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DotSoft Products Now Available for IntelliCAD

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IntelliCAD users can now use these DotSoft products, with more coming soon:

  • ToolPac : CAD Productivity Tools
  • XL2CAD : Excel to CAD Connectivity, eliminating OLE problems
  • WD2CAD : Word to CAD Connectivity, eliminating OLE problems
  • MapWorks : Civil/Survey, Mapping & GIS Tools

DotSoft is a developer of add-ons for multiple CAD engines and has been working directly with ITC developers to complete their port. DotSoft says this about working with ITC developers:

Of the three engine developers we work with, the ITC is certainly the most responsive and was very quick to address every issue we encountered. We look forward to working with the ITC and its members in the future. 

More details from DotSoft >> 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil CAD DotSoft GIS

ITC Entrepreneurs take the Stage

iw2017members.pngEntrepreneurial solutions from entrepreneurs. It was the morning of the last day at IntelliCAD World when four ITC members presented their IntelliCAD solutions and highlights of why they were members of the consortium. 

David Carlson, Carlson Software

Carlson Software has been in the CAD business since the 80s and delivers products in the civil, mining, GIS, construction, survey, data collection, and machine control markets. In Auckland, we saw a demo of working with 3D contours: overburden, elevations, fence diagrams, ground, strata.

When Carlson joined the ITC in 2007, in under a year they released their same software that ran with Autodesk® AutoCAD® to run with IntelliCAD too. Now Carlson's products come with IntelliCAD built-in at no extra cost, and users decide whether to purchase a seat of AutoCAD. The ability to choose matters.

We also learned that Carlson is a big contributor to LandXML, where they contributed a free 3D LandXML viewer and upgrade tools. LandXML is an open data standard used within the land development industry. Open standards also matter.

Go Carlson Software >>

Bill Wright, Wrightsoft

Wrightsoft has also been in the CAD business since the 80s when it started out with no venture capital. Seeing a need back then for better heating, ventilation, and air conditioning design, they continue to deliver HVAC planning, design, sales, and installation software for the desktop and now for tablet and mobile.

Wrightsoft has solutions based on their own CAD editor and another line that's based on IntelliCAD, which we saw in action: load meters, diameters and sizes, data extraction, and automatic calculations on-the-go when you change anything in a room or building.

And then there's BIM. With Wrightsoft and IntelliCAD, you can auto-trace a BIM .rvt file to automatically generate smart objects and make calculations. It's a great example of what members are doing with the beta version libraries for reading and writing BIM .rvt files.

Wrightsoft has also changed the way HVAC gets done. They were an original partner with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) to define HVAC standards that continue to be used today. Market disruption matters. Standards matter. 

Go Wrightsoft >>

Brian Sloman, MicroSurvey 

MicroSurvey has been in business for 30 years. They joined the ITC in 2005 and ported their code base to IntelliCAD 6. They build vertical solutions on top of IntelliCAD for survey design and mapping, mining, and the public safety sector. 

At IntelliCAD World we saw a demo of IMS Map360 that runs with IntelliCAD. It can import data from manual measurements (think tape measures which are still very common), survey equipment, laser scanners, terrestrial (tripods), and cameras mounted on vehicles, drones, and backpacks. Output includes sketches and reports that are often used during court hearings to prove facts. There's heavy use of point clouds (even animated), architectural objects, trajectory rods (cones of uncertainty), and Trimble SketchUp symbols

With all of this technology, the design for public safety products has to be simple and easy to use. Their end-users aren't CAD from the CAD world and shouldn't need to be in order to get all the precision of CAD. Good design matters.

Go MicroSurvey >>

Mark Taylor, FRAMECAD

FRAMECAD has been in business since 1987 and joined the ITC in 2011. They develop the FRAMECAD System — software and hardware that designs and builds efficient, strong, and durable steel framed buildings.

A few days before at the start of the conference, we were at the FRAMECAD site to see a live demo of the IntelliCAD-based software at work. And then the machine was at work, taking in steel and outputting braces for a wall, all within a couple of minutes.

Back at the conference, we learned that BIM is really important for FRAMECAD moving forward: reading in drawings that contain all the data they need in a "fast, easy, friendly" way. But it's more than that: BIM has the power to move from planning and drawing in a silo to planning and drawing in collaboration. And collaboration is key from the FRAMECAD perspective to build faster and with fewer mistakes when all the various players show up to the construction site. Collaboration matters. 

