Bricscad V11 is well on its way to become the standard alternative CAD software for users and application developers. In this comparison chart you get an overview.

Bricscad (Windows) Bricscad (Linux) AutoCAD
New = New feature Platinum Pro Classic Classic 2011 LT
Files
Native DWG 2010 file format Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DWG for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Support for DWGCODEPAGE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for DWT files (Drawing templates) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drawing recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Password protection Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Xrefs in-place editing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF underlay New New New (3) Yes No
Export to PDF using style tables Yes Yes Yes New Yes Yes
Export to DWF 2D & 3D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
User File Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eTransmit Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes Yes
eBridge to Vondle Yes Yes Yes No No No
Commands
Industry standard AutoCAD commands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AutoCAD command Line Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AutoCAD 3D surface commands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Interface
Dockable Properties toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edit multiple drawings (MDI) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended Drawing Explorer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Object Properties toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Searchable Settings Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Context menu Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customization
AutoCAD CUI menus and toolbars Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visual menu customization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Customizable Status bar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D
ACIS viewing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full ACIS modeling & editing Yes Yes No No Yes (2)
X-Solids New No No No No No
X-Hardware New No No No No No
X-Tools New No No No No No
Layouts
Multiple paper spaces Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lock layout viewports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Selection, Snap & Track
Selection preview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Select tool Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cycling through entities or subentities during selection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hot grips for multiple grip points modification Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eSnap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Midpoint & Parallel snap New New New New Yes Yes
Snap- and eSnap- from Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Snap to user-defined offset from user-selected point Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SnapTrackā„¢ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Polar tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apparent & extended intersection snap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alignment paths parallel to Z-axis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text
Multi-language character set Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TrueType fonts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spelling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Find & replace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
In-place WYSIWYG MTEXT editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MTEXT via internal or external editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fields (4) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text exploding (TXTEXP command) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raster images
Image menu Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image clipping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raster image support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for ECW and JPEG2000 Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes Yes
Support for MrSID Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Transparency support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other functionalities
Powerful rendering engine New New No No Yes No
Real time pan & zoom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-rectangular viewports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Preview filter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layers toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer States Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer preview New New New New No No
Rectangle creation with support for area and dimension Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Block units for insertion in different units Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic blocks support (5) New New New New Yes Yes
Hatch editing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gradient hatches Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Separate hatches New New Yes New Yes Yes
Trim/extend to hatch pattern lines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Associative dimensions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic input and dimensions New New New New Yes Yes
Edit properties of multiple entities Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Table support (1) (1) (1) (1) Yes Yes
User Profiles Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Printing
CTB color table files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
STB style table files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PC3 printer configuration files Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes Yes
PLOT command Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programming
ActiveX, including in-place editing Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Entity data interface Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Script recorder Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
New AutoLISP engine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
LISP vl-, vlr-, vla- and vlax- support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
LISP encryption Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes No
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New DCL engine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New COM API (AutoCAD COM) Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Yes Yes No No Yes No
VBA DVB projects support Yes Yes No No Yes No
BRX (Bricscad Runtime eXtension) Yes Yes No No ARX No
DRX (DwgDirect) support Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
CUI menu files support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Legacy menu MNU and MNS file support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
API for toolbar and menu customization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Menu Diesel expressions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visual Studio 2005 (VC8) compatible Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Unicode C/C++ interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Licensing
Single Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
All-In Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eBridge Yes Yes Yes No No No
Network Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volume Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Academic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

(1) View only. Edit under development.
(2) Partial.
(3) To be implemented.
(4) Wide range of variables that can be used in Mtexts ; does not support object properties.
(5) Dynamic block creation not possible yet.