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Compare AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT - what are the key differences?

A - answer Both AutoCAD and its limited version, AutoCAD LT share the same technology, the file format - DWG - and the publishing format - DWF.

The function set of AutoCAD LT is limited in these key areas:

  • 3D functionality (editing, solids)
  • Sheet set management
  • Dynamic blocks authoring (some versions)
  • Data links
  • Customization (AutoLISP, ARX, VBA, .NET)
  • Presentation graphics (truecolor, rendering)
  • CAD standards management
  • Network licensing and CAD manager tools
  • Express Tools
  • Database connectivity
  • User profiles
  • Performance (some operations and not accelerated)
  • Advanced features (attaching images, nonrectangular viewports, xref clipping, align, sketch, extended attribute export, layer translator, DWG encryption, macro recording, autotrace, regions, gradients, undefine...)
And of course there is a price difference - LT costs about 25% of the full AutoCAD. But rather compare AutoCAD LT to the more advanced "vertical" versions of the full AutoCAD - AutoCAD Mechanical, Architecture, Electrical, MEP, Map, Civil 3D, P&ID.
ACADLT
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31.5.2005    47917×   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 14048:List of disks, CD-ROM drives, USBs and other disk functions for LISP.
Tip 14007:Workaround for the missing (vlax-create-object) in AutoCAD LT (voice, clipboard, etc.)
Tip 14006:Universal MsgBox in AutoLISP.
Tip 13977:How to publish a PDF to the same folder as a DWG drawing in AutoCAD?
Tip 13960:Fermat's spiral in AutoCAD.


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