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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.

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Topics: DWG ITC Survey Microsurvey

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) ( 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 ( 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. (

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. (

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://

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

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces New Leadership

May 26, 2009 | Portland, OR

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) ( announces the election of Robert McGill as ITC President and Cliff Petersohn as ITC Chairman of the Board. These elections took place at the recent annual ITC Board of Directors meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Mr. McGill comes to the ITC having held senior management roles at SolidWorks, CAMAX, CADAM and Computervision. He is a strong proponent of component software and partnering to accelerate technology. Mr. McGill joined the ITC in 2008 as Business Development Director, responsible for increasing the number of vertical applications on the IntelliCAD platform and improving the marketing reach of the ITC. "Our focus at the ITC is to deliver a top quality IntelliCAD product and to work with our members to maximize their success," stated Mr. McGill.

Mr. Petersohn is a senior development manager with Carlson Software, a leader in surveying and civil engineering software. Mr. Petersohn is a noted expert in CAD and GIS system platforms including client-server architectures. Mr. Petersohn has served on the Board of Directors of the ITC since October 2008. "The ITC has clearly defined goals and direction," stated Mr. Petersohn, "and I'm confident it will continue to grow with the support of its members and deliver the highest performing and most affordable CAD-based software platform on the market."

When asked about the outlook for the ITC, Mr. McGill stated, "A down economy favors the value leader, and the ITC and the IntelliCAD platform offer tremendous value to companies developing high performance CAD solutions. As a not-for-profit organization, the ITC is unique in the industry. We don't sell to end users and we don't carry the marketing and sales overhead of our competitors. Over 70% of our revenue goes into research and development. No other company delivers a commercial CAD application platform at a better price."

With support from its new leadership the ITC is streamlining its sales and marketing efforts, and leveraging the resources of its member companies to deliver a robust professional CAD application platform.

About IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is a community of commercial software developers who share a common interest in the development of high performance, high value CAD platform technology. ITC Commercial Members have distribution rights and access to the IntelliCAD CAD platform source code, documentation, developer support, as well as IntelliCAD options such as VBA, Rendering, and Solid Modeling. ITC members develop and sell IntelliCAD based products in a wide variety of markets and provide end-user sales and support.

To learn about successful ITC members improving their bottom line with the IntelliCAD platform, visit our Success Stories at ( )

For more information, contact the ITC using the ITC website or call at (503) 293-7655.

IntelliCAD is a registered trademark of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



Topics: IntelliCAD CAD Platform Architecture Survey Civil