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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

Service Pack Available for MicroSurvey CAD 2019

microsurvey2019-service-pack3MicroSurvey users can get a new version of MicroSurvey CAD 2019 with Service Pack 1 available now. Service Pack 1 contains enhancements to GIS import capabilities and important fixes throughout the product.

MicroSurvey CAD 2019 Service Pack 1 is based on the IntelliCAD 9.0a engine and contains all of the new features and fixes available with IntelliCD 9.0a.

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Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Microsurvey CAD GIS

MicroSurvey CAD 2018 Update Released

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Service Pack 1 is available for MicroSurvey CAD 2018. The updated version contains important bug fixes, performance improvements and new functionality.

MicroSurvey CAD is a survey drafting toolkit that includes support for COGO, DTM, traversing, adjustments, volumes, contouring, and more. It is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about how ITC member MicroSurvey and the ITC work together:

 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Microsurvey CAD

New Release: MicroSurvey CAD 2018

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Based on IntelliCAD version 8.4, the new release of MicroSurvey CAD 2018 includes support for version 2018 .dwg files, Esri® Shapefile import, Trimble® JobXML file import, and 3D point labels. 

MicroSurvey CAD is a complete survey drafting toolkit available with a perpetual license and includes support for COGO, DTM, traversing, adjustments, volumes, contouring, and more. 

MicroSurvey CAD is delivered by ITC member MicroSurvey. To learn more about how MicroSurvey and the ITC work together:

 

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Survey Microsurvey CAD

ITC Entrepreneurs take the Stage

iw2017members.pngEntrepreneurial solutions from entrepreneurs. It was the morning of the last day at IntelliCAD World when four ITC members presented their IntelliCAD solutions and highlights of why they were members of the consortium. 

David Carlson, Carlson Software

Carlson Software has been in the CAD business since the 80s and delivers products in the civil, mining, GIS, construction, survey, data collection, and machine control markets. In Auckland, we saw a demo of working with 3D contours: overburden, elevations, fence diagrams, ground, strata.

When Carlson joined the ITC in 2007, in under a year they released their same software that ran with Autodesk® AutoCAD® to run with IntelliCAD too. Now Carlson's products come with IntelliCAD built-in at no extra cost, and users decide whether to purchase a seat of AutoCAD. The ability to choose matters.

We also learned that Carlson is a big contributor to LandXML, where they contributed a free 3D LandXML viewer and upgrade tools. LandXML is an open data standard used within the land development industry. Open standards also matter.

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Bill Wright, Wrightsoft

Wrightsoft has also been in the CAD business since the 80s when it started out with no venture capital. Seeing a need back then for better heating, ventilation, and air conditioning design, they continue to deliver HVAC planning, design, sales, and installation software for the desktop and now for tablet and mobile.

Wrightsoft has solutions based on their own CAD editor and another line that's based on IntelliCAD, which we saw in action: load meters, diameters and sizes, data extraction, and automatic calculations on-the-go when you change anything in a room or building.

And then there's BIM. With Wrightsoft and IntelliCAD, you can auto-trace a BIM .rvt file to automatically generate smart objects and make calculations. It's a great example of what members are doing with the beta version libraries for reading and writing BIM .rvt files.

Wrightsoft has also changed the way HVAC gets done. They were an original partner with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) to define HVAC standards that continue to be used today. Market disruption matters. Standards matter. 

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Brian Sloman, MicroSurvey 

MicroSurvey has been in business for 30 years. They joined the ITC in 2005 and ported their code base to IntelliCAD 6. They build vertical solutions on top of IntelliCAD for survey design and mapping, mining, and the public safety sector. 

At IntelliCAD World we saw a demo of IMS Map360 that runs with IntelliCAD. It can import data from manual measurements (think tape measures which are still very common), survey equipment, laser scanners, terrestrial (tripods), and cameras mounted on vehicles, drones, and backpacks. Output includes sketches and reports that are often used during court hearings to prove facts. There's heavy use of point clouds (even animated), architectural objects, trajectory rods (cones of uncertainty), and Trimble SketchUp symbols

With all of this technology, the design for public safety products has to be simple and easy to use. Their end-users aren't CAD from the CAD world and shouldn't need to be in order to get all the precision of CAD. Good design matters.

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Mark Taylor, FRAMECAD

FRAMECAD has been in business since 1987 and joined the ITC in 2011. They develop the FRAMECAD System — software and hardware that designs and builds efficient, strong, and durable steel framed buildings.

A few days before at the start of the conference, we were at the FRAMECAD site to see a live demo of the IntelliCAD-based software at work. And then the machine was at work, taking in steel and outputting braces for a wall, all within a couple of minutes.

Back at the conference, we learned that BIM is really important for FRAMECAD moving forward: reading in drawings that contain all the data they need in a "fast, easy, friendly" way. But it's more than that: BIM has the power to move from planning and drawing in a silo to planning and drawing in collaboration. And collaboration is key from the FRAMECAD perspective to build faster and with fewer mistakes when all the various players show up to the construction site. Collaboration matters. 

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Topics: IntelliCAD BIM ITC Survey Civil Carlson Software Microsurvey FRAMECAD Accident Reconstruction HVAC IntelliCAD World Conference Wrightsoft

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 Recently Released

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New features of MicroSurvey CAD 2017 include: smart polylines, smart point blocks, Microsoft® Bing® maps integration, cloud storage integration, and much more.

MicroSurvey CAD 2017 is powered by the IntelliCAD engine and is a desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. It is available at five feature levels: Basic, Standard, Premium, Ultimate, and Studio. 

For more information and to download a free demo version of MicroSurvey CAD 2017, visit www.microsurvey.com/2017. 

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Survey Civil Microsurvey

Watch MicroSurvey CAD 2016 in Action for Surface Modeling and Contours

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Interested in seeing how IntelliCAD is used for surface modeling and contours? ITC member MicroSurvey released several related videos for MicroSurvey CAD 2016, which is based on IntelliCAD. For more details, see http://helpdesk.microsurvey.com/index.php?/News/NewsItem/View/232 and http://www.microsurvey.com/downloads/movies/mscad.htm#Movies_Contours

MicroSurveywww.microsurvey.com
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: www.intellicad.org

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Microsurvey CAD

MicroSurvey at Upcoming INTERGEO Trade Fair

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MicroSurvey will be attending the INTERGEO 2016 conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. You can find MicroSurvey at booth A1.079 on October 11–13, 2016 at the trade fair in Hamburg, Germany.

MicroSurvey bases its many software solutions on IntelliCAD and is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

More conference details: http://helpdesk.microsurvey.com/index.php?/News/NewsItem/View/233
MicroSurveywww.microsurvey.com
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: www.intellicad.org

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Civil Microsurvey CAD GEO

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

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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 https://www.intellicad.org/microsurvey-case-study

MicroSurveywww.microsurvey.com
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: www.intellicad.org

Topics: IntelliCAD Survey Civil Microsurvey CAD CO-OP Mapping Accident Reconstruction Forensics Membership