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ODA Continues Italy Work Tour at IntelliCAD World 2019

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logo_itc_01_DarkSeveral members of the Open Design Alliance (ODA) team arrived in southern Italy after ODA DevCon last week in Milan to give an update on ODA technologies, including Drawings, BimRv, and IFC SDKs, and also the ODA Technology Stack.

Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA Director of Development, commented that it was great to see new ODA features already implemented in IntelliCAD. Also he was happy to report that they had been working on common properties functionality thanks to ITC requests. Common data access to all supported ODA formats includes access to both the model tree and properties. The model tree structure is still in-progress, but common properties are in production currently.

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We also heard about ODA's strategic partnership with buildingSMART. This is exciting news for several reasons, one being that the ITC is in the process of transitioning to ODA IFC SDK for IntelliCAD's current IFC support. 

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC IntelliCAD World Conference ODA

IntelliCAD Technology in 2019 and 2020

i-Logo 3What's been happening lately with the IntelliCAD engine? And what's next?

Here's what we learned at IntelliCAD World 2019:

  • IntelliCAD 9.1 and 9.2 were released earlier this year. We saw demos of many new features that are trending as important for ITC members: digital signatures, new architectural entities, customizable start page, system variable monitor, STEP and IGES support, Overkill command, and many more.
  • BIM solutions for IntelliCAD: attach .rvt/.rfa and .ifc files as underlays and work with BIM data. Architectural objects are already in the mix too, and soon will even be exportable to .ifc files using ODA IFC libraries.
  • IntelliCAD Mobile is gaining new ITC member interest and the Special Interest Group is growing. IntelliCAD Mobile can view and navigate various file types: drawings (.dwg, .dwt, .dxf), Design Web Format (.dwf), Open COLLADA™ (.dae), and images (.png, .jpeg, .tiff, etc.). Many new features are being developed for the next mobile version, including plans for voice recording and more measurement tools.
  • Sneak peak at IntelliCAD 10 which is in development now, based on the latest ODA libraries. Specifically we got a look at geographic locations and new visual styles that will be available by integration with OpenGL ES2. Lots of other features coming up.
  • The latest version of ARTISAN was also demonstrated by Clive Davies of Pictorex. ARTISAN is a photorealistic renderer that is integrated with IntelliCAD and available for ITC member licensing.
Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Mobile Platform ARTISAN IntelliCAD World Conference

IntelliCAD World 2019 Begins with "We are Not Done Yet"

i-Logo 2At IntelliCAD World 2019 we heard from ITC President, David Lorenzo, setting the tone for upcoming presentations and discussions. Here are the highlights:

  • Twenty years ago when the ITC and also the ODA were initiated by Visio Corporation, the purpose was to create trusted, open CAD technology. 
  • A question was posed:
    Without the ITC and ODA, what would have happened in the CAD industry over the past twenty years?
  • The original purpose of a trusted, open CAD technology is still valid today, not only with traditional CAD platforms but also in the future with digital platforms.
  • Be vigilant, and we are not done yet.
Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference

IntelliCAD World 2019 Begins Today!

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Today kicks off the event with one-to-one developer meetings. Tomorrow we'll hear from ITC President, David Lorenzo, talking about the ITC at 20 — twenty years of member-driven collaboration and competition. And more, of course.

ACCA Software is hosting IntelliCAD World 2019 at their headquarters in Bagnoli Irpino. Stay tuned for more details this week!

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Two Months until IntelliCAD World Conference 2019

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IntelliCAD World Conference highlights the latest CAD trends and IntelliCAD developments. Join us in September! If you haven't registered yet, we suggest browsing content from last year's conference to get an idea for what's typically included: IntelliCAD World 2018 video playlist >> 

This year IntelliCAD World Conference will be held near Naples in southern Italy, September 16 to 18, 2019.

  • September 16, Monday: Developers meet one-on-one with ITC developers.
  • September 17, Tuesday: ITC presentations, panel discussion.
  • September 18, Wednesday: Member presentations and exploration of commercial collaboration opportunities; additional one-on-one developer collaboration meetings as required.

Registration for the conference is free. Simply register and arrange your own travel and accommodations with the conference hotel in Avellino. Conference attendees will take the complimentary shuttle between the hotel and conference. 

