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What is CMS IntelliCad?

IntelliCAD by CAD Manufacturing Solutions is an affordable, yet powerful AutoCAD replacement software that is designed to be fast, efficient and versatile. It combines the power and versatility users expect from a standard CAD program such as AutoCAD, and offer the package at an affordable price. It uses most of the same file formats, commands, text styles and more, resulting in great AutoCAD compatibility. It also allows using AutoCAD menu files, running AutoLISP programs and recompiling Custom ADS to link with its libraries.

Superior compatibility, seamless Windows integration and a host of other features make IntelliCAD a powerful program that allows designers, architects, and engineers to make the most out of their investment, using the standard features they are already familiar with. CMS IntelliCAD also has BIM support as underlays for IFC, RVT, and RFA files.

Overview of CMS IntelliCad Benefits

IntelliCAD is available as a subscription-based service as well as a standalone product/perpetual license. The software significantly reduces the upfront cost, while delivering almost the same features, commands and a similar user interface.  The multi-document interface allows users to open and work with multiple drawings, copy different entities between them and manage settings and information quickly. The software also supports legacy AutoCAD drawings and is able to read/write .dwg file without loss of data. No translation is needed for .dwg file from version 2.5 to the most advanced version available. Additionally, it offers BIM support for *.ifc, *.rvt/*.rfa files.

The application streaming technology allows users to quickly load and run IntelliCAD Premium from the internet without installing the software locally. The users actually stream the CAD software, which results in better performance as everything is handled by the IntelliCAD servers. In addition to .dwg files (version 2.5 to the latest), the software also natively supports MicroStation .dgn files. IntelliCAD is compatible with Windows Vista and above and supports both 32 and 64-bit versions. It is a global solution that supports multiple languages including English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

The Ribbon user interface allows users to combine both floating menus and toolbars with the interface. Tabs can be easily switched using the mouse rotation wheel while the pointer is over the commands tab. The Quick Access Toolbar allows users to quickly access the most commonly used commands and makes it easier for them to choose the commands to display. A familiar interface, industry-leading compatibility and a comprehensive suite of other tools and features make IntelliCAD a strong and more affordable contender of other popular CAD software.

Overview of CMS IntelliCad Features

  • Native .dwg and *.dgn support
  • Solid ACIS 3d Solids import/export
  • Command line support
  • 3D surface commands
  • 3D Solids modeling
  • LISP support
  • ADS support
  • AutoCAD menu and script files
  • TrueType font
  • Raster image
  • Multiple open drawings
  • Ribbon interface
  • VBA and .Net 4.5 API
  • Script recorder
  • Graphical block preview
  • Photo-realistic 3D rendering
  • BIM support (*.ifc, *.rvt/*.rfa files)

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CMS IntelliCad is one of the 50 CAD Softwareproducts


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It is essential to keep in mind that almost no software in the Architecture Software category is going to be a perfect solution able to meet all the requirements of different business types, sizes and industries. It may be a good idea to read a few CMS IntelliCad reviews first as specific software might perform well only in a really small group of applications or be designed with a very specific type of industry in mind. Others might operate with a goal of being simple and intuitive and therefore lack complicated features needed by more experienced users. You can also come across solutions that focus on a broad group of users and provide a rich feature base, however this in most cases comes at a more expensive cost of such a service. Make sure you're aware of your needs so that you pick a service that has all the functionalities you look for.

How Much Does CMS IntelliCad Cost?

CMS IntelliCad Pricing Plans:
Free trial
CMS IntelliCad license
Starts at $249.95
CMS IntelliCad PE Plus
CMS IntelliCad subscription

Pricing for a single user perpetual license starts from $249.95 (IntelliCAD 8.4 PE), while the PE Plus version costs $299.95. IntelliCAD is also available as a subscription, which costs $199.95/year.  

User Satisfaction

We realize that when you make a decision to buy CAD Software it’s important not only to see how experts evaluate it in their reviews, but also to find out if the real people and companies that buy it are actually satisfied with the product. That’s why we’ve created our behavior-based Customer Satisfaction Algorithm™ that gathers customer reviews, comments and CMS IntelliCad reviews across a wide range of social media sites. The data is then presented in an easy to digest form showing how many people had positive and negative experience with CMS IntelliCad. With that information at hand you should be equipped to make an informed buying decision that you won’t regret.






Technical details

Devices Supported
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Web-based
Language Support
  • English
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Portugese
  • Polish
Pricing Model
  • One-time payment
  • Annual Subscription
Customer Types
  • Small Business
  • Large Enterprises
  • Medium Business
  • Cloud Hosted
  • On Premise

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CMS IntelliCad User Reviews

Joe Thomas

What are CMS IntelliCad pricing details?

CMS IntelliCad Pricing Plans:
Free trial
CMS IntelliCad license
Starts at $249.95
CMS IntelliCad PE Plus
CMS IntelliCad subscription

Pricing for a single user perpetual license starts from $249.95 (IntelliCAD 8.4 PE), while the PE Plus version costs $299.95. IntelliCAD is also available as a subscription, which costs $199.95/year.  

What integrations are available for CMS IntelliCad?

CMS IntelliCad integrates with the following business systems and applications.

  • Microsoft VBA and .Net


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Published 2 weeks ago
Runs almost identical to AutoCAD... So similar, I'm surprised they haven't been sued by AutoDesk

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