Articles and Press Releases

Introducing ActCAD 2024 Nesting


Brand new in 2024, ActCAD Nesting is a complete drafting and nesting software package that supports regular and true shape nestings suitable for the sheet metal, textile, fashion, leather, and footwear industries. Its advanced nesting algorithm has been optimized for several years and allows for features such as cutter diameters, preferential hole filling, turbo mode, sequencing, and more.

ActCAD Nesting natively works in .dwg and .dxf file formats while also working with many other file formats.  

ActCAD 2024 Nesting is based on the IntelliCAD 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 ITC ActCAD CAD Nesting

Carlson Software User Conference 2024

carlson_conference_2024Headed to the Carlson Software User Conference April 22-24, 2024 in Spokane, Washington, US? Check out IntelliCAD while you're there! Carlson Software delivers a suite of products, several of which include IntelliCAD.

Go West 2024 will host educational and training sessions that cover a variety of industries, products, and workflows for civil, field, surveying, construction, mining, photogrammetry, and 3D precision. 

Find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together in this success story. To learn how IntelliCAD helps developers and their products use .dwg seamlessly, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Carlson Software CAD

See ACCA at BIM World Paris


Headed to BIM World Paris on April 3 or 4 next week? While there, you can see ACCA presenting on current BIM topics and also live demonstrations of their BIM technologies.

BIM World Paris
Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles
Stand D20

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ACCA delivers software designed for architectural design, structural engineering, analyzing and calculating, energy performance analysis, quantitative studies, site health and safety, and maintenance and management of BIM processes.

When you stop by to see ACCA in action at BIM World Paris, you'll be seeing IntelliCAD too. ACCA is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and delivers several BIM and technical products based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC ACCA CAD Construction

See Carlson and IntelliCAD at Upcoming Tradeshows


You can see Carlson Software, and the IntelliCAD engine, at these shows next week:

NSSGA Aggregates Academy & Expo
March 25-27, 2024
Nashville, TN USA


West Virginia Coal Show
March 26-27
Charleston, WV USA


Carlson Software has been a member of the ITC since 2007 and many of their products use the IntelliCAD engine. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Civil Carlson Software Surveying CAD GEO

See FRAMECAD in Florida, USA this March


This March, come check out FRAMECAD at one of their upcoming shows in Florida, USA to learn about how they use IntelliCAD in their steel frame design and build systems.

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Attending ISEE in Savannah, Georgia this Week?


Carlson Software is also there at the ISEE Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Head on over to see them and the IntelliCAD engine!


Carlson Software has been a member of the ITC since 2007 and many of their products use the IntelliCAD engine. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Carlson Software CAD GEO

IntelliKorea Software just released CADian 2024

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CADian 2024 is available now! The latest version includes various features to significantly enhance design workflow efficiency, such as strengthened CADian Explorer functionality, modification previews, super hatches, quick attribute window, enhanced 3D modeling capabilities, AEC Style Manager, Set Z All command, table cell properties, and more.

cadian 2024 box smallFor CADian 2024 users, complimentary access is provided to industry-specific third-party extensions, including CADian Architectural 3D, CADian Mechanical (MechClick), CADian Civil (Dream), and others.

Established in 1990, IntelliKorea aims to create a world where anyone can easily create designs, and it consistently invests in research and development. As a result, it has established itself as the number one CAD software company in South Korea, thanks to its high level of technical expertise and reliability. 

IntelliKorea is a member of the ITC and its CADian software is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about the ITC's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD CADian IntelliKorea

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 12.1

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 12.1.

IntelliCAD 12.1 is a major release that includes performance improvements and new features, including the focal point of the release: advanced blocks. Advanced blocks can be created and edited using parameters, actions, and visibility states. They are similar to dynamic blocks in Autodesk® AutoCAD®. 

Also available is the Edit Attributes (Single) command with an enhanced attribute editor. Users can also drag and drop .dwg files to add them as blocks to tool palettes, resize model space viewports, toggle the display of the printable area boundary in paper space, and load and save print stamp setting (.pss) files.

For IntelliCAD versions that support working with BIM files: specify the IFC4 or IFC4x3 schema when exporting to .ifc files, and set display properties for AEC styles.

For IntelliCAD versions that support editing and creation of .dgn files in their native format: attach cell library (.cel) files, use the Explorer command to work with layouts and text styles, and use the Geometric Center snap.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 12.1 uses ODA SDKs version 2023.12 SP1. IntelliCAD IcAPI is a pre-release version for members and is highly compatible with AutoCAD® Object ARX, allowing ITC members to build applications with a single code base that runs on both platforms.

“Advanced blocks have been in development for some time,” stated David Lorenzo, ITC President. “We decided not to wait until 2024 for a more comprehensive release and instead prioritized delivery of this important functionality to ITC members as soon as possible, with a few extra new features included too.”

IntelliCAD 12.1 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 11, 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 more information about IntelliCAD and the ITC, including case studies, please visit

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 website ( or call 1-503-293-7655.


CMS IntelliCAD 12 Available Now


Just-released CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 includes all the new features found in the IntelliCAD 12.0 engine, including the ability to create reports and report templates, create super hatches, dynamically display and customize the Quick Properties pane, draw splines using control vertices and knot parameterization, use the Geometric Center snap, and export tables to .csv files. CMS IntelliCAD versions with BIM functionality now include AEC styles, roof and ceiling plane symbols for creating roof and ceiling planes, and AEC levels.There are many other new commands and enhancements.

CMS IntelliCAD versions can be purchased with a perpetual or subscription license and can include a USB dongle for portable licensing. New users can try a free trial at

CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 is based on the IntelliCAD 12.0 engine, which was released to ITC members just last month. For details about IntelliCAD's native .dwg support and development platform, go here. For details about CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story.


Carlson 2024: Available Now

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Carlson Software just released its Carlson 2024 product line. General enhancements are found in drawing setup, 3D viewing, drawing inspection, and more. Carlson Survey includes improvements to edit-process raw functionality, importing DBX, SurvNET, Carlson Cloud, field to finish, and legal description writer. Carlson Civil contains improved road network and ParkingNET functionality, curb ramps, and templates. Carlson Hydrology delivers many enhancements to sewer networks. And there's a whole lot more.

To find out about Carlson Software's latest tools and CAD software for the land surveying, civil engineering, GIS, construction, and mining industries:

IntelliCAD is the default CAD engine that comes built-in to Carlson Software products. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Survey Civil Carlson Software CAD GIS