Register now for IntelliCAD World 2019 ›

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IntelliCAD World Conference 2019: Preliminary Schedule Announced

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Get ready for IntelliCAD World Conference 2019 outside of Naples in southern Italy!

September 16 to 18, 2019, the conference will be graciously hosted at the office complex of ITC member ACCA Software located in mountainous Bagnoli Irpino, Italy. 

Preliminary Schedule

  • September 16, Monday: Developers meet one-on-one with ITC developers.
  • September 17, Tuesday: ITC presentations, panel discussion.
  • September 18, Wednesday: Member presentations and exploration of commercial collaboration opportunities; additional one-on-one developer collaboration meetings as required.

Registration for the conference is free. Simply register and arrange your own travel and accommodations with the conference hotel in Avellino. Conference attendees will take the complimentary shuttle between the hotel and conference. 

Register now for IntelliCAD World 2019 ›

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Announcing IntelliCAD World Conference 2019

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Join us September 16 to 18, 2019 in southern Italy for IntelliCAD World Conference 2019!

Learn about the newest IntelliCAD development platform, see how ITC members are using IntelliCAD technologies to enhance their businesses, and meet one-on-one with core ITC developers who are creating IntelliCAD. The other key aspect of the conference? ITC members provide direction for future development. That's just one of the ways that the IntelliCAD co-op works for its members.

Registration for the conference is free. Simply register and arrange your own travel and accommodations at the conference hotel.

Register now for IntelliCAD World 2019 ›

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference

Watch: IntelliCAD World 2018 Videos

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What was IntelliCAD World 2018? For those who weren't in Prague, Czech Republic at the conference, watch to find out:

From keynotes to new features to member technologies based on IntelliCAD, you'll see it all. We know that plenty of people who attended will want to experience again too.

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Open, Direct, Clear

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At the ITC it's not just the co-op business model or the access to IntelliCAD source code that makes the organization open, it also runs through company culture.

A few examples observed in Prague at IntelliCAD World 2018:

  • Systems. In-house systems are open for member taking. Scale your own in-house systems by re-implementing the ones used by the ITC: installer, crash reporting, build management, product quality, localization, documentation.
  • Hierarchy. The hierarchical structure at the ITC is relatively flat, and even if someone has "Lead" or "Manager" or even "President" behind their name, they are accessible to discussions ranging from new ideas to knowledge sharing to coffee. 
  • Focus. The ITC team focuses on the technical details of CAD technology, but just as important is their focus on member needs. Need a feature implemented? Need a focus on a whole new area of development? Let them know to get the discussions started.
  • Collaboration. ITC developers collaborate with ITC members on features and fixes, and members even donate their own features back to core IntelliCAD. The open atmosphere also extends to members collaborating with each other, and in some cases even new member products. Some members are competitors, and yes, they collaborate too.

With all of this openness, direct communication is a necessity. It's only then that the openness can thrive, promoting clear objectives that work for a collective — not just one company.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD IntelliCAD World Conference

Spotlight on IntelliCAD 9 at IntelliCAD World 2018

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IntelliCAD 9 was released earlier this summer — twenty years after the initial version of IntelliCAD was released in 1998 by Visio Corp.

At the conference we learned about IntelliCAD 9's new features, most of which we saw during a live demo:

  • The .dwg file format continues to be heavily used after 20 years. IntelliCAD 9 includes support for the most recent 2018 .dwg version.
  • The .dgn file format also continues to be heavily used. After focusing for nearly twenty years on .dwg file support and editing, IntelliCAD 9 also supports opening, editing, and saving .dgn files in their native format. 
  • BIM! Work with rvt.rfa files and .ifc files.
  • Mechanical! Open and view Mechanical entities. (The ability to work with Architecture and Civil entities also continues.)
  • Attach a new format for point clouds: .rcp/.rcs.
  • Draw construction lines.
  • Draw and modify 3D meshes using the new Facet Modeler for lightweight 3D drawings.
  • Use a camera to view drawings.
  • Use new express tools for blocks, external references, text, and editing.
  • Reset dimension text and reassociate dimension text.
  • And more.

For more details:

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference