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ActCAD 2021: Maintenance Releases Available

actcad-2021-professionalThe latest version of ActCAD 2021 includes new features, enhanced commands, and fixes. Users will enjoy the new DIMSPACE, ALIGNSPACE, and TEXTALIGN commands, along with several new commands for working with attributes. Also included is a new PDF to DXF converter and the ability to view a network license usage log. Enhancements to existing functionality are found throughout, including revised NEWDRAWING and ATTEDIT commands.

To get the latest ActCAD 2021 maintenance release, ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest version 1001551 using the ActCAD command CHECKFORUPDATES. The new maintenance version is available for ActCAD 2021 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions.

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.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC ActCAD

ArCADia BIM Wins Awards


ArCADia BIM — CAD software from ArCADiasoft for projects in Building and Information Modeling — won the Fastest Growing Product and Best Value awards from the software review and comparison site Software Suggest.

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ArCADia BIM is CAD software for the construction industry, supporting 2D and 3D design and based on IntelliCAD. To learn about how ArCADiasoft and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD ArCADiasoft

Educational Versions available from 4M


4M is among the many ITC members who have educational versions of IntelliCAD available. The Technical University of Sliven has been using 4M FineHVAC and other 4M products for 12 years, providing high-tech BIM knowledge to young engineers.

4M announced that together with Marigold Krastev (Dean of TU - Sliven) and the Bulgarian branch of 4M, the university's computer hall was recently renovated with 4M's latest software versions. 

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4M develops CAD and BIM software for architecture, engineering, and construction. To find out more about 4M's success with IntelliCAD, check out the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD 4M BIM ITC CAD Education

Spotlight on ArCADiasoft


ArCADiasoft develops construction applications that range from structural design to interior and installation design, to energy performance of building calculations, and to building surroundings design. Over the years they have produced more than 100 products for architects and engineers, with their recent product lineup including ArCADia BIM, INTERsoft-INTELLICAD, ArCADia-RAMA, and EuroConnections.

To see what ArCADiasoft is up to lately, get their news.

To get details about their product line, go here.

ArCADiasoft is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and their products ArCADia BIM and INTERsoft-INTELLICAD are based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn about how ArCADiasoft and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Survey CAD ArCADiasoft

4M FineFIRE and BIM: Case Study by AECbytes


AECbytes recently published a case study about using BIM software for fire protection in a Coca-Cola bottling plant. 4M FineFIRE was chosen by the designers for several reasons, as mentioned in the study: familiar CAD interface, calculations based on any widely used standard, compatibility with standard BIM file formats, and more.

FineFIRE is part of the 4M FineMEP suite and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

4M has been a member of the ITC since 2000. To find out more about 4M's success with IntelliCAD, check out the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD 4M BIM ITC

ActCAD 2021 Released with IntelliCAD 10.0a Engine


ActCAD 2021 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions are newly available with all the improvements found in IntelliCAD 10.0a, which was released just two working days ago to members of the consortium. 

With ActCAD you can create and edit .dwg files natively, convert from PDFs, convert from images, batch convert, use the extensive block library, and more. The ActCAD product line offers free email technical support and perpetual licensing for individuals, USB sticks, and networks.

To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.


IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 10.0a

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.0a.

IntelliCAD 10.0a is a maintenance release for version 10.0 that was previously issued on July 30, 2020.

IntelliCAD maintenance releases concentrate on fixes, but IntelliCAD 10.0a includes minor new features: choose the color of print stamps, determine whether print stamps print upside down, and use the new Show Palettes and Hide Palettes commands. Also included for multiline text are superscript, subscript, and strikethrough character formatting; many new paragraph formatting options, and on-the-fly spell checking.

Other improvements and fixes are found in performance, editing and selecting entities, text, and blocks.

“The 10.0a maintenance release includes fixes in direct response to initial feedback from our summer 2020 release of IntelliCAD 10.0, which is packed with large and small features, all with big productivity improvements for IntelliCAD users,” commented David Lorenzo, ITC President. “Our close, co-op style collaboration allows us to quickly fix issues that have a direct impact on ITC members and their end users.”

IntelliCAD 10.0a is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 64-bit versions. IntelliCAD Mobile Viewer versions are available for Windows desktop, Google® Android™, Apple® macOS® and iOS.

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD and membership in the ITC should contact the ITC directly. For more information about IntelliCAD and the ITC, including case studies, please visit

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the shared development of the IntelliCAD technology. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its commercial members, who in turn market and sell applications based on IntelliCAD to their end users. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

For additional ITC news and information, visit the company web site ( or call 1-503-293-7655.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD IntelliCAD 10

New Release: ActCAD 2021


New release! ActCAD 2021 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions are available now with support for version 2021 .dwg/.dxf files, dynamic screen input, a new material library, new visual styles, many new commands, and much more. For the specialty ActCAD BIM version, other features include the ability to create roofs, beams, mitered joints, and to explode BIM underlays.

ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is drafting and modeling software designed for engineers, architects, and other technical consultants who need to create and edit native CAD files. To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.


ODA DevCon 2020 Happening Now

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It's not too late to register for Open Design Alliance's free online DevCon 2020. Today the ODA is showcasing their .dwg technology with optimized drawing history, model documentation, and more. Tomorrow the conference will highlight their technology stack. Yesterday was BIM.

To learn more and register for free, go to: ODA DevCon 2020 >>

The ITC is a founding member of the ODA. You can read about the ITC and ODA working together at the ODA Member Showcase.


Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC ODA

ActCAD and IntelliCAD: New Success Story Published

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Jytra Technology Solutions Private Limited, makers of ActCAD, joined the ITC in 2015, and the company has since launched multiple products based on IntelliCAD and built a global client list. 

The ActCAD product suite includes Professional, Standard, and BIM versions. Several add-ons are also available that work directly with ActCAD.

What did they say about working with the IntelliCAD platform and the ITC?

We work closely with ITC developers, quality assurance, the board of directors, and the release team. The learning experience is great and not possible with any other CAD OEM engine. We have complete independence with ITC association."  - Murali Krishna, Managing Director of ActCAD

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Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC ActCAD