Articles and Press Releases

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8.1

Portland, OR, USA, July 22, 2015 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.1.

IntelliCAD 8.1 is a major release that now includes support for Microsoft Windows 10. IntelliCAD 8.1 also includes multi-core processing when opening and regenerating files, which provides a 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers. Also included is support for opening and saving .dwg files version 2015, developing end-user applications with a new Microsoft .NET API, opening and exporting .dgn files, annotation scaling, publishing drawings, printing to .dwf (or .dwfx), .png, and .jpg files, drawing helices and revision clouds, lofting and sweeping entities, creating polysolids, and various other new commands such as SETBYLAYER, XPLODE, TXT2MTXT, and AUTOCOMPLETE.

Many user interface enhancements are also included: new ribbon user interface that can be used with or without menus, support for customizable workspaces, and ability to quickly switch color schemes.

Vitor Neves, ITC Chairman and President of CAD Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (CMS), an ITC member company, stated, "ITC members will appreciate the new IntelliCAD 8.1 multi-core processor support performance boost, additional .NET 4.5 Framework, stunning new user interface enhancements and, as always, advanced CAD compatibility."

Mr. Neves added, "This release consolidates IntelliCAD Technology Consortium’s unique market position as the sole non-profit organization committed to the development of the most advanced CAD engine technology developed by an open group of CAD solutions providers. IntelliCAD 8.1 also sets a milestone on how the ITC community proactively addresses new challenges."

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 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 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.

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.

Topics: New IntelliCAD DWG IntelliCAD 8 ITC Announcements IntelliCAD 8.1

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 8

Portland, OR, USA, June 13, 2014 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 8.0.

Available in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions, IntelliCAD 8.0 opens, saves, and creates .dwg files, including the latest 2014 file format. New features include layer states, layer filters with search, layer transparency and viewport freeze, .cui custom menu files, quick select, 3D orbit, additional grid capabilities, Collada (.dae) file import, MrSID MG4 compressed raster image support, and more.

In addition to core computer-aided-design (CAD) features, IntelliCAD is a development platform on which member companies develop custom applications. IntelliCAD 8.0 includes several API enhancements including updates to Open Design Alliance (ODA) Teigha® version 3.9.1 and support for VBA 7.1. ITC members also now have access to source code for advanced rendering and image processing components.

Victor Neves, President of CAD Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (CMS), an ITM member company, stated, “We're extremely excited about the IntelliCAD 8 release. This is a major release that will provide the most advanced and updated native 2014 .dwg file support compatibility to our manufacturing customer base, plus extreme software stability. It also includes a significant number of productive, advanced user interface features.” He added, “It's simply the best ever. Period!”

Robert Berry, Business Development Director of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium said, “This new version of IntelliCAD represents an exponential improvement over earlier versions. We have over 1200 new features and fixes making this by far the best IntelliCAD version released to date. IntelliCAD is now more than ever a safe and reliable CAD development platform for our members and their end-users.”

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 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 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.

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD CAD Platform CMS CAD programming IntelliCAD 8

ITC Announces Release of IntelliCAD 7.2

Portland, OR, USA, June 22, 2012 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 7.2.

IntelliCAD 7.2 contains many new features and improvements to areas required by members and their users since the IntelliCAD 7.1a maintenance release in January 2012.

IntelliCAD 7.2 achieves new benchmarks in performance with support for OpenGL that enhances dynamic pan, zoom, redraw, and rotation, especially for large files, but also internal improvements for large drawing files, including editing, dynamic dragging, gripping, display, and snaps.

With over 600 fixes since the 7.1 release, IntelliCAD 7.2 additionally includes many new features: .NET application support, find and replace text, import .dgn files, insert underlays, work with Collada (.dae) and MrSID (.sid) files, and receive alerts in a new Notification Manager. New entity snap features include: entity snap tracking, Parallel Snap, From Point, Temporary Tracking Point, and Midpoint Between 2 Points.

Enhanced existing features include selecting by filter (including proxies), managing layers at the command line, clipping layout viewports, and more.

IntelliCAD 7.2 integrates the most currently available Open Design Alliance Teigha® version 3.5.1.

David Lorenzo, ITC Development Director commented, “The new architecture of the IntelliCAD 7 series is proving its merit as more ITC members adopt and integrate it with their own vertical solutions. Brought by members to CAD industry users, forward-moving IntelliCAD 7.2 delivers value and expertise with added features, increased performance, and fixes."

