Articles and Press Releases

Carlson Software Releases iCAD 2019

Carlson-iCADBox3DCarlson Software released iCAD 2019 just before the holiday blitz at the end of 2018. iCAD 2019 is based on the IntelliCAD engine version 9.0. 

IntelliCAD comes built-in to Carlson Software products, but iCAD 2019 is also available separately at a low cost perpetual license for 2D and 3D CAD modelingNew features include tool palettes, new 3D solid commands, additional DGN support, and new express tools. iCAD 2019 also features Google Earth import and export KML/KMZ, standard CAD entities, the drawing inspector tool and more.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG DGN Carlson Software CAD

New Carlson 2019 Releases, Including DGN


Carlson Software recently released version 2019 of its product suite including Carlson Mining, Carlson Survey, and Carlson Civil/Hydrology/GIS. Carlson products come with IntelliCAD built-in and an option for their end-users to purchase Autodesk® AutoCAD® separately if desired. 


As expected, new features are found throughout the Carlson product line. Special mention goes to working natively with both .dwg and .dgn files. Open, save, print, and edit all with one CAD editor thanks to the IntelliCAD 9.0 engine.

For more details from Carlson, see:

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG DGN Survey Civil Carlson Software CAD

Mobile CAD

IntelliCAD Mobile

Two decades of IntelliCAD has built a solid foundation for blending CAD with new technology that wasn't around twenty years ago. Like smartphones.

At IntelliCAD World 2018 in Prague we got an update on all things IntelliCAD Mobile. The mobile app is currently a viewer that runs on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows (desktop app). You can do all the navigation that you'd expect and also toggle layers and measure with a tape line. A variety of file types are supported, not just one or two: 

  • .dwg: Open or view as external reference; includes architecture, civil, and mechanical objects.
  • .dxf: Open.
  • .dwf: Open or view as external reference.
  • .dae (COLLADA): Open.
  • .pdf: View as external reference.
  • .png, .jpeg, .tiff, and more: Open or view as external reference.
  • .dgn: Coming soon for open and external references.

IntelliCAD Mobile, like IntelliCAD desktop versions, is built with libraries from the ODA. IntelliCAD continues to be intertwined with ODA technology after twenty years of growth by both organizations. And partnerships are what the ITC is all about. We'll be posting soon about ITC members and their technologies presented at the conference. Impressive technology. Impressive partners.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC DGN Mobile Platform CAD PDF

New Release: PROGECAD 2019 Professional


PROGECAD 2019 Professional is a major release from ITC member ProgeSOFT SA. 

Just a few of the new features: AUTOSEZ, SLOPE, AIDIMFLIPARROW, 3D PDF support, import and export to many new file formats, enhancements to point clouds, and much more.

PROGECAD is a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD application based on the IntelliCAD engine. Its AEC, MCAD, and general CAD users benefit from native .dwg compatibility, a perpetual software license, and robust features for working with CAD drawings.


New Release: MicroSurvey CAD 2018


Based on IntelliCAD version 8.4, the new release of MicroSurvey CAD 2018 includes support for version 2018 .dwg files, Esri® Shapefile import, Trimble® JobXML file import, and 3D point labels. 

MicroSurvey CAD is a complete survey drafting toolkit available with a perpetual license and includes support for COGO, DTM, traversing, adjustments, volumes, contouring, and more. 

MicroSurvey CAD is delivered by ITC member MicroSurvey. To learn more about how MicroSurvey and the ITC work together:


Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Survey Microsurvey CAD

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


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.


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

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 ( 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


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:

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC DGN ActCAD