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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

GTXRaster CAD 2021 Available for ZWCAD

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ZWCAD users can now use the latest version of GTX Raster CAD to edit raster images and utilize raster-to-vector conversion tools, all within ZWCAD. Designed for engineers and designers who work with scanned paper drawings, GTX Raster CAD makes getting from paper to CAD easy.

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ZWCAD is developed by ZWSOFT and is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution with a familiar CAD interface and easy-to-use commands. GTX Raster CAD is developed by GTX Europe, Ltd.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

New ActCAD Live Licensing

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ActCAD's new Live License makes it easy for users to work from home, the office, or any other location. Simply connect to the Internet and start ActCAD from any computer that is authorized by the administrator (you can have up to five computers authorized per license). ActCAD automatically accesses the available license directly from a license server, and then you're ready to work from anywhere!

All ActCAD licenses are perpetual with no annual subscriptions.

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.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD CAD

Spotlight on MicroSurvey

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MicroSurvey offers several products based on the IntelliCAD engine: MicroSurvey CAD and Leica Map360.

MicroSurvey CAD is an all-in-one CAD and calculations package with survey drafting and calculation workflows for land surveyors and civil engineers. It is available with a perpetual license and available at five feature levels, giving users plenty of pricing options.

Leica Map360 is crash and crime scene diagramming and reconstruction software. The software aids investigation of incidents by visually communicating diagrams, pre-incident plans, incident reconstructions, and other courtroom exhibits.

MicroSurvey has been an ITC member since 2005 and is now part of Hexagon. To see how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Microsurvey CAD Accident Reconstruction

ZWorld 2021 Announced

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Join CAD users from all disciplines May 26-27, 2021 at ZWorld 2021, hosted by ZWSOFT. ZWorld will highlight ZWSOFT's flagship products ZWCAD, ZW3D and ZWSim, specific solutions for AEC and MFG industries, and much more.

ZWorld is an online, no-cost event. 

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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; see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD ZWCAD

Educational Versions available from 4M

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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

Catch IntelliCAD and Carlson at Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference

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Seven western US states are hosting the upcoming Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference from March 27-30, 2021. Jennifer DiBona of That CAD Girl is speaking and demonstrating Carlson Software throughout the conference, and DiBona will be joined by ITC President, David Lorenzo, for a session on Monday.

Here are some presentations not to miss:

  • Saturday March 27: Carlson Survey
  • Sunday March 28: Carlson Software with IntelliCAD
  • Monday March 29: Overview of IntelliCAD

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Look for That CAD Girl at the conference to see Carlson Software and how it works with IntelliCAD!

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Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Survey Carlson Software CAD