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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: CAD Microsurvey ITC IntelliCAD Survey

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: Microsurvey Survey ITC IntelliCAD DWG 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.

Go Carlson Software >>

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. 

Go Wrightsoft >>

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.

Go MicroSurvey >>

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. 

Go FRAMECAD >>

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

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: CAD Microsurvey ITC IntelliCAD

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: CAD ITC IntelliCAD Microsurvey GEO Civil

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

ITC Member MicroSurvey Releases MicroSurvey CAD 2016

MicroSurvey Software, member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, announced the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2016.

MicroSurvey CAD 2016, powered by the IntelliCAD 8.1a engine, is a desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers.

For more information, visit http://www.microsurvey.com/news/15-12-MSCAD2016.htm.

Topics: DWG ITC Survey Microsurvey

ITC Announces Launch of IntelliCAD® 7 Public Beta User Registration

Portland, OR, USA, March 23, 2011 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the beginning of IntelliCAD 7 Public Beta user registration. Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about the Beta program and about using the much anticipated IntelliCAD 7 software. Previous Beta versions were available only to ITC members.

IntelliCAD 7 represents the culmination of a fundamental overhaul of the entire IntelliCAD code base undertaken by the ITC and its membership. It incorporates a complete new architecture based on and synchronized with the latest Teigha® software development platform from the Open Design Alliance, another member-driven, nonprofit organization of over 1,000 software developers in 40 countries.

There has been much industry speculation as to the current status of the ITC and IntelliCAD 7 in particular since IntelliCAD 7 was first announced. Although the ITC and this project have been negatively impacted by unforeseen factors, ITC membership remains strong and stands exceptionally committed to its mission of perpetuating IntelliCAD as the CAD platform that offers the best combination of performance, security, and value to both member companies and their customers.

Darcy Detlor, President of MicroSurvey Software, Inc. and Treasurer of the ITC, stated, “Despite the recent global economic slowdown, the ITC membership has continued to sustain the ITC and the IntelliCAD 7 effort unabated. There have been no technical staff reductions, and the current membership continues to generate adequate revenue levels to maintain the organization in its current form. Together with recent rule changes and significant increased participation of management and technical resources from member companies, we fully expect IntelliCAD 7 products to become available in retail form to end users during 2011. Looking forward, we expect the widespread acceptance of these solutions to attract additional members and further strengthen and diversify the Consortium in its goal of providing an open and unique alternative to traditional closed, single vendor controlled CAD products and platforms.”

Bruce Carlson, President of Carlson Software, stated, “We are already porting our own solutions of over 2 million lines of source code and 500 LISP routines to run on IntelliCAD 7. The public Beta program allows us to further advance our own solutions before real-world use by Carlson customers.”

Users of products based on IntelliCAD who are interested in participating in the IntelliCAD 7 Beta program should contact ITC member companies to coordinate details.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 7 and membership in the ITC should contact the ITC directly. For more information about IntelliCAD and the ITC, including case studies, please visit http://www.intellicad.org/.

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

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. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent organization of software developers established specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. For additional ITC news and information, visit the company web site (http://www.intellicad.org/) or call 1-503-293-7655.

IntelliCAD is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.

About Carlson Software

Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, develops software solutions to bring land development professionals from concept to completion. The 25-year-old company is known for its civil, surveying, machine control and positioning, plus mining software solutions. For more details, visit the company’s web site at http://www.carlsonsw.com.

About MicroSurvey

MicroSurvey Software Inc. has been developing software and hardware solutions for surveying and mapping for over twenty years.

MicroSurvey Software is a two-time winner of PROFIT Magazine's 100 Fastest Growing Companies and a winner of Deloitte Technology's Fast 500. For more details, visit the company’s web site at http://www.microsurvey.com.

Topics: New IntelliCAD ITC Carlson Software Microsurvey IntelliCAD® 7.0 Beta

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Members Leverage IntelliCAD® 6.6

Consortium members report excellent customer response to high performance and stability of the new IntelliCAD 6.6 release

Portland, Oregon - October 20, 2009 - The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) (http://www.intellicad.org/) announced today the release of IntelliCAD 6.6, supporting newly released ITC member products with advanced graphics technology and quality enhancements.

The ITC is a unique organization whose member companies jointly contribute to the development of the IntelliCAD CAD platform. During the research and development of the new IntelliCAD release 6.6, development teams from several ITC members cooperated to design the new high performance algorithms that boost the efficiency of all member products.

"Our customers are creating and editing larger and more complex drawings." said David Carlson of Carlson Software. "In response, our engineering team worked with customers to identify and remove performance bottlenecks encountered with large IntelliCAD drawings. These improvements are built into the new Carlson 2010 release. In addition, since the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an open source community we were able to integrate it into the IntelliCAD R6.6 code in such a way that the products of other ITC members will benefit from this effort. This sharing of resources between members makes a lot of sense from our perspective."

When asked about this latest release, David Lorenzo, ITC Development Director, commented, "The IntelliCAD 6.6 release provides a major improvement in quality through new error reporting tools and technology we have been building over the past few years. These error reporting tools have been revolutionary in enabling us to more quickly respond to customer issues."

ITC members worldwide have been swift in integrating the new IntelliCAD 6.6 into their products. "We developed the new YellowCAD product on IntelliCAD as a professional alternative to AutoCAD LT® for all generic 2D/3D applications," stated Jean Denis Heymann, Sales Manager at YellowCAD. "We believe that the price of technology should no longer be an obstacle to designers and draftsmen."

Customers making the switch from other CAD systems to IntelliCAD have benefitted from the new release. "For nearly 25 years, our customers have depended on MicroSurvey products to compute and draft their surveying and engineering projects," stated Darcy Detlor, CEO of Microsurvey Software, Inc. "In 2004, MicroSurvey switched to the IntelliCAD platform and today is delivering MicroSurvey CAD 2010 based on IntelliCAD R6.6. Release 6.6 represents the fastest and most reliable IntelliCAD platform yet and our customers are benefitting directly from the increased performance in reading, creating and viewing .dwg file drawings."

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium: 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. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent organization of software developers established specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. Commercial Members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. For the latest ITC news and information, visit the company web site (http://www.intellicad.org/) or call 1-503-293-7655.

About Carlson Software. Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, develops software solutions to bring land development professionals from concept to completion. The 25-year-old company is known for its civil, surveying, machine control and positioning, plus mining software solutions. (http://www.carlsonsw.com/)

About YellowCAD: The YellowCAD company was formed by a dedicated team of executives and developers most of whom have over 20 years experience in CAD. The YellowCAD product offers a general design solution with native .dwg file input and output for CAD users in architecture, construction, civil and mechanical engineering. (http://www.yellowcad.fr/)

About MicroSurvey: MicroSurvey Software Inc. has been developing software and hardware solutions for surveying and mapping for over twenty years. MicroSurvey Software is a two-time winner of PROFIT Magazine's 100 Fastest Growing Companies and a winner of Deloitte Technology's Fast 500. (http://http://www.microsurvey.com//)

Topics: IntelliCAD CAD Platform Survey ITC Carlson Software YellowCAD Surveying Microsurvey DWG IntelliCAD 6.6