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The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Sues Suzhou Gstarsoft Co. Ltd

December 3, 2019 — PORTLAND, OREGON — CAD software-maker The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) filed suit today against Chinese company Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd. (Gstar) alleging copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation. In a separate lawsuit, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ordered Gstar to participate in an audit of its software and to pay the ITC over $250,000. Thus far, Gstar has failed to comply with the court order. This new lawsuit is for Gstar’s apparent infringement of the ITC’s intellectual property and seeks to enjoin Gstar from using and licensing Gstar products improperly based on IntelliCAD.

ITC President David Lorenzo stated, “ITC members have invested millions of dollars and hundreds of man years in IntelliCAD which Gstar evidently has wrongfully appropriated. Gstar’s refusal to comply with the U.S. District Court order leaves the ITC no choice but to take further action to protect its intellectual property.”

Click here to download a copy of the lawsuit.

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.

To learn more how ITC members use IntelliCAD see our success stories at: IntelliCAD Success Stories.

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MicroSurvey CAD 2020 Released

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MicroSurvey CAD 2020 delivers new curve detection lot closure, curve label creation, arc-aligned text editing, smartpoly curve labels, and more, including new features based on the IntelliCAD engine such as .dwg 2018 file compatibility, BIM model integration, section and elevation lines, digital signatures, etc.

MicroSurvey CAD is an all-in-one CAD and calculations package for survey drafting and calculation workflows. It includes COGO, point tools for gridline-based projects, traverse input and adjustment, misclosure reporting, common data collector support, 3D surface representation and computation, corridor design, point cloud management, and more.

MicrosSurvey CAD 2020 is based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine.

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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Microsurvey

Special Thanks to ITC Members for IntelliCAD World 2019

i-Logo 2Many thanks go to ITC member ACCA Software who hosted this year's IntelliCAD World 2019. ITC employees, members, and CAD professionals gathered at ACCA headquarters in Bagnoli Irpino, Italy to exchange ideas, share strategies, and discuss future trends. From coordination and transportation to an exclusive tour of historical sites, it's clear that ACCA does everything with flawless care and enthusiasm.

ACCA specializes in BIM solutions that include architecture, engineering, and construction components and are especially designed for users who want freedom of collaboration and full data availability. Several of their products are based on IntelliCAD. For more details about ACCA Software, go to: https://www.accasoftware.com/en/.

Additional thanks go to each ITC member who presented their solutions based on IntelliCAD and ideas for the future:

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium thanks all ITC members for their collaboration and for advancing CAD technology based on an open platform, for the additional benefit of generations to come.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ACCA IntelliCAD World Meeting Carlson Software Microsurvey FRAMECAD Wrightsoft

Watch: IntelliCAD World 2019 Videos

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What was happening at IntelliCAD World 2019? For those who weren't in southern Italy at the conference, watch to find out:

Topics include history of how the ITC started; it's been 20 years! And visions for the future, new features, and member technologies based on IntelliCAD. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference

IntelliCAD User Guides Available for Download

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgDevelopers who are taking an initial look at various CAD platforms can find it helpful to see user interfaces and what they're capable of. One option for finding out more about IntelliCAD is to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide available at lulu.com for a small $5.00 fee.

Using IntelliCAD describes how to use IntelliCAD to draw in 2D and 3D, view drawings, dimension entities, work with layers, insert blocks and external references, add custom programs, and everything else you expect from a CAD program.

ITC members of course receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. ITC member products are the best place to get IntelliCAD documentation.

Questions? Contact the ITC.

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Membership

New BIM Offering: ActCAD BIM!

actcad-2020-bim-boxThe all new ActCAD 2020 BIM is for users who want to draw architectural elements and work with BIM data. You can draw walls, windows, doors, roofs, steel, section and elevation lines, etc. And you can work with ADT objects, .ifc files, and .rvt/rfa files in a variety of ways. To get details including introduction videos, see ActCAD 2020 BIM.

ActCAD 2020 BIM has years of experience based on both ITC IntelliCAD and ODA BIM technologies. ActCAD 2020 BIM is based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine and the BIM technology available through the ITC BIM special interest group. Check it out here:

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC ActCAD

Find FRAMECAD at Upcoming November Tradeshows

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FRAMECAD will be in Kenya and France for tradeshows the first week of November 2019. In the area? Check out how FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in their design and build systems for cold-formed steel construction.

Nairobi, Kenya at Big 5 Construct Kenya
November 5 to 7, 2019
Booth 1A55
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Paris, France at BATIMAT
November 4 to 8, 2019
Booth K163 in Hall 6
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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Now Available: ActCAD 2020 Standard and Professional Versions

actcad-2020-standard-boxactcad-2020-professional-boxActCAD 2020 Standard and Professional versions are now available at actcad.com

Version 2020 contains new features based on IntelliCAD 9.2 including support for importing and exporting STEP and IGES file formats, publishing to .dwf/.dwfx, removing duplicate or overlapped entities using the Overkill command, support of right-to-left fonts, filtering selection sets using the new Selection Filter pane, and much more.

For more information about ActCAD 2020:

ActCAD is a member of the ITC and has several products based on IntelliCAD. The ActCAD 2020 releases are the latest of ActCAD's products to be available based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine. IntelliCAD 9.2 was released earlier in August. More details >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD

CMS IntelliCAD 9.2 Premium Editions Now Shipping

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New CMS IntelliCAD 9.2 PE and PE Plus versions include additional features such as import and export IGES and STEP format files, enhancements to publishing, Overkill command, right-to-left fonts, and much more. 

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CMS IntelliCAD is designed for CAD users such as architects, engineers, designers or anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. This latest release of CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD 9.2 engine, which was released to ITC members in August 2019. For more details about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

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