CMS IntelliCAD CAD Software

5 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

All corporations that required 2D and 3D CAD and drafting software

Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 1.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CMS
  • Founded 1993
  • United States

About CMS IntelliCAD CAD Software

Both affordable and flexible, CMS IntelliCAD provides a Compatible CAD toolkit for architects, engineers, and consultants. Supports DWG files natively, LISP, ADS, DRX/IRX support, optional build-in Microsoft VBA and .Net development platform, and is programmable with hundreds of other third-party solutions. Features include a full suite of 2D and 3D drawing tools, easy visual customization of menus and Ribbon User Interface combined with menus and toolbars.


CMS IntelliCAD CAD Software Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Visualization / Presentation

CMS IntelliCAD CAD Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!

The program is amazingly good, comparable to AutoCAD. Customer service is dying or dead.

Aug 19, 2017
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not

Pros: Very similar to AutoCAD for drawing. Does not have as many management features that are typically only important for collaboration among many users. Very stable.

Cons: Delivery of the product is very awkward. It is difficult to actually get the product after purchase. Transferring a license is rediculously hard. Customer service was once fairly good, but now is rotten. It took me six months to move a license to a new machine, and it still is not working. I bought subscription to the cloud version, and I could not get it "installed". No answers from customer service for nine days now.

Overall: good drafting at low price

CMS IntelliCAD is an excellent program.

Jan 30, 2016
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using CMS IntelliCAD for several years. My prior CAD experience includes more than two decades with AutoCAD, and several other graphics programs. I am currently using IntelliCAD 8.1 Premium (x64). I love it! Having evolved over many years, the IntelliCAD consortium has been perfecting this program incrementally and carefully. If you know the AutoCAD typewritten commands, you will be productive with IntelliCAD (almost) immediately. The UI is like most popular CAD programs and can be easily customized. I've tried most of the popular CAD programs and I'm convinced that IntelliCAD is superior. The learning curve is very short and low. I see two areas where CMS IntelliCAD needs to improve their product -- service and support. The CMS IntelliCAD forum has a total of 1165 users -- and the forum has been operating for years! The activity (posts and replies) on the forum seems to be "light." CMS marketing of their product is almost non-existent -- other than their website. That's too bad as IntelliCAD is a great program. With respect to technical support, you can submit a question to CMS directly by email; however, my experience with their responsiveness has not been stellar -- at least in the last few years. To be fair to CMS, they do sell IntelliCAD (pure and unmodified) at a great price, which may be reflected in their minimal support. Fortunately, when I have technical questions, I have developed a working relationship with members of the IntelliCAD consortium who develop and perfect the program. They are excellent to work with and very responsive. The IntelliCAD Consortium sells rights to their program to several resellers throughout the world. ProgeCAD is probably the the largest IntelliCAD reseller in the US; however, the customize the program to suit different design disciplines. The bottom line for me is that IntelliCAD is an excellent CAD program for those of you who like and are familiar with AutoCAD. I highly recommend IntelliCAD. If you want pure IntelliCAD -- unmodified by the reseller at a great price -- I recommend CMS with the few caveats mentioned above.