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Introduction to IntelliCAD 6.4
Cadopia Professional 8, SIACAD 6.4 and Autodsys versions prior to AcceliCAD 2010

This course material explains the basic rationale and command system and the concepts of scaling drawings to fit the printer paper; setting up options for text & dimensions, how to setup a system of layers, how to organise printing, how to make best use of Modelspace and Paperspace and how to organise and set up symbol libraries. Most importantly, it shows how to use all the basic setup options to create your own template files, so that all your new drawings will automatically be already set up with the working environment you prefer. That is the most essential task for organising your work environment for ease of use and effective productivity.

This deals primarily with IntelliCAD v6.4 in the edition produced by Cadopia and called Cadopia Professional 8. The edition by SIACAD is essentially the same. Autodsys versions of IntelliCAD prior to their AcceliCAD product are also very similar. For the enhanced version of IntelliCAD called progeCAD see a separate book.

These versions of IntelliCAD are normally supplied with no configured support for metric usage and this course fills in that need.

This book has not been updated for versions since 6.4. This is because after that, the IntelliCAD Technology Corporation, ITC, allowed many companies to produce variations on the basic product, sometimes with considerable enhancments and often with a different name. After looking at several of those versions, I decided to support only one version and selected progeCAD which I considered the best. For my books on recent versions of progeCAD click here.

This manual deals with drawing in 2D. It provides the essential foundation understanding needed before proceding to more advanced techniques such as 3D modelling. It is the training manual supplied with our IC2D1 classroom course. It includes the exercise drawing files used in the course, some handy resource files, a sample layer set, a metric Dimension Style, Paperspace sheet outlines for all sizes A0 to A4, and, most importantly, a drawing template file set up for Australian mm metric usage. Additional help by email is available free to purchasers of any of these options.

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Introduction to IntelliCAD training manual

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This page updated 21 OCT 2015

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