|What is AcceliCAD?
AcceliCAD is the new standard for low-cost
CAD software that offers DWG compatibility and an AutoCAD-like command set and
interface. Anyone who has used AutoCAD can easily learn to use AcceliCAD
in no time at all.
At half the cost of AutoCAD LT and 1/10 the cost
of AutoCAD it offers exceptional value while still retaining most of the
features and commands of the more expensive software.
AcceliCADŽ is the intelligent choice for architects, engineers,
designers - virtually any professional who creates or uses CAD drawings.
Here is why:
Unrivaled DWG File Format
AcceliCAD's native file format is .DWG, so when
you open an existing DWG file there's no file conversion and no data loss. We
provide industry standard compatibility with an AutoCAD command set, as well
programming api's such as LISP and SDS (AcceliCAD's C programming API). That
means you can get to work immediately using the DWG files, commands and
applications you rely on.
AcceliCAD offers many unique productivity
features, including the ability to open multiple drawings at once; a Drawing
Explorer that lets you review and exchange drawing content with drag-and-drop
ease; and visual customization of menus and toolbars -- no programming
required! And thanks to its ActiveX integration, you can insert AcceliCAD
drawings (or just parts of them) into a Microsoft Office application file such
as Word or Excel.
For the first time ever, you can buy a heavy-duty
CAD program that's compatible with the .DWG file format and industry standard
applications at mass-market pricing. Other feature-rich, low-cost CAD programs
have tried to create their own standard as opposed to leveraging the existing
.DWG standard. AcceliCAD's low price makes it affordable to anyone who creates
and uses .DWG files.
C, LISP, and
If you have existing applications that were built
using the ADS or AutoLISP libraries, you can quickly port them to AcceliCAD,
using the same languages and functions you are used to. AcceliCAD also includes
a VB object model to implement custom programs quickly within your
You need the following software and
hardware to install and run AcceliCAD.
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Windows
Intel Pentium (or faster) processor
256 megabytes (MB) of RAM
(minimum); 512MB of RAM or more (recommended)
200 MB of free hard disk space for a full
installation, including sample files, electronic documentation, and online Help
CD-ROM drive if installing from a CD