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COMPARISON TABLE

GstarCAD vs ZWCAD

GstarCAD 2019
(IntelliCAD-free-CAD)
ZWCAD 2019
(intellicad base)
Files 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 and Digital Signatures
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  WMF, SAT only WMF, SAT only
Export to DWG, DWF, DWFX, WMF, SAT, STL, EPS, DXX, BMP  Partially  Partially
Plot and Publish  to PDF
Publish to DWF 2D & 3D
Collaboration
IFC format
Interface Pro Std Pro Std
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 Tool Palettes Tool Palettes
Xref Palette
Command Line
Clean Screen
New Dynamic Input
Menu bar
File Tab
Selection, Snap & Track Pro Std Pro Std
SELECTIONCYCLING different method different method
Right-Click + Drag Method
Selection Preview
Quick Select
Select Similar
Xtra Grips for Pline & Hatch Objects  Xtra Grips for Pline  Xtra Grips for Pline
Osnap
Grid and Snap
Polar & OTrack
Distance from Endpoint and Divide Segments options
Group
ADDSELECTED command
Multiple command
Dimensions Pro Std Pro Std
Standard Dimensions
Associative Dimension
Quick Dimension
Qleader
Dimension Break
Multileaders
Text 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
Fields
Revcloud
Wipeout  Partially  Partially
Rtext / Arc Text  Arc Text Arc Text
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
Hatch Pro Std Pro Std
Gradient Hatches
Custom Patterns
Background and Color for Hatch Patterns
Trim/Extend of/to Hatch Pattern Entities
Superhatch
Transparency for Hatch
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 supported ECW 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
Areasum  By select  By select
Align Tool / Arrange Tool
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
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
Dynamic Block Editor (BEDIT) ✓ Partially ✓ Partially
Table Tools
AutoXLSTable
Pline Boolean
SmartMouse
SmartVoice
Undo/Redo Preview
3D Pro Std Pro Std
Section Plane
Flatshot
3D Surfaces
ACIS Modeling & Editing
3D Orbit options  Partially  Partially
Render
Visual Styles Hide/Shade Hide/Shade
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
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
Stand-alone USB dongle
Network  USB dongle
Stand-alone License(Flexnet)
Network License(Flexnet)
REMARKS
This table is for reference only
Empty space means functionally not supported
Table comparison updated at Sep 30th 2018