IntelliCAD 'plugins'

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Richard Sands
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IntelliCAD 'plugins'

Post by Richard Sands » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:13 pm

Are there any modules/ plugins that can be used for MSCAD2010 (or any IntelliCAd microsurvey)?

I see there are quite a few writen for other applications.
One that I'm interested in is better Text editing including MTEXT.
Others have written applciations in GIS side which appear useful and very good.


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Darcy Detlor
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Re: IntelliCAD 'plugins'

Post by Darcy Detlor » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:10 am

Hi Richard,

In the future we can expect to see a number of plug-ins for IntelliCAD that will work in MicroSurvey CAD. This will become possible when we convert to IntelliCAD 7. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium passed a rule that all versions produced must be binary compatible with the Open Design Aliance DRX format. This means that something like a text enhancement tool written for the standard IntelliCAD 7 version will work in our product. There is some risk in this because of the ability of add-ons to take over critical sections of the CAD engine.

We do look forward to this time because we have partners in the ITC that can write CAD engine improvements that we do not have the resources to create. We have ported to IntelliCAD 7 now, and are waiting for the CAD engine to stabilize further. Either 7.1 or 7.2 will be the engine we jump onto, probably when it is ready as a 64 bit application.
Darcy Detlor,
MicroSurvey Software Inc.

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