July 05, 2004
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IntelliCAD Technology Embedded In SolidWorks 2005
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) announced that its IntelliCAD technology was a critical component of the new DWGEditor functionality incorporated into the latest release of SolidWorks (SolidWorks 2005) software. The ITC is an independent organization of commercial software developers established specifically for the purpose of licensing and coordinating broad future development of CAD technology. The ITC licenses IntelliCAD technology to commercial members, who in return receive source code, documentation, installation, developer support, etc. to develop the technology into commercial CAD products. These members are authorized to provide end user sales and support.
The SolidWorks DWGEditor gives users the ability to edit 2D DWG files in their native format without conversion or data loss. The tool is ideal for design engineers who use 3D design software but still need to edit and maintain legacy DWG data. When a user of SolidWorks 2005 opens a DWG based drawing, the IntelliCAD technology is invoked to provide editing capabilities in an AutoCAD-like interface.
Robert McDonald, Product Manager at SolidWorks Corporation stated, "The DWGEditor is part of our commitment to support our customers, many of whom still need to make quick changes to legacy DWG data and do not want or need to translate these files into SolidWorks software. IntelliCAD's technology was instrumental in developing this new functionality in SolidWorks."
"The integration of IntelliCAD technology into the new DWGEditor demonstrates IntelliCAD's power to provide native DWG support within CAD applications," said Scott Hucke, operations manager at ITC. "IntelliCAD enabled SolidWorks Corporation to bring powerful, native DWG format editing to market in record time."
IntelliCAD is an alternative development platform for CAD application developers that provides .DWG file compatibility, as well as support for AutoCAD commands, menu files, script files, shape files, text styles, hatch patterns, linetypes, LISP programs, ADS/C++ programs, and VBA.
AutoCAD. Geometry also can be cut and pasted from the DWGEditor into SolidWorks.
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