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    Default CMS intelliCAD good or bad?

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    personally, i haven't used autocad for a long time. currently, my friend asked me to recommend one good autocad alternative to him.

    i think most of the alternative softwares are using the same kernel/technology (intellicad), but just their interfaces are a little bit different. Am i right? is CMS intellicad good to use? it seems to be the cheapest one, much cheaper than Progecad & Bricscad.

    if there is no big difference in technology, should i choose the cheapest one? please advise

    thanks in advance!

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    I'm sure it is good at what it does. And you can't beat the price for the functionality it offers. Low on cash? Think "alternative CAD software".
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    autocad /dwg is anyway dominating in the architectural & building service industry. workers would print the drawings out and modify the design on the paper in the work site. unless one day, they change their practice or the design is as complex as olympic birdnest, autocad will be kept for a long time.

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    autocad dominates bascically never mind microstation vectorworks etc, autodesk have pretty much coverd every aspect of drawing software, be it strictly 3-D/ 2-D/specifically Mechanical/Architecture/Animation purposes (inventor)

    yes you are right Autodesk will contiune to be used thorughout the future, more than any other program and will get better and better.

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    Choose the one that best fits your needs and your budget. I don't think you can or should separate the two criteria. Honestly.
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    I have played with intellicad and found it to be ok its better than LT as it has lisp and Vba included the other cheaper alternative. Tested it with our lisp programs and no real problems.

    I think it depends on your needs, simple CAD go for it 100% compatibility with other Autocad users not sure.

    I am sure you can download a trial version for 30 days.

    Personally I think autocad should come in 3 versions simple 2D (LT), advanced 2d+ simple 3d with lisp vba then full blown Civ3d, Architectural, developers also known as OEM. The first being cheaper than it is now.

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    have anyone tried CMS intellicad? why is it much cheaper than other alternatives? is it weaker? is ProgeCad /BrisCad stronger than CMS intellicad? on their web, there is no customer reference that i have nothing to refer.

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    i have used ZWcad, progecad, bricscad, that one that is 50$ smart-dwg, and doubleCAD XT (the free commercial use one) but in the end prefer Rhinoceros to a autocad clone

    there is a community called www.intellicad.net you can find more information there.

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