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ZWCAD 2022 SP 1 Available for Download

ZWCAD 2022 SP1

ZWCAD 2022 SP1 is available for download, and it includes a new ArcGIS module and improved stability.

ZWCAD is developed by ZWSOFT and is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution with a familiar CAD interface and easy-to-use commands. ZWSOFT has been an ITC member since 2002, and its products are used by over 900,000 users from more than 90 countries and districts.

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CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 is Here

CMS Intellicad10.1

CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 is available now and includes all the new features found in the IntelliCAD 10.1 engine plus custom integration with 3Dconnexion input devices. 

"CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 results purely from development determination to achieve better product performance, reliability and specific productive tools requested by end users." -Vitor Neves, President of CMS, INC.

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Interested in trying it out? CMS IntelliCAD is available free for 60 days at https://us.intellicadms.com. It can be purchased as perpetual standalone seats, USB dongle seats, network floating seats, or renewable subscriptions.

CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 is based on the IntelliCAD 10.1 engine and has native .dwg file compatibility. For details about IntelliCAD's native .dwg support and development platform, go here

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG CMS ITC CAD

Save the Date: Carlson Software User Conference 2022

Carlson Go West 2022 Save the Date

Carlson Software has announced that their in-person user conference will be back in 2022! Save the date for April 4-6, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The Carlson user conference typically offers many educational sessions that cover a variety of industries, products, and workflows.

Carlson Software delivers a suite of products, several of which include IntelliCAD. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To learn how IntelliCAD helps developers and their products use .dwg seamlessly, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Carlson Software CAD

4M FineSANI Highlighted in AEC Magazine

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AEC Magazine describes why 4M FineSANI is the tool of choice for designing water supply and sewage systems in the new Jazan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia. 

FineSANI is integrated BIM software for sanitary design. It generates calculations directly from your drawings and then creates final drawings (plan views, panel diagrams, details) and the full case study documentation along with the bill of materials and costs.

4M is a member of the ITC and 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 and more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG 4M BIM ITC CAD

IntelliCAD 10.1 User Guides Available for Download and Print

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgDevelopers who are taking an initial look at various CAD platforms can find it helpful to see user interfaces and what they're capable of. One option for finding out more about IntelliCAD is to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide available at lulu.com.

Using IntelliCAD describes how to use IntelliCAD to draw in 2D and 3D, view drawings, dimension entities, work with layers, insert blocks and external references, add custom programs, and everything else you expect from a CAD program.

The guides are available for a small fee. Note that if you're purchasing a printed copy, you need to purchase both Volume 1 and Volume 2 to complete the book.

  • For the IntelliCAD 10.1 Professional version, go here.
  • For the IntelliCAD 10.1 Standard version, go here.

Of course ITC members receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. If you're an end user looking for IntelliCAD documentation, contact the ITC member where you purchased IntelliCAD.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD Membership

ActCAD 2022 Product Suite Released with IntelliCAD 10.1 Engine

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ActCAD 2022 BIM, Professional, and Standard versions are newly available with all the improvements found in IntelliCAD 10.1, which was released just one week ago to members of the consortium.

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

ActCAD includes several 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® 10.1

IntelliCAD 10.1

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.1.

IntelliCAD 10.1 is a major release that includes significant performance improvements and new features.

IntelliCAD 10.1 is up to seven times faster when selecting entities and two times faster for grip editing, grip displaying, entity snapping, and drawing regenerating.

New features include the ability to insert and work with geographic maps, restore default program settings from the operating system Start menu, create and edit tables and table styles, create and edit sheet sets, insert dynamic blocks, import .pdf files with more advanced options, import point data from .csv and .txt files, and import map files (.shp, .sdf, .sqlite files). Also included is integration with 3Dconnexion input devices for streamlining the CAD drawing experience.

More features that have a big efficiency boost for end users are smooth view transitions, entity cloning, dimension breaking, quick groups, advanced grips for blocks and groups, the Layer Previous command, the ability to turn off entity movement when clicking and dragging the mouse, and the ability to restore a layer state to the current viewport, all viewports, all layouts and viewports, or the Model tab. Additionally, the new Rectangular Array, Polar Array, Path Array, and Edit Array commands provide more functionality for arraying entities than in previous releases.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, import Autodesk® Revit® 2021 files, specify AEC drawing units, convert an existing entity to a beam path, and determine the smoothness (level of detail) of curves in BIM underlays created from .rvt files.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, open and regenerate files using multi-threading, use multi-model support, cross-reference external references from one model to another, use DGN global origin, create .dgn drawings using new 2D file templates, create 2D objects in 2D models, and open and save external color tables (.tbl files). The supported command set also now includes Layout, Spell, Find, Clip Xref, Purge and -Purge, and Edit Attribute commands.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 10.1 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2021.11, .NET version 4.8, and an initial implementation of CAcUiDialog.

Other improvements and fixes are found throughout the product in editing and selecting entities, layers, text, the user interface, and more.

Damiano Croci, COO of ProgeSoft, commented, “This version is fantastic, in all drawings there is a noticeable improvement in zoom and pan. We will now be competitive with Autodesk® AutoCAD® and other CADs.”

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “Our members asked for a faster CAD engine, and that’s what IntelliCAD 10.1 delivers. Our new performance benchmark is exceptionally competitive, while at the same time our open CAD platform continues its non-compete guarantee to ITC members, meaning that we never move into vertical markets. We can’t wait for consumers to experience our members’ products based on IntelliCAD 10.1.”

IntelliCAD 10.1 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 information about IntelliCAD 10.1, please visit https://www.intellicad.org/intellicad-10.1-release. 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 ITC CAD

MicroSurvey CAD 2021 Service Pack 2 Available

MicroSurveyCADSP2

Service Pack 2 is now available for MicroSurvey CAD. The update adds floating licenses, a new custom start page, GIS attribute labeling, and GIS entity filtering by attributes. Important fixes are also included.

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MicroSurvey CAD is an all-in-one CAD and calculations package with survey drafting and calculation workflows for land surveyors and civil engineers. MicroSurvey CAD utilizes IntelliCAD's DWG technology and is is offered by long-time ITC member, MicroSurvey, a part of Hexagon. To see how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Microsurvey CAD

ZWCAD 2022 Released

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Newly released ZWCAD 2022 includes the ability to import IFC files and manage their BIM entities, create and edit associative arrays with rectangular, path, and polar abilities, generate 2D versions of 3D objects using Flatshot, much faster zooming and panning, and more. For ZWCAD's standard, perpetual licensing, you can now additionally activate products using a simple QR code.

ZWCAD is developed by ZWSOFT and is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution with a familiar CAD interface and easy-to-use commands. ZWSOFT has been an ITC member since 2002, and their products are used by over 900,000 users from more than 90 countries and districts. 

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD ZWCAD

ArCADia BIM Wins Awards

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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