For release at 9AM Pacific Time – February 22, 2008

Autodsys Announces AcceliCAD 2008 V3 with Custom Entity Display

Portland, Oregon — Autodsys, Inc. ( today announced AcceliCAD 2008 V3 which adds powerful new features for third-party developers to extend the display capabilities of AcceliCAD.

Custom Entity Display allows a plug-in application for AcceliCAD to override display properties for any entity and control how it is displayed on the screen and printed. Instead of creating custom objects as is necessary in some other CAD packages the application developer can instead use the primitives already built into the program such as LINEs, ARCs, CIRCLEs, and POLYLINEs. That means there is no need to define grip points or editing operations for the entities because those functions are already built into AcceliCAD. Instead the application developer can focus solely on display of the objects. This technology could be used for example to display a line as a three-dimensional wall. The user could then BREAK, TRIM, or EXTEND the wall just as he would a LINE object.

Announcements regarding products that use this technology are expected in the near future.

“AcceliCAD has been accepted around the world as a powerful alternative for those looking for a wealth of features at a low cost”, said Ronald Prepchuk, President of Autodsys. “Custom Entity Display enhances AcceliCADs viability as an alternative development platform.” Users wishing to try a pre-release version may download it from

Key enhancements coming in AcceliCAD 2008 V3:

This is in addition to the many enhancements included with the original 2008 release:

About AcceliCAD
AcceliCAD is based on the popular IntelliCAD software and contains all of its standard features including DWG file support as well as support for industry standard commands, menu files, script files, shape files, text fonts, hatch patterns, linetypes, LISP programs, SDS/C++ programs, and VBA programs. It also contains many advanced features that make it easier to create and edit DWG files. AcceliCAD has a suggested retail price of $375.

About Autodsys, Inc.
Autodsys is a privately held company, commercial and board member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and developer of AcceliCAD, IntelliCAD, ArchT, and other utilities to increase user productivity. Autodsys has been producing AutoCAD add-ons since 1986 and has received industry awards for its products including a “Highly Recommended” by Cadalyst Magazine.

Contact Information
Autodsys, Inc.
292 NW Walnut Ave
Dundee, OR 97115
Phone: 503-487-6051
Fax: 503-487-6052