Articles and Press Releases

FRAMECAD Used to Construct Landon Apartments in Australia

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FRAMECAD was recently put to the test for construction of a complex apartment campus on top of a shopping plaza in New South Whales, Australia. Watch it being built >>

FRAMECAD, which uses IntelliCAD in its build system, is known for its design and build systems used to efficiently and rapidly construct buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from the IntelliCAD engine, read the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

Find FRAMECAD at INTEX Expo in Maryland USA

framecad-intex-2019April 25-26, 2019: Come see FRAMECAD at INTEX Expo, Booth #938, in Maryland USA. INTEX Expo highlights the latest developments in the wall and ceiling industry. Get details >>

FRAMECAD is a member of the ITC and uses IntelliCAD in its rapid construction build system. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, read the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

FRAMECAD at Upcoming Tradeshow in Saudi Arabia

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Headed to the Saudi Big 5 tradeshow in March? Stop by and see FRAMECAD at stand No. F38 in Hall 2: March 10 to 13, 2019. See the announcement >>

ITC member FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end design and build system of cold formed steel used for rapid construction of buildings. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, see the success story.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD

FRAMECAD used to Construct Hyatt Place

 

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Watch how FRAMECAD was used by Douglass Colony to construct this recent Hyatt Place: 

Watch now >>

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end design and build systems for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from the IntelliCAD engine:

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Find FRAMECAD at METALCON in North Carolina USA

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October 10-12, 2018, see FRAMECAD at the METALCON tradeshow in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. They'll be at Booth 537 showing their end-to-end design and build system of cold formed steel used for rapid construction of buildings. While you're there, ask them about their H515 UL Fire Rated Assembly for cold formed steel web joist flooring systems! Get details >>

FRAMECAD is a member of the ITC and uses IntelliCAD in its build system. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, read the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

New Release: FRAMECAD Structure Version 8.4.1.1

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FRAMECAD says that FRAMECAD Structure 8.4.1.1 "offers more flexibility, enhanced integration, faster processing and additional modelling functionality."

Specifically, the new release includes:

  • IntelliCAD 8.4 engine (upgraded from version 8.1)
  • BIM modeling features for attaching an .ifc file, and filtering and snapping to IFC underlays
  • More Setting options
  • More options for modeling of windows and door openings, grid lines, and walls
  • More Build and CNC control for zone grouping and frame cloning

Get details about FRAMECAD Structure >>

To upgrade to the new release of FRAMECAD Structure 8.4.1.1, go to MyFRAMECAD.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

Upcoming FRAMECAD Training in Dubai

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In April 2018, check out the FRAMECAD training in Dubai, UAE. Join them in one or both sessions to learn basic and intermediate techniques for using FRAMECAD Structure and Detailer to build steel gauge buildings. More academy details >>

FRAMECAD software is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, see the success story.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Education

See FRAMECAD in March

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FrameCAD_Logo.pngLearn more about FRAMECAD at these upcoming tradeshows and don't forget to ask what parts are powered by IntelliCAD:

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD

What do IntelliCAD and Cold Formed Steel have in Common?

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Answer: FRAMECAD. ITC member FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end design and build system of cold formed steel used for rapid construction of buildings.

To learn what you can do with cold formed steel and FRAMECAD:

  • Software Training in Atlanta, Georgia USA
    Two sessions during February 2018
    Get Details >>
  • Hyatt Place Westminster in Colorado USA
    Constructed in 17 Days
    Watch the Video >> (article in Spanish)

To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from the IntelliCAD engine:

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

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