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Working Together Through the COVID-19 Crisis


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting communities and families around the world, this is a difficult time for all. The ITC is working closely with employees, members and partners to ensure health and well-being. 

At this unprecedented time of uncertainty, the ITC will not host an IntelliCAD World Meeting in 2020. However, ITC development continues, and so does collaboration. One small example is that internal ITC systems and tools are freely shared with ITC members, and with decades of experience working remotely, we hope these processes prove helpful as companies move to remote teams.

The ITC exists to serve its members. Working together has always been a pillar from which we operate, and our current world crisis is now demanding more. We wish good health for you, your families, and your communities.


Topics: ITC

New MiTek-Wrightsoft Success Story Published

SShot4-1MiTek-Wrightsoft develops Right-CAD, which is a 2D/3D CAD solution for HVAC design based on IntelliCAD. A new success story highlights how these companies work together to bring this all-in-one 3D HVAC solution to market. The success story also explains how in recent years Wrightsoft has taken advantage of ITC services such as proprietary development for special Wrightsoft projects.

"Partnering with the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium opened a completely new market for Wrightsoft, making our existing tools for energy analysis and load calculations available to millions of CAD users..." -Bill Wright, President Wrightsoft Corporation

See the success story >>

Wrightsoft has been an ITC member since 2008, and they are now owned by MiTek.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Wrightsoft

ODA Releases Version 2020 Update 2 of Its SDKs

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Open Design Alliance (ODA) recently announced Version 2020 Update 2 of its suite of SDKs. IntelliCAD includes several ODA SDKs, such as Drawings, BimRv, Architecture, Civil, and Mechanical. IntelliCAD is also planning to switch its current IFC support to the ODA IFC SDK, as announced and demonstrated at last year's ODA DevCon 2019 in Milan, Italy.

The ITC starts working with new ODA SDK releases internally and in parallel with current development. This enables the ITC to incorporate the latest versions from the ODA as soon as possible.

Get the release news from ODA >>

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a founding member of ODA.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ODA

CMS IntelliCAD + FLEXCRANE = US Patent

cms intellicad flexcraneCMS IntelliCAD played an integral role in the development of the FLEXCRANE girder design, which recently was awarded a US patent. FLEXCRANE is a state-of-the-art lifting technology for hoists and winches that features a unique design: the position of the girder set or the girder section component does not matter — the end connection presents the same self-aligned connection geometry.

Get the news from CMS >>

CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is designed for CAD users of all kinds — anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. To learn how CMS IntelliCAD benefits from ITC membership, get the success story.


Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

New ZWSOFT Success Story Published

zwcad2020Did you know that ZWCAD, from ZWSOFT, runs on the IntelliCAD engine? A new success story highlights how ZWSOFT and the ITC work together through collaboration and cooperation. Check it out >>

ITC has played an important role in the development of ZWCAD. It gives us the trusted technology on which we can build our products." -Kingdom Lin, VP of ZWSOFT

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

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ZWCAD

ActCAD Available with New Networking Licensing


ActCAD licensing now includes network floating licenses in addition to key-based and dongle-based licenses. 


Network floating licenses float between LAN-connected computers (Internet not required). There is no need to install server software, and the licenses can be authorized by USB dongle, online license, or offline license. 

Learn more about ActCAD network licensing >>

ActCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine. For more details, visit

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC ActCAD

See FRAMECAD at Advancing Prefabrication this Week

framecad-advancing-prefabricationCheck out FRAMECAD at stand 10 at the Advancing Prefabrication conference this week in Dallas, Texas USA. You learn how the FRAMECAD system helps increase productivity for prefabricated and off-site projects. And because the FRAMECAD system uses IntelliCAD technology, you'll also learn how IntelliCAD integrates and contributes to high-performing systems.

FRAMECAD is a member of the ITC. To see how FRAMECAD and the ITC work together, read the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

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.

Topics: ITC Gstarsoft gstar gstarcad

CMS IntelliCAD 9.2a Released

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CMS IntelliCAD 9.2a is now available based on the IntelliCAD 9.2a engine. This latest maintenance release focuses on improved performance and fixes while also including a few new features.

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. CMS IntelliCAD can be licensed as a perpetual standalone seat, a network floating user seat, and optionally as a renewable subscription SaaS. 


Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC

MiTek Wrightsoft at ACCA Conference March 2020

MiTek-WRIGHTSOFTWrightsoft_ACCA_ConferenceMiTek® Wrightsoft® will be at the ACCA 2020 Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO on March 16-18, 2020. Go to Booth #314 to see MiTek Wrightsoft products, including Right-CAD® which is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Get details >>

MiTek Writghtsoft's Right-CAD® software simplifies the HVAC design process from load calculations to system design (duct, radiant designs, etc.) to parts take off list and operational costs, among others. Learn more about Right-CAD >>

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD HVAC Wrightsoft