COMPARISON TABLE

GstarCAD vs ZwCAD

 GstarCAD 2021ZWCAD 2021
FilesProStdProStd
32-bit / 64-bit Support
.dwg and .dxf  for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2018
.pat,.shx,.lin and etc
Password Protection  
File Recover and Audit
Purge
Etransmit
Sheet Set manager  
CAD Standard .dws  
Xrefs in-place Editing
DWF Underlay
PDF Underlay
DGN Import and UnderlayOnly ImportOnly Import
DWG Convert  
Import to WMF, SAT, 3DS, DWF, DGN Partially Partially
Export to DWG, DWF, DWFX, WMF, EMF, SAT, STL, EPS, DXX, BMP Partially Partially
Plot and Publish  to PDF
Publish to DWF 2D & 3D
Collaboration  
IFC format  
ACAD Tool Palettes Import Tool  
Interface ProStdProStd
Quick Properties  
Hidden Message Settings
WorkSpace command  
Color SchemeSupport manySupport manySupport fewSupport few
CUI Menus and Toolbars
CUI Import & Export  
Drag and Drop Customization
Visual Menu Customization
Ribbon / Classic
Properties Palettes
Design Center / Tool Palettes
Xref Palette
Command Line
Clean Screen
New Dynamic Input  
Menu bar Partially Partially
File Tab
Selection, Snap & Track ProStdProStd
SELECTIONCYCLING
Right-Click + Drag Method
Selection Preview
Quick Select
Select Similar
Xtra Grips for Pline & Hatch Objects
Osnap
Grid and Snap
Polar & OTrack
Distance from Endpoint and Divide Segments options  
Multifunctional Grips
GroupDifferent methodDifferent method
ADDSELECTED command  
Multiple command
Customizable Mouse Actions in CUI
Dimensions ProStdProStd
Rapid Distance  
Standard Dimensions
Associative Dimension
Quick Dimension
Qleader
Dimension Break  
Multileaders
Text ProStdProStd
Mtext supports Numbering, Superscript, Subscrip……  
Text Align / Text Match  
Change Text  
Mtext
Text
Multi-language Character Set
In-place Text Editor
Mtext Editor
Support .shx and .ttf font
Spelling
Check spelling in Mtext  
Fields
Revcloud
Wipeout circle option  
Rtext / Arc Text ArcTextArcText
Text Incremental Copy  
Text on line  
Statistics Summation  
LayersProStdProStd
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
Lock Other Layers  
Layer Freeze
Freeze Other Layer  
Thaw All Layers
Layer Off
Off Other Layer  
Trun All Layers On
Layer Merge
Layer Delete
Layer Match
Viewport Layer
Hatch ProStdProStd
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 ProStdProStd
Raster Image Support (Clipping, Transparency, …)
Support Kinds of Image Files (bmp\jpg\png\tga\tif\gif\pcx\…)ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported ECW, JPEG2000 supported ECW, JPEG2000 supported
Express ToolsProStdProStd
Area Table  
Break Object  
Block Break  
Express ToolsProStdProStd
Graphic Compare  
Text Align / Text MatchAlign Text Align Text
Change Text  
Batpurge  
Layout by Path  
Line2pl  
Sptpl  
GstarCAD Tools  
Plot tools  
Drawing Compare File CompareFile Compare
Delete Duplicate Objects (OVERKILL)
Drawing Lock Lock UpLock Up
Others ProStdProStd
Region  
Dataextraction
Make Shape  
Import Layout as Sheet  
Viewport Scale  
Attribute Increment(ATTINC)  
Define Layout Viewport from ModelSpace(M2LVPORT)  
Security  
Free Scale  
Hatch to Back
Reverse  
Synchronize Attributes (ATTSYNC)
Clip
Array Options  
Align Tool / Arrange Tool  
Areasum
Table
Symmetric Draw  
Outline Objects  
Invert Fillet  
Draw and Modify Commands
Offset Multiple
Helix
Real Time Pan & Zoom
Annotative Objects
Object Scales
Redraw and  Regeneration
Layout and Paper Space
Layout Viewport settings  
Magnifier   
Barcode & QR Code
Cloud Storage  
Non-rectangular Viewports
Shortcut Customization (CUSTACC)  
Match Properties Across Drawings  
Multilines and Multiline Styles
Block Create and Insert
Block Attribute Definition
Redefine Block
Refedit
Hyperlink
Digitizer Integration  
Scale List
Dynamic Block Create/Insert/Viewpartiallypartially
Dynamic Block Editor (BEDIT)✓ Partially  
Table Tools  
AutoXLSTable  
Pline Boolean  
SmartMouse  
SmartVoice  
Undo/Redo Preview
Invert Xclip
Table Formula
3D ProStdProStd
POLYSOLID   
PLANESURF  
SURFOFFSET   
CONVTOMESH   
CONVTOSOLID   
CONVTOSURFACE   
CONVTONURBS   
Point Cloud  
3D Edition Grips   
Section Plane   
Flatshot   
3D Surfaces
ACIS Modeling & Editing  
3D Orbit options Partially Partially
Render  
Visual Styles Manager   
Solid editing  Partially 
Solprof / Solview / Soldraw Only Solprof 
Printing ProStdProStd
CTB & STB Plot Style Files
Plot Styles Table Editor
Built-in Print Driver Partially Partially
Import & Editing of Page Setups
Publish
Hide and Shade Plot Partially Partially
Batch Print
Arrange Frame  
Programming ProStdProStd
ActiveX, Including In-place Editing
Entity Data Editor
LISP Support with vl-, vlr-, vla- and vlax- support
LISP Encryption
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS)
DCL / DCL engine / COM API
Visual Basic for Applications 
VBA VBI Projects Support
.Net 
GRX (GstarCAD Runtime eXtension)ZRX 
CUI Menu Support and Diesel Expressions  
MNU and MNS File Support
API for Toolbar and Menu Customization
Licensing ProStdProStd
Subscription  
Stand-alone USB dongle
Network  USB dongle  
Stand-alone License(Flexnet)
Network License(Flexnet)