Photorealistic Shading and Rendering

Photorealistic Shading and Rendering

Photo-realistic 3-D Real time shading and Professional photo-realistic 3D Rendering and Lighting

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CMS IntelliCAD lets you easily create 3-D designs using the 3-D drawing tools. You can display hidden-line, shaded versions of your 3-D models or your existing 3-D libraries with a click of a button.

CMS IntelliCAD lets you easily create 3-D designs using the 3-D drawing tools. You can display hidden-line, shaded, or fully rendered versions of your 3-D models or your existing 3-D libraries with a click of a button. You can choose professional-quality, preset options for lighting, surface materials, and backgrounds. With IntelliCAD's sophisticated raytracing capabilities, you can produce photo-realistic 3-D renderings.

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Now providing even more advanced rendering tools, CMS IntelliCAD includes an additional rendering interface with ARTISAN, which makes creating high-quality photo-realistic images from your drawings quick and easy. With a few clicks, choose from a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups, and your drawing is rendered. Further customization is easy too, including creation of custom realistic materi­als.
This add-on is available as a separate standalone installer that ALL CMS IntelliCAD v8.2 - and following versions - (standalone or cloud) users can find at the download section of this website.

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As you create three-dimensional entities, the program displays both wire-frame and surface models in wire-frame view, which makes it difficult to visualize your three dimensional models. To better visualize the model, you can remove all the lines that are hidden behind other entities or surfaces when seen from the current viewpoint. Shading goes a step further by removing hidden lines and then assigning flat colors to the visible surfaces, making them appear solid. Shaded images are useful when you want to quickly visualize your model as a solid entity, though they lack depth and definition.

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Rendering provides an even more realistic image of your model, complete with light sources, shadows, surface material properties, and reflections, giving your model a photo-realistic look. As shown in the following illustrations, when you render a model, the program removes hidden lines and then shades the surfaces as though they were illuminated from imaginary light sources.

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Drawing Explorer

Drawing Explorer

Working with CMS IntelliCAD Explorer

IntelliCAD Explorer provides a powerful and convenient way to maintain and manage many of the features and settings of your drawings. You can use IntelliCAD Explorer to work with layers, linetypes, text styles, coordinate systems, named views, blocks, and dimension styles within the current drawing or to copy this information between drawings.
CMS IntelliCAD Explorer is able to:
• Manage elements related to settings and entities in your drawings.
• Organize information on layers, manage layers, and work with layer states.
• Create and use linetypes.
• Load text fonts and create text styles.
• Select and control coordinate systems.
• Save and restore named views.
• Work with layouts.
• Save, insert, and manage blocks and external references.
• Work with groups.
• Copy, cut, and paste dimension styles between .dwg files.

CMS IntelliCAD Explorer - drawing blocks preview

In IntelliCAD Explorer, you can work with any file that is referenced from an open drawing. In addition to commonly used xrefs, or externally referenced drawing files, you can also manage raster images, .dwf files, .dgn files, .pdf files, and point clouds directly from IntelliCAD Explorer.

Advanced Layer Tools

Advanced Layer Tools

CMS IntelliCAD® 8 now provides advanced layer management commands and toolbars.

There are a variety of new layer management enhancements in IntelliCAD 8.x: Layer States, Layer Filters, Layer Search Control (Layer Explorer), New Layer Properties in Explorer (Transparency, New VP Freeze), New Layer Tools Toolbar and New Layer Tools Menu. Layers in CMS IntelliCAD are like the transparent overlays you use in manual drafting.
User can use layers to organize different types of drawing information. In IntelliCAD, each entity in a drawing exists on a layer. When users draw an entity, it is created on the current layer.

Uers can control the visibility of layers in individual viewports. When turning a layer off, entities drawn on that layer are no longer visible, and they do not print. Although a layer may be invisible, you can still select it as the current layer, in which case new entities are also invisible until the layer is turned back on. Entities on invisible layers can also affect the display and printing of entities on other layers. For example, entities on invisible layers can hide other entities when using the Hide command to remove hidden lines.

Users have several available simultaneous options to access Layer tools. CMS IntelliCAD Menu, Ribbon tools and Layer toolbar are all available at the user interface.

Ribbon Layer Tools Layer Toolbar

Some drawings contain large lists of layers, in which case you can search for layers by name, or you can organize layers into subsets using layer filters. Layer states are also useful for drawings that contain many layers. With layer states, you can assign properties to individual layers and save them in a layer state, then apply those settings at any time.

Microsoft Active X Support

Microsoft Active X Support

CMS IntelliCAD provides in-place editing of Microsoft® objects, such as those created in Microsoft® Word and Microsoft® Excel software programs. In-place editing makes it easy to share data with other users and programs. For example, you can include IntelliCAD drawings in files created using Microsoft® Word, and you can insert files created using Microsoft® Word into your IntelliCAD drawings.

In addition to being compatible with AutoCAD, CMS IntelliCAD goes several steps further by providing you with innovative features to increase your productivity.

Printing and Publishing

Printing and Publishing

IntelliCAD Print Settings

With CMS IntelliCAD® users can print a copy of user drawing exactly as created, or users can add formatting and specify print controls to change how drawings look when it printed.

Sometimes users may require multiple printed drawings, each with a different look or layout. For example, it may be needed one printed drawing for a client presentation, along with several other variations for production contractors. For each type of printed drawing that users require, they can create a layout that defines its characteristics, including scale, area to print, print style tables, and more.

Publishing drawings

Rather than print one drawing at a time, users can use the Publish command to save and print a collection of drawings and their layouts. First, by creating a sheet list by specifying the desired layouts, which can be a combination of model space and paper space layouts from any drawing. Secondly, saving the sheet list and then printing it.

Additionally, starting from CMS IntelliCAD 8.3, publishing now also features eTransmit command. This command collects related files and packages them together for transfer to another computer. Packages can include one or more drawings and their related external references and fonts. Each package can be either a self-extracting .exe file, a .zip file, or a new folder that contains all of the files.

eTransmit Publishing eTransmit UI