nanoCAD vs AutoCAD

Product Comparison nanoCAD 5.0 nanoCAD Plus/Pro 8.0 AutoCAD 2016 AutoCAD LT 2016

User interface and basic technologies

User interface

classic

classic

ribbon+classic

ribbon+classic

Multiple document mode

yes

yes

yes

yes

File tabs

yes

yes

yes

yes

Layer, block and linetype managers

yes

yes

yes

yes

Object snap, object tracking and polar snap

yes

yes

yes

yes

AutoCAD command syntax

yes

yes

yes

yes

Command line: autohide mode, changing parameters
(font, color and height)

yes

yes

yes

yes

Clickable command line options

yes

yes

yes

yes

Autocomplete of entered commands

yes

yes

yes

yes

SHX and TTF fonts

yes

yes

yes

yes

Autorecover of drawings

yes

yes

yes

yes

Unlimited Undo/Redo

yes

yes

yes

yes

Aliases, menu and toolbars settings

yes

yes

yes

yes

Select similar objects

yes

yes

yes

yes

Select overlapped and superimposed objects

yes

yes

yes

yes

User coordinate systems

yes

yes

yes

yes

External references

yes

yes

yes

yes

Linetype editor

yes

yes

Creation of viewport from model space

yes

yes

Dynamic blocks

yes

yes

Dynamic input

yes

yes

yes

2D-drawing

Display properties of object under cursor

yes

yes

yes

yes

Notepad for text data exchange

yes

yes

Calculator

yes

yes

yes

yes

Multifunctional grips

yes

yes

yes

yes

Associative dimensions

yes

yes

yes

yes

Associative hatches

yes

yes

Additional commands for layers

yes

yes

AutoCAD-style tables

yes

yes

yes

yes

Excel-style table editor

yes

yes

Data extraction to tables

yes

yes

yes

Table data sources

MS-SQL, MS-Access,
Excel, txt, xml

MS-SQL, MS-Access,
Excel, txt, xml

Excel

Excel

Additional tools

Parametric 2D-design

Pro version

yes

Library objects with behavioral properties

Dynamic blocks

Adding dialogs to control object behavior

Using external
programming

Using external
programming

Editing of external references

partial

yes

yes

yes

Display of 3D-drawings

yes

yes

yes

yes

Creation of mesh objects

yes

yes

yes

Switching of visual styles

yes

yes

yes

3D-views

yes

yes

yes

Orbit command

yes

yes

yes

Operations with solid 3D-objects

Pro version

yes

Model space and paper space

yes

yes

yes

yes

Viewports

yes

yes

yes

yes

Tool palettes

-

yes

yes

yes

Object transparency

yes

yes

yes

yes

Color dependent printing (CTB)

yes

yes

yes

yes

Batch plot

yes

yes

Print to PDF

using external
PDF-printers

yes

yes

yes

Print to PLT

yes

yes

yes

yes

Sheet sets

yes

yes

yes

IFC import

yes

PDF underlay

yes

yes

yes

Operations with raster images

yes

yes

yes

yes

Raster mirror/rotate/deskew/crop

yes

Raster four-point calibration

yes

Raster clean-up (draw/erase)

yes

Raster object snap

yes

Customization

OLE Automation (Visual Basic Script/Javascript)

yes

yes

yes

Visual Basic for Applications

yes

LISP (with DCL)

yes

yes

yes

C++

NRX

NRX

ARX

.NET

yes

yes

yes

Support for multiple profiles

yes

yes

yes

Network Licensing

yes

yes

Copyright 2017 Nanosoft. All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy  |  Terms of use  |  Forgot password?
Follow us: