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ITC Begins Rollout
of “New” IntelliCAD

The way IntelliCAD currently stands is as a mishmash of code from IntelliCADD (the original company), Softdesk, Visio, Microsoft, and others. Its APIs are stuck in the pre-AutoCAD R13 days — ie, pre-ARX. Despite all this, it remains a successful AutoCAD clone. (Other clones include VDraft from Softsource and PowerCAD/FelixCAD from Grabert Systems.)

The patrons who make IntelliCAD possible realized some years ago that the software needed to be released: (1) released from its heritage; and (2) released from its aging APIs.

The solution has been in the making for three years now. IntelliCAD 7 is its working name, rewriting the code and implementing an ARX-like API is the working game. Today, the IntelliCAD Technical Consortium made its first official announcement on what it tentatively named “The New IntelliCAD”:

The new IntelliCAD will offer greater speed and wider functionality, and is based on DWGdirect, a non-proprietary design format compatible with ARX and Autodesk-related systems available from the Open Design Alliance.

The consortium offers developers:
* Webinars.
* Newsletters.
* Beta testing opportunity.

Alpha becomes available in July, and the New IntelliCAD ships early next year. Register here.


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on May 15, 2007, :15PM

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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