DataCAD Versions Comparison Chart
DataCAD LT 19
DataCAD 19
DataCAD LT 19
DataCAD 19
$395
$1,295

Drafting

'Smart' parametric walls

Included
Included

'Smart' parametric doors and windows

Included
Included

'Smart' parametric arrows

Included
Included

'Smart' view-dependent symbols

Included

Automatic wall intersection cleanup

Included
Included

User-selectable wall intersection cleanup

Included
Included

Complex user-defined line types

Included
Included

Pen Styles

Included
Included

Complex user-defined associative hatch patterns

Included
Included

Associative dimensions (DIN and AS1100)

Included
Included

Polyline and related editing tools

Included

Object snap on-the-fly

Included
Included

Virtual object snapping

Included
Included

GetSnap smart snapping

Included
Included

3D object snapping

Included
Included

Dynamic Snap Indicator

Included
Included

Direct distance input method

Included
Included

Direction / Distance input mode

Included
Included

Relative and absolute Cartesian input mode

Included
Included

Relative and absolute polar input mode

Included
Included

XREFs (External Reference Files)

Included

Self-XREFs (Internal Reference File)

Included

SketchUp XREFs

Included

Bind XREFs to Symbols

Included

XClips (Reference File Clip Cubes)

Included

SClips (Symbol Clip Cubes)

Included

Fence Clips

Included

Merge Clipping Boundaries

Included

HyperView linking

Included

Hyperlink to external file

Included

Hyperlink to Internet URL

Included

Command line alias

Included

Spell checker with international-language dictionaries

Included

Architectural text styles (Vector-based fonts)

Included
Included

Support for TrueType fonts

Included
Included

DataCAD TrueType Font

Included
Included

Automatic boundary detection for hatching (Contour search)

Included

Knockout fills

Included

Solid color fills

Included
Included

Pattern fills

Included
Included

Bitmap fills

Included
Included

Layer manager with support for long layer names

Included
Included

Persistent (a.k.a. Modeless) Layer Manager

Included

Multi-line Text (a.k.a. MText)

Included
Included

Scale-independent Text (Lock Size)

Included

Scale-independent Dimensions (Lock Size)

Included

Scale-independent Hatching (Lock Size)

Included

Scale-independent Symbols (Lock Size)

Included

Lock Text Angle

Included

Support for SHX fonts

Included
Included

Entity Properties Editor

Included

Modeling

3D geometric primitives modeler

Included
Included

3D Polylines

Included
Included

Vector-based hidden line removal

Included
Included

Raster-based hidden line removal

Included
Included

Digital Terrain Modeling (Drop Mesh)

Included
Included

TIN (Triangular Irregular Network) Surface Modeler

Included

Ruled Surface Modeler

Included
Included

3D Knife

Included

3D Sectioning Tool

Included

o2c-based Object Viewer

Included
Included

Sun Shader

Included

Convert TrueType fonts to 3D

Included
Included

3D Boolean Operations

Included

3D Edit Planes

Included

B-Spline and Béziercurves with extrusion

Included
Included

Polygon Normal Options

Included
Included

Shading

Real-time walk-through

Included

7 user-definable light sources (variable color)

Included
Included

1 sunlight source

Included
Included

Sun shadow casting (variable color)

Included
Included

Superimpose scene over background photo

Included
Included

Custom edge color, width, and overshoot

Included
Included

Anti-aliased shading

Included
Included

Texture mapping

Included

Material definitions by color

Included

Material definitions by layer

Included

Material definitions by entity

Included

Rendering

Real-time walk-through

Included
Included

3 fixed ambient light sources

Included
Included

1 sunlight source

Included
Included

User-definable light sources (variable intensity)

Included
Included

User-definable light sources (variable color)

Included
Included

Raytraced shadow casting

Included
Included

Superimpose scene over background photo

Included
Included

Anti-aliased rendering

Included
Included

Raytracing

Included
Included

Dynamic 3D material preview

Included
Included

Transparency

Included
Included

Reflection

Included
Included

Smoothing

Included
Included

Self-illumination

Included
Included

Texture mapping

Included
Included

Texture masking

Included
Included

Texture origin

Included
Included

Material definitions by color

Included
Included

Material definitions by layer

Included
Included

Material definitions by entity

Included
Included

Embedded Material Definitions

Included
Included

Included Seamless Textures

250
250

Included Material Definitions

600+
600+

Included Backgrounds

Included
Included

Import materials and textures from o2c objects

Included

Import materials and textures from SketchUp files

Included
Included

Printing

Support for any Windows-compatible printer

Included
Included

WYSIWYG Print Preview

Included
Included

Multi-scale Printing Layout

Included

Convert Multi-scale Layout to DWG

Included

Batch printing direct and to .PRN and .PDF

Included

Print to PDF with layers

Included

Date, Time, and File Stamps

Included
Included

Map 15 colors to 15 pens

Included

Map 255 colors to 15 pens

Included

Windows Compatibility

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Included
Included

Network Awareness

Included
Included

Interface supports Windows XP themes

Included
Included

MDI (Multiple Document Interface)

Included
Included

Multi-view windows

Included
Included

Standard toolbar

Included
Included

User-definable icon toolbars

Included
Included

View-sensitive icon toolbars

Included
Included

User-definable context-sensitive icon toolbars

Included
Included

Global, unlimited undo/redo

Included
Included

Cut, Copy, and Paste to/from Windows applications

Included
Included

Dynamic Zoom with Mouse Wheel

Included
Included

Dynamic Panning with Mouse

Included
Included

"Select All" via [Ctrl] + [A]

Included

Estimating and Take-offs

Automated 3D framing with take-offs

Included
Included

File Compatibility (Open, Import, or Paste)

.DWG AutoCAD R12 - R2016 drawing file

Included
Included

.DXF Data Exchange Format file

Included
Included

.SKP SketchUp 7 - 2015

Included
Included

.AEC DataCAD drawing file (double-precision)

Included
Included

.DC5 DataCAD drawing file

Included
Included

.DLF DataCAD layer file (double-precision)

Included
Included

.LYR DataCAD layer file

Included
Included

.DSF DataCAD symbol file (double-precision w/layers)

Included
Included

.SM3 DataCAD symbol file

Included
Included

.DC+ DataCAD Plus drawing file

Included
Included

.LY+ DataCAD Plus layer file

Included
Included

.SM+ DataCAD Plus symbol file

Included
Included

.TXT ASCII text file

Included
Included

.WMF Windows Metafile

Included
Included

.EMF Enhanced Windows Metafile

Included
Included

.O2C Objects to See file

Included

.ACO ArCon file

Included

.3DS 3D Studio

Included

.STL Stereo Lithography

Included

.BMP Windows bitmap

Included
Included

.JPG Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) file

Included
Included

.GIF Graphic Interchange Format

Included
Included

.TIF Tagged Image Format File

Included
Included

.TGA Truevision Targa Graphic

Included
Included

.PNG Portable (Public) Network Graphic

Included
Included

.PCX PC Paintbrush Bitmap Graphic

Included
Included

.PCD Kodak Photo-CD Image

Included
Included

.XLS Excel Spreadsheet

Included

.PAK DataCAD Pak-N-Go Archive

Included

.DMF DataCAD Material File

Included
Included

File Compatibility (SaveAs, Export, or Copy)

.DWG AutoCAD R2000 - R2016 drawing file

Included

.DWG AutoCAD R12 - R14 drawing file

Included
Included

.DXF Data Exchange Format file

Included
Included

.DWF WHIP! (Design Web Format)

Included

.SKP SketchUp 7 - 2015

Included
Included

.AEC DataCAD drawing file (double-precision)

Included
Included

.DLF DataCAD layer file (double-precision)

Included
Included

.DSF DataCAD symbol file (double-precision w/layers)

Included
Included

.TXT ASCII text file

Included
Included

.WMF Windows Metafile

Included
Included

.EMF Enhanced Windows Metafile

Included
Included

.O2C Objects to See file

Included
Included

.ACO ArCon file

Included
Included

.3DS 3D Studio

Included
Included

.STL Stereo Lithography

Included

.BMP Windows bitmap

Included
Included

.JPG Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) file

Included
Included

.TIF Tagged Image Format File

Included
Included

.TGA Truevision Targa Graphic

Included
Included

.PNG Portable (Public) Network Graphic

Included
Included

.PCX PC Paintbrush Bitmap Graphic

Included
Included

.EPS Encapsulated PostScript

Included
Included

.PCD Kodak Photo-CD Image

Included
Included

.PRN Windows printer file

Included
Included

.PDF Adobe Acrobat Portable Document file

Included

.WRL Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) file

Included

.RAY DC Render file

Included

.PAK DataCAD Pak-N-Go Archive

Included

.DMF DataCAD Material File

Included
Included

Miscellaneous

64-Bit Double-precision database

Included
Included

64-Bit Double-precision Display List

Included
Included

Maximum drawing file size

32MB
1,024MB

Automatic purge of unused data

Included
Included

Drawing file compression

Included

Drawing Session Backups

Included

Automatic Drawing Backup and Recovery

Included
Included

Symbol Browser

Included
Included

Included 2D/3D Symbol Library

3,200+
3,200+

Symbol (a.k.a. "Block") Text Attributes

Included
Included

Maximum number of line types per drawing

256
256

Embedded line types

Included
Included

Line type manager

Included
Included

Line type creator

Included

Maximum number of hatch patterns per drawing

Unlimited
Unlimited

Embedded hatch patterns

Included
Included

Hatch pattern manager

Included
Included

Maximum number of layers

1,000
32,768

Maximum number of icons per toolbar

Unlimited
Unlimited

Maximum number of characters per layer name

256
256

B-Spline, maximum number of control points

20
20

Bézier, maximum number of control points

20
20

3D Slabs and Polygons maximum number of nodes

256
256

3D Quadrics (Shpheres, Cones, etc.) max. divisions

128
128

DCAL (DataCAD Applications Language) Included

Included
Included

DCAL for Delphi Included

Included
Included

DCAL for C++ Included

Included
Included

Selection Sets

Included

Text Scale

Included

Customizable keyboard macros

Included

Hard-coded keyboard macros

Included

Identify, Set All

Included

User-definable default drawings

Included

Customizable scales, angles, and distances

Included
Included

Architectural scale fractions 1/64, 1/128, 1/256

Included


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