Is it better than Acad? No. It is somewhat quirky compared to Acad. Is Acad
$3000.00 better than Icad? Not anywhere near. These quirks amount to little
more than minor annoyances. The program is quite usable and thousands of
people (including me) do use it. The best thing to do is to try it. The last
thing that you should expect on an Autocad newsgroup is people telling you
Try it, but when you first do you will probably hate it (like i did
the first time). Menus are weird, "objects" are "entities" :) etc...
Osnap sometime has a mind of his own and little things like that.
But if you spend some time tweaking it, it becomes perfect 2D drawing
tool. For now the only two things i have found useful and better in
AutoCAD is hatch editing (my old IntelliCAD doesn't support it, don't
know for newer) and layer dropdown list (in IntelliCAD you have to
open layer manager to change objects layer). It doesn't have object
Everything else is the same or (for me) worse in AutoCAD.
This is very important. IntelliCAD supports AutoCAD *.mnu and *.pgp
files so you can import them and have your AutoCAD look in one move on
IntelliCAD. Removing some things that IntelliCAD doesn't have and
adding some that AutoCAD doesn't have is necessary. You can also
change toolbar icons. Much better and easier customizing in
It supports lisp.
You can try 3D, but it supports only surfaces (again, my old version).
I wanted something that will do both 2D and 3D, and am now stuck doing
2D in IntelliCAD and 3D in AutoCAD, instead of just buying SolidWorks
(or something like that) >:-|
Price = IntelliCAD ten times better
Pogotovo za nase prilike :)
Upgrade your intellicad. Hatches can be edited. Layers can be changed,
turned on or off, or frozen at the dropdown. Still no tracking but solids
are now in there though Autocad or Icad is way down on the list of capable
modelers. Forget about trying to make Icad look like Acad. Adjusting is no
problem and, if you are like me and use mostly the command line, the only
changes you are likely to make are to turn off the toolbars. Osnap (esnap in
Icad) now works the way it's supposed to.
DRCauto is a 3rd party add on for LT. We've been using it at work for several
years now (LT2002) and it gives us 100% Lisp compatibility which we really
need. So for about 1/4 the cost of a full Acad license, we get all we need.
But again, thanks for your info... I'll soon be striking out on my own and am
looking at Icad for my use. So just checking out certain features that I
Oh,,, and I'll start to watch the Icad NG too from now on.
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