Compare CMS IntelliCAD vs Autodesk AutoCAD

CMS IntelliCAD® Premium Edition (PE) is designed to give you unrivaled compatibility with Autodesk® AutoCAD® software, and is fully programmable with hundreds of third party solutions. CMS IntelliCAD also offers a full suite of 2D and 3D compatible drawing tools. CMS IntelliCAD is the true and best CAD alternative in the market to Autodesk® AutoCAD® Software.

CMS IntelliCAD® PE
CMS IntelliCAD® PE Easy Run
CMS IntelliCAD® PE+ AutoCAD® AutoCAD LT®
Native .dwg file support
*.dwg file support for v2.5 up to Latest Version
Digital Signatures for *.dwg Drawings
MicroStation *.dgn native Open file support
since 8.2 since 8.2
Open/Save - Supports *.dwg, *.dxf, *,dwf, *.dxb & *.dwt file extensions
Export - Supports 2D/3D *.pdf, *.svg, *,dwf, *.bmp, *.emf, *.wmf, *.dwf & *.stl file extensions
Import - Supports 3D Collada *.dae
Import/Export - Supports ACIS 3D Solids *.sat
STEP & IGES Import/Export
Vectored PDF files Import for direct editing
BIM support *.ifc, *.rvt/*.rfa
no *.ifc
Attach point cloud .rcp/.rcs files.
Support for command Line
Support for 3D surface commands
Facet Modeler for lightweight 3D drawings.
Support for 3D Solids modeling
AEC entities such as walls, windows, doors, openings, stairs, railings & slabs, etc.
Printing, Publishing with eTransmit
LISP support (including DCL)
Autodesk® Development System (ADS) support
Object IRX for custom entity creation
AutoCAD® software menu (.mnu) and script (.scr) files
TrueType™ font support
Raster Image Support (See full list of supported image file extensions)
Work with Multiple Open Drawing
Explorer for managing layers, block, line types, and more
Express tools
Tool palettes
Tables support
Microsoft ActiveX support, including in-place editing
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications - VBA 7.1
Microsoft .NET 4.5 API
Script Recorder
Graphical Block Preview
Visual Menu Customization
Right-mouse click to edit properties of multiple selected entries
Professional Photo-realistic 3D Rendering
Advanced Photo-realistic 3D Rendering with ARTISAN Add-on module
since 8.2 since 8.2
Photo-realistic 3-D Real time shading
Photo-realistic Geographic Location and Geographic Maps
System Requirements free RAM/HD Space for Full Installation
2GB(64-Bit)/4GB 2GB(64-Bit)/4GB 8GB/10GB 8GB/10GB
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