Go FRAMECAD >>

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Survey Civil Carlson Software Microsurvey FRAMECAD Accident Reconstruction HVAC IntelliCAD World Conference Wrightsoft

Available APIs, the Lists Grows

iw2017api.pngIntelliCAD comes with so many APIs that it was a good idea to review them at the 2017 conference in Auckland. 

In addition to the APIs that most ITC members already know about (scripts, LISP, SDS/ADS, .NET, .NET Classic, IRX), there's also:

  • DGN API 
  • Architecture API 
  • Civil API 
  • Mechanical API 
  • Facet Modeler API 
  • RVT/RFA BIM API (BIM special interest group) 
  • IFC BIM API (ITC BIM special interest group

We saw live demos of IntelliCAD sample apps to see what you can do with some of these APIs. The Architecture API has an interface that allows you to extend IntelliCAD quickly to create windows, walls, stairs, and doors without complex coding. And the Mechanical API, which will be available in IntelliCAD 9, also lets you extend IntelliCAD but to create mechanical objects while instantly providing support for viewing and printing them.

 

  • BIM APIs were discussed here
  • DGN API was discussed here

 

The ITC has been careful to avoid using any APIs to create custom objects so we don’t compete with our member’s vertical solutions." – At the API demo session

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Architecture Lisp DGN Civil IntelliCAD World Conference SDS Mechanical

This Fall: Check Out Carlson Software and IntelliCAD

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Carlson Software will be at the following tradeshows in Europe this fall. Come check out IntelliCAD in action as part of the many Carlson solutions that excel in the civil and hydrology, construction, GIS, land surveying, and mining industries. 

  • The Netherlands
    Geobuzz 2017
    21-22 November, 2017
    ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
    More details >>

  • Germany
    INTERGEO
    26-28 September, 2017
    Berlin, Germany
    More details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD Civil Carlson Software CAD

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Recently Released

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New features of MicroSurvey CAD 2017 include: smart polylines, smart point blocks, Microsoft® Bing® maps integration, cloud storage integration, and much more.

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 is powered by the IntelliCAD engine and is a desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. It is available at five feature levels: Basic, Standard, Premium, Ultimate, and Studio. 

For more information and to download a free demo version of MicroSurvey CAD 2017, visit www.microsurvey.com/2017. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil Microsurvey

This Spring: Check Out Carlson Software and IntelliCAD

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Traveling to a conference or show this spring? Come check out IntelliCAD in action as part of the many Carlson solutions that excel in the civil and hydrology, construction, GIS, land surveying, and mining industries.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    New Mexico Professional Surveyors Conference
    March 24-25, 2017
    More details >>
  • Victoria, British Columbia
    Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors Annual General Meeting
    April 5-7, 2017
    More details >>
  • Houma, Louisiana 
    56th Annual LSPS Convention
    April 5-7, 2017
    More details >>
  • Jasper, Alberta
    Association of Alberta Land Surveyors Annual General Meeting
    April 20-21, 2017
    More details >>
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
    ASPS 50th Anniversary Spring Conference & Expo
    April 20-21, 2017
    More details >>
  • Moscow, Russia
    Mining World Russia
    25-27 April, 2017 // Carlson booth А845, Pavilion 2, Hall 8
    More details >>
  • Montréal, Quebec
    CIM 2017 Convention // The Palais de Congrès
    April 30-May 3, 2017 
    More details >>
  • Tucson, Arizona
    Arizona Professional Land Surveyors Conference
    May 18-19, 2017
    More details >>
Topics: IntelliCAD Civil Carlson Software CAD

MicroSurvey at Upcoming INTERGEO Trade Fair

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MicroSurvey will be attending the INTERGEO 2016 conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. You can find MicroSurvey at booth A1.079 on October 11–13, 2016 at the trade fair in Hamburg, Germany.

