It is official now. IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) has announced the release of the newest version of their proprietary CAD support technology – IntelliCAD, the IntelliCAD 10.1, bringing in a whole new range of features for all the CAD software which are supported by it, including the brand new TrueCAD 2022.
TrueCAD uses the latest IntelliCAD 10.1 Engine, Open Design Alliance, dwg/dxf Libraries, ACIS 3D Modeling Kernel, and many other Technologies which ensures file support right from the early R2.5 to the latest 2021 version of dwg/dxf. It also supports other file formats like .dgn, .step/.stp, .iges/.igs, .stl, .obj, 2D PDF, 3D PDF, .dae, etc. The interface and commands are designed in a manner that is familiar and easy for migration from any CAD Software.
For starters, it now supports the OpenGL ES graphics device, along with a new range of visual styles, allowing for enhanced display quality and improved performance. Users can take advantage of a newer materials library, by assigning the contained materials to entities and layers, and can also display them with visual styles. Now, an in-program display of spot and point lights, along with visual styles is possible.
Now, .obj and .stl files are also part of the import file formats available. The ability to view properties of custom entities is one of the new properties that are available for various entity types in the Properties panel.
IntelliCAD 10.1 is a major release that includes significant performance improvements and new features.
IntelliCAD 10.1 is up to seven times faster when selecting entities and two times faster for grip editing, grip displaying, entity snapping, and drawing regenerating.
New features include the ability to insert and work with geographic maps, restore default program settings from the operating system Start menu, create and edit tables and table styles, create and edit sheet sets, insert dynamic blocks, import .pdf files with more advanced options, import point data from .csv and .txt files, and import map files (.shp, .sdf, .sqlite files). Also included is integration with 3Dconnexion input devices for streamlining the CAD drawing experience.
More features that have a big efficiency boost for end-users are smooth view transitions, entity cloning, dimension breaking, quick groups, advanced grips for blocks and groups, the Layer Previous command, the ability to turn off entity movement when clicking and dragging the mouse, and the ability to restore a layer state to the current viewport, all viewports, all layouts, and viewports, or the Model tab. Additionally, the new Rectangular Array, Polar Array, Path Array, and Edit Array commands provide more functionality for arraying entities than in previous releases.
For versions of IntelliCAD that open, save, and edit .dgn files in their native format, open and regenerate files using multi-threading, use multi-model support, cross-reference external references from one model to another, use DGN global origin, create .dgn drawings using new 2D file templates, create 2D objects in 2D models, and open and save external color tables (.tbl files). The supported command set also now includes Layout, Spell, Find, Clip Xref, Purge and -Purge, and Edit Attribute commands.
For technical users, IntelliCAD 10.1 incorporates ODA SDKs version 2021.11, .NET version 4.8, and the initial implementation of CAcUiDialog.
David Lorenzo, ITC President, stated, “Our members asked for a faster CAD engine, and that’s what IntelliCAD 10.1 delivers. Our new performance benchmark is exceptionally competitive, while at the same time our open CAD platform continues its non-compete guarantee to ITC members, meaning that we never move into vertical markets. We can’t wait for consumers to experience our members’ products based on IntelliCAD 10.1.”
An overview video of IntelliCAD 10.1 features is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/HJYhCyosN4Y
IntelliCAD 10.1 is supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 64-bit versions. IntelliCAD Mobile Viewer versions are available for Windows desktop, Google® Android™, Apple® macOS®, and iOS.