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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 10.0

IntelliCAD 10 DisplayThe IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 10.0.

IntelliCAD 10.0 is a major release that includes numerous new features.

The OpenGL ES graphics device is now supported for enhanced display quality and performance, which also includes new visual styles. A new materials library contains materials that can be assigned to entities and layers and then displayed with visual styles; spot and point lights can also now display in-program with visual styles. The redesigned View Manager has more options available and allows users to make selections dynamically for the view’s background, perspective, lens length, etc. New dynamic input incorporates command prompts and measurement guides at the cursor. Printing with .pc3 customization files is enhanced with the ability to set margins, page size, .pmp files, and settings that vary according to the output file type. New import file formats include .obj and .stl. Many new properties are available for various entity types in the Properties pane, including the ability to view properties of custom entities. IntelliCAD 10 also includes the ability to migrate user interface customizations from previous versions.

Smaller features that will have a big efficiency boost for end-users are the ability to re-order and sort layer filters, combine paragraphs and clear formatting of multiline text, determine which user interface items are hidden when cleaning the screen, use new videos and online resources from the Start page, convert closed entities to solids, specify a layer state for each published sheet, a redesigned status bar, enhancements for Section 508 usability, better 4K display support, and an initial Hungarian translation.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, draw roofs and beams, create mitered joints for beams, explode attached BIM underlays into polyface meshes and polylines that can be edited while retaining underlay functionality, and use new options for section lines and elevation lines.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, the supported command set now includes Multiline Text, Chamfer, and Dimension Styles.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 10 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2020 Update 2 and enhanced .NET and IRX functionality for increased API capabilities.

Other improvements and fixes are found in performance, working with files, editing and selecting entities, text, printing, and more.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 10 is a huge structural update with new core libraries from the ODA, a new geometry library, updated graphics, and new APIs. Yes, there are several interesting new features for users too, but the structural changes provide a much stronger foundation on which ITC members can build even more complex and diverse applications.”

An overview video of IntelliCAD 10.0 features is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FmyaEugUMio.

IntelliCAD 10.0 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 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 shared 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 BIM ITC DGN CAD

Latest Maintenance Release Available for ActCAD 2020

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A new maintenance release for ActCAD 2020 is available. ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest version 92742 using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. The latest ActCAD version is also available directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area.

Available in 64- and 32-bit, ActCAD is a native .dwg and .dxf CAD software program used for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Learn more about ActCAD 2020 >>

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD

New Maintenance Release Available for ActCAD 2020

actcad-2020-professionalA maintenance release for ActCAD 2020 is now available that includes enhancements to network licensing, many new color books for ActCAD entities, improvements to the user interface, fixes, and more. 

ActCAD users can upgrade to the latest 92711 version using the CHECKFORUPDATES command. New ActCAD users can download the latest ActCAD version directly from the ActCAD website in the downloads area. Available in 64- and 32-bit, ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Learn more about ActCAD 2020 >>

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD

Carlson Software 2020 Update Available

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In case you missed it, an important update is available for the Carlson 2020 product line. The update includes fixes for all Carlson users including those who use IntelliCAD. Get details about the update >> 

IntelliCAD comes built-in to Carlson Software products. To find out more about Carlson 2020:

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG DGN Carlson Software CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 9.2a

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 9.2a.

IntelliCAD 9.2a is a maintenance release for version 9.2 that was previously issued on August 9, 2019.

IntelliCAD maintenance releases concentrate on fixes, but IntelliCAD 9.2a includes minor new features such as customizing the selection method for using the Selection Filter pane, exporting layouts to model space of a new drawing, and selecting from new options for the Start page.

Other improvements and fixes are found in performance, working with files, editing and selecting entities, text, and printing.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “We are happy to deliver the 9.2a maintenance release for ITC members and their users as we approach the year-end celebratory season. The year 2019 marks twenty years of the ITC organization, founded on a commitment to open, not-for-profit CAD technology. This has evolved into a tight commitment to ITC members, their products, and their users, which we celebrate in every IntelliCAD release.”

IntelliCAD 9.2a is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 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 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 BIM ITC DGN CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 9.2

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Portland, OR, USA — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 9.2.

IntelliCAD 9.2 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements including: import and export IGES and STEP format files, delete and combine duplicate or overlapping entities using the Overkill command, use right-to-left fonts, choose from additional list types for multiline text, undo or redo a selected range of actions, thicken surfaces and meshes to convert them to three-dimensional solids (for IntelliCAD versions that support solids), and publish a drawing to the newly supported .dwf/.dwfx published format. You can also set up automatic publishing to create .pdf, .dwf, or .dwfx files when you save or close a drawing.

Selection includes a collection of new features. The new Selection Filter pane, similar to the Properties pane, displays all entities in a drawing and allows you to filter and select entities by layer, color, entity type, and linetype. Polygons, rectangles, and break lines have additional grips and properties for smart editing, and selection cycling is available which makes it easier to select entities that overlap.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, add elevation and section lines to models; draw curtain walls; draw detailing elements for wood, studs, joists, and track; and convert two-dimensional entities to walls and slabs.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, the supported command set continues to grow with 3DORBIT, ATTDEF, BASE, BROWSER, DDVPOINT, DRAWORDER, ELLIPSE, IMAGE, and IMAGEATTACH.

Technical users will also appreciate the new .NET wrappers for architectural objects.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “This second major release for 2019 provides exciting new features for our members, and continues to keep our command backlog clear so we can focus on refactoring core components with our remaining time this year.”

IntelliCAD 9.2 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 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 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 BIM ITC DGN CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 9.1

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Portland, OR, USA — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 9.1.

IntelliCAD 9.1 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements.

One of the new major capabilities is attaching digital signatures to .dwg files and validating them. Another is the new Block Editor that makes it easier to create and edit blocks. One more is creating palettes that contain blocks, similar to using a stencil for easily adding shapes to a drawing. There is also a new type of selection grip for users working with schematic drawings where precise scale or sizing is not required.

More IntelliCAD 9.1 features include: print and publish drawings directly to PDF, click keywords at the command prompt, use a Start Page when the program launches, single-click to hide many user interface items at once and increase the drawing area, synchronize viewports, convert to mesh, convert to surface, show and hide edges of three-dimensional entities, view and edit system variables in the new System Variables Manager, and much more.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, attach version 2019 .rvt/.rfa files and draw more AEC entities such as stairs, railings, and steel.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, users can now work with solids, hatches, aligned dimensions, fill mode, and more.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “Although the 9.1 release was accomplished in about half the time of a normal IntelliCAD release cycle, it is packed with new features. The depth and breadth of the commands in this short cycle shows how the consortium is growing. This 9.1 spring release provides exciting new features for our members, and it clears much of our command backlog so we can focus on refactoring core components and select key features with our remaining time this year.”

IntelliCAD 9.1 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 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 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 BIM ITC DGN CAD

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

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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. 

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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

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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