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New Movie Available: AEC & IntelliCAD

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Did you know that IntelliCAD has robust AEC functionality? Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) is part of the ITC's BIM Special Interest Group, and there's a new, quick ITC tutorial available about drawing AEC entities in IntelliCAD.

Watch the 3-minute video >>

Members of the BIM Special Interest Group are shipping IntelliCAD with the ability to draw and edit walls, windows, doors, stairs, and other AEC entities, all of which are compatible with ADT objects in other CAD programs. These members also have IntelliCAD functionality to directly import and export both IFC files and Autodesk® Revit® files, and then work with the content of those files. And like all things at the ITC, members not only have these features but also have open access to the source code.

Get details about the ITC BIM Special Interest Group >>

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Architecture Construction

Swiss all CAD now Available with ZWCAD

zwcad swissallcadUsers of Swiss all CAD now have an additional choice when it comes to their CAD platform. Enter ZWCAD.

Swiss all CAD is a specialty 3D CAD solution for solids modeling in manufacturing, connecting to ERP systems and CNC machines, and more. Combining it with ZWCAD provides users with an attractive solution at an attractive price.

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ZWCAD is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution available in 15 languages for worldwide designers and engineers in various industries such as AEC and MFG. ZWCAD is built by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD ZWCAD

New Leica Map360 Release from MicroSurvey

microsurvey-MAP360Leica Geosystems recently announced the latest version of Leica Map360 crash and crime scene diagramming and reconstruction software. 

Leica Map360 is designed and developed by ITC member MicroSurvey Software Inc. Map360 is based on the IntelliCAD engine and the software aids investigation of incidents by visually communicating diagrams, pre-incident plans, incident reconstructions, and other courtroom exhibits.

Both MicroSurvey and Leica Geosystems are part of Hexagon.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Microsurvey Accident Reconstruction

IntelliCAD Mobile 1.3 Released for ITC Mobile SIG Members

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Portland, OR, USA, May 29, 2020 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD® Mobile 1.3.

 

IntelliCAD Mobile Platform 1.3 uses ODA Platform version 21.1 and Qt 5.12.8. New support is added for Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, Android NDK R21, XCode 11, C++17 standard, clang-format tool, and the Pdfium library (instead of PDF VI).

New features and improvements in the 1.3 release include:

  • Regen command
  • Entity Selection command
  • Save the window size, position, and working folder between sessions
  • Font initialization fixed
  • Zoom factor issue fixed
  • Documentation

The IntelliCAD Mobile Platform provides ITC Mobile SIG members with a development platform and CAD file viewer (.dwg, .dxf, .dgn, .dwf, .dae, and various image files; architecture and civil objects; and underlays) that runs on thousands of different Microsoft® Windows® desktop, Google Android™, Apple® macOS®, and Apple iOS mobile devices.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Mobile Platform

Learning CAD with New ActCAD Video Tutorials

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ActCAD recently released new video tutorials to help their users learn CAD faster. Video content ranges from beginner instruction for drawing simple entities to more complex design and production concepts. 

ActCAD users can access the video library for free using the ActCAD WEBVIDEOS command or by logging in at the client area of www.actcad.com.

Learn more about ActCAD video tutorials >>

ActCAD is drafting and modeling software designed for engineers, architects, and other technical consultants who need to create and edit native CAD files. ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD

Latest Version of CADprofi now Available for ZWCAD Users

zwcad laptopZWCAD and CADprofi have been used together for years, and now ZWCAD 2020 and CADprofi 2020 are updated to work together for creating architectural, electrical, HVAC & piping, and mechanical designs. Get the ZWCAD news >>

CADprofi is a developer of CAD applications that are available in 22 languages. Their products can be integrated with various .dwg-compatible applications.

ZWCAD is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution available in 15 languages for worldwide designers and engineers in various industries such as AEC and MFG. ZWCAD is built by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD ZWCAD HVAC Mechanical Electrical

New Release: FRAMECAD Structure Version 9.2

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FRAMECAD Structure 9.2 is now available with new features such as seamless integration with Autodesk® Revit®, updated engineering methods to adapt to local norms, cross sections, stud spacing improvements, and more.

The upgrade is available at no additional cost for existing FRAMECAD licenses.

FRAMECAD Structure is worldwide-compliant engineering software for cold formed steel construction, improving engineering time by 80%. It draws from CFS building codes for USA, Canada, China, Europe, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand. FRAMECAD Structure is based on the IntelliCAD engine. 

Get details about FRAMECAD Structure >>

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC FRAMECAD Construction

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

New MiTek-Wrightsoft Success Story Published

SShot4-1MiTek-Wrightsoft develops Right-CAD, which is a 2D/3D CAD solution for HVAC design based on IntelliCAD. A new success story highlights how these companies work together to bring this all-in-one 3D HVAC solution to market. The success story also explains how in recent years Wrightsoft has taken advantage of ITC services such as proprietary development for special Wrightsoft projects.

"Partnering with the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium opened a completely new market for Wrightsoft, making our existing tools for energy analysis and load calculations available to millions of CAD users..." -Bill Wright, President Wrightsoft Corporation

See the success story >>

Wrightsoft has been an ITC member since 2008, and they are now owned by MiTek.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Wrightsoft

ODA Releases Version 2020 Update 2 of Its SDKs

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Open Design Alliance (ODA) recently announced Version 2020 Update 2 of its suite of SDKs. IntelliCAD includes several ODA SDKs, such as Drawings, BimRv, Architecture, Civil, and Mechanical. IntelliCAD is also planning to switch its current IFC support to the ODA IFC SDK, as announced and demonstrated at last year's ODA DevCon 2019 in Milan, Italy.

The ITC starts working with new ODA SDK releases internally and in parallel with current development. This enables the ITC to incorporate the latest versions from the ODA as soon as possible.

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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a founding member of ODA.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ODA