The new Carlson iCAD 2017 IntelliCAD drafting package allows CAD technicians to augment the finishing touches in their organization’s deliverables.

The .dwg-file-based CAD program is built with IntelliCAD 8.3 from the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC). In addition to the full-featured CAD functions of IntelliCAD, Carlson iCAD includes many drafting and annotation commands from Carlson Software, like Polyline Utilities and Auto Annotate. 

“Customers have been asking for an affordable CAD package to add as an additional software seat to their production operations,” says Carlson Director of Sales Scott Griffin. “Carlson iCAD 2017 allows drafters to finish drawings and engineers to review drawings in both 2D and 3D.”

During its 10 years as a member of the ITC, Carlson Software has worked closely with the ITC to develop the Carlson office software programs to run with IntelliCAD. Carlson office software programs, including  Survey, Civil, Hydrology, Mining, GIS, Point Cloud, Field, Natural Regrade, Construction, GeoTech, CADnet and Trench, have come with IntelliCAD built-in since 2008, with the release of Carlson 2009 products.

Dave Carlson, executive vice president of Carlson product development, says, “We’ve externalized many of the ‘core’ drafting and annotation features found in the Carlson desktop CAD products and intermingled them with standard IntelliCAD routines to create a unique blend of technology tools.”

With the release of Carlson iCAD 2017, customers can get use IntelliCAD independently. Carlson iCAD is sold as a perpetual license, meaning there is no mandatory subscription fee to use the software after the initial purchase. Owners can choose to upgrade with new releases or continue to use their existing version of iCAD.

About Carlson Software

Carlson Software specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction. Carlson Software’s renowned dedication to customer service is unique in the industry.