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 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/.

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD CAD Platform ITC DWG IntelliCAD® 7

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 7.1

Portland, OR, USA, November 11, 2011 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 7.1.

IntelliCAD 7.1 is a maintenance release that contains many improvements since the IntelliCAD 7.0b release in August, while also including performance enhancements throughout in areas such as printing, zooming, multiline text, and .pdf file export. IntelliCAD 7.1 also supports new features: attach .dgn files, drag-and-drop layouts between drawings, invert image clips (raster image support is available in Professional versions), and more.

IntelliCAD 7.1 integrates Open Design Alliance Teigha® version 3.4.1 released earlier this year.

David Lorenzo, ITC Development Director commented, “With the release of IntelliCAD 7.1, the ITC has shown that the new architecture allows us to more easily incorporate ODA Teigha updates. In addition, our quick updates in the 7 series are keeping pace with fixes and features required by both ITC members and their industry users."

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 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. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

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.

Contact Information
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
10260 SW Greenburg Rd. Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223
United States
Tel: +1 503 293 7655
Email: press@intellicad.org

 

Topics: New IntelliCAD CAD Platform ITC DWG IntelliCAD® 7 DGN

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 7.0b

Portland, OR, USA, August 26, 2011 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 7.0b.

IntelliCAD 7.0b is a maintenance release that contains numerous improvements to areas required by members and their users since the IntelliCAD 7.0a release in July.

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 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. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

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.

Contact Information

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
10260 SW Greenburg Rd. Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223
United States
Tel: +1 503 293 7655
Email: press@intellicad.org

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD ITC DWG IntelliCAD® 7

Official CMS IntelliCAD 7 Released

Burleson, Texas, USA. CMS, Inc. released CMS IntelliCAD® 7.
For more details, see http://blog.intellicadms.com/intellicad/2011/07/index.html.

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD DWG CMS IntelliCAD® 7

Autodsys Releases IntelliCAD 7 Standard

Portland, Oregon — Autodsys, Inc. released IntelliCAD 7 Standard. For more information, see the news at http://www.autodsys.com/.

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD DWG IntelliCAD® 7

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 7.0a

Portland, OR, USA, July 26, 2011 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the release of IntelliCAD 7.0a.

IntelliCAD 7.0a is a maintenance release that contains numerous improvements to areas required by members and their users since the IntelliCAD 7 release in June. Version 7.0a includes general performance enhancements, and improvements to the PC3 printer configuration interface, attributes, entity editing, and many other areas.

When asked about the quick release of IntelliCAD 7.0a, Dave Lorenzo, ITC Development Director, explained, “We now have agile processes in place that allow us to quickly add new features and critical fixes while maintaining stable, releasable builds. In addition, the IntelliCAD architecture was redesigned for quick ODA updates. I expect IntelliCAD 7.1 based on a newer ODA Teigha platform will be released in early fall.”

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD software.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 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. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

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.

Contact Information
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
10260 SW Greenburg Rd. Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223
United States
Tel: +1 503 293 7655
Email: press@intellicad.org

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD ITC IntelliCAD® 7

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD® 7

Portland, OR, USA, June 10, 2011 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the much anticipated release of IntelliCAD 7.

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

IntelliCAD 7 is a 2D and 3D computer-aided-design (CAD) platform for software companies designing and distributing products for engineers, architects, designers, and drafters. In addition to CAD commands and features that users are accustomed to, IntelliCAD provides compatibility with Autodesk® DWG™ format and also exposes a powerful development environment with new support for custom objects. The IntelliCAD platform is an open alternative to closed, single vendor controlled CAD platforms, and is designed to offer the best combination of performance, security, and value to both member companies and their customers.

Dave Lorenzo, ITC Development Director, stated, “It's exciting to achieve this major milestone, our members and developers are looking forward to leveraging our new platform to advance development.” Mr. Lorenzo added, “The significance of the IntelliCAD 7 release is in its long-awaited delivery, but equally important is its indication about the ITC as an organization. Built on a foundation of member companies committed to an open CAD platform, the ITC is positioned for the long-term success of its members, their solutions, and their end users.”

Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about availability of IntelliCAD 7 software.

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.

Contact Information
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
10260 SW Greenburg Rd. Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223
United States
Tel: +1 503 293 7655
Email: press@intellicad.org

 

Topics: New IntelliCAD IntelliCAD CAD Platform ITC IntelliCAD® 7

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