AutoCAD ® Alternative?

GstarCAD LTGstarCAD STDGstarCAD PROAutoCAD LTAutoCAD (FULL)
DWG file formatyesyesyesyesyes
2D Draftingyesyesyesyesyes
3D Modelingyesyes
LISP / .NET  /VBAyesyesyes
Express Toolsyesyesyes
Subscriptionyesyesyesyesyes
Perpetual Licenseyesyes
Network Licenseyesyes

It’s cheaper but has a similar interface and function. So why bother with AutoCAD®?

Full Comparison – GstarCAD vs AutoCAD®

UNSURPASSED AUTOCAD® COMPATIBILITY

It can use to open AutoCAD® drawing; that makes switching between these two tools effortless.

  • DWG, AutoCAD® Proprietary binary file.

  • DXF, Drawing Exchange Format.

  • DXT, AutoCAD® drawing template.

  • DXS, AutoCAD® Drawing standards.

  • DST, Drawing Sheet Set

All resource files used by the AutoCAD® CAD platform can be used with GstarCAD.

  • CTB/STB, Plot style

  • SHX, CAD font.

  • LIN, Line Type

  • PAT, Hatch pattern.

  • SLD, Slide image

  • UNT, Units setting

  • CUI/CUIX, Interface file

  • MNS/MNU, menu file

  • PGP, Command aliases.
  • DIM, Dimension style.

  • BAK, Drawing backup.

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A direct rival to AutoCAD®, matching most features look-alike interface

  • Familiar interface.

  • Same command / shortcut key,

  • Familiar work environment.

CUSTOMIZED SETTINGS

GstarCAD offers several ways to import customized settings such as CUI, Lisp program, Shortcut settings, Blocks, DWT, and Plotters from AutoCAD® software.

COMPATIBLE COMMAND

Currently, GstarCAD covers over 93% of AutoCAD® commands. Included piratical design tools like: “Dynamic Block”,“Tool Palette,” Sheet set manager”…

Even support the latest new features like “Drawing Compare” and “Quick Dimension.”

Functional Coverage 93%

UNIQUE COMMAND

Meanwhile, GstarCAD has 106 unique design tools like “Collaboration,” “Area Table,” “Auto Layer,” “Viewport to Layout,” “Autoxlstable.”

They are adopted to speed up designers’ drafting speed significantly.

DESIGN
COLLAB

AREA
TABLE

ATTRIB.
INCREMENT

COPY
INCREMENT

BLOCK
BREAK

AUTOXLS
TABLE

GstarCAD unique command
gstarcad

GstarCAD is based on
independent intellectual property rights
and patented technologies owned by Gstarsoft Co., Ltd

GstarCAD is a well-known alternative CAD software of high compatibility with AutoCAD®. Nearly 30 years of continuous improvement and lean innovation, today GstarCAD is far ahead in performance, stability and other key indicators and becomes leading CAD software in the world.

Smart graphic partition and self-adaptive data model strived on increasing graphic display acceleration with lower memory formula, on improving the speed and performance.

The latest GstarCAD comes with comprehensively 3D optimization, more new practical features, and essential enhancement, making your design more smooth and efficient. With the best-ever performance, seamless compatibility, and full functionalities, the latest GstarCAD became the most desirable alternative CAD.

EVALUATED AND CERTIFIED
WIPO Award for Protection of Intellectual Property

WIPO INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES
GOLD AWARD

Gstarsoft is the only CAD company that won the gold copyright as innovative enterprises, for its international leading product quality in 2D/3D CAD design. Most preferred AutoCAD alternative as a cost-effective and high quality 2D/3D CAD platform.

Qualified for CMMI L3

GstarCAD takes the lead in
CMMI L3 pass.

The Gstarsoft R&D team has completed the evaluation and certification work with the excellent software development management foundation, and accepted evaluation standard for organizational maturity by SEI, The Capability Maturity Model Integration L3 (CMMI L3 ).

GstarCAD vs AutoCAD®

System requirements

 

GstarCAD

AutoCAD®

Operation SystemWindows 8/10
(32bit / 64bit)
Windows 8/10
(64bit)
Processor1.6 GHz processor
higher or equivalent
Basic : 2.5 – 2.9 GHz
Recommended : 3+ GHz
Memory2GB RAMBasic : 8GB
Recommended : 16GB
GraphicsAny graphics card,
either integrated or dedicated
Basic :
1 GB GPU,29 GB/s Bandwidth
Recommended :
4GB GPU, 100 GB/s Bandwidth
DirectX 11 compliant.

