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ZWCAD 2023 Available Now

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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

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

See ZWCAD at Hannover Messe 2022

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Headed to Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany from May 30 to June 2, 2022? Make sure you stop by Hall 4, C24 and see ZWCAD! ZWCAD is developed by ZWSOFT and is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution with a familiar CAD interface and easy-to-use commands, while also featuring fast performance and flexible licensing terms. 

 ZWSOFT has been an ITC member since 2002, and its products are used by over 900,000 users from more than 90 countries and districts.


4MCAD23 Now Available


4M has launched 4MCAD23, a new major release redeveloped on top of the latest IntelliCAD 10.1a engine. With a completely new and enhanced interface, 4MCAD23 is significantly faster in almost every function, including a new OpenGL graphics engine. To further its interoperability with native .dwg files and its 100% .dwg and IFC compatibility, the new 4MCAD23 is compatible with AutoCAD® Revit® 2021 files as well, being capable to import practically any type of file.


4MCAD23 includes a large number of new features and tools, such as the insertion of dynamic blocks, support of 3Dconnexion input devices, enhanced layer management, new editing tools and commands for single/group entities, new options for text and tables, enhanced printing and publishing commands, digital signatures for .dwg files, and much more. 

4MCAD is available in four versions: 4MCAD Viewer, 4MCAD Classic, 4MCAD Standard, and 4MCAD PRO. The latter two versions are also available with cloud key licenses, allowing 4MCAD users to work easily from any location at any time and from a PC/laptop without limits.

To learn about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here. To learn how 4M benefits from the IntelliCAD technology, see the success story here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG 4M ITC CAD

CADdirect 2023 Released with Artificial Intelligence


CADdirect 2023 AI is now available from BackToCAD! Ranging from LT to Pro versions and with a variety of licensing terms, CADdirect 2023 AI includes everything you'd expect from a CAD system plus block libraries, digital signatures, architectural and BIM support, PDF import with Raster 2 Vector and OCR, 2D and 3D PDF publishing, and more.
CADdirect 2023 AI uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for its proprietary digital signatures and to enhance the accuracy of .dwg files when imported from PDF. Users also can use the built-in AI help system to create more efficient models and streamline design work. 

CADdirect 2023 AI versions are based on the IntelliCAD 10.1a engine. To learn more about IntelliCAD, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC Architecture CAD BackToCAD AI

ArCADia BIM 14 Available Now


ArCADia BIM is software for building projects: architecture and communication, electrical installations, sanitary installations, and construction. Recently released ArCADia BIM 14 includes a faster data input engine, easier library management for 3D objects and surfaces, tool palettes, network licensing, and more. 

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ArCADia BIM is CAD software for the construction industry, supporting 2D and 3D design and is based on IntelliCAD. To learn about how ArCADiasoft and the ITC work together, see the success story. To learn about IntelliCAD's BIM platform, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD ArCADiasoft

FRAMECAD in Action


Carnegie Construction used the FRAMECAD system to construct a new building at Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The site had narrow access that restricted construction options, but the FRAMECAD system and its ability to group frames by zones helped make the project a fast success.

From the start of production, it took six employees just ten days to install all necessary frames.

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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