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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