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ALCAD 2021 Available with IntelliCAD via OEM License from CMS

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Newly released with IntelliCAD technology at its core, ALCAD 2021 is now available with a choice of CAD platforms thanks to OEM licensing through ITC member CAD-Manufacturing Solutions (CMS).

ALCAD 2021 is a specialty MEP and HVAC toolset with an extensive symbol library, plus all the features you'd expect from full-featured CAD software. While ALCAD used to be available only with Autodesk® AutoCAD®, now ALCAD users have a choice in platforms including price and licensing terms (subscription vs. perpetual).

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OEM licensing through an ITC member such as CMS helps both established and startup companies quickly access a wider range of end users. It also helps developers with new plugins before reaching market share when an ITC commercial membership is a good option. 

Through automation and collaboration, the ITC has been working with members to make it easier for them to provide OEM versions of IntelliCAD — ALCAD 2021 is a win for this ongoing effort!

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC HVAC Mechanical Electrical OEM Plumbing MEP

Free CAD Libraries for all CMS IntelliCAD Users

cms intellicad featured-1CADprofi now provides more than 40 CAD libraries for CMS IntelliCAD users at no cost. The libraries include data for electrical and HVAC industries: switchboards, bus-bars, lighting protection systems, pumps and boilers, exhaust systems, and much more.

CMS IntelliCAD users simply insert symbols and objects, and the data is stored as attributes which can also later be included in a Bill of Materials.

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CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is developed by CAD Manufacturing Solutions. To learn more about how CAD Manufacturing Solutions and the ITC work together, see the success story.

Topics: IntelliCAD CMS ITC Architecture HVAC Mechanical Electrical

New Extended Licensing Options Available with CMS IntelliCAD

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Borrowing and roaming licenses are now available for CMS IntelliCAD 9.2 PE Plus Network versions.

In response to user requests, CAD-Manufacturing Systems added the new option to enhance offline work and license sharing within a LAN network.

More details about how the licensing works >>

CMS IntelliCAD is based on the IntelliCAD engine and is designed for anyone who wants a fast, efficient, and powerful CAD program on their desktop or in the cloud. More about CMS IntelliCAD >>

Topics: CMS Architecture HVAC Mechanical

Latest Version of CADprofi now Available for ZWCAD Users

zwcad laptopZWCAD and CADprofi have been used together for years, and now ZWCAD 2020 and CADprofi 2020 are updated to work together for creating architectural, electrical, HVAC & piping, and mechanical designs. Get the ZWCAD news >>

CADprofi is a developer of CAD applications that are available in 22 languages. Their products can be integrated with various .dwg-compatible applications.

ZWCAD is a .dwg-compatible CAD solution available in 15 languages for worldwide designers and engineers in various industries such as AEC and MFG. ZWCAD is built by ITC member ZWSOFT and is based on the IntelliCAD engine.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture CAD ZWCAD HVAC Mechanical Electrical

CMS IntelliCAD and CADprofi

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CAD-Manufacturing Solutions announced that CMS IntelliCAD is now compatible with the CADprofi product line, including CADprofi's architectural, mechanical, HVAC and piping, and electrical design applications. Extending CMS IntelliCAD's core functionality gives designers more options and flexibility when it comes to choosing tools and getting their work done.

CMS supports and encourages third-party developers to combine their technology & know-how with IntelliCAD software like CADprofi and others. Integrating such expert technology with one of the CMS IntelliCAD OEM options is a fast shortcut for a third-party developer to provide a full suite solution to their users."
- Vitor Neves, CMS , INC. President

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CMS IntelliCAD is built with the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about how CMS and the ITC work together, see the success story.

 

Topics: CMS Architecture HVAC Mechanical

Building with More ODA Technology

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IntelliCAD has always — since its first release twenty years ago  been based on technology that is now governed and advanced by the Open Design Alliance (ODA). In the beginning the focus was on .dwg, but over the years, both technologies have seemed to outgrow their initial aim on replicating the .dwg file format (ODA) and replicating its end-user capabilities (ITC).

This point was not necessarily highlighted in Prague, but the link between ITC and ODA technology was mentioned throughout the conference with the nonchalant transparency that is commonplace among the IntelliCAD community.

  • IntelliCAD — Uses the latest ODA libraries.
  • BIM — Attach Autodesk® Revit® files as underlays, based on the ODA BIM component
  • Mobile — Based on ODA libraries. 
  • Walls, windows, doors, slabs — Draw and edit architectural entities (new in IntelliCAD 9), based on the ODA Architecture component. 
  • Smart meshes — Draw and edit lightweight 3D meshes (new in IntelliCAD 9), based on the ODA Facet Modeler. 
  • Custom objects — Work with custom architecture, civil, and mechanical objects, based on ODA Architecture, Civil, and Mechanical components.

The ITC employs many components of ODA technology (including ODA source code), then customizes that technology according to the needs of their members. And that's exactly what ITC members do: they employ many components of ITC technology (including ITC source code), then customize that technology according to the needs of their end-users. It's a consistent business model from start to finish.

Topics: IntelliCAD CAD Platform BIM ITC Architecture Civil Mobile Platform Mechanical ODA

Available APIs, the Lists Grows

iw2017api.pngIntelliCAD comes with so many APIs that it was a good idea to review them at the 2017 conference in Auckland. 

In addition to the APIs that most ITC members already know about (scripts, LISP, SDS/ADS, .NET, .NET Classic, IRX), there's also:

  • DGN API 
  • Architecture API 
  • Civil API 
  • Mechanical API 
  • Facet Modeler API 
  • RVT/RFA BIM API (BIM special interest group) 
  • IFC BIM API (ITC BIM special interest group

We saw live demos of IntelliCAD sample apps to see what you can do with some of these APIs. The Architecture API has an interface that allows you to extend IntelliCAD quickly to create windows, walls, stairs, and doors without complex coding. And the Mechanical API, which will be available in IntelliCAD 9, also lets you extend IntelliCAD but to create mechanical objects while instantly providing support for viewing and printing them.

 

  • BIM APIs were discussed here
  • DGN API was discussed here

 

The ITC has been careful to avoid using any APIs to create custom objects so we don’t compete with our member’s vertical solutions." – At the API demo session

Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Architecture Lisp DGN Civil IntelliCAD World Conference SDS Mechanical