ADVANCE CAD

Advance CAD Packages

Advance CAD Pro vs Premium

Advance CAD is available in two different versions, Professional and Premium. The Professional version of the software delivers robust and extensive 2D functionality in an intuitive interface. It also includes some essential 3D elements.

The Premium version however offers all of the great features of the professional version, but also uplifts its functionality by extending its 3D toolset to give you the ability to both import and export to ACIS file format.

An Advance CAD feature comparison is listed below so you can compare the difference between the two packages. Alternatively if you want to try using the software yourself visit our Advance CAD trial software page.

Available functionsAdvance CAD ProfessionalAdvance CAD Premium
INTERFACE ENVIRONMENT
Ribbon tabs
Quick access toolbar manager
"Customize" dialog box to change menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, and aliases
Autocomplete of commands that are started with some typed characters , for heavy command line users
Selection filters : Quickselect
Settings: general options can be customized (display, paths/files, user preferences, crosshairs, profiles)
WORK ORGANIZATION
Layer state manager
Manage elements: Line types, Text Styles, Coordinate systems, Views, Blocks, Dimension Styles, External Reference
Units settings
Object properties window
CAD DRAWING TOOLS
2D drafting : lines, circles, 3 point arcs, ellipses, polylines, rectangles, polygons, splines, points
3D surface primitives : box, wedge, pyramid, cone, cylinder, sphere, dish, dome, torus
Modifying 2D drawing objects : copy/move, offset, scale, mirror, array
Modifying 3D solids : interfere/separate
2D drawings can become the foundation for 3D solids : extrude
Three-dimensional meshes made of polygons
Large variety of hatch patterns
DRAFTING TOOLS
Object snap
Polar tracking
Object snap tracking
Reference grid
VIEWING
Controlling UCS for angled drawings and local coordinates (aligned objects, rotating views, local coordinates)
Coordinates : polar, Cartesian, global
Visual styles : wireframe, hidden, realistic
Zooming and panning
Multiple layout viewports
Print from layout, model space and printer configuration
Publish command to plot several layouts to DWF/PDF or to Plotter named in page setup
DIMENSION AND ANNOTATIONS
Dimensions : linear, angular, radius, diameter, baseline and continuous
Leaders and tolerances
Multiline text
Table objects
BLOCKS AND REFERENCES
Block explorer
External reference manager (xref manager)
Image manager
INTEROPERABILITY
Import files: DWG, DXF, DXB, DWF, DWT
Export files: DWG, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, DWF, SVG, STL
Export to 3D PDF
Import and Export to ACIS files
SUPPORTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
LISP
C - Solutions Development System™ (SDS™)
C++ Teigha Extensions
.NET - Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)
DIESEL - Direct Interactively Evaluated String Expression Language (DIESEL)
DCL - Dialog Control Language