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ActCAD 2019 New Updates Available

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Recently released: ActCAD 2019 version 84792. The release is a maintenance release with important fixes and improvements. ActCAD users can use the CHECKFORUPDATES command to get the updated version.

ActCAD 2019, based on the IntelliCAD engine, is designed for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 9.0

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Portland, OR, USA, June 29, 2018 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 9.0.

IntelliCAD 9.0 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements, including native support for opening, editing, and saving 2018 .dwg files.

IntelliCAD 9.0 boosts performance in many areas, with the most noticeable increase in speed during file saves. Now only modifications need to be saved to .dwg files, which makes for extremely fast saving especially for large .dwg files that contain only a few changes. Also some lingering issues related to running IntelliCAD on the Fall Creators 2017 Microsoft® Windows® update were fixed.

New features can be found in almost every area of IntelliCAD. View Mechanical entities, attach point cloud .rcp/.rcs files, and export to .pdf files using many more options than before. Draw construction lines. Draw and modify 3D meshes using the new Facet Modeler for lightweight 3D drawings. Use a camera to view drawings. Add columns to multiline text. Use new express tools for blocks, external references, text, and editing. Reset dimension text and reassociate dimension text. And much more.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, users can now attach .rvt/.rfa files; snap to, explode, and control display for categories, stories, and views in attached .rvt/.rfa files; import .ifc files as architectural entities (in addition to attaching these file types as before); and draw AEC entities such as walls, windows, doors, openings, and slabs.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, users can now create 3dPoly entities, linetypes, hatches, and images. New support is also included for properties, align, break, mirror, and more.

The ITC developed many additions in-house, while some new features were donated in entirety by ITC member companies.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 9 provides solid enhancements to the core while branching out into some interesting new areas like DGN and BIM through our Special Interest Groups. The BIM SIG provides excellent horizontal tools to access new file types, while giving members sample applications of how they can leverage new API libraries to read/write .rvt/.rfa/.ifc files as well as AEC objects inside of IntelliCAD.”

IntelliCAD 9.0 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions. IntelliCAD Mobile 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 web site (http://www.intellicad.org/) or call 1-503-293-7655.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

New Release: PROGECAD 2019 Professional

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PROGECAD 2019 Professional is a major release from ITC member ProgeSOFT SA. 

Just a few of the new features: AUTOSEZ, SLOPE, AIDIMFLIPARROW, 3D PDF support, import and export to many new file formats, enhancements to point clouds, and much more.

PROGECAD is a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD application based on the IntelliCAD engine. Its AEC, MCAD, and general CAD users benefit from native .dwg compatibility, a perpetual software license, and robust features for working with CAD drawings.

Topics: DWG ITC DGN CAD ProgeSOFT

ActCAD 2019 Users Get Update

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ActCAD 2019 was recently updated to version 84780, available to all ActCAD 2019 users. The latest update is a maintenance release with important fixes and improvements.

ActCAD 2019 is general purpose CAD software designed for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. It is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD

ZWCAD 2018 SP2 Released

zwcad2018sp2ZWCAD 2018 SP2, based on the IntelliCAD engine, was recently released by ITC member ZWCAD Software Co. It includes support for version 2018 .dwg files, dynamic input in tooltip boxes near the cursor, point filters, EPS and SVG plotters, and more.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

Fonts, Linetypes, and Print Setups Move with New IntelliCAD Users

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How to convince end users that it's easy to switch to working with software based on the IntelliCAD engine?

Take a look at the writeup from the archives at Carlson Software about a few things users should consider when switching to IntelliCAD, particularly how fonts, linetypes, and print setups are just files that you easily link to:

Carlson-iCADBox3D.pngIntelliCAD comes built-in to Carlson Software products, but you can also purchase it separately as iCAD 2017 — a low cost perpetual license for 2D and 3D CAD modeling:

Interested in additional companies that deliver IntelliCAD? Check out the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium member page:

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Carlson Software CAD

IGiS-CAD 2018 Receives Open Geospatial Consortium Compliance Certification

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IGiS-CAD 2018, based on IntelliCAD 8.4, passed all Open Geospatial Consortium WMS 1.3 client with queryable tests to receive compliance certification. 

Open standards and open platforms — it's what the ITC is all about. So it comes as no surprise that ITC members are pairing their products with additional open standards. IGiS-CAD 2018 compliance certification comes from Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), which develops and manages open standards for the global geospatial community.

Scanpoint Geomatics Limited develops IGiS-CAD, a part of the IGiS system which brings together GIS, image processing, photogrammetry, and CAD on the same platform. It is designed for the agriculture, defense, forestry, disaster management, land information, mining, power, smart city, urban planning, utilities and location based service industries.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD GIS Scanpoint Geomatics

Upcoming FRAMECAD Training in Dubai

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In April 2018, check out the FRAMECAD training in Dubai, UAE. Join them in one or both sessions to learn basic and intermediate techniques for using FRAMECAD Structure and Detailer to build steel gauge buildings. More academy details >>

FRAMECAD software is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, see the success story.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Education

AECbytes Magazine Includes Case Study with 4M FINEGreen

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Interested in green building and design? Take a look at AECbytes Magazine for a case study of using 4M FINEGreen. 

FINEGreen combines BIM power with the user friendliness of a 3D building interface and the reliability and accuracy of the EnergyPlus calculation engine. 

4M, a member of the ITC, develops FINEGreen. More details >>

 

Topics: IntelliCAD 4M BIM ITC CAD

Free ETOOLBOX Mobile CAD Viewer Released for Windows Desktops

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It's free! In addition to mobile devices, ETOOLBOX Mobile CAD Viewer now works on Microsoft® Windows® desktops. Get the CAD viewer at the ETOOLBOX website and start viewing .dwg, .dxf, .dwf and .dae files without having to upload your files.

Check out the news announcement from CMS, maker of ETOOLBOX and member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

ETOOLBOX Mobile Cad Viewer is based on IntelliCAD mobile technology. IntelliCAD mobile was highlighted at last year's IntelliCAD World Conference. See the IntelliCAD blog for a summary.

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC Mobile Platform CAD