Comparison Chart

Product Comparison nanoCAD Pro 8.0 nanoCAD Plus 8.0 AutoCAD 2017 AutoCAD 2017 LT

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
Tool palettes - yes yes yes
Clickable command line options yes yes yes yes
Sheet set manager/project manager yes yes yes yes
SHX and TTF fonts yes yes yes yes
Auto recover of drawings yes yes yes yes
Unlimited Undo/Redo yes yes yes yes
Aliases, menu and toolbars settings yes yes yes yes
Smart Dimensioning yes yes yes yes
Select overlapped and superimposed objects yes yes yes yes
Enhanced PDFs yes yes yes yes
External references yes yes yes yes
Linetype editor yes yes - -
Creation of viewport from model space yes yes - -
IFC Import yes yes - -
Dynamic input yes yes yes yes

2D-drawing

     
Display properties of object under cursor yes yes yes yes
Notepad for text data exchange yes yes - -
Multifunctional grips yes yes yes yes
Associative dimensions yes yes yes yes
Mtext match properties yes yes yes yes
Mtext superscript and subscript tools yes yes yes -
Text Align 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 Constraints yes - yes -
Library objects with behavioral properties - - Dynamic blocks -
Editing of external references partial partial yes yes
Display of 3D-drawings yes yes yes yes
Point Clouds Data Import yes yes - -
Switching of visual styles yes yes yes -
3D-views yes yes yes -
Orbit command yes yes yes -
Operations with solid 3D-objects yes - yes -
Model space and paper space yes yes yes yes
Viewports yes yes yes yes
Object transparency yes yes yes yes
Color dependent printing (CTB) yes yes yes yes
Batch plot yes yes yes -
Print to PDF yes yes yes yes
Print to PLT yes yes yes yes
PDF underlay yes yes yes yes
Operations with raster images yes yes - -
Raster mirror/rotate/deskew/crop yes yes - -
Raster four-point calibration yes yes - -
Raster clean-up (draw/erase) yes yes - -
Raster object snap yes 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 -
Perpetual license yes yes - -