Latest .DWG Editor Extends Usability

IntelliCAD 9.1 from IntelliCAD Technology Consortium adds digital signature, PDF utility and more. 

IntelliCAD 9.1 from IntelliCAD Technology Consortium adds digital signature, PDF utility and more. 

ITC member CMS creates solutions for manufacturing and fabrication using IntelliCAD as the foundational CAD platform. Image courtesy of ITC.

The not-for-profit IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) has released Version 9.1 of its CAD engine IntelliCAD. This alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD is used by ITC members to create specialized CAD products that serve many users. 

IntelliCAD Version 9.1 is officially a maintenance release, but ITC now includes new features with maintenance releases as they become available. 

Leading this update is the new ability to attach digital signatures to .DWG files for validation. Another key feature is the new Block Editor, which ITC says streamlines the process of creating and using blocks when drawing. Related to the Block Editor update is the new ability to create palettes that contain blocks, similar to using a stencil for adding shapes to a drawing. There is also a new type of selection grip for users working with schematic drawings where precise scale or sizing is not required.

More IntelliCAD 9.1 features include: print and publish drawings directly to PDF; click keywords at the command prompt; use a Start Page when the program launches; single-click to hide many user interface items at once and increase the drawing area; synchronize viewports; convert to mesh; convert to surface; show and hide edges of three-dimensional entities; view and edit system variables in the new System Variables Manager; and many small changes to the software.

This wheel block was designed in IntelliCAD and rendered in Artisan, a CAD rendering tool from Siemens PLM Lightwork Design which supports IntelliCAD. Image courtesy of ITC. 

For versions of IntelliCAD that work with BIM files, attach version 2019 .rvt/.rfa files and draw more AEC entities such as stairs, railings and steel.

For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save and edit .dgn files in their native format, users can now work with solids, hatches, aligned dimensions, fill mode and more.

IntelliCAD 9.1 is supported on Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions. IntelliCAD Mobile Viewer versions are available for Windows desktop, Google Android, Apple macOS and iOS.

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. 

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, not-for-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.

To learn more about the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, click here. 

Watch a video showcasing IntelliCAD 9.1 new features.

Read how CAD developer CAD Manufacturing Solutions uses IntelliCAD technology to create manufacturing and fabrication solutions, including mobile.

Read about ITC Special Interest Groups for developers.

Read the DE report on IntelliCAD 9.0.

See why DE's editors selected ITC's Version 9.1 of its CAD engine IntelliCAD as their Pick of the Week.

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