Articles and Press Releases

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

Creating BIM applications on top of IntelliCAD

The concept of BIM technology has been around since the 1960s. Over the past 20 years 3-D modeling has been actively used in the automotive and aviation industries to model cars, ships and airplanes. However it has been only relatively recently that the AEC building industry has been "revolutionized" by information modeling technology.

Previously, architects and engineers used CAD as an electronic drafting board to create their plans, but these drawings were essentially "non-intelligent" containing only the geometry of lines, arcs and text. Over the past several years there have been many new software offerings that have attempted to change the fundamental methodology of how architectural drawings are created by trying to build intelligence into a model which is then used to generate construction documents. Some of this software is intriguing but actually many architects and engineers still need, and often prefer, the traditional 2D lines and arcs to complete certain custom areas of the drawing.

CAD Projekt is a leading Interior Design company based in Poland that delivers a joint solution in their IntelliCAD offering. Their users experience the best of both worlds in that they can use all of the traditional 2D and 3D CAD tools but still benefit from integrated BIM technology that can be imported via the IFC file format.

CAD Projekt chose IntelliCAD over other CAD platforms its open source, reliability, familiar user-friendly interface and its full compatibility with the .dwg file format. As a Commercial member of the ITC, CAD Projekt has unlimited distribution rights for an extremely low royalty rate, allowing them to supply their worldwide customer base with the full IntelliCAD program alongside their own software at no additional charge. Furthermore, access to the IntelliCAD source code accelerates development and allows them to tightly integrate their own software to ensure better performance and reliability.

CAD Projekt says their success would have been impossible to achieve without their partnership with the ITC. They say the knowledge and experience of the ITC’s international development team ensures the highest quality solutions and allows them to direct all their efforts towards their own vertical applications.

“Becoming a part of ITC was not only a great economical and programming solution, but also an important turn in our understanding of globalization. We feel that together we can create much better solutions to serve our customers,” says Mr. Adam Sterczala, Economical Director and co-founder of CAD Projekt K&A.

If you are interested in using IntelliCAD as your CAD development platform then please contact me via Skype at Robert.Berry.ITC and I will do my best to work with you to establish if IntelliCAD does in fact meet your development requirements.

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Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC Architecture

4M releases IDEA Architectural v.10 on IntelliCAD v6.6

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September 01, 2009 - Auburn, Maine - 4M's new major release IDEA Architectural v.10 has just been launched in the US market and redefines the IntelliCAD software based BIM industry standards.

Jason Costa, Sales Manager of the 4M BIM Suite in the USA market commented: "IDEA is a powerful BIM Architectural application that combines the most popular icad-like interface and functionalities with a sophisticated BIM technology on top of IntelliCAD. There is no question, IDEA 10 is a must for every Architect because it is an inexpensive solution with almost negligible costs regarding training, support and maintenance".

Some new features of IDEA10 include:

  • Advanced BIM structure to continuously update the project drawings (sections, views, perspectives, etc) while keeping anyinterventions made by the user (insertion of library items, text, annotation, etc).
  • Project drawings smart explorer (tree-view browser of the drawings).
  • Faster rendering performances based on OpenGL, as well as real time virtual walk through of the rendered model.
  • Enhanced roof modeler with unlimited options to design any type of roof structure and add components such as attics, lofts, skylights, inclined openings and many others.
  • Intelligent design to create even more building entities (i.e. chimneys, pergolas and others).
  • Significant improvements regarding architectural design refinements (i.e. smart automatic unions between building objects only if necessary, optional hiding of the wall/slab lines on the views or sections, object definition through polylines in every dialog, etc), as well as the topographical design (fully automatic creation of triangles to create the ground model).
  • Unrivaled performance due to the brand new high speed IntelliCAD v.6.6 engine.
  • Other new enhancements include: new interface, properties panel, polar tracking, and many others.

IDEA belongs to the 4M CAD building design Suite, which also contains FINE MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) and STRAD (Structural Design) BIM applications, integrated on top of IntelliCAD. For more information please see:

www.intellicad.org/BIM-Case-Study---4M/

www.generalcom-usa.com/IDEA_SPEC.php

http://www.4msa.com/.

Topics: IntelliCAD CAD Platform 4M BIM Architecture

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces New Leadership

May 26, 2009 | Portland, OR

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) (http://www.intellicad.org/) announces the election of Robert McGill as ITC President and Cliff Petersohn as ITC Chairman of the Board. These elections took place at the recent annual ITC Board of Directors meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Mr. McGill comes to the ITC having held senior management roles at SolidWorks, CAMAX, CADAM and Computervision. He is a strong proponent of component software and partnering to accelerate technology. Mr. McGill joined the ITC in 2008 as Business Development Director, responsible for increasing the number of vertical applications on the IntelliCAD platform and improving the marketing reach of the ITC. "Our focus at the ITC is to deliver a top quality IntelliCAD product and to work with our members to maximize their success," stated Mr. McGill.

Mr. Petersohn is a senior development manager with Carlson Software, a leader in surveying and civil engineering software. Mr. Petersohn is a noted expert in CAD and GIS system platforms including client-server architectures. Mr. Petersohn has served on the Board of Directors of the ITC since October 2008. "The ITC has clearly defined goals and direction," stated Mr. Petersohn, "and I'm confident it will continue to grow with the support of its members and deliver the highest performing and most affordable CAD-based software platform on the market."

When asked about the outlook for the ITC, Mr. McGill stated, "A down economy favors the value leader, and the ITC and the IntelliCAD platform offer tremendous value to companies developing high performance CAD solutions. As a not-for-profit organization, the ITC is unique in the industry. We don't sell to end users and we don't carry the marketing and sales overhead of our competitors. Over 70% of our revenue goes into research and development. No other company delivers a commercial CAD application platform at a better price."

With support from its new leadership the ITC is streamlining its sales and marketing efforts, and leveraging the resources of its member companies to deliver a robust professional CAD application platform.

About IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a community of commercial software developers who share a common interest in the development of high performance, high value CAD platform technology. ITC Commercial Members have distribution rights and access to the IntelliCAD CAD platform source code, documentation, developer support, as well as IntelliCAD options such as VBA, Rendering, and Solid Modeling. ITC members develop and sell IntelliCAD based products in a wide variety of markets and provide end-user sales and support.

To learn about successful ITC members improving their bottom line with the IntelliCAD platform, visit our Success Stories at (http://www.intelliCAD.org/success-stories/ )

For more information, contact the ITC using the ITC website or call at (503) 293-7655.

IntelliCAD is a registered trademark of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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