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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 12.1

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 12.1.

IntelliCAD 12.1 is a major release that includes performance improvements and new features, including the focal point of the release: advanced blocks. Advanced blocks can be created and edited using parameters, actions, and visibility states. They are similar to dynamic blocks in Autodesk® AutoCAD®. 

Also available is the Edit Attributes (Single) command with an enhanced attribute editor. Users can also drag and drop .dwg files to add them as blocks to tool palettes, resize model space viewports, toggle the display of the printable area boundary in paper space, and load and save print stamp setting (.pss) files.

For IntelliCAD versions that support working with BIM files: specify the IFC4 or IFC4x3 schema when exporting to .ifc files, and set display properties for AEC styles.

For IntelliCAD versions that support editing and creation of .dgn files in their native format: attach cell library (.cel) files, use the Explorer command to work with layouts and text styles, and use the Geometric Center snap.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 12.1 uses ODA SDKs version 2023.12 SP1. IntelliCAD IcAPI is a pre-release version for members and is highly compatible with AutoCAD® Object ARX, allowing ITC members to build applications with a single code base that runs on both platforms.

“Advanced blocks have been in development for some time,” stated David Lorenzo, ITC President. “We decided not to wait until 2024 for a more comprehensive release and instead prioritized delivery of this important functionality to ITC members as soon as possible, with a few extra new features included too.”

IntelliCAD 12.1 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 11, 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 http://www.intellicad.org/.

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the 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 website (http://www.intellicad.org) or call 1-503-293-7655.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD

CMS IntelliCAD 12 Available Now

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Just-released CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 includes all the new features found in the IntelliCAD 12.0 engine, including the ability to create reports and report templates, create super hatches, dynamically display and customize the Quick Properties pane, draw splines using control vertices and knot parameterization, use the Geometric Center snap, and export tables to .csv files. CMS IntelliCAD versions with BIM functionality now include AEC styles, roof and ceiling plane symbols for creating roof and ceiling planes, and AEC levels.There are many other new commands and enhancements.

CMS IntelliCAD versions can be purchased with a perpetual or subscription license and can include a USB dongle for portable licensing. New users can try a free trial at https://us.intellicadms.com.

CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 is based on the IntelliCAD 12.0 engine, which was released to ITC members just last month. For details about IntelliCAD's native .dwg support and development platform, go here. For details about CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG CMS BIM ITC CAD

ActCAD 2024 Product Suite Released

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Now available! ActCAD 2024 Prime, Professional, Standard, and Map Drafter include a wide range of new features: data extraction for report creation, Angle command, Super Hatch command, Quick Properties pane, VP Freeze, more spline options, section plane display settings, new formatting options for tables, many new Explorer capabilities, and so much more. ActCAD 2024 Prime also includes new BIM features such as AEC styles, creating roof and ceiling planes dynamically by referencing roof and ceiling plane symbols, assigning levels to AEC entities, importing .ifc files with more options, and including .rvt and .ifc underlays when exporting to .ifc files.

With products from the ActCAD suite, you can natively create and edit .dwg files for 2D drafting, 3D modeling, BIM (Building Information Modeling), and map digitization projects. ActCAD includes global perpetual licenses and has several licensing options.

In under two weeks, ActCAD was delivered to end users based on the newly available IntelliCAD 12 engine, released to ITC members on October 13, 2023. The ActCAD release includes custom changes to IntelliCAD source code to match its requirements, which is not possible with any other OEM CAD engine. To learn more about OEM options using the IntelliCAD engine, go here. To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC ActCAD CAD

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 12.0

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 12.0.

IntelliCAD 12.0 is a major release that includes performance improvements and many new features. Create reports and report templates, extracting data to tables and .xls files. Create super hatches using images, textures, blocks, external references, and wipeouts. Dynamically display and customize the Quick Properties pane to modify often-used properties. Draw splines using control vertices and knot parameterization. Use the new Geometric Center snap. Create and edit legacy image tile menus. For tables, export them to .csv files, create and update them from extracted drawing data, remove cell formatting overrides, and specify cell border properties.

For users who use the Explorer, manage more visual style properties, manage more layout settings, and specify whether to freeze layers automatically in layouts that you create. For all Explorer elements, change the column order, visibility of columns, and restore the default display of columns.

