COMPARISON TABLE

GstarCAD vs Z’CAD

  GstarCAD 2021 ZWCAD 2021
Files Pro Std Pro Std
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 Underlay Only Import Only 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 Pro Std Pro Std
Quick Properties    
Hidden Message Settings
WorkSpace command    
Color Scheme Support many Support many Support few Support 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 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
Group Different method Different method
ADDSELECTED command    
Multiple command
Customizable Mouse Actions in CUI
Dimensions Pro Std Pro Std
Rapid Distance    
Standard Dimensions
Associative Dimension
Quick Dimension
Qleader
Dimension Break    
Multileaders
Text Pro Std Pro Std
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  ArcText ArcText
Text Incremental Copy    
Text on line    
Statistics Summation    
Layers 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
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 Pro Std Pro Std
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 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  ECW and JPEG 2000 not supported  ECW, JPEG2000 supported  ECW, JPEG2000 supported
Express Tools Pro Std Pro Std
Area Table    
Break Object    
Block Break    
Express Tools Pro Std Pro Std
Graphic Compare    
Text Align / Text Match Align Text  Align Text
Change Text    
Batpurge    
Layout by Path    
Line2pl    
Sptpl    
GstarCAD Tools    
Plot tools    
Drawing Compare  File Compare File Compare
Delete Duplicate Objects (OVERKILL)
Drawing Lock  Lock Up Lock Up
Others Pro Std Pro Std
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/View partially partially
Dynamic Block Editor (BEDIT) ✓ Partially    
Table Tools    
AutoXLSTable    
Pline Boolean    
SmartMouse    
SmartVoice    
Undo/Redo Preview
Invert Xclip
Table Formula
3D Pro Std Pro Std
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 Pro Std Pro Std
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 Pro Std Pro Std
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 Pro Std Pro Std
Subscription    
Stand-alone USB dongle
Network  USB dongle    
Stand-alone License(Flexnet)
Network License(Flexnet)