Mar 27, 2011

ITC Announces Launch of IntelliCAD® 7 Public Beta User Registration

Portland, OR — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced the beginning of IntelliCAD 7 Public Beta user registration. Interested IntelliCAD users can contact ITC members to receive details about the Beta program and about using the much anticipated IntelliCAD 7 software. Previous Beta versions were available only to ITC members.

IntelliCAD 7 represents the culmination of a fundamental overhaul of the entire IntelliCAD code base undertaken by the ITC and its membership. It incorporates a complete new architecture based on and synchronized with the latest Teigha® software development platform from the Open Design Alliance, another member-driven, nonprofit organization of over 1,000 software developers in 40 countries.

There has been much industry speculation as to the current status of the ITC and IntelliCAD 7 in particular since IntelliCAD 7 was first announced. Although the ITC and this project have been negatively impacted by unforeseen factors, ITC membership remains strong and stands exceptionally committed to its mission of perpetuating IntelliCAD as the CAD platform that offers the best combination of performance, security, and value to both member companies and their customers.

Darcy Detlor, President of MicroSurvey Software, Inc. and Treasurer of the ITC, stated, “Despite the recent global economic slowdown, the ITC membership has continued to sustain the ITC and the IntelliCAD 7 effort unabated. There have been no technical staff reductions, and the current membership continues to generate adequate revenue levels to maintain the organization in its current form. Together with recent rule changes and significant increased participation of management and technical resources from member companies, we fully expect IntelliCAD 7 products to become available in retail form to end users during 2011. Looking forward, we expect the widespread acceptance of these solutions to attract additional members and further strengthen and diversify the Consortium in its goal of providing an open and unique alternative to traditional closed, single vendor controlled CAD products and platforms.”

Bruce Carlson, President of Carlson Software, stated, “We are already porting our own solutions of over 2 million lines of source code and 500 LISP routines to run on IntelliCAD 7. The public Beta program allows us to further advance our own solutions before real-world use by Carlson customers.”

Users of products based on IntelliCAD who are interested in participating in the IntelliCAD 7 Beta program should contact ITC member companies to coordinate details.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD 7 and membership in the ITC should contact the ITC directly.