Additional new commands include Project Geometry, Show CV and Hide CV, Layer Isolate VP Freeze, Global Edit Attributes, Rename Block, Change Block, Set Z All, Quick Trim, and Copy Multiple.iLogo Twelve

More enhancements include importing page setups from other drawings, choosing PDF presets when publishing or exporting to .pdf files, importing and exporting Facet Modeler Binary (.fmb) files, setting display settings for section planes, controlling whether entities on layers can be cut by section planes, and previewing modifications when using the Offset, Trim, and Extend commands and when editing hatches.

For IntelliCAD versions that support working with BIM files: customize AEC styles, attach roof and ceiling plane symbols to walls and reference them while interactively creating roof and ceiling planes, assign levels to AEC entities, import .ifc files with more options, and include .rvt and .ifc underlays when exporting to .ifc files.

For IntelliCAD versions that support editing and creation of .dgn files in their native format: choose from new options when converting to and from .dgn files; use the Explorer to work with layers, linetypes, dimension styles, blocks, and layouts; open DGN overlays from .dwg files; and use more options for the Rename, Layout, and Xref Manager commands.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 12.0 incorporates an updated .NET API and uses ODA SDKs version 2023.12. IntelliCAD IcAPI is a pre-release version for members and is highly compatible with AutoCAD® Object ARX, allowing ITC members to build applications with a single code base that runs on both platforms.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 12 is packed with improvements requested by and prioritized by ITC members. We also collaborated with specific members to incorporate their donated features. Our CAD and BIM technologies continue to grow alongside our members.”

IntelliCAD 12.0 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 11, 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 http://www.intellicad.org/.

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the 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 website (http://www.intellicad.org) or call 1-503-293-7655.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD

See FRAMECAD at Upcoming October Shows

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Come check out FRAMECAD at one of their upcoming shows during October to learn about how they use IntelliCAD in their steel frame design and build systems.

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

See FRAMECAD at International Congress of Steel Construction in Bogota, Columbia

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Headed to the International Congress of Steel Construction (ICCA) event in Bogota, Columbia this week, June 28 to 30, 2023? Be sure to stop by Stand #6 to see FRAMECAD and how it uses IntelliCAD in its design and build systems.

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Next week: FRAMECAD in New Orleans, LA, US

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Headed to New Orleans next week for the CFSEI Expo and the latest happenings in the cold-formed steel framing industry? While you're there, check out FRAMECAD to see how it uses IntelliCAD in its design and build systems!

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

ENDUROCADD and ENDUROCADD NX: Updated Versions Available

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ENDUROCADD® 12.01.00 and ENDUROCADD NX version 1.2.9.0 are now available, including the ability to use levels and walls. The newest versions are available to end users and were highlighted at the ENDUROFRAME® user conference last month. 

ENDUROCADD software is developed by BlueScope® Steel and is part of the ENDUROFRAME system for manufacturing light gauge steel frames; it includes a complete package of design software, production management software, rollformer, accessories, and support. ENDUROCADD software is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about using IntelliCAD as a native .dwg platform, go here. To learn about how BlueScope Steel and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM CAD ENDUROCADD

BlueScope Steel and IntelliCAD: New Success Story Published

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BlueScope Steel Ltd, makers of ENDUROFRAME Build System, joined the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium in 2021. Their complete system for manufacturing light gauge steel frames includes ENDUROCADD software, which is based on IntelliCAD to provide full 3D visualization of the light gauge steel model and produces detailed site drawings to show how to install the ENDUROFRAME system. 

What did they say about joining the ITC?

Joining the ITC allowed us to develop and deliver our design and build application with powerful yet familiar CAD functionality that users want." - Paul Jones, Controller, BlueScope Steel Ltd.

See the newly published success story >>
Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM CAD Construction ENDUROCADD

Find FRAMECAD at Tradeshows in March 2023

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Find FRAMECAD at several tradeshows during March 2023 throughout the US and in Budapest, Hungary. While you're there, check out how FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its design and build systems for cold-formed steel construction!

New York, NY at New York Build
March 8-9, 2023
Location: Javits Center, Booth #765

Las Vegas, Nevada at BUILD23
March 15-16, 2023
Location: Paris Las Vegas, Booth #907

Phoenix, Arizona at Advancing Prefabrication
March 14-17, 2023
Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Booth #132

More details about these US events >>

Budapest, Hungary at CONSTRUMAFRAMECAD Construma
March 29 - April 2, 2023
Location: Hungexpo, Booth #311H
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FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction