ZWCAD vs AUTOCAD

    
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mailma7767

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 ZWCAD vs AUTOCAD
24-09-2013 03:37 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear All

I have been using AUTOCAD for the last 10 years and have come across ZWCAD recently. Since AUTOCAD is very expensive, I plan to purchase ZWCAD. However, before purchasing and starting work on ZWCAD, I would like to know your independent reviews while comparing ZWCAD with AUTOCAD, especially in 2D Drafting. I have following queries :-


1.) Does ZWCAD provide full 2D functionality of AUTOCAD ? Are there any commonly used features / commands in AUTOCAD which are not present (or difficult to use) in ZWCAD ?


2.) I have been using lot of Visual Lisp (not LISP) in AUTOCAD. Does Visual LISP work in ZWCAD as well ?


3.) How good is ZWCAD in blocks, XREFs, OLE objects etc.


4.) Any other important information you would like to tell.





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26-09-2013 07:31 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Friends, awaiting your valuable replies !!!

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MARIN

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26-09-2013 10:28 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 1# mailma7767
Hi

I switched from autocad to zwcad two years ago
work only 2D (electrical installations)

So, to your questions:
1.) Does ZWCAD provide full 2D functionality of AUTOCAD ? - YES
Are there any commonly used features / commands in AUTOCAD which are not present (or difficult to use) in ZWCAD ?
Not that i know

2.) I have been using lot of Visual Lisp (not LISP) in AUTOCAD. Does Visual LISP work in ZWCAD as well ?
Sorry, don't know

3.) How good is ZWCAD in blocks, XREFs, OLE objects etc.
No problems at all so far


4.) Any other important information you would like to tell.
No problems so far in moving from AutoCAD to ZWCAD

Best of luck
Marin

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gabrie1904

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04-10-2013 04:03 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hello!
@ mailma7767

I'm an AutoCAD 2013 user.
I've downloaded the free trial of ZWCAD 2014 recently (I have only 30 days of evaluation) and I've seen these:

1. First look: ZWCAD looks almost identical with AutoCAD
2. The customization of ZWCAD is easy (the same as AutoCAD)
3. I had a surprise with the OFFSET command which doesn't have the options (especially the Current Layer - which I'm using a lot in AutoCAD).
4. DATAEXTRACTION command doesn't exist in Zwcad and I couldn't find something to replace it.
5. There's no XLIST command.
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