Intellicad User Guide

Developers who are taking an initial look at various CAD platforms can find it helpful to see user interfaces and what theyre capable of. One option for finding out more about IntelliCAD is to take a look at the Using IntelliCAD guide

Using IntelliCAD describes how to use IntelliCAD to draw in 2D and 3D, view drawings, dimension entities, work with layers, insert blocks and external references, add custom programs, and everything else you expect from a CAD program.

About IntelliCAD and other CAD software. This manual is organized into chapters that parallel how you work in IntelliCAD, according to the tasks you might perform. The tasks are divided and organized into the following work-focused chapters:

Introduction: Chapter 1 An overview of the key features of IntelliCAD plus basic concepts of computer-aided design (CAD) as they apply to IntelliCAD.

Getting started: Chapter 2 Installing IntelliCAD, starting and exiting IntelliCAD, working with toolbars, and selecting commands.

Working with drawings: Chapter 3 Opening and saving an existing drawing and starting a new drawing. Using drawing settings to establish paper size, scale factors, and text height. Working with colors in your drawings. Using drawing aids such as entity snaps and orthogonal mode to draw accurately.

Creating entities: Chapters 4–5 Working with simple entities such as lines, circles, and arcs and with complex entities such as polygons, spline curves, planes, wipeouts, boundary hatches, and more.

Viewing your drawing: Chapter 6 Moving around in the drawing, changing its magnification,creating multiple views, and saving arrangements of windows of the drawing.

Working with coordinates: Chapter 7 Working with Cartesian coordinate systems, specifying two-dimensional and three-dimensional coordinates, and defining your own user coordinate systems.

Working with the Explorer: Chapter 8 Using IntelliCAD’s Explorer to manage your drawings: controlling layers, linetypes, text styles, coordinate systems, views, and blocks and copying information between drawings.

Getting drawing information: Chapter 9 Working with the additional information in IntelliCAD drawings, calculating areas and distances, and displaying other drawing information.

Modifying entities: Chapter 10 To select an entity and freeze its layer, choose Freeze.

Annotating and dimensioning your drawing: Chapters 11–12 Using text to annotate drawings; using dimensions to annotate the measurement of entities.

Working with blocks, attributes, and external references: Chapter 13 Using blocks and external references to combine entities and data for reuse; creating attribute information to extract for use in other programs.

Formatting and printing drawings: Chapter 14 Combining drawings into finished layouts, customizing print options, and printing copies.

Drawing in three dimensions: Chapter 15 Creating and editing three-dimensional entities. And visualizing them using hidden line removal, shading, and photo-realistic rendering.

Working with other programs: Chapter 16 Sharing drawings and data with other users, documents, and programs.

Customizing IntelliCAD: Chapter 17 Customizing the appearance and operation of the program to suit your needs.

Understanding AutoCAD compatibility: Appendix Describes similarities and differences between IntelliCAD and AutoCAD.

This section introduces you to IntelliCAD®, its features, and its comprehensive capabilities for creating drawings of various types.

Of course ITC members receive source files and output for the IntelliCAD user guides and other documentation as part of their ITC membership. If youre an end user looking for IntelliCAD documentation, contact the ITC member where you purchased IntelliCAD.