Articles and Press Releases

DotSoft Products Updated for IntelliCAD 11.0

dotsoft_mapping.pngAll DotSoft CAD add-on products are updated to include support for the new IntelliCAD 11.0 release:

  • ToolPac: CAD Productivity Tools
  • XL2CAD: Excel to CAD Connectivity, eliminating OLE problems
  • WD2CAD: Word to CAD Connectivity, eliminating OLE problems
  • MapWorks: Civil/Survey, Mapping & GIS Tools

Existing DotSoft users should contact DotSoft directly to obtain discounted upgrades to their existing versions.

DotSoft is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium. For details about the IntelliCAD platform, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil CAD DotSoft GIS

True IntelliCAD 11 Released


True IntelliCAD 11 is now available based on the IntelliCAD 11.0 engine. New features focus on view and visualization: section planes, 3D walk and fly, view cube tool, and view and visual style controls. Other new features include the 3D Positioner command; isolating, hiding, and unisolating entities; and displaying selected entities with a glowing highlight effect. And much more.

For engineers, architects, and other technical consultants, True IntelliCAD 11 allows you to natively create and edit .dwg and .dxf files for 2D drafting and 3D wireframe modeling. True IntelliCAD includes global perpetual licenses and also an easy way to self-transfer licenses.

True IntelliCAD quickly incorporates new IntelliCAD engine releases, allowing its user base to benefit from new features and improvements in a matter of days. To learn more about OEM options using the IntelliCAD engine, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD True IntelliCAD

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD® 11.0

IntelliCAD 11.0

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 11.0.

IntelliCAD 11.0 is a major release that includes performance improvements and new features.

IntelliCAD 11.0 focuses on new view and visualization productivity tools: use section planes to visualize cross-sections of a model, view models as though you are walking or flying through them, use the view cube to check and switch viewing directions, and use the view and visual style controls to quickly apply a different view and visual style to a model.

More new features include working with startup suites; exporting to .obj files; importing map files by connecting to PostgreSQL, MySQL, and WFS servers; moving and rotating entities interactively using the 3D Positioner command; isolating, hiding, and unisolating entities; and displaying selected entities with a glowing highlight effect. Other new commands include Facet Model Pipe, Reverse, Break at Point, Map Service, Update Field, Model, Hatch Generate Boundary, and Match Cell. Ease-of-use improvements can be seen in data links, tables, geographic location setup, the Publish command, and a new Visualize ribbon tab.

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, import Autodesk® Revit® 2022 files, create and assign visibility states, select and work with .ifc and .rvt underlays using the Explorer, and use the Audit command to check for errors in .ifc files that are attached as underlays.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, use the Audit, DXF Out, DWG Out, and Divide commands; work with associative dimensions; import linetypes from .lin files; and use the DGNGLOBALORIGIN system variable. Working with .dgn files also includes several performance improvements: regenerating and saving files with scalable linetypes is more than ten times faster, erasing entities is four times faster, snapping is more than ten times faster, and redrawing, zooming, and panning are overall faster.

For technical users, IntelliCAD 11.0 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2022.12, Microsoft® Windows® 11 SDK which is compatible with Windows 11, and Spatial® Technology ACIS® version 2022.

IntelliCAD IcAPI is pre-released to members. The new API is highly compatible with AutoCAD® Object ARX and allows ITC members to build applications with a single code base that runs on both platforms.

“On the surface, IntelliCAD 11 is a software release with many enhancements, which include a focus on making viewing and visualizing models easier and more effective,” said David Lorenzo, ITC President. “While new features are exciting for users, there is even more going on under the hood for IntelliCAD developers. A member pre-release of our new IcARX API eases porting of AutoCAD® ObjectARX applications and will usher in a new era of development for the consortium.”

IntelliCAD 11.0 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 11, 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 an overview of new features in IntelliCAD 11.0, you can review the IntelliCAD 11.0 Overview video on YouTube. Also, see the public IntelliCAD 11.0 web page. For more general information about IntelliCAD and the ITC, including case studies, please visit

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 website ( or call 1-503-293-7655.


FRAMECAD used in Rapid Hospital Construction in Response to Pandemic

FRAMECAD and UAE Field Hospital

What can you do in 30 days? Design and construct a 216-bed field hospital using FRAMECAD. The new hospital is located in Fujairah, UAE and includes 56 ICU beds, 160 other beds, offices, and a Covid testing lab.

See the project >>

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC FRAMECAD Construction

4M FineHVAC used for 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium


AECbytes describes how 4M HVAC was used to design the Qatar Foundation Stadium—one of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup being held later this year. The article also describes why 4M HVAC was the tool of choice.

FineHVAC is integrated BIM software for designing and calculating any HVAC installation, including all study results: calculation sheets, technical reports, bill of materials and costing, as well as all the final drawings (plan views, panel diagrams, details).

4M is a member of the ITC and develops CAD and BIM software for architecture, engineering, and construction. To find out more about 4M's success with IntelliCAD, check out the success story and more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology here.


ZWCAD 2023 Available Now

zwcad 2023

Newly released ZWCAD 2023 includes new features and improvements, such as a Sheet Set Manager for organizing and managing drawings, improved tables, 3Dconnexion mouse compatibility, and faster operations for frequently-used activities such as selection and panning. 

ZWCAD is developed by ZWSOFT and is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution with a familiar CAD interface and easy-to-use commands. ZWSOFT has been an ITC member since 2002, and their products are used by over 900,000 users from more than 90 countries and districts. 


Get the Latest ActCAD 2022 Maintenance Release

actcad-formats-featuresMaintenance version 1340 is available now for ActCAD 2022 Prime, Professional, and Standard, which includes several enhanced commands, improvements, and updated ODA platform libraries. To get the latest ActCAD 2022 maintenance release, ActCAD users can upgrade using the ActCAD command CHECKFORUPDATES. Watch for new updates each month!

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. To learn more about how ActCAD and the ITC work together, see the case study. To learn more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD CAD

Find FRAMECAD at Tradeshows this Summer

framecad steel


FRAMECAD will be at tradeshows this summer in Malaysia, Columbia, and Mexico. In the area? Check out how FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in their design and build systems for cold-formed steel construction.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at ARCHIDEX
June 29 to July 2, 2022
More details >>

Medellin, Columbia at ExpoCAMACOL
August 24 to 27, 2022
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Querétaro, Mexico at ExpoAcero
August 29 to 31, 2022
More details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 Maintenance Release Includes New Lease Option


A maintenance release of CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 is now available which includes many improvements, and among the various licensing options comes new support for 365-day standalone license leases.

Users of CMS IntelliCAD 10.1 can freely download and install the maintenance update number 10.1.1326.133152.

CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn how CMS benefits from ITC membership for .dwg technology and manufacturing solutions, see the success story. To learn how you can use IntelliCAD as your native .dwg platform, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG CMS ITC CAD

MicroSurvey CAD 2022 Service Pack 1 Available


Service Pack 1 is available for MicroSurvey CAD 2022. The update contains important fixes and also includes the IntelliCAD 10.1a engine with all its improvements and fixes. MicroSurvey CAD 2022 is newly available this year with floating licenses that allow users to check shared licenses in and out.

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MicroSurvey CAD is an all-in-one CAD and calculations package with survey drafting and calculation workflows for land surveyors and civil engineers. MicroSurvey CAD utilizes IntelliCAD's DWG technology and is offered by long-time ITC member, MicroSurvey, a part of Hexagon. To see how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Microsurvey CAD