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Find FRAMECAD at Upcoming November Tradeshows

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FRAMECAD will be in Kenya and France for tradeshows the first week of November 2019. In the area? Check out how FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in their design and build systems for cold-formed steel construction.

Nairobi, Kenya at Big 5 Construct Kenya
November 5 to 7, 2019
Booth 1A55
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Paris, France at BATIMAT
November 4 to 8, 2019
Booth K163 in Hall 6
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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 9.2

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Portland, OR, USA — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 9.2.

IntelliCAD 9.2 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements including: import and export IGES and STEP format files, delete and combine duplicate or overlapping entities using the Overkill command, use right-to-left fonts, choose from additional list types for multiline text, undo or redo a selected range of actions, thicken surfaces and meshes to convert them to three-dimensional solids (for IntelliCAD versions that support solids), and publish a drawing to the newly supported .dwf/.dwfx published format. You can also set up automatic publishing to create .pdf, .dwf, or .dwfx files when you save or close a drawing.

Selection includes a collection of new features. The new Selection Filter pane, similar to the Properties pane, displays all entities in a drawing and allows you to filter and select entities by layer, color, entity type, and linetype. Polygons, rectangles, and break lines have additional grips and properties for smart editing, and selection cycling is available which makes it easier to select entities that overlap.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, add elevation and section lines to models; draw curtain walls; draw detailing elements for wood, studs, joists, and track; and convert two-dimensional entities to walls and slabs.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, the supported command set continues to grow with 3DORBIT, ATTDEF, BASE, BROWSER, DDVPOINT, DRAWORDER, ELLIPSE, IMAGE, and IMAGEATTACH.

Technical users will also appreciate the new .NET wrappers for architectural objects.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “This second major release for 2019 provides exciting new features for our members, and continues to keep our command backlog clear so we can focus on refactoring core components with our remaining time this year.”

IntelliCAD 9.2 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 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 web site (http://www.intellicad.org/) or call 1-503-293-7655.


Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC DGN CAD

ZWCAD 2020 Available Now

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ZWCAD 2020 is now available and faster than ever. Here are some statistics:

  • Most commonly-used commands and operations: 150% faster on average
  • Opening drawings: 32.4% faster
  • Loading drawings: 73.5% faster

Also in version 2020 are improvements to data extraction, PDF underlay management, selection cycling, and more.

ZWCAD is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution available in 15 languages for worldwide designers and engineers in various industries such as AEC and MFG. A free trial is available. ZWCAD is built by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine. 

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

TrueCAD 2020 Premium Released

truecad2020TrueCAD 2020 Premium is now available at truecad.com. This latest version contains new features based on the IntelliCAD 9.1 engine, such as a new Block Editor, block palettes, improved printing to PDF, and more.

Get details about TrueCAD features >> 

TrueCAD is 2D drafting software with an easy-to-use interface designed for CAD engineers, architects and other technical consultants. It supports the CAD file formats, features, and commands you expect, and it comes with a low-cost lifetime license. TrueCAD is delivered by ActCAD LLC, a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD CAD TrueCAD

ZWSOFT is at Amerimold Tradeshow

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Headed to the Amerimold tradeshow today or tomorrow in Rosemont, IL, US? Stop by and see ZWSOFT at Hall 7, Booth 709.

Check them out and see how they base some of their software on the IntelliCAD engine while also developing separate products. Ask to see their ZWCAD product based on IntelliCAD!

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

Just Released: progeCAD 2020 Professional

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progeCAD 2020 Professional is available now with enhancements for working with IFC BIM files, tool palettes for blocks and hatches, digital signatures for .dwg files, formulas in tables, additions to 3D printing, and upgrades to working with point cloud files .rcp/.rcs, .pcg, .isd, .xyz, .ply, and .las, .laz files. And much more.

progeCAD 2020 Professional is based on the IntelliCAD 9 engine and is designed for drawing in 2D and 3D: CAD field and concept sketch, electrical schematics, building construction, AEC architectural, civil, GIS, Topography, structural, mechanical and industrial engineering, and MCAD mechanical.

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC CAD ProgeSOFT GIS

Just Released: CMS IntelliCAD 9.1 PE Easy Run

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CMS continues to release its product offerings based on the latest IntelliCAD 9.1 engine. The most recently released? CMS IntelliCAD 9.1 Premium Edition (PE) Easy Run. 

The Easy Run version from CMS allows users to stream CMS IntelliCAD directly from the Internet to their systems, running locally as any other installed software. Once downloaded, it runs without further installation.

CMS IntelliCAD 9.1 PE Easy Run is a complete CAD package with new features that include digital signatures, a new Block Editor, palettes with blocks, a sketch mode with a new type of selection grip, and many more productivity advancements. 

For more details about the release and free trial information, see the CMS news.

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC Cloud CAD

Service Pack Available for MicroSurvey CAD 2019

microsurvey2019-service-pack3MicroSurvey users can get a new version of MicroSurvey CAD 2019 with Service Pack 1 available now. Service Pack 1 contains enhancements to GIS import capabilities and important fixes throughout the product.

MicroSurvey CAD 2019 Service Pack 1 is based on the IntelliCAD 9.0a engine and contains all of the new features and fixes available with IntelliCD 9.0a.

More details from MicroSurvey >> 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Microsurvey CAD GIS

Anticipating progeCAD 2020

ProgeCAD_400progeCAD 2020 Professional is due out later this month, May 2019, and until then new purchases and licenses of progeCAD 2019 Professional English are automatically eligible for a free upgrade to the 2020 Professional English version.

progeCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine, and the new progeCAD version will be based on the IntelliCAD 9 engine. Get more details.

To learn how progeSOFT, the makers of progeCAD, and the ITC work together, get the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ProgeSOFT

Find FRAMECAD at INTEX Expo in Maryland USA

framecad-intex-2019April 25-26, 2019: Come see FRAMECAD at INTEX Expo, Booth #938, in Maryland USA. INTEX Expo highlights the latest developments in the wall and ceiling industry. Get details >>

FRAMECAD is a member of the ITC and uses IntelliCAD in its rapid construction build system. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, read the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction