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IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 9.0

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Portland, OR, USA, June 29, 2018 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 9.0.

IntelliCAD 9.0 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements, including native support for opening, editing, and saving 2018 .dwg files.

IntelliCAD 9.0 boosts performance in many areas, with the most noticeable increase in speed during file saves. Now only modifications need to be saved to .dwg files, which makes for extremely fast saving especially for large .dwg files that contain only a few changes. Also some lingering issues related to running IntelliCAD on the Fall Creators 2017 Microsoft® Windows® update were fixed.

New features can be found in almost every area of IntelliCAD. View Mechanical entities, attach point cloud .rcp/.rcs files, and export to .pdf files using many more options than before. Draw construction lines. Draw and modify 3D meshes using the new Facet Modeler for lightweight 3D drawings. Use a camera to view drawings. Add columns to multiline text. Use new express tools for blocks, external references, text, and editing. Reset dimension text and reassociate dimension text. And much more.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, users can now attach .rvt/.rfa files; snap to, explode, and control display for categories, stories, and views in attached .rvt/.rfa files; import .ifc files as architectural entities (in addition to attaching these file types as before); and draw AEC entities such as walls, windows, doors, openings, and slabs.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, users can now create 3dPoly entities, linetypes, hatches, and images. New support is also included for properties, align, break, mirror, and more.

The ITC developed many additions in-house, while some new features were donated in entirety by ITC member companies.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 9 provides solid enhancements to the core while branching out into some interesting new areas like DGN and BIM through our Special Interest Groups. The BIM SIG provides excellent horizontal tools to access new file types, while giving members sample applications of how they can leverage new API libraries to read/write .rvt/.rfa/.ifc files as well as AEC objects inside of IntelliCAD.”

IntelliCAD 9.0 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions. IntelliCAD Mobile 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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.4b

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Portland, OR, USA, December 22, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.4b.

IntelliCAD 8.4b is the second maintenance release for version 8.4 that was previously issued on July 14, 2017.

IntelliCAD 8.4b includes critical fixes for running IntelliCAD on the Fall Creators 2017 Microsoft® Windows® update. Additionally, performance has improved in targeted areas, including moving around in large drawings, working with clipped external references, and memory management.

Other improvements include a more streamlined process for creating new drawings (there is a new QNEW command), new German (DEU) language resource files, and fixes for working with locked layers, multiline text, hatches, the Simplified Chinese translation, and more.

IntelliCAD 8.4b is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.4a

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Portland, OR, USA, October 9, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.4a.

IntelliCAD 8.4a is a maintenance release for version 8.4 that was previously issued on July 14, 2017.

A key addition to IntelliCAD is the support of version 2018 .dwg files. IntelliCAD works natively with .dwg files, with no conversion required, but initial support of the latest .dwg file version 2018 does require conversion in IntelliCAD 8.4a. Native support is expected soon. 

Other highlights include significant improvements to editing in-place blocks and external references, ability to select entities on locked layers, editing multiline text, additions to Russian and French translations, and new Dutch, simplified Chinese and Serbian localizations.

Many improvements included in IntelliCAD 8.4a were contributed by ITC member developers and companies who collaborate with the ITC on an ongoing basis.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “IntelliCAD 8.4a is our fourth release in the last ten months to keep up with members who continue to collaborate with new fixes, features and translations.”

IntelliCAD 8.4a is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

ITC Announces IntelliCAD Access to Version 2018 .dwg Files

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IntelliCAD now delivers access to version 2018 .dwg files. IntelliCAD works natively with .dwg files, with no conversion required, but initial support of the latest .dwg file version 2018 does require conversion. IntelliCAD is expected to have native, non-conversion support soon after the next release from Open Design Alliance, of which the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a founding member.

Conversion is prompted for directly within IntelliCAD when you open a version 2018 .dwg file, and then the file can be converted to a version 2013 .dwg file. Conversion is also supported in IntelliCAD Converter.

Initial version 2018 support is available to ITC members for IntelliCAD 8.4, 8.3a, and 8.2a.

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Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.4

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Portland, OR, USA, July 14, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.4.

IntelliCAD 8.4 is a major release that includes many new features and improvements.

IntelliCAD 8.4 boosts performance during screen redraw and while snapping in files with underlays. Running IntelliCAD on 4K monitors and switching between monitors with high resolutions is now supported.

New features can be found throughout IntelliCAD 8.4. Create entities with the new Multileader, Quick Leader, and Break Line commands. Add styles using the new Multileader Styles Manager and Multiline Style commands. Select entities using the new Select Similar and Get Selection commands. Explode entities with more precision according to entity type using the new Explode Text and Explode Attributes commands. Add more formatting to text using the in-place Multiline Editor and line spacing, lists, and paragraph justification. Add automatic numbering to text, multiline text, multileaders, or block attributes using the new Auto Number command. Get more information about your drawings using the new Drawing Properties command.

Another new feature is found in the updated Customize command which allows users to customize the user interface with less effort and share custom user interface settings easily between files and computers. You can drag-and-drop settings to customize menus; the ribbon, application button, and quick access toolbar (for IntelliCAD versions that support a ribbon); toolbars; keyboard shortcuts; and aliases.

For ITC members who are part of the BIM Special Interest Group, IntelliCAD 8.4 adds brand new support for IFC underlays. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) format files include building and construction data, and once the .ifc underlay is attached, you can explode it, snap to it, and use a Categories pane to control visibility.

For versions of IntelliCAD that support markup for .dgn files in their native format (as part of the DGN Special Interest Group), several new features are available such as loading blocks from .cel files, Array command, Fillet command, and more.

David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “Although it’s been less than four months since our last release, we wanted to quickly respond to member requests for various productivity features and performance improvements. I am also excited to see our IFC underlays shipping in this release as it provides a compelling platform for ITC members to create solutions based on IFC model data.”

IntelliCAD 8.4 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.3a

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Portland, OR, USA, April 3, 2017 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.3a.

IntelliCAD 8.3a is a maintenance release that contains close to 300 improvements and fixes since the IntelliCAD 8.3 release on December 28, 2016.

IntelliCAD 8.3a includes performance improvements, fixes for natively working with .dgn files, printing fixes, editing fixes, and more. Also included are enhancements to the new in-place multiline text editor that was released last year, including paragraph alignment, symbols, alt-codes, stacked text, numbered lists, and unnumbered lists.

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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.3

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Portland, OR, USA, December 28, 2016 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.3.

IntelliCAD 8.3 is a major release that includes new support for the following: packaging drawings and their related files using the eTransmit command, adding gradient patterns to closed entities, improved ease-of-use for hatch patterns, creating filters for selecting entities, searching for files by clicking Tools > Find when using the Open command, easier access to saving workspaces, and more.

Updated APIs include Teigha version 4.2.0 from Open Design Alliance and a major LISP upgrade (VL*, VLA*, VLAX* functions).

For versions of IntelliCAD that support markup for .dgn files in their native format, several new commands are available such as Arc, Redo, Lengthen, Scale, ID, and Fence.

IntelliCAD 8.3 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD IntelliCAD 8 ITC CAD

ITC Member ActCAD Releases New Versions

ActCAD Engineering Solutions Private Limited, a commercial member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, announced the release of new versions based on the most recent ITC IntelliCAD 8.0a and 8.1b CAD engines:

  • ActCAD 2015 Standard (32-bit) based on 8.0a for Windows XP users and above
  • ActCAD 2015 Professional (32-bit) based on 8.0a for Windows XP users and above
  • ActCAD 2016 Professional (32-bit & 64-bit) based on 8.1b for Windows Vista\7\8\8.1\10 users
  • ActCAD 2016 Standard (32-bit & 64-bit) based on 8.1b for Windows Vista\7\8\8.1\10 users

ActCAD is general purpose CAD software for civil, mechanical, architectural, electrical, structural, interior and exterior design consultants. ActCAD has several extra features and options built in to enhance user productivity. ActCAD offers Global Licensing with a Self-License Transfer option for unlimited installations between computers.

For more information about ActCAD and the latest releases, please visit http://www.actcad.com and http://actcad.com/news.php

Topics: IntelliCAD 8 ITC ActCAD CAD

ITC Member CMS Releases New CMS IntelliCAD 8.1 CAD Software

CAD-MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS, INC. (CMS), member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, announced the release of CMS IntelliCAD 8.1 Premium CAD software.

CMS IntelliCAD 8.1 now includes support for Microsoft Windows 10, multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files, and much more.

For more information, visit https://www.intellicadms.com/component/k2/item/2-new-cms-intellicad-8-1-cad-software.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS IntelliCAD 8 ITC Windows 10

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.1

Portland, OR, USA, July 22, 2015 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.1.

IntelliCAD 8.1 is a major release that now includes support for Microsoft Windows 10. IntelliCAD 8.1 also includes multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files, which provides a 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers. Also included is support for opening and saving .dwg files version 2015, developing end-user applications with a new Microsoft .NET API, opening and exporting .dgn files, annotation scaling, publishing drawings, printing to .dwf (or .dwfx), .png, and .jpg files, drawing helices and revision clouds, lofting and sweeping entities, creating polysolids, and various other new commands such as SETBYLAYER, XPLODE, TXT2MTXT, and AUTOCOMPLETE.

Many user interface enhancements are also included: new ribbon user interface that can be used with or without menus, support for customizable workspaces, and ability to quickly switch color schemes.

Vitor Neves, ITC Chairman and President of CAD Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (CMS), an ITC member company, stated, "ITC members will appreciate the new IntelliCAD 8.1 multi-core processor support performance boost, additional .NET 4.5 Framework, stunning new user interface enhancements and, as always, advanced CAD compatibility."

Mr. Neves added, "This release consolidates IntelliCAD Technology Consortium’s unique market position as the sole non-profit organization committed to the development of the most advanced CAD engine technology developed by an open group of CAD solutions providers. IntelliCAD 8.1 also sets a milestone on how the ITC community proactively addresses new challenges."

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.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

Topics: New IntelliCAD DWG IntelliCAD 8 ITC Announcements IntelliCAD 8.1