Comparison Chart

Features ZWCAD 2018 AutoCAD 2018
Std Pro LT Full
Files support
DWG R14/2000/2004/2007/2010/2013 X X X X
DXF R12/2000/2004/2007/2010/2013 X X X X
DWG/DXF 2018 (1) (1) X X
DWT support X X X X
DGN import X X X X
User interaction
Classic menu and toolbar X X X X
Ribbon interfaces X X X X
Customize User interface (CUI) X X X X
Partial CUI X X X X
Tool Palettes X X X X
Design Center X X X X
Properties Palette X X X X
Command auto complete X X X X
Drawing tab switching X X X X
Adaptive Grid X X X X
Dynamic UCS X X X X
2D drawing and annotation
Leader & Mleader X X X X
Associative dimensions X X X X
Text and Mtext X X X X
Revcloud X X X X
Text in-place editing X X X X
Hatch/Gradient Hatch X X X X
Super Hatch X X X X
Table & Table styles X X X X
Field X X X X
Annotative Scale X X
Layers
Layer Properties Manager X X X X
Layer States Manager X X X X
layer filter X X X X
Layer Walk X X X X
Layer Merge X X X X
Layer Browser X X
Xref,Block and Attribute
Dynamic Block X X X X
Block editor (2) (2) X X
OLE X X X X
Rater Images X X X X
Xrefs X X X X
Multiple block inserting X X X
Attribute X X X X
Reference Manager X X
Block replace X X X X
Block align X X
PDF underlay X X
DGN underlay X X
DWFx underlay X X
DWF underlay X X X X
Print
CTB & STB plot styles X X X X
Plotting X X X X
Export X X X X
Publish PDF X X X X
Publish DWF/DWFx (3) (3) X X
Mvsetup X X X X
3D modeling and visulization
ACIS viewing X X X X
Visual styles (Hide & Shade) X X X X
3D Orbit X X X X
Full ACIS modeling & editing X X
Solprof X X
Rendering X X
Tools
Match properties (cross drawings) X X X X
Group X X X X
Quick select X X X X
Quick Calculator X X X X
Express tools X X X
Region X X X
Multiple Undo/Redo X X X X
Undo/Redo Preview X X
File Compare X X
Lockup & Unlock X X
Etransmit X X X X
Smart mouse X X
Smart voice X X
Smart select X X
DGN Purge X X X
PDF Converter X X X
Application Programming Interfaces
ActiveX, including in-place editing X X X
COM API X X X
Full LISP with vl-, vlr-, vla- and vlax- support X X X
LISP compile X X X
DCL engine X X X
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA 32/64-bit) X X
Solution Development System (SDS/ADS) X X
Runtime extension (ZRX/ARX) X X
.NET X X
(1) ZWCAD provides a FormatConverter to convert DWG 2018 to lower format;
(2) ZWCAD’s Block Editor is able to modify non-dynamic blocks only currently;
(3) ZWCAD is able to publish to DWF but not DWFx file currently;