GSTARCAD VS AUTOCAD | COMPARISON

COMPARE THE GSTARCAD 2023 WITH AUTOCAD AND AUTOCAD LT.

 

REMARKS

  • This table is for reference only 
  • Empty space means functionally not supported
  • The package that contains LT version does not support BEDIT
  • Table comparison updated at Sep 1st 2022
     


GstarCAD 2023 AutoCAD 2023
Files GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
32-bit / 64-bit Support
.dwg/.dxf for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2018
.pat,.shx,.lin and etc
File Recover and Audit
Purge
Etransmit
Sheet Set Manager
CAD Standard .dws
DWF Underlay
PDF Underlay
DGN Import and Underlay
DWG Convert
Import to WMF, SAT, 3DS
Export to DWG, DWF, DWFX, WMF, SAT, STL, EPS, DXX, BMP,EMF
Plot and Publish to PDF
Publish to DWF 2D & 3D
Collaboration Different Different
IFC format
Single-document Mode
Digital Signature
Reset Settings to Default.
DWF Import
Mark Up
Interface GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Quick Properties
Block Palette
Dark Theme
Hidden Message Settings
WorkSpace command
CUI Menus and Toolbars
CUI Import & Export
Drag and Drop Customization
Visual Menu Customization
Ribbon/Classic
Properties Palettes
Design Center/Tool Palette/Xref Palette
Command Line
Clean Screen
Dynamic Input and Auto Complete
Clickable Command Line Options
File Tab
Selection, Snap & Track GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Navigation Cube
SELECTIONCYCLING
Right-Click + Drag Method
Selection Preview
Selection Effect Customization
Quick Select
Select Similar
Multifunctional Grips
Osnap
Grid and Snap
Polar Track
Distance from Endpoint and Divide Segments
Group
ADDSELECTED command
Multiple command
Dimensions GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
DIMCENTER Command Partially Partially
Reassociate Dimension
DIMTOFFSET
Quick Measure Rapid Distance Rapid Distance
Standard Dimensions
Associative Dimension
Quick Dimension
Qleader
Dimension Break
Multileaders
Smart Dimensioning
Text GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Text Align / Text Match Text Align Text Align
Change Text
Mtext
Mtext Superscript and Subscripts
Text
Multi-language Character Set
In-place Text Editor
Mtext Editor
Support .shx and .ttf font
Spelling
Check spelling in Mtext
Field
Revcloud
Wipeout Circle and Arc Options
Text Incremental Copy
Automatic Text Numbering
Text on line
Statistics Summation
Layers GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Auto Layer
Change to ByLayer (SETBYLAYER)
Layer Properties Manager
Layer States Manager
Layer Translator
Layer Walk
Layer Previous
Layer Isolate
Layer Unisolate
Layer Lock
Layer Unlock
Layer Unlock All
Lock Other Layers
Layer Freeze
Freeze Other Layer
Thaw All Layers
Layer Off
Off Other Layer
Turn All Layers On
Layer Merge
Layer Delete
Layer Match
Viewport Layer
Hatch GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Hatch objects from Tool Palettes
Gradient Hatches
Custom Patterns
Background and Color for Hatch Patterns
Trim/Extend of/to Hatch Pattern Entities
Superhatch
Transparency for Hatch
Trim/Extend/Hatch preview
Raster images GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Raster Image Support (Clipping, Transparency, ...)
Support Kinds of Image Files (bmp\jpg\png\tga\tif\gif\pcx\ecw\...)
Express Tools GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Lockup Command
Layout Merge
Synchronize Viewports
Breakpoint Check (CLOSELINE)
Fast Select (FASTSEL)
Change Base
Layer Draw Order
Stat, Blocks Number Count Command Count Command
Area Table
Break Object
Block Break
Graphic Compare
Batpurge
Layout by Path Array path Array path
Line2pl
Sptpl
GstarCAD Tools
Plot tools
Drawing Compare DWG COMPARE DWG COMPARE
Delete Duplicate Objects (OVERKILL)
Others GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Region
Make Shape
Import Layout as Sheet
Viewport Scale
Attribute Increment
Define Layout Viewport from ModelSpace (M2LVPORT)
Security
Free Scale
Hatch to Back
Reverse
Synchronize Attributes
Clip
Array Options
Align Tool / Arrange Tool
Areasum
Table
Symmetric Draw
Outline Objects
Smart centerlines/center marks
Invert Fillet
Draw and Modify Commands
Offset Multiple
Helix
Real Time Pan & Zoom
SteeringWheels
Redraw and Regeneration
Layout and Paper Space
Layout Viewport settings
Magnifier
Barcode & QR Code
Non-rectangular Viewports
Shortcut Customization (CUSTACC)
Match Properties Across Drawings
Multilines and Multiline Styles
Block Create and Insert
Redefine Block
Block Attribute Definition
Refedit
Hyperlink
Scale List
Dynamic Block Creat/ Insert/View/Edit Partially
Table Tools
AutoXLSTable
Pline Boolean
Xref path repair
Undo/Redo Preview
3D GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
POLYSOLID
PLANESURF
SURFOFFSET
CONVTOMESH
CONVTOSOLID
CONVTOSURFACE
CONVTONURBS
Point Cloud
3D Edition Grips
Section Plane
Flatshot
3D Surfaces
ACIS Modeling & Editing
3D Orbit options
Camera
Render
Visual Styles Manager
Solid editing
Solprof / Solview / Soldraw
Printing GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
CTB & STB Plot Style Files
Plot Styles Table Editor
Built-in Print Driver
Import & Editing of Page Setups
Publish
Viewport Max
3D Print Studio
Hide and Shade Plot
Batch Print
Arrange frame
Programming GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
LISP Debugger
Entity Data Editor
Action Recording and Action Macros
LISP vl-, vlr-, vla- and vlax
LISP Encryption
(SDS/ADS)
DCL / DCL engine / COM API
Visual Basic for Applications
VBA VBI Projects Support DVB
.Net Framework
GRX (GstarCAD Runtime eXtension) ARX
CUI Menu Support/Diesel Expressions
Diesel Expressions
MNU and MNS File Support
API (Toolbar & Menu Customization)
Licensing Options GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
GSTARCAD
STANDARD
AUTOCAD AUTOCAD LT
Perpetual / Stand-alone / Online Activate
Perpetual / Network / Online Activate
Perpetual / Stand-alone / USB Dongle
Perpetual / Network / USB Dongle
Subscription / Stand-alone / Online Activate ✓ (named user) ✓ (named user)
Subscription / Network / Online Activate

REMARKS

  • This table is for reference only.
  • Empty space means functionally not supported.
  • The package that contains LT version does not support BEDIT.
  • Table comparison updated on Aug 1st 2023.




GSTARCAD OFFERS THE LT VERSION AT THE LOWEST UPFRONT COST, IS EASY TO GET STARTED, AND IS EQUIVALENT TO AUTOCAD LT.

*LT are not available in all countries, check with your local reseller.

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