MicroSurvey bases its many software solutions on IntelliCAD and is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

More conference details: http://helpdesk.microsurvey.com/index.php?/News/NewsItem/View/233
MicroSurveywww.microsurvey.com
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: www.intellicad.org

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Civil Microsurvey CAD GEO

IntelliCAD used by MicroSurvey in Mapping, Accident Reconstruction, Forensics, Civil, and Survey

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MicroSurvey Software Inc. — member of the ITC — delivers its many IntelliCAD-based applications to land surveyors, civil engineers, seismic surveyors, mapping professionals, police officers, and accident reconstruction specialists. There are many different CAD development platforms available, but year after year MicroSurvey chooses IntelliCAD because it is the only open source, non-profit, cooperative CAD development platform.

IntelliCAD Co-op is the foundation for our civil, survey and forensic CAD applications. IntelliCAD provides a familiar CAD interface for our users and familiar development APIs for our developers. In addition to the standard APIs, IntelliCAD Co-op provides complete source access at the core level that has enabled new solutions we could not create on any other CAD platform. – Jason Poitras, General Manager MicroSurvey, ITC Secretary

To learn more about how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, go to https://www.intellicad.org/microsurvey-case-study

MicroSurveywww.microsurvey.com
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: www.intellicad.org

Topics: IntelliCAD Survey Civil Microsurvey CAD CO-OP Mapping Accident Reconstruction Forensics Membership

With Carlson Software, CAD Users Choose Their CAD Platform

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Carlson Software creates software for land development, engineering, and mining. Since 2007, when Carlson Software joined the ITC, Carlson customers have had a choice in CAD platforms: IntelliCAD® or Autodesk® AutoCAD®. 

"If a user already has AutoCAD, they can run our solutions. If they are looking for an effective, lower cost CAD alternative, then Carlson's products come with IntelliCAD built in, ready to use for no extra cost." – Bruce Carlson, President/Founder of Carlson Software

To learn about how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, go to www.intellicad.org/carlson-case-study.

Carlson Software: www.carlsonsw.com
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: www.intellicad.org

 

 

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil Carlson Software CAD CO-OP Membership

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces New Leadership

May 26, 2009 | Portland, OR

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) (http://www.intellicad.org/) announces the election of Robert McGill as ITC President and Cliff Petersohn as ITC Chairman of the Board. These elections took place at the recent annual ITC Board of Directors meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Mr. McGill comes to the ITC having held senior management roles at SolidWorks, CAMAX, CADAM and Computervision. He is a strong proponent of component software and partnering to accelerate technology. Mr. McGill joined the ITC in 2008 as Business Development Director, responsible for increasing the number of vertical applications on the IntelliCAD platform and improving the marketing reach of the ITC. "Our focus at the ITC is to deliver a top quality IntelliCAD product and to work with our members to maximize their success," stated Mr. McGill.

Mr. Petersohn is a senior development manager with Carlson Software, a leader in surveying and civil engineering software. Mr. Petersohn is a noted expert in CAD and GIS system platforms including client-server architectures. Mr. Petersohn has served on the Board of Directors of the ITC since October 2008. "The ITC has clearly defined goals and direction," stated Mr. Petersohn, "and I'm confident it will continue to grow with the support of its members and deliver the highest performing and most affordable CAD-based software platform on the market."

When asked about the outlook for the ITC, Mr. McGill stated, "A down economy favors the value leader, and the ITC and the IntelliCAD platform offer tremendous value to companies developing high performance CAD solutions. As a not-for-profit organization, the ITC is unique in the industry. We don't sell to end users and we don't carry the marketing and sales overhead of our competitors. Over 70% of our revenue goes into research and development. No other company delivers a commercial CAD application platform at a better price."

With support from its new leadership the ITC is streamlining its sales and marketing efforts, and leveraging the resources of its member companies to deliver a robust professional CAD application platform.

About IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a community of commercial software developers who share a common interest in the development of high performance, high value CAD platform technology. ITC Commercial Members have distribution rights and access to the IntelliCAD CAD platform source code, documentation, developer support, as well as IntelliCAD options such as VBA, Rendering, and Solid Modeling. ITC members develop and sell IntelliCAD based products in a wide variety of markets and provide end-user sales and support.

To learn about successful ITC members improving their bottom line with the IntelliCAD platform, visit our Success Stories at (http://www.intelliCAD.org/success-stories/ )

For more information, contact the ITC using the ITC website or call at (503) 293-7655.

IntelliCAD is a registered trademark of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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Topics: IntelliCAD CAD Platform Architecture Survey Civil