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Introducing ActCAD 2024 Nesting


Brand new in 2024, ActCAD Nesting is a complete drafting and nesting software package that supports regular and true shape nestings suitable for the sheet metal, textile, fashion, leather, and footwear industries. Its advanced nesting algorithm has been optimized for several years and allows for features such as cutter diameters, preferential hole filling, turbo mode, sequencing, and more.

ActCAD Nesting natively works in .dwg and .dxf file formats while also working with many other file formats.  

ActCAD 2024 Nesting is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about OEM options using the IntelliCAD engine, go here. To learn about how ActCAD benefits from membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, see the success story.


Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC ActCAD CAD Nesting

Carlson Software User Conference 2024

carlson_conference_2024Headed to the Carlson Software User Conference April 22-24, 2024 in Spokane, Washington, US? Check out IntelliCAD while you're there! Carlson Software delivers a suite of products, several of which include IntelliCAD.

Go West 2024 will host educational and training sessions that cover a variety of industries, products, and workflows for civil, field, surveying, construction, mining, photogrammetry, and 3D precision. 

Find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together in this success story. To learn how IntelliCAD helps developers and their products use .dwg seamlessly, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC Carlson Software CAD

See ACCA at BIM World Paris


Headed to BIM World Paris on April 3 or 4 next week? While there, you can see ACCA presenting on current BIM topics and also live demonstrations of their BIM technologies.

BIM World Paris
Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles
Stand D20

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ACCA delivers software designed for architectural design, structural engineering, analyzing and calculating, energy performance analysis, quantitative studies, site health and safety, and maintenance and management of BIM processes.

When you stop by to see ACCA in action at BIM World Paris, you'll be seeing IntelliCAD too. ACCA is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and delivers several BIM and technical products based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC ACCA CAD Construction

See Carlson and IntelliCAD at Upcoming Tradeshows


You can see Carlson Software, and the IntelliCAD engine, at these shows next week:

NSSGA Aggregates Academy & Expo
March 25-27, 2024
Nashville, TN USA


West Virginia Coal Show
March 26-27
Charleston, WV USA


Carlson Software has been a member of the ITC since 2007 and many of their products use the IntelliCAD engine. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Civil Carlson Software Surveying CAD GEO

Happening this Week: buildingSMART International Summit


Interested in IFC and openBIM technology for interoperability and exchanging information seamlessly throughout your build projects? buildingSMART International Summit 2024 is this week and you can attend remotely or in person in Valencia, Spain.

Learn more about the summit and register here. You can still catch some of it.

The ITC's BIM Special Interest Group supports interoperability not only for IFC but also for RVT/RFA file formats. For IFC, ITC members are delivering features to their end users such as importing and exporting .ifc files and also attaching .ifc underlays. To learn more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

See FRAMECAD in Florida, USA this March


This March, come check out FRAMECAD at one of their upcoming shows in Florida, USA to learn about how they use IntelliCAD in their steel frame design and build systems.

FRAMECAD uses IntelliCAD in its end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing system for rapid construction of buildings. To learn how FRAMECAD benefits from ITC membership, read the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's BIM technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG BIM ITC CAD FRAMECAD Construction

Spotlight on IntelliCAD Mobile Platform

IntelliCAD Mobile 1.7

Did you know IntelliCAD has a mobile development platform that includes CAD viewing? Members deploy the technology to view .dwg, .dxf, .dgn, .dwf, .dae, .sat, and various image files on mobile devices. Architecture objects, civil objects, mechanical objects, and underlays can be viewed too.

The IntelliCAD mobile platform is running on thousands of different Microsoft® Windows® desktop, Google Android™, Apple® macOS®, and Apple iOS mobile devices.

The mobile development platform is part of the ITC Mobile Special Interest Group (SIG), which is tailored to member needs for mobile. See more details at  

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC Architecture Civil Mobile Platform Mechanical

IntelliCAD 12.0 and 12.1 User Guides Available for Download

IntelliCAD book cover.jpgIf you're investigating CAD platforms, you might find it helpful to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide which is available at in ebook format.

Using IntelliCAD describes how to use IntelliCAD to draw in 2D and 3D, view drawings, dimension entities, work with layers, insert blocks and external references, add custom programs, and everything else you expect from a CAD program.

The guides are available for a small fee.

  • For the IntelliCAD 12.1 guides, go here.
  • For the IntelliCAD 12.0 guides, go here.

Of course ITC members receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. If you're an end user looking for IntelliCAD documentation, contact the ITC member where you purchased IntelliCAD.

Topics: IntelliCAD ITC CAD Membership

Attending ISEE in Savannah, Georgia this Week?


Carlson Software is also there at the ISEE Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Head on over to see them and the IntelliCAD engine!


Carlson Software has been a member of the ITC since 2007 and many of their products use the IntelliCAD engine. To find out how Carlson Software and the ITC work together, see the success story. To find out more about IntelliCAD's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG Survey Carlson Software CAD GEO

IntelliKorea Software just released CADian 2024

cadian 2024

CADian 2024 is available now! The latest version includes various features to significantly enhance design workflow efficiency, such as strengthened CADian Explorer functionality, modification previews, super hatches, quick attribute window, enhanced 3D modeling capabilities, AEC Style Manager, Set Z All command, table cell properties, and more.

cadian 2024 box smallFor CADian 2024 users, complimentary access is provided to industry-specific third-party extensions, including CADian Architectural 3D, CADian Mechanical (MechClick), CADian Civil (Dream), and others.

Established in 1990, IntelliKorea aims to create a world where anyone can easily create designs, and it consistently invests in research and development. As a result, it has established itself as the number one CAD software company in South Korea, thanks to its high level of technical expertise and reliability. 

IntelliKorea is a member of the ITC and its CADian software is based on the IntelliCAD engine. To learn more about the ITC's .dwg technology, go here.

Topics: IntelliCAD DWG ITC CAD CADian IntelliKorea