is now available for ActCAD 2017 Professional and Standard, 64-bit and 32-bit versions. Along with improvements and fixes, this latest version of ActCAD 2017 also includes a new drawing creation dialog, new drawing templates, a new UNITS dialog, and new hatch patterns and linetypes. 

ActCAD 2017 users can update to the latest version using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New users can download the latest ActCAD 2017 version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area.

For more information about the IntelliCAD engine and development platform, see the IntelliCAD website

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ActCAD 2017 Maintenance Release Available

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A new patch version 8.2.1058 is available for ActCAD 2017 Professional and Standard, 64-bit and 32-bit versions, based on the IntelliCAD 8.2a engine. In addition to improvements and fixes, added features include new commands for dimension text, GROUPQK & UNGROUP commands, and more options on menus, toolbars, and right-click menus.

ActCAD 2017 users can update to the latest version using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New users can download the latest ActCAD 2017 version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area.

Note that ActCAD 2018 was also released earlier this year and is based on the latest IntelliCAD 8.3a engine. 

For more information about the IntelliCAD engine and development platform, see the IntelliCAD website

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Block Libraries Launched for ActCAD 2017 and 2018

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ActCAD's new Block Libraries technology includes more than 5,000 block symbols for civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural, and P&ID industries, and more. ActCAD users can now simply paste their drawing files into a BlockLibrary folder, and the new Block Libraries tool recognizes them immediately on command restart.

Developers at ActCAD used IRX — the C++ API available with IntelliCAD for developing IntelliCAD-specific functionality — to develop their new block technology. ActCAD developers were able to work with IntelliCAD developers when technical questions arose yet another benefit of ITC membership.Programming Overview of Teigha

The new ActCAD Block Libraries are available for ActCAD 2017 and 2018, Professional and Standard versions. 

For a video and more information about ActCAD Block Libraries, see http://actcad.com/actcad-block-libraries-released.php

For more information about ITC membership, see https://www.intellicad.org/about-membership

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Updated ActCAD 2018 Versions Released

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One week was all it took for ITC member ActCAD LLC to incorporate the latest IntelliCAD engine (version 8.3a) to its ActCAD 2018 product line. ActCAD 2018 (version 8.3.630) is now available for all available versions: Professional and Standard, and 64-bit and 32-bit.

ActCAD 2018 is general purpose CAD software designed for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. The updated release includes performance improvements, fixes for natively working with .dgn files, printing fixes, editing fixes, and enhancements to the new in-place multiline text editor that was released last year, including paragraph alignment, symbols, alt-codes, stacked text, numbered lists, and unnumbered lists.

For more details, see the ActCAD blog and the ActCAD features page.

 

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ITC Member ActCAD Describes Benefits of ITC Test Framework

ITC_OHI.jpgThe ITC automated test system is one of the many ITC technologies that members can leverage and incorporate into their own development systems. The robust framework builds IntelliCAD multiple times a day and runs over 25 million verified tests daily on those installable builds. There are unit tests, regression tests, API tests, roundtrip tests, visual comparison tests, and performance tests. All data is fed automatically into Overall Health Index dials, like the one pictured here.

In a recent article, ActCAD highlighted how they incorporate these test and quality systems into their own processes. For more details from ActCAD, see http://actcad.com/actcad-intellicad-quality-systems.php

For more details from ITC, see https://www.intellicad.org/cad-platform-automated-testing-framework

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