What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.4

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.4

CMS IntelliCAD 8.4 Premium Edition (PE) is a major release that includes many new features and improvements.

CMS IntelliCAD 8.4 Premium Edition (PE) boosts performance during screen redraw and while snapping in files with underlays. Running IntelliCAD on 4K monitors and switching between monitors with high resolutions is now supported.

New features can be found throughout IntelliCAD 8.4. Create entities with the new Multileader, Quick Leader, and Break Line commands. Add styles using the new Multileader Styles Manager and Multiline Style commands. Select entities using the new Select Similar and Get Selection commands. Explode entities with more precision according to entity type using the new Explode Text and Explode Attributes commands. Add more formatting to text using the in-place Multiline Editor and line spacing, lists, and paragraph justification. Add automatic numbering to text, multiline text, multileaders, or block attributes using the new Auto Number command. Get more information about your drawings using the new Drawing Properties command.

Get the .dwg 2018 file format support at the also new CMS IntelliCAD 8.4 Premium Edition Plus (PE).

Another new feature is found in the updated Customize command which allows users to customize the user interface with less effort and share custom user interface settings easily between files and computers. You can drag-and-drop settings to customize menus; the ribbon, application button, and quick access toolbar (for IntelliCAD versions that support a ribbon); toolbars; keyboard shortcuts; and aliases.

New in CMS IntelliCAD 8.4 - In focus

• Support for 4K monitors
• Boost in performance during screen redraw
• Improved performance for overlay snapping
• Edit your user interface with new CUSTOMIZE
• Create and edit MLeaders and MLeader styles
• Attach and explode IFC underlays
• Many new Express Commands:
• Select Similar
• Get Selection
• Burst
• Break Line
• Explode Text
• QLeader
• Automatic Numbering and more!

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.2

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.2

New in CMS IntelliCAD 8.2

Working with Files
• Export to a 3D .pdf file. (PE Plus Only)
• Export to a 2D .pdf file now includes new compression modes, image clipping, and gradient hatches.
• For .pdf, .dwg, and .dgn underlays, new support includes monochrome, fade, background color adjust, show, and show clipped properties.
• Export to a .bmp file now supports visual styles.
• Some versions of IntelliCAD include the ability to open, save, create, and edit .dgn files
Performance Enhancements
• Increased performance when working with many external references.
• Increased performance for PDF creation and reduction of resulting .pdf file size
• Increased selection performance in drawings with complex blocks.
• Improved pan and zoom speed for very large drawing files.
• New CACHEFILES will externally cache layout data to enhance layout switching performance and memory usage.
Text
• New multiline text editor allows users to edit multiline text in place. However, not all multiline text features are implemented in the new editor. To switch to the older dialog box version of the multiline text editor, set the MTEXTED system variable to "oldeditor".
• New Field command allows users to create a field as multiline text.
User Interface
• The ribbon interface now includes context sensitive menus, menu groups, panel expanders, CUI versioning support, ability to show/hide panels and tabs, and can be customized using the CUSTOMIZE command.
• New license manager. Self service License Transfer or License Borrowing option.
Working with entities
• New dialog box for the REFEDIT command and new -REFEDIT command
• New dialog box for the ARRAY command and new -ARRAY command.
• New TEXTTOFRONT command moves text, dimensions, and leaders to the front of other entities.
Viewing and rendering drawings
• Users who previously used Ctrl + Left mouse click and drag to orbit the drawing should now use Shift + Middle mouse (or wheel) click and drag to orbit. Ctrl + Left mouse click and drag now supports the standard Windows copy selected entities feature. Simply Ctrl + Left mouse click and drag a selection to make a copy.
• New integration with Artisan Renderer on all CMS IntelliCAD 8.2 versions allows users to quickly create a photo-realistic image of models using a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups combined with the ability to create custom lights and realistic materials.
• New commands VPMAX and VPMIN allowing users to maximize and minimize viewports.
More features
• The Properties pane now supports more entities and additional properties, such as light entities and light properties, material properties, etc.
. • For IntelliCAD versions that include a ribbon, the ribbon now includes context sensitive menus, menu groups, panel expanders, CUI versioning support, ability to show/hide panels and tabs, and can be customized using the CUSTOMIZE command.
• Entity snapping for underlays are now accessible using the Options command.
• New BCOUNT command counts the number of blocks in a selection set.
• New IMAGEFRAMEMODE command controls whether image frames are visible and printed.
• New command line version commands: -MENU and -MENULOAD.
APIs
• IntelliCAD 8.2 uses Teigha version 4.1.1 from the Open Design Alliance.
• Updated .NET API with new functions
• .NET plugins can now be autoloaded.
• Many new LISP functions.
System Variables
• Added or updated: ARTISANLICENSE, AUDIONOTETOOLTIP, BLOCKCACHE, CACHEFILES, CACHEMAXFILES, CACHEMAXTOTALSIZE, DGNOSNAP, DRAWINGTYPE, DTEXTED, DWFOSNAP, HYPERLINKBASE, LAYLOCKFADECTL, ORBITPREVIEWDELAY, PDFOSNAP, RENDERPLANARENTS, SHOWGRIPMENUS, SKETCHMODE, UNDERLAYFADEDEFAULT, WNDCUSDLGPOS, WNDCUSDLGSIZE, WSAUTOSAVE, XDWGFADECTL, XFADECTL.
• Removed: AUDIONOTE, CTRLMOUSE, and HYPERLINKICON.

