Version2018-10-25T11:04:11+00:00

VERSION COMPARISON

2016 – 2019

GstarCAD 2019 2018 2017 2016
Files Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
32-bit / 64-bit Support
.dwg and .dxf  for AutoCAD version 2.5 to latest
.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 File Formate Support
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
IFC format
Interface Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Hidden Message Settings
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
Work Spaces Switching
WorkSpace command
Clean Screen
New Dynamic Input
File Tab
Selection, Snap & Track Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
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 (Pline)
Group
ADDSELECTED command
Multiple command
Dimensions Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Standard Dimensions
Associative Dimension
Quick Dimension
Qleader
Dimension Break
Multileaders
Text Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
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
Field
Revcloud
Wipeout
Rtext / Arc text
Text Incremental Copy
Text on line
Layers Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Auto Layer
Change to ByLayer(SETBYLAYER)
Layer Properties Manager
Layer States Manager
Layer Translator
Layer Walk
Layer Previous
Layer Isolate
Layer Unisolate
Layer Lock/Unlock
Layer Unlock
Lock Other Layers
Layer Freeze/Freeze Other
Freeze Other Layer
Thaw All Layers
Layer Off/Off Other
Off Other Layer
Trun All Layers On
Layer Merge
Layer Delete
Layer Match
Hatch Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Gradient Hatches
Custom Patterns
Background and Color for Hatch Patterns
Trim/Extend of/to Hatch Pattern Entities
Superhatch
Raster images Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Raster Image Support (Clipping, Transparency, …)
Support Kinds of Image Files (bmp\jpg\png\tga\tif\gif\pcx\…)  ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet  ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet  ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet ✓ ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet ✓ ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported yet
Express Tools Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Area Table
Break Object
Block Break
Graphic Compare
Batpurge
Layout by Path
Express Tools Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Line2pl
Sptpl
GstarCAD Tools
Table Tools
Plot tools
Drawing Compare
Delete Duplicate Objects (OVERKILL)
Drawing Lock
Statistics Summation
Others Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
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
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
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/View
MEASUREGEOM (Sum area and Total Length)
Dynamic Block Editor (BEDIT) Partially Partially Partially ✓partially
AutoXLSTable
Pline Boolean
3D Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Section Plane
Flatshot
3D Surfaces
ACIS Modeling & Editing
3D Orbit options
Render
Visual Styles
Solid Editing
Solprof / Solview / Soldraw
Printing Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
CTB & STB Plot Style Files
Plot Styles Table Editor
Built-in Print Driver
Import & Editing of Page Setups
Publish
Hide and Shade Plot
Batch Print
Arrange frame
Programming Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
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 Framework
GRX (GstarCAD Runtime eXtension)
CUI Menu Support
Diesel Expressions
MNU and MNS File Support
API for Toolbar and Menu Customization
Licensing Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std Pro Std
Stand-alone USB dongle
Network  USB dongle
Stand-alone License(Flexnet)
Network License(Flexnet)
Online Register
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