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Under the Hood of IntelliCAD

iw2017toolbox.pngSprinkled throughout the days at IntelliCAD World were a few presentations about internal systems used by the ITC. The point was not to show off how things work internally — under the hood  but to show ITC members what is available for porting to their own in-house processes.

It's a perk of ITC membership. Looking to grow into a large-scale automated testing system with scripts, regression analysis, visualization tests, and tens of thousands of drawings? ITC members can just re-use theirs. How to collect crash data and feedback from users? Grab their code. What is a state machine and how can it help me develop code that isn't spaghetti code? See how they do it and get their examples. How to translate your UI to different languages? See how they use RC files and get ideas about other methods.

One of the other demos showed us where the ITC gathers all of these data points into an overall health index. The health index has visual dials that evaluates all of the testing data — you're either in the green or the red so you can easily see how the latest build is performing. This helps for day-to-day work but is even more critical leading up to a release. Dave Lorenzo, ITC President stood at the back of the room and added, “We only release if the health index is high enough.”

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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD World Conference Membership

IntelliCAD User Guides Available for Download and Print

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgInterested in an ITC membership and want to learn more about how your customers can use IntelliCAD? Order a print or download version of the IntelliCAD user guide to see how IntelliCAD users 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.

The guides are available for a small fee: $5.00 for a PDF download and $40.00 for a print copy.

  • For the most recent IntelliCAD 8.3 user guides, go here.
  • For all available IntelliCAD user guide versions, go here.

Of course ITC members receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership.

Questions? Contact the ITC.


Topics: ITC IntelliCAD Membership

More than IntelliCAD Engine for ITC Member FRAMECAD


Since 2011 when FRAMECAD Ltd. joined the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, the IntelliCAD engine has been the base for the FRAMECAD system — an end-to-end design and build system used for rapid construction of buildings for businesses, governments, and communities worldwide. But there was more to be gained from an ITC membership, for example, FRAMECAD benefited from ITC development systems that are designed for large-scale software distribution.

IntelliCAD Co-op provides insight into large-scale development tools and processes. We were able to leverage lessons on globalization, localization, crash reporting, code analysis, automated testing and other processes that helped elevate our software development. – John Burns, Senior Software Developer FRAMECAD Ltd.

To learn more about how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, go to

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Topics: CAD FRAMECAD ITC IntelliCAD Membership CO-OP

Highlighting ITC Member 4M

4M_bimsuite.jpg4M S.A., member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium since 2000, creates architectural, mechanical, structural, and electrical CAD and BIM applications that are built on top of the IntelliCAD engine. With access to APIs and source code, 4M integrates their own vertical solutions to deliver seamless products to their customers.

Joining the ITC allowed us to develop and deliver market-specific vertical applications with powerful yet familiar CAD functionality combined with well-defined standards and specifications." – Babis Charalambopoulos, Partner and Co-Founder 4M

To learn more about how 4M benefits from ITC membership, go to

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Topics: 4M BIM CAD ITC IntelliCAD Membership CO-OP

IntelliCAD Used for Interior Design by CAD Projekt K&A


CAD Projekt K&A switched from a different CAD platform to IntelliCAD in 2008. Since then, the company has based their specialized interior design software on the IntelliCAD engine. By tightly integrating their software with IntelliCAD source code, thanks to commercial ITC membership, CAD Projekt K&A can concentrate on their niche market expertise instead of developing general CAD features. 

It is not only faster but also more efficient to solve problems and create solutions in cooperation with the consortium." – Krzysztof Dabrowski, Co-Founder CAD Projekt K&A

To learn more about how CAD Projekt K&A and the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium work together, see

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Topics: CAD ITC IntelliCAD Interior Design CAD Projekt K&A CO-OP Membership

IntelliCAD used by MicroSurvey in Mapping, Accident Reconstruction, Forensics, Civil, and Survey


MicroSurvey Software Inc. — member of the ITC — delivers its many IntelliCAD-based applications to land surveyors, civil engineers, seismic surveyors, mapping professionals, police officers, and accident reconstruction specialists. There are many different CAD development platforms available, but year after year MicroSurvey chooses IntelliCAD because it is the only open source, non-profit, cooperative CAD development platform.

IntelliCAD Co-op is the foundation for our civil, survey and forensic CAD applications. IntelliCAD provides a familiar CAD interface for our users and familiar development APIs for our developers. In addition to the standard APIs, IntelliCAD Co-op provides complete source access at the core level that has enabled new solutions we could not create on any other CAD platform. – Jason Poitras, General Manager MicroSurvey, ITC Secretary

To learn more about how MicroSurvey benefits from ITC membership, go to
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Topics: CAD IntelliCAD Microsurvey Civil Survey Mapping Forensics Accident Reconstruction CO-OP Membership

Spotlight on Longtime ITC Member ProgeSOFT

ProgeCAD_400.pngITC member ProgeSOFT creates progeCAD — 2D/3D CAD software based on the IntelliCAD engine — and has been in the CAD business for over 25 years.

ProgeSOFT works together with the ITC and uses the IntelliCAD source code to provide native .dwg file support and core CAD functionality for progeCAD. This allows ProgeSOFT to focus on special user requirements and add-ons, and on delivering its products to designers, engineers, and creatives in over 70 countries.

IntelliCAD gave us an excellent CAD product, and after having put the finishing touches to it, we brought progeCAD to the cutting edge of low-cost CAD technology." – Damiano Croci, COO of ProgeSOFT,
ITC Vice President

To learn more about the ITC and ProgeSOFT collaboration, go to

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Topics: ITC CAD 2D/3D ProgeSOFT CO-OP Membership

With Carlson Software, CAD Users Choose Their CAD Platform


Carlson Software creates software for land development, engineering, and mining. Since 2007, when Carlson Software joined the ITC, Carlson customers have had a choice in CAD platforms: IntelliCAD® or Autodesk® AutoCAD®. 

"If a user already has AutoCAD, they can run our solutions. If they are looking for an effective, lower cost CAD alternative, then Carlson's products come with IntelliCAD built in, ready to use for no extra cost." – Bruce Carlson, President/Founder of Carlson Software

To learn about how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, go to

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Topics: CAD IntelliCAD ITC Carlson Software Civil Survey CO-OP Membership