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.1

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.1

New in CMS IntelliCAD 8.1

Working with Files
• Open, save, and work with .dwg files of version 2015.
• Open .dgn files by converting them to .dwg files.
• Attach point cloud files.
• ACIS In is now available in IntelliCAD Standard versions.
• Export .dgn files.
Performance Enhancements
• Multi-core support for opening and regenerating files, which provides 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers.
User Interface
• New ribbon interface that can be used with or without the menus.
• New icons throughout IntelliCAD.
• Updated status bar.
• Autocomplete commands when typing at the command line.
• Updated Properties pane.
• Support for workspaces.
• Color schemes are now available.
Printing
• New Publish command.
• New ability to print to PNG and JPG files.
• Advanced options added for print stamps.
Viewing Drawings
• New support for annotation scaling.
Working with Entities
• New Helix command
. • New Revision Cloud command.
• New XPLODE command.
• Tab through commands when hovering over a grip.
• New Z-axis orthomode support.
• New Match Properties Options dialog box.
• New Text to Multiline Text command.
• New dialog box for the BLOCK command.
• New 3D entity commands: Loft, Sweep, Polysolid.
• New Set to ByLayer command.
APIs
• IntelliCAD 8.1 uses Teigha version 4.0.1 from the Open Design Alliance.
• New .NET API.
• New IcUi API for creating IntelliCAD based MFC dialogs or special dialog controls.
System Variables
• Added or updated:
ANNNOALLVISIBLE, ANNNOSCALELIMIT, AUTOCOMPLETEFILTER, AUTOCOMPLETEMODE, AUTOCOMPLETEOPTIONS, AUTOCOMPLETEDELAY, AUTOCOMPLETETRANSP, AUTOCOMPMINTEXTLEN, CANNOSCALE, CANNOSCALEVALUE, CURRENTAFFINITYMASK, DIMANNO, HPANNOTATIVE, LOCALEROOTPREFIX, LOFTANG1, LOFTANG2, LOFTMAG1, LOFTMAG2, LOFTNORMALS, LOFTPARAM, MSLTSCALE, MTMODE, MULTICORE, PICKFIRSTFLAGS, PRINTTRANSPARENCY, PSLTSCALE, PSOLHEIGHT, PSOLWIDTH, SELECTIONANNODISPLAY, SETBYLAYERMODE, STATBARSTYLE, and SURFACEMODELINGMODE.

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.3

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.3

CMS IntelliCAD 8.3 is a major release that includes new support for the following: packaging drawings and their related files using the eTransmit command, adding gradient patterns to closed entities, improved ease-of-use for hatch patterns, creating filters for selecting entities, searching for files by clicking Tools > Find when using the Open command, easier access to saving workspaces, and more.

Also included are enhancements to the new in-place multiline text editor that was released last year, including paragraph alignment, symbols, alt-codes, stacked text, numbered lists, and unnumbered lists.

Major performance improvements to window selection, snapping, cursor movement, and muti-threaded drawing. In addition, a complete refactoring of PDF snapping improved performance to be hundreds of times faster than previous releases. Additional performance improvements for drawing new entities on top of large drawings.

Additionally, it includes 900+ improvements on existing features.

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New in CMS IntelliCAD 8.3

Working with Files
• Search for files when using the Open command by clicking Tools > Find.
• Package drawings and supporting files using the eTransmit command.
• More options are available for attaching point cloud files using the Point Cloud Underlay command.
Hatches
• Hatch patterns now support gradients.
• New dialog box interface for the Boundary Hatch command.
• HATCHTOBACK command moves hatches to the back of the draw order.
User Interface
• Show drawings on individual tabs in the main IntelliCAD window. Use the Options command, click the Display tab, then click MDI Options to specify settings for drawing tabs.
• For versions of IntelliCAD with a ribbon, workspaces are now easily accessible on the Quick Access toolbar.
• Easily save workspaces by clicking Workspaces in the status bar and choosing Save Current As.
• The Drawing Settings command has improved user interface that uses tabs instead of drop-down lists that were used previously.
• Added -MENUUNLOAD command line version.
More features
• Select entities by creating filters using the Filter command.
• When using the Print command, you can now select print transparency.
APIs
• IntelliCAD 8.3 uses Teigha version 4.2.0 from Open Design Alliance.
• Major LISP upgrade (VL*, VLA*, VLAX* functions).
System Variables
• Added or updated: DTEXTED, GFANG, GFCLR1, GFCLR2, GFCLRLUM, GFCLRSTATE, GFNAME, GFSHIFT, MDISTYLE, MTEXTED, TEXTED, TEXTEDITMODE, XCLIPFRAME.

