Axcad is a DWG compatible and AutoCAD command compatible CAD and is an affordable choice for AutoCAD users. Using dwg as native file format it supports AutoCAD 2006 dwg format (from R2.6-2008), supports LISP, ADS development.
Pros: AXCAD is built on IntelliCAD. All users that use drawings for getting their work done, CAD packages, whether engineers, architects, designers and have come to depend on the DWG format specifically can use this package. This package brings DWG compatibility as well as command compatibility with the most used drawing package for the DWG drawings, the AutoCAD. As an additional benefit the user interface of AXCAD is also similar to that of the AutoCAD. 100% DWG compatible, using DWG as native file format. You won`t lose any DWG files to use this affordable CAD. High degree of AutoCAD command set compatible. You won`t spend much time on learning AXCAD. The package supports AutoCAD 2006 dwg format (from r2.6 to 2008). It also supports LISP and ADS development including DCL. Menu files and script files in MNU and SCR formats are supported too maintain compatibility with industry standards. The application can export files as DWF and PDF formats too.
Cons: With any such product that attempts compatibility with another and that too something as complex as AutoCAD there’s always a possibility that some things may not be fully compatible. So, best thing would be to watch out. A high level of compatibility does exist though.
Overall: The product offers a low cost alternative to AutoCAD and offers drawing format and command compatibility with a similar interface that makes it easy to learn. It succeeds largely. This application deserves a 5 star rating.