Price and license type

 

GstarCAD Price

AutoCAD® Price

LT – LIFETIMERM 1,350.00
LT – SUBSCRIPTIONRM 1’100*
Standard- LIFETIMERM 2,300.00**
Standard- SUBSCRIPTIONRM 850.00
Professional- LIFETIMERM 2,700.00**
Professional- SUBSCRIPTIONRM 1,050.00RM 6,000.00*

*Estimate price.
**It only restricts the Malaysian market, including one-year free upgrades, such as; buying GstarCAD2021 this year will get free update for version 2022, but it is voluntary after 2022 or later, and you can purchase an upgrade at any time.

How to Save Money with GstarCAD instantly?

CASE 1 GstarCAD Standard VS AutoCAD® LT

5 years, invest 1/3 cost.

GSTARCAD
STANDARD
ACAD
LT
PRICERM 2’300
(perpetual)
RM 1’100
(yearly)
COSTAverage
Annual
Estimated
total
2
years
RM 1’150RM 2’200
3
years
RM 766
saving 1k
RM 3’300
5
years
RM 460
saving 4k+
RM 6’600
10
years
RM 230
saving 8k+
RM 11’000

CASE 2 GstarCAD Standard VS AutoCAD® (Full)

5 years, invest 1/13 cost.

GSTARCAD
STANDARD
ACAD
(FULL)
PRICERM 2’300
(perpetual)
RM 6’000
(yearly)
COSTAverage
Annual
Estimated
total
2
years
RM 1’150
saving 9k+
RM 12’000
3
years
RM 766
saving 15k+
RM 18’000
5
years
RM 460
saving 27k+
RM 30’000
10
years
RM 230
saving 57k+
RM 60’000

CASE 3 GstarCAD Pro VS AutoCAD® (Full)

5 years, invest 1/11 cost.

GSTARCAD
PROFESSIONAL
ACAD
(FULL)
PRICERM 2’700
(perpetual)
RM 6’000
(yearly)
COSTAverage
Annual
Estimated
total
2
years
RM 1’350
saving 9k+
RM 12’000
3
years
RM 900
saving 15k+
RM 18’000
5
years
RM 540
saving 27k+
RM 30’000
10
years
RM 270
saving 57k+
RM 60’000

Did I hear that Subscription AutoCAD® will increase this year?

experience sharing

Purchased this CAD a few weeks ago. Very intuitive and like AutoCAD, but completing the certification really helped unlock all of its capabilities. Highly recommend it!
Ewing
I bought this a month ago and just finally worked through a long process of troubleshooting to get GstarCAD 2020 to launch without crashing.
M. Ramli

I appreciate that this is simply an outright purchase, not a monthly subscription–those fees add up fast, and I usually make drawing only during the design and construction state…I hate paying for an expensive subscription to something I only use for half the year.

hasmisam
It does everything I need to make design and construction drawing content quickly and easily, without fussing around with advanced features—which are there when I need them but don’t intrude into the basic workflow process.
adam

GstarCAD is a reliable tool that facilitates the work of our designers. The basic advantages are: free transition between the GstarCAD program and AutoCAD, the speed of the program and free technical support. I recommend it with full conviction.

Ivan Petrovic, IT Manager| Palisander Sp. z o.o.
GstarCAD is used by our employees and have not report any allegations.The program is intuitive, easy to use, and at the same time allows the creation of advanced projects.The purchase was a good decision, we use it create value everyday and can’t leave it now.Thus, I recommend the GstarCAD program.
Tomasz Pasek, Chairman of the Board| Group TK
Designing is our work, but also passion, we use a lot of different programs for it, so we have a comparison. GstarCAD works very well, supports many formats, which allows compatibility with other programs. It is a good program at a good price.
Daniel R, Architect | Progetti Architecture

MORE THAN

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LICENSE ACTIVATED SINCE 2011 IN MALAYSIA

STEP 1 DOWNLOAD 2MIN

  • High-speed online download.
  • Only 250MB installer size.
  • PDF technical guide are available for download.

STEP 2INSTALLATION 2MIN

  • Quick and straightforward installation.
  • Skip activation for the 30-day trial.
  • Users can activate online quickly and easily.

STEP 3ADAPT 3MIN

  • Experience the same interface as ACAD.
  • Set your preferred options.
  • Adopt your custom template.

LIFETIME LICENSE

  • Free lifetime technical support.
  • Free 2022 upgrade next year.

