V16 (Windows) V16 (Mac) V16 (Linux) AutoCAD
= New feature
Platinum
Pro
Classic
Platinum
Pro
Classic
Platinum
Pro
Classic
2016
LT
Mac
Files
Native .dwg 2013 file format
dwg for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2015 - - -
Password protection - - - - - -
Lock files
Xrefs in-place editing
PDF underlays
Export to PDF using style tables
Export to DWF 2D & 3D - - -
Export to SVG - - -
DAE import/export (XML 3D data) - - -
User File Manager
eTransmit
WORKSETS command
Sheet set manager
Chapoo® (upload, share, view, annotate documents in the cloud) - - -
Communicator (extended import/export) (9) - - (1) (1) - - - -
Interface
Documents tabs -
CUI menus and toolbars
Ribbon -
Workspaces -
Visual menu customization
Extended Quad cursor 2D/3D - - -
Entity creation with Quad - - -
LookFrom widget (view orientation)
Tool palettes
Industry standard commands
Command Line with auto completion -
Extended Drawing Explorer
Searchable Settings Manager
Selection, Snap & Track
Selection preview
Quick Select tool
ADDSELECTED command
SELECTSIMILAR command
Cycling through entities or subentities during selection
Hot grips for multiple grip points modification
SnapTrack™ & Polar tracking
3D
Full ACIS modeling & editing - - - (3) (3)
Direct 3D modeling - - - - -
Polysolids (walls, slabs, ...) - - - - - -
Hardware library (more than 30.000 standard parts) - - - - - -
Geometric 3D constraints creation - - - - - - - - -
Geometric 3D constraints solving - - - - - -
Design intent - - - - - - - - -
Visual styles (8) (8) (8) - -
Section planes - - - - -
Generated views - - - - -
Surface entity creation - - - - - -
Deformable Modeling - - - - - - - - -
Lofting - - - - - -
Geometry Healing - - - - - -
Support for Photometric Lighting - - - - - -
Powerful rendering engine - - - - -
600 high-definition render materials - - - - - -
Walkthrough navigation - -
Mechanical
Mechanical browser (3) - (3) - (3) - - - -
Assemblies import (10) - - - - - - - -
Assembly modeling (hierarchical component organization) - - - - - - - - -
Assembly viewing - - - - - -
Assembly constraints - - - - - - - - -
Kinematic analysis - - - - - - - - -
Bill of materials - - - - - - - - -
Sheet Metal (9)
Sheet metal design - - - - - - - - -
3D solids conversion to unfoldable sheet metal parts - - - - - - - - -
Corner relief for adjacent edge flanges - - - - - - - - -
Lofted Bends - - - - - - - - -
Coloring - - - - - - - - -
Diagnostic for invalid sheet metal features - - - - - - - - -
Batch Processing - - - - - - - - -
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
BIM features - - - - - - - - -
Project database - - - - - - - - -
Library database - - - - - - - - -
Windows and doors - - - - - - - - -
Rooms - - - - - - - - -
IFC import - - - - - - - - -
SketchUp import - - - - - - - - -
IFC export - - - - - - - - -
Dimensions
Dynamic dimensions
Association of an existing dimension to an entity
Dimensional 2D constraints (7) (7)
Dimensional 2D constraints using expressions (7) (7)
Text
In-place WYSIWYG MTEXT editor
Multi-column text - - -
Stacked text - - -
MLEADER
Annotative Styles
Spelling
Fields
Hatch
HATCHEDIT command
Hatch grip edit
Raster images
Raster image support (clipping, transparency, ...)
Support for ECW and JPEG2000 - - - - - -
Support for MrSID - - - - - -
Other
Support for 3Dconnexion mouse - - -
Multithreaded display regeneration - - - - - -
Preview filter
Layer preview - - - - - - - - -
Transparency - - - - - - - - -
Layer States Manager
Layer filters
Multilines and multiline styles (7) (7)
Dynamic Arrays - - -
Data extraction wizard - - -
Block attribute definition manager
Block attribute redefinition
Dynamic blocks support (4)
Dynamic blocks grip editing
Dynamic input
Dynamic UCS (temporarily switch to surface of 3D solid) - -
Real time boundary detection - - -
Edit properties of multiple entities - -
Tables & table styles
Formulas in table cells
SOLPROF command - - - - -
FLATSHOT command - - - - -
Geometric 2D constraints (7) (7)
Web map service - - - -
Printing
CTB & STB table files
PC3 printer configuration files - - - (3) (3) (3)
Import & editing of page setups
PUBLISH command
Shade plot for paperspace and modelspace viewports
Layout printing with combinations of viewports and visual styles
Layout export - - -
Publish to PDF
Export to STL (3D printing) - - -
Printer calibration (scale only)
Programming
ActiveX, including in-place editing - - - - - - - -
Entity data editor - - -
Script recorder - - -
Full LISP support (vl, vlr, vla and vlax) - -
LISP encryption - - - - - - - -
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS) - -
DCL engine - -
COM API - - - - - - - -
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) (2) (2) - - - - - - - - -
VBA DVB projects support (2) (2) - - - - - - - - -
.NET - - - - - - - - -
BRX (BricsCAD Runtime eXtension) - (6) (6) - (6) (6) - ARX - -
TX (Teigha eXtensions) - - - - - - - - -
CUI menu files support, with Diesel expressions
Legacy menu MNU and MNS file support
API for toolbar and menu customization
Licensing
Multi-platform licenses - - -
Single
All-In
Network - -
Volume - - -
Academic

(1) To be implemented.
(2) BricsCAD 32-bit (Windows) only.
(3) Partial.
(4) Defining dynamic blocks is not possible yet.
(5) View only. Edit under development.
(6) Without MFC classes.
(7) View/edit only. Not create.
(8) Limited (no rendering).
(9) Optional module.
(10) Requires BricsCAD Communicator. In BricsCAD Pro, only for geometry (no structure).