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.0

What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 8.0

New in CMS IntelliCAD 8.0

Working with Files
• Open, save, and work with .dwg files of version 2014.
• Work with image files in both IntelliCAD Professional and Standard versions.
Additionally, more raster image formats are supported in IntelliCAD Standard.
• Create custom rendering materials and mapping projection planes in both IntelliCAD Professional and Standard versions.
• Import Collada (.dae files).
• Improved support for DGN overlays, Civil3D, ADT, and mechanical object enablers.
• Attach MrSID MG4 compressed raster images.
Performance Enhancements
• IntelliCAD is available in 64-bit in addition to 32-bit.
• Increased cursor speed.
• Improved PDF export performance and reduced resulting file size.
• Improved performance for multiple sessions on multi-core machines.
• Improved Print Preview zoom performance.
Viewing drawings
• The grid can be drawn as lines or dots, can display beyond the drawing extents, and can be adaptive, which includes automatic resizing and subdivision based on the zoom level.
• The Dynamic Viewpoint command was enhanced to include multiple ways of selecting a point from which to view three-dimensional entities.
• The 3D Orbit command allows you to orbit a drawing, that is, rotate the view. Commands includes Constrained Orbit, Free Orbit, Continuous Orbit, Constrained X Orbit, Constrained Y Orbit, and Constrained Z Orbit.
Layers
• Manage layers with layer states.
• Search for layers by name.
• Filter layers.
• Layer properties include Transparency and Viewport Freeze.
• New Layer Tools menu and toolbar.
Rendering
• Rendering interface redesigned and enhanced.
• Complete rendering features are now available in IntelliCAD Premium Plus and Premium versions.
APIs
• IntelliCAD 8.0 uses Teigha version 3.9.1 from the Open Design Alliance.
• IntelliCAD 8.0 uses VBA 7.1.
• Script command execution uses the DDE API.
• New LISP method (protect) to create protected LISP files.
• New LISP method (acad_truecolordlg) supports true color selection. The old method (acad_colordlg) will continue to call up only the index color dialog.
• New SDS method sds_truecolordialog() supports true color selection. The old method sds_colordialog() will continue to call up only the index color dialog.
• New LISP method to convert RGB color string to an index integer (rgbtoindex). This method has an SDS equivalent: sds_rgbtoindex().
• New LISP method to convert RGB color string to an index integer (sds_indextorbg). This method has an SDS equivalent: sds_indextorgb().
• sds_clearcallback().
• sds_rgbstrtocolorref changed from a string to a long.
More New Features
• CUI menu files supported.
• Many user interface enhancement features, including more efficient menu and toolbar organization, slimming of toolbars to create more drawing space, and more.
• Many improvements to paperspace, such as UCS icon changes, ease in which modelspace viewports are created, and more.
• All color assignments for screen items, such as background color, icon color, etc., can now be made by choosing Tools > Options > Display tab, then clicking Color Scheme.
• New Quick Select command.
• Tip of the Day now displays as an event in the corner of the main window when IntelliCAD starts.
• Improved grip editing for dynamic blocks.
• Image Attach command supports embedded world file data in MrSID image files.
• New PRINTOPTIONS command for easy accessibility to Print Options.
• New XOPEN command to allow quick editing of attached xref files.
• New Draw Order options to quickly push back or bring forward annotation and hatches.
• Enhanced CUSTOMIZE command eases menu and toolbar customization.
System Variables
• Added or updated:
3DORBITMODE, CUSTOMICONSPATH, EXPLAYERFILTERWIDTH, FACETRES, GRIDCOLORMAJOR, GRIDCOLORMINOR, GRIDDISPLAY, GRIDMAJOR, GRIDMODE, GRIDPOINTSMAX, GRIDSTYLE, LAYERINVERTFILTER, LAYOUTCREATEVIEWPORT (which replaced and deprecated PSPACEMVIEW), LISPPATH, ORBITCOLOR, PRINTTILESIZE, PSICONCOLOR, QSELECTLISTVALUES, TEXLIBPATH, TRIMALLMAXNESTEDBLOCKLEVEL, UITHEME.
• All color-related system variables were changed to support RGB and index color values:
APERTURECOLOR, AUDIOICONCOLOR, AUTOTRACKCOLOR, BKGCOLOR, BLIPCOLOR, COLORX, COLORY, COLORZ, DZOOMECOLOR, DZOOMSCOLOR, DZOOMVCOLOR, HIGHLIGHTCOLOR, HYPERLINKICONCOLOR, MODELTOOLTIPCOLOR, MODELTOOLTIPBKGCOLOR, OLEBKGCOLOR, PICKBOXCOLOR, PSPACEBCOLOR, PSPACEMCOLOR, PSPACEPCOLOR, SELCROSSINGAREACOLOR, SELCROSSINGFRAMECOLOR, SELWINDOWAREACOLOR, SELWINDOWFRAMECOLOR, SNAPCOLOR, VIEWPORTLOCKBORDERCOLOR.