Multi-core processing

Multi-core processing

CMS IntelliCAD 8.x now supports multi-core processing on multi-core processed computers, therefore increasing significantly the number of processor instructions by running them simultaneously. Multi-core processing significantly increases CMS IntelliCAD performance. Generally x64 is about 30% faster than 32-bit and multi-core is 1.5 to 3x faster. MULTICORE and MTMODE new system variables determines how IntelliCAD uses multiple CPUs.

64-bit Architecture

64-bit Architecture

CMS IntelliCAD 8.1 is available in 64-bit (x64) in addition to 32-bit.Generally x64 is about 30% faster than 32-bit. The 64-bit version of IntelliCAD runs slightly faster, but can use all available system memory to handle large drawing files. IntelliCAD 32-bit can access up to 3GB of RAM on 32-bit operating systems and up to 4GB of RAM on 64-bit operating systems.

The NEW high performance CMS IntelliCAD 8.2 CAD Software is available as multi-core 64-bit application only.

System requirements

System requirements

Minimum software and hardware requirements to install and run CMS IntelliCAD 8.1 and older versions:

Microsoft® Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit.

For 32-bit operating systems, install the 32-bit version of IntelliCAD.

For 64-bit operating systems, install either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Intel­liCAD. The 64-bit version of IntelliCAD runs slightly faster, but can use all available system memory to handle large drawing files. IntelliCAD 32-bit can access up to 3GB of RAM on 32-bit operating systems and up to 4GB of RAM on 64-bit operating systems.

Intel® Pentium® 4 or comparable, faster processor recommended.

1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum for 32-bit and 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM minimum for 64-bit Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7, 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum for Windows Vista.

500 MB of free hard disk space recommended for typical installation.

1024 x 768 VGA or higher resolution, video adapter, and monitor.

Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 1.4 or higher.

On-board Intel HD Graphics Devices (4000 or older) are NOT recommended.

Keyboard and mouse, or other pointing device.

CD-ROM or DVD drive for installation, if installing from a CD or DVD.

Additional system requirements to install and run CMS IntelliCAD 8.2:

64-bit Microsoft® Windows 10, 8.x, Windows 7.

Dedicated graphics device with dedicated memory is recommended.

On-board Intel HD Graphics Devices (4000 or older) are NOT recommended.