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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 8.3, and following, is available in 64-bit (x64) only because x64 is about 30% faster than 32-bit. 64-bit systems are increasingly replacing 32-bit systems. The 64-bit version of IntelliCAD runs faster than 32-bit, but can use all available system memory to handle large drawing files. 32-bit applications can access up to 3GB of RAM on 32-bit operating systems and up to 4GB of RAM on 64-bit operating systems. To avoid such limitation, the CMS IntelliCAD is only available for 64-bit systems starting from 8.2 version.

CMS IntelliCAD CAD Software is now 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 only access up to 3GB of RAM on 32-bit operating systems.

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

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

500MB 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.

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 10.0 and following:

2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM minimum.

4 gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space recommended for typical installation.

1024 x 768 VGA or higher resolution, video adapter, and monitor. Graphics device driver needs to support OpenGL ES. Alternatively, user may need to switch graphics settings on CMS IntelliCAD from OpenGL ES to OpenGL. See Tweaking CMS IntelliCAD graphics device performance support information published at our free support forum FAQ section.

OpenGL ES Conformant Products

Dedicated graphics device with dedicated memory is recommended.

64-bit Microsoft® Windows Operating system supported by Microsoft.