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CMS IntelliCAD and CADprofi

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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

Watch: IntelliCAD Architecture Custom Objects Video

intellicad-aec-videoA new video from the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium highlights how to work with IntelliCAD's architectural custom objects directly in IntelliCAD. IntelliCAD users can draw walls, windows, doors, stairs, railings, slabs, steel and more. 

See AEC custom objects in action >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture

ArCADiasoft Celebrates 20 Years

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ArCADiasoft is celebrating 20 years of creating construction applications that range from structural design to interior and installation design to energy performance of building calculations to building surroundings design. Over the years they have produced more than 100 products for architects and engineers. 

ArCADiasoft is a member of the ITC and their flagship product, ArCADia BIM, is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Congrats to ArCADiasoft on achieving the 20-year milestone!

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Architecture CAD Interior Design Construction ArCADiasoft

Building with More ODA Technology

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IntelliCAD has always — since its first release twenty years ago  been based on technology that is now governed and advanced by the Open Design Alliance (ODA). In the beginning the focus was on .dwg, but over the years, both technologies have seemed to outgrow their initial aim on replicating the .dwg file format (ODA) and replicating its end-user capabilities (ITC).

This point was not necessarily highlighted in Prague, but the link between ITC and ODA technology was mentioned throughout the conference with the nonchalant transparency that is commonplace among the IntelliCAD community.

  • IntelliCAD — Uses the latest ODA libraries.
  • BIM — Attach Autodesk® Revit® files as underlays, based on the ODA BIM component
  • Mobile — Based on ODA libraries. 
  • Walls, windows, doors, slabs — Draw and edit architectural entities (new in IntelliCAD 9), based on the ODA Architecture component. 
  • Smart meshes — Draw and edit lightweight 3D meshes (new in IntelliCAD 9), based on the ODA Facet Modeler. 
  • Custom objects — Work with custom architecture, civil, and mechanical objects, based on ODA Architecture, Civil, and Mechanical components.

The ITC employs many components of ODA technology (including ODA source code), then customizes that technology according to the needs of their members. And that's exactly what ITC members do: they employ many components of ITC technology (including ITC source code), then customize that technology according to the needs of their end-users. It's a consistent business model from start to finish.

Topics: IntelliCAD CAD Platform BIM ITC Architecture Civil Mobile Platform Mechanical ODA

ActCAD: Adding On to the IntelliCAD Engine

ActCAD architectural.jpgLike many ITC members, ActCAD takes the base IntelliCAD engine and creates add-ons for specific markets. ActCAD's specialty tools tailor the IntelliCAD engine for architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. 

Take ActCAD's Raster-to-Vector tool, which analyzes a scanned image and vectorizes it to trace the lines and dimensions. It's specific to ActCAD and used by engineers and designers in many fields.

Read about ActCAD add-ons for architects >>

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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture ActCAD CAD

Available APIs, the Lists Grows

iw2017api.pngIntelliCAD comes with so many APIs that it was a good idea to review them at the 2017 conference in Auckland. 

In addition to the APIs that most ITC members already know about (scripts, LISP, SDS/ADS, .NET, .NET Classic, IRX), there's also:

  • DGN API 
  • Architecture API 
  • Civil API 
  • Mechanical API 
  • Facet Modeler API 
  • RVT/RFA BIM API (BIM special interest group) 
  • IFC BIM API (ITC BIM special interest group

We saw live demos of IntelliCAD sample apps to see what you can do with some of these APIs. The Architecture API has an interface that allows you to extend IntelliCAD quickly to create windows, walls, stairs, and doors without complex coding. And the Mechanical API, which will be available in IntelliCAD 9, also lets you extend IntelliCAD but to create mechanical objects while instantly providing support for viewing and printing them.

 

  • BIM APIs were discussed here
  • DGN API was discussed here

 

The ITC has been careful to avoid using any APIs to create custom objects so we don’t compete with our member’s vertical solutions." – At the API demo session

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Architecture Lisp DGN Civil IntelliCAD World Conference SDS Mechanical

AcceliARCH 2018 Released for AcceliCAD

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CAD software designed specifically for architects, AcceliARCH 2018 is the latest release of AcceliARCH that is compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018.

AcceliARCH 2018 covers the full range of features required by architects, from basic elements such as walls, windows, doors, roofs, and stairways to records, schedules and reports.

For more information about AcceliARCH, see: http://www.autodsys.com/archthome.html. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD Autodsys

AcceliARCH 2017 Released for AcceliCAD

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CAD software designed specifically for architects, AcceliARCH 2017 is now available for architectural drafting and drawing. AcceliARCH covers the full range of features required by architects, from basic elements such as walls, windows, doors, roofs, and stairways to records, schedules and reports.

AcceliARCH is a good example of an ITC member (in this case Autodsys) leveraging the IntelliCAD engine for specific markets. Combining AcceliARCH with AcceliCAD, which is based on the IntelliCAD engine, provides a complete solution for architectural drawings.

For more information about the May release of AcceliARCH, see: http://www.autodsys.com/press/AcceliARCH_SAS_2017.html 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD Autodsys

ZWCAD Wins Top Builder Award Again

zwcad_software.jpgZWCAD has won the Top Builder Award 2016 in Poland. This is the sixth year that ZWCAD has been awarded the title. 

ZWCAD is CAD software developed by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

For more details, see http://www.zwsoft.com/zwcad/press-release/20170123/ZWCAD_Wins_the_Prestigious_Top_Builder_Award_for_a_Sixth_Year.html.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD ZWCAD

Based on IntelliCAD: ZWSOFT Releases ZWCAD Architecture 2017

zwcad2017.jpgZWCAD Architecture 2017 is CAD software based on IntelliCAD and designed for architects by ITC member ZWSOFT. ZWCAD Architecture 2017 includes all of the features found in ZWCAD and also the ability to work with elevations and sections. ZWCAD Architecture 2017 is now available in English and Traditional Chinese. 

For more details about the ZWCAD Architecture 2017 release and for a free 30-day trial, see http://www.zwsoft.com/zwcad/press-release/20161024/ZWCAD_Architecture_2017_is_Released_to_Alleviate_Burdens_of_Architects.html.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD ZWCAD