Learning how to use IntelliCAD software for computer-aided design
Inside IntelliCAD is the sole e-book on the market for users wishing to learn IntelliCAD. Editions are available for IntelliCAD v5 through v6.5 (aka 2009) in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format via email.
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Step-by-step tutorials for starting new drawings
Drawing architectural plans, and creating symbols
Guided tour of the software user interface
Complete listing of toolbars, menus
Keyboard shortcuts and mouse button actions
IntelliCAD for AutoCAD users
Hundreds of tips
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Table of Contents: Inside IntelliCAD 2009
Important note: The content of each edition varies depending on the features in the release
Chapter 1: Welcome to IntelliCAD
Chapter 2: The Guided Tour
Exploring the User Interface of IntelliCAD, Tip of the Day, Title Bar, Control Menu, IntelliCAD’s User Interface, Menu Bar, Control Menu, Toolbars, Entity Properties Bar, Drawing Area, Cursors, UCS Icon, Layout Tabs, Command Bar, Command Prompt, Prompt History Window, Prompt Boxes, Scroll Bars, Status Bar, Changing the Status Bar, User Input, Keyboard, Spacebar and Enter, Esc, Cursor Keys, Shortcut Keys, Mouse, First (Left) Button, Second (Right) Button, Roller Wheel, Tablet, Using Tablets with IntelliCAD, Commands Specific to Tablets, Coordinate Input, Vector Entities, Alternative Entity Specification, Specifying Coordinates, Keyboard Input, Specifying Coordinates, Point Filters, Direct Distance Entry, Units of Measurement, Mouse Input, Selecting Entities, Grips Editing, Multiple Entity Selection, Selection Set Modes
Chapter 3: 123+ IntelliCAD Tips
User Interface, Command Help, Screen, Command Bar, Prompt Box, Menus, Dialog Boxes, Toolbars, Status Bar, Dynamic Pan and Zoom, Drafting and Drawing, Creating Drawings, Information from the Drawing, Blocks, IntelliCAD Explorer, Other Drafting Tips, Editing, Selection Sets, UCS and WCS, Dimension Settings, Customizing and Programming, Command Aliases, Scripts, Menus, LISP
Chapter 4: IntelliCAD for AutoCAD Users
AutoCAD and IntelliCAD Share Similarities, User Interface Comparison, Comparison of Menu Bars, Comparison of Toolbars, Comparison of Status Bars, Comparison of Other User Interface Elements, Comparison of Right-click Menus, Commands and System Variables, Command Name Differences, Additional IntelliCAD Commands, Additional IntelliCAD System variables, Commands Enhanced in IntelliCAD, AutoCAD Commands Missing from IntelliCAD, Reading and Writing DWG Files, IntelliCAD-AutoCAD Dictionary, Customizing and Programming IntelliCAD, Folder Structure
Chapter 5: Introducing the Boardwalk Condominium Project
Chapter 6: Setting Up New Drawings
New Drawing Wizard, Alternative Method: Settings Dialog Box, Naming (and Saving) Drawings, Setting Limits, Specifying Snap and Grid Spacing, Toggling Ortho Mode, Selecting Entity Snap Modes, Calculating Scale Factors, Save As Template Drawing,
Chapter 7: Drawing Exterior Walls
Drawing Lines, Offsetting Lines, Trimming Lines
Chapter 8: Defining Interior Spaces
Creating Layers, About Layers, Layer Standards, Properties of Layers, Frozen Layers, ByLayer and ByBlock, Local Overrides, ExpLayers Command, Exploring the Explorer Window, Assigning Entities to Different Layers, Adding Interior Lines, Starting Offset Lines, Brute Force Method, Construction Line Method, Calculated Coordinates Method, Moved Entity Method4, Offset-Lengthen Method, Alternate Trim Strategy
Chapter 9: Printing Drawings
Plotting, Basically (Print), Quick Prints (QPrint), Preview Prints (PPreview), Select the Printer (PSetup), Advanced Options, Layout Name, Use Settings, Scale/View Tab, Print Area, Entities to Print, Print to Scale, Pen Map/Width Tab, Map Properties, Advanced Tab, Header and Footer, Configuration File, Origin of Print Area, Other Options, Electronic Plotting (Export), SVG, DWF, Other Formats, eMail Drawings (Send Mail)
Chapter 10: Creating Symbols
Create Door and Window Symbols, Step 1: Draw Door Symbols (Rectangle, Arc), Eighteen Ways to Draw an Arc, Step 2: Convert to Blocks (Block), Sharing Blocks (ExplBlocks), Step 3: Insert Blocks (Insert), Inserting Blocks Upsidedown, Add Window Blocks (Unit Blocks), Insert Blocks from Disc, Obtain Blocks from the Internet, Symbol Sources on the Internet, One Letter Aliases
Chapter 11: Placing Text
Placing Text (Text), Creating Styles (Font), Controlling Text Styles, Label Drawings (DText), Understanding Text Justification Modes, Editing Text (DDedit), Borders and Title Blocks, Layout Drawings (MView), Paper Space Exercises (MSpace, PSpace), Place Paragraphs of Text (MText)
Chapter 12: Adding Dimensions
Linear Dimensions (DimLinear), Dimensioning Drawings, Dimension Scale (DimScale), Dimension Styles (SetDim), Dimensioning Between Two Points, Continue Dimensions (DimContinue), Other Methods of Measuring Drawings, Measuring Distances and Angles (Dist), Measuring Entities (List), Measuring Areas (Area)
Chapter 13: Interacting with Google Earth
Appendix A: Toolbars, Menus, Command Shortcuts, Aliases, & Button Definitions