Articles and Press Releases

Updated Release for progeCAD 2018

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progeCAD 2018 was just updated to version 18.0.6. The main addition in this latest version is multileader support: create and edit multileaders with a variety of arrows, segments and content, including text and blocks with attributes.

progeCAD 2018 Professional is a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native general-purpose CAD application based on the IntelliCAD engine. For more release details about the update, see the news announcement

Topics: DWG ITC CAD ProgeSOFT

Newly Released: progeCAD 2018 Professional

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progeCAD 2018 Professional, now available, is a major release from ITC member ProgeSOFT SA. 

progeCAD 2018 Professional is a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native general-purpose CAD application based on the IntelliCAD engine and includes additional features such as PDF to DWG Converter, Block Libraries with over 22,000 blocks, Raster-to-Vector module, Google Earth integration, EasyArch plugin for architects, 3D PDF export, and much more.

For more release details and a video about new features, see the progeCAD news announcement

For details about how ProgeSOFT delivers its solutions based on IntelliCAD, see the success story.

Topics: DWG ITC DGN CAD ProgeSOFT

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.2

Portland, OR, USA, July 1, 2016 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.2.

IntelliCAD 8.2 is a major release that includes new support for exporting 3D .pdf files; more options added to existing features that export 2D .pdf files, export .bmp files, and attach underlays; new in-place multiline text editor; new support for maximizing and minimizing viewports; and various other new commands such as BCOUNT, IMAGEFRAMEMODE, FIELD, and TEXTTOFRONT. IntelliCAD 8.2 also includes improved performance when working with complex blocks, panning and zooming, exporting to .pdf files, and more.

IntelliCAD 8.2 is optionally available with the ability to open, save, create, and edit .dgn files in the native DGN format. IntelliCAD 8.2 also includes optional integration with Artisan Renderer to create photorealistic images of models quickly using a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups combined with the ability to create custom lights and realistic materials.

For IntelliCAD versions that include a ribbon, IntelliCAD 8.2 now includes ribbon panel expanders, ribbon versioning support, and the ability to customize the ribbon using the CUSTOMIZE command.

IntelliCAD 8.2 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

David Lorenzo, ITC President said, "This new release not only continues our commitment to improve performance and features for editing native .dwg files but provides optional native editing for .dgn files as well. A lot of work has gone into the core to allow native editing for different file formats within the same framework, and I am excited to see how the ITC and its members can leverage that in the future.”

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 DWG ITC DGN CAD IntelliCAD 8.2

ITC Member ProgeSOFT SA Releases progeCAD 2017 Professional

ProgeSOFT SA, a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, announced the next major release of its flagship product, progeCAD 2017 Professional, a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native general-purpose CAD application.

progeCAD 2017 is based on the IntelliCAD 8 platform and contains entirely rewritten source code with a new up-to-date ribbon look, improved performance, native 64-bit and multi-core support, new commands, and more.

For more details, visit http://www.kten.com/story/31871281/progesoft-sa-releases-progecad-2017-professional-on-the-brand-new-engine

Topics: DWG ITC DGN CAD ProgeSOFT

ITC Member ActCAD Releases ActCAD 2016

ActCAD Engineering Solutions Private Limited, a commercial member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, announced the release of ActCAD 2016 Standard (32bit & 64bit) and ActCAD 2016 Professional (32bit & 64bit) which are based on IntelliCAD 8.1b engine.

ActCAD is general purpose CAD software for Civil, Mechanical, Architectural, Electrical, Structural, Interior and Exterior Design consultants. ActCAD is a 2D drafting & 3D modeling CAD software meant for engineers, architects and other technical consultants. ActCAD is native .dwg & .dxf CAD software used to create and edit drawings. ActCAD is based on the technologies from IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC), DS Spatial and Wintopo. It uses the most recently released version of IntelliCAD to offer the best performance and features to its users. In addition, ActCAD includes many other tools like Block Libraries (in the domains of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Architectural, Structural, P &IDs, etc.), batch file converter, units converter and many other productivity enhancement tools. ActCAD also has the capability to open the .dgn file format and save it to .dwg/dxf file formats. All .dwg/dxf versions from R2.5 to 2016 are supported.

For more information, visit: http://actcad.com/news.php

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC DGN ActCAD

ITC Member MicroSurvey Releases MicroSurvey CAD 2016

MicroSurvey Software, member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, announced the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2016.

