XRef clipping, Solids & ArchT

Just passing along some information...

In my last meeting I was informed that the next update from the ITC will include Complex Linetypes and XRef clipping. I know I have gotten a number of emails concerning XRef Clipping and am thrilled that it has finally added. Hopefully we will see this soon.

I was also told that the ITC has reached an agreement with Spatial Tech. that will allow IntelliCAD to begin work to support ACIS Solids. I know there are many people interested in seeing solids supported in IntelliCAD 2000, including myself.

There is also word that there may be a signed agreement in place soon for ArchT. I knnow this has been in the workings for quite sometime but it now appears to be quite a bit closer to being finalized. I have used ArchT myself and feel it is a superb Architectural package.

I honestly have no set dates as to when any of the above will be implemented but thought you may like to be aware of what is coming in the near future. I personally am very excited by this news.


acad v intellicad when printing

I have inserted photo's into my intellicad drawings, which print just fine. However when I try to print the same drawing in Acad the photo turns up side down. The print preview in Acad is correct, but it will not print as it should. Printer works just fine with everything else. AS I send drawings drawn by Intellicad to people with Acad this is a big problem for me. Any Ideas???


Intellicad is available as a free download to Acad users. They can install Intellicad on their computers free of charge and print your drawings without the need for Acad.

It appears that you are not using the Raster Image capabilities that the Professional Edition of IntelliCAD uses.

Did you use the Insert Object (INSERTOBJ) command? This command inserts images as OLE (Object Linking and Embedment) Objects. This Microsoft Technology allows you to insert any number of "Objects" (Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets, tiff images, etc. etc.) into an IntelliCAD or AutoCAD drawing.

If you used this command rather than the IEIMAGE this would explain your problem. AutoCAD (at least r14) will always print OLE objects with the orientation you inserted it. So if the image is inserted right side up and the plot is rotated 180 degrees the image is not rotated with the rest of the sheet and the image prints upside down.

Perhaps, it might be helpful to ask them if they are rotating the plot in AutoCAD. Our office does this to trick our plotter into giving us a binding edge on the left side of our sheets. If this is the case you might want to tell them not to rotate the plot or upgrade to an edition of IntelliCAD that allows image support and attach your images that way. I find OLE Objects too limiting for raster images, and with the above mentioned behavior too unreliable. Raster Image support will give you more control over your images, and they rotate with the plot.

For me, if I had to tell my client that they had to use IntelliCAD to print my "AutoCAD" drawings would be embarrassing to say the least, so try this first before implying the download.

David Trotz

[This message has been edited by dtrotzjr (edited 03-05-2001).]