  • Unlimited online services via TeamViewer.
GstarCAD 2021 download

GSTARCAD 2021 DOWNLOAD

GSTARCAD TRIAL VERSION HAS 30 DAYS FULL FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION PERIOD. AFTER THE EVALUATION PERIOD SOME CAD FUNCTIONS (E.G. SAVE, EXPORT AND COPY – PASTE) WILL BE LIMITED.

GSTARCAD 32BIT AND 64BIT CAN’T BE INSTALLED ON THE SAME COMPUTER.

INSTALLING GSTARCAD 2021 DOES NOT INSTALL OVER OLDER MAJOR VERSIONS OF GSTARCAD. MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF GSTARCAD CAN BE INSTALLED ON THE SAME COMPUTER. BUT IF YOU DON’T NEED THE OLDER VERSIONS, UNINSTALLING THOSE VERSIONS MAKES A TIDIER COMPUTER.

ACTIVATED (SOFT ENCRYPTION TYPE) SINGLE USER LICENSES ARE “LOCKED” TO THE MACHINE ON WHICH YOU LICENSED GSTARCAD. IF YOU PURCHASE A NEW MACHINE AND WANT TO TRANSFER YOUR GSTARCAD LICENSE TO THAT NEW MACHINE, YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN YOUR LICENSE FROM YOUR OLD MACHINE.

OS  (Operating System)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)

CPU
1GHZ or faster, 32-bit(x86) or 64-bit(x64) processor

RAM
For 32-bit GstarCAD – 1GB (3GB recommended or higher)
For 64-bit GstarCAD – 2GB (4GB recommended or higher)

Display
1024 * 768 VGA with True Color (minimum)

Hard Disk
1GB free hard disk available or higher (3GB recommended or higher)

BROCHURE
LT, STD, PRO COMPARE

INSTALLER (.EXE)

BUILD 21.01.22 /SP1

STANDARD / PROFESSIONAL

32bit .EXE
64bit .EXE

BUILD 20.10.15

LT VERSION

32bit .EXE
64bit .EXE

QUICK VIDEO GUIDE

INSTALLATION
ACTIVATE / RETURN

OTHER

SDK

TECHNICAL LITERATURE IN PDF

INSTALLATION
ACTIVATION / RETURN
OVERVIEW
USER GUIDE
COMPLETE FEATURES
EXPRESS TOOLS
UPGRADE TO 2021

Buy GstarCAD 2021 now!

PRICE

RM 1,350.00 / license

  Buy More Save More!  
  Free Basic Course  

  • DWG FORMAT
  • BASIC 2D
  • ONLINE ACTIVATE

contact nearest dealer or
Buy online now   ON NEOFAME 

*above free course offer from NEOFAME e-shop.

PRICE

RM 2,300.00 / license

  Buy More Save More!  
  Free Basic Course  

  • DWG FORMAT
  • ADVANCE 2D
  • BLOCK EDITOR
  • EXPRESS TOOLS
  • LISP / VBA / .NET
  • ONLINE ACTIVATE

contact nearest dealer or
Buy online now   ON NEOFAME 

*above free course offer from NEOFAME e-shop.

PRICE

  free 2 months      RM 1,020.00  
RM 850.00 / year
RM 85.00 / month

  Buy More Save More!  
  Free Basic Course  

  • DWG FORMAT
  • ADVANCE 2D
  • BLOCK EDITOR
  • EXPRESS TOOLS
  • LISP / VBA / .NET
  • ONLINE ACTIVATE

contact nearest dealer or
Buy online now   ON NEOFAME 

*above free course offer from NEOFAME e-shop.

PRICE

RM 2,700.00 / license

  Buy More Save More!  
  Free Basic Course  

  • DWG FORMAT
  • ADVANCE 2D
  • 3D TOOLS
  • DYN BLK EDITOR
  • EXPRESS TOOLS
  • LISP / VBA / .NET
  • ONLINE ACTIVATE

contact nearest dealer or
Buy online now   ON NEOFAME 

*above free course offer from NEOFAME e-shop.

PRICE

  free 2 months      RM 1,260.00  
RM 1,050.00 / year
RM 105.00 / month

  Buy More Save More!  
  Free Basic Course  

  • DWG FORMAT
  • ADVANCE 2D
  • 3D TOOLS
  • DYN BLK EDITOR
  • EXPRESS TOOLS
  • LISP / VBA / .NET
  • ONLINE ACTIVATE

contact nearest dealer or
Buy online now   ON NEOFAME 

*above free course offer from NEOFAME e-shop.

COMPARISON TABLE

GstarCAD vs ACAD
VER 2016 – 21
PRICE RM

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

Recommended
Minimum
GstarCAD exclusive distribution - NEOFAME