MicroSurvey CAD 2016, powered by the IntelliCAD 8.1a engine, is a desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers.

For more information, visit http://www.microsurvey.com/news/15-12-MSCAD2016.htm.

Topics: DWG ITC Survey Microsurvey

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.1b

Portland, OR, USA, October 14, 2015 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.1b.

IntelliCAD 8.1b is a maintenance release that contains over 140 improvements and fixes since the IntelliCAD 8.1a maintenance release in September 2015.

Improvements in IntelliCAD 8.1b include fixes covering the areas of selection, user interface, lofting and sweeping, and many more, as well as small additions such as a new View and Mark-Up workspace, new BCOUNT command, and several new hatch patterns.

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 DWG CAD Platform ITC Announcements IntelliCAD 8.1

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.1a

Portland, OR, USA, September 3, 2015 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.1a.

IntelliCAD 8.1a is a maintenance release that contains over 100 improvements and fixes since the IntelliCAD 8.1 release in July 2015, which included support for Microsoft® Windows® 10 and many new features such as multi-core processing, support for opening and saving .dwg files version 2015, and developing end-user applications with Microsoft .NET 4.5.

Improvements in IntelliCAD 8.1a can be found in the ribbon interface, working with hatches, entity modification, and many additional areas.

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 DWG CAD Platform ITC Announcements IntelliCAD 8.1

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.1

Portland, OR, USA, July 22, 2015 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.1.

IntelliCAD 8.1 is a major release that now includes support for Microsoft Windows 10. IntelliCAD 8.1 also includes multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files, which provides a 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers. Also included is support for opening and saving .dwg files version 2015, developing end-user applications with a new Microsoft .NET API, opening and exporting .dgn files, annotation scaling, publishing drawings, printing to .dwf (or .dwfx), .png, and .jpg files, drawing helices and revision clouds, lofting and sweeping entities, creating polysolids, and various other new commands such as SETBYLAYER, XPLODE, TXT2MTXT, and AUTOCOMPLETE.

Many user interface enhancements are also included: new ribbon user interface that can be used with or without menus, support for customizable workspaces, and ability to quickly switch color schemes.

Vitor Neves, ITC Chairman and President of CAD Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (CMS), an ITC member company, stated, "ITC members will appreciate the new IntelliCAD 8.1 multi-core processor support performance boost, additional .NET 4.5 Framework, stunning new user interface enhancements and, as always, advanced CAD compatibility."

Mr. Neves added, "This release consolidates IntelliCAD Technology Consortium’s unique market position as the sole non-profit organization committed to the development of the most advanced CAD engine technology developed by an open group of CAD solutions providers. IntelliCAD 8.1 also sets a milestone on how the ITC community proactively addresses new challenges."

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: New IntelliCAD DWG IntelliCAD 8 ITC Announcements IntelliCAD 8.1

2-D construction technique to create an isometric view

The following IntelliCAD end-user tip and trick is a 2-D construction technique that manipulates the top, front and end views with a series of rotations and non-uniform scaling factors so that the resulting geometry can be combined to give the appearance of a 3-D isometric drawing.

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  • You start with the 2-D drawings of each of the top, front and end views.
  • You rotate the top view in a counterclockwise direction of +45°.
  • You repeat a similar rotation of +45° for the front view.
  • The end view is however rotated in a clockwise direction of -45°.
  • You then turn each of the views into a block by using the block command. Give each block a name corresponding to its view.

  • Then insert the top view block with a Y scaling of 0.57735. Be sure to leave the X and Z scaling at one. Also ensure rotation is 0°.
  • Then insert the front view block. This time the X scaling should be 0.57735 with the Y and Z scaling at one. Rotation for this block should be -30°. Place this block in the drawing below and to the right of the top view block.
  • Insert the end view block. This also has an X scaling of 0.57735 with the Y and Z scaling at one, but the rotation is in a +30° direction. Insert this to the left and below the top view.
  • The blocks can now be snapped together and exploded to allow familiar 2-D modification techniques to trim and add lines as needed to give the desired 3-D isometric appearance.

If you are interested in purchasing IntelliCAD you can locate an appropriate IntelliCAD technology consortium member via the following website members.IntelliCAD.org/members.

If you're interested in becoming a member of the consortium please contact us via twitter @IntelliCAD or via email ITCsales@IntelliCAD.org

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Isometric 2-D construction technique top view front view end view