AutoCAD WS supports only 2D drawings and uses RealDWG™ technology for reading and writing AutoCAD DWG™ and DXF™ files. But due to various limitations, there may be some entities that are not supported or might not display exactly as they would appear in the desktop application. This list is subject to change, and may not contain all the limitations.
AutoCAD WS Plug-in
Only Internet Explorer can be used to launch AutoCAD WS from AutoCAD on Windows 64bit
AutoCAD WS doesn’t support Annotation scaling
Visibility State – we don’t support switching between visibility states, which turns on/off different components in a block.
We don’t support Dynamic blocks.
Block Colors – we don’t support in Color By Layer for a block inside a block.
We don’t support using Screening and Grayscale CTBs.
Dimension background – we don’t support colored background of dimensions if there is one.
Jogged dimension – we don’t display the jogged part of linear/angular dimensions.
Objects order is different than in AutoCAD.
Fill Mode state for solids and wide polylines – we always display them full.
AutoCAD WS doesn’t support Hyperlink.
Super Hatch is not displayed well by AutoCAD WS
Using Line Types in Hatch is not supported
We don’t support Xclip, quality, transparency, frame setting of raster image.
Multi-selection is limited to 30 objects.
Columns are not supported
We allow editing on Locked layers and we don’t display indication of locked layer.
Freeze layers is not supported
Viewport clip – We don’t support. We display both the Viewport’s special frame (if one was created) and the entire drawing, instead of just what was clipped.
OLE objects are not displayed
Files protected by password cannot be uploaded to AutoCAS WS. Removing the password from the file will allow uploading it.
We do not support the variable “thickness” of objects which determines the length of the object in 3D.
Point is displayed without its style.
We don’t allow editing of Proxy Objects
We don’t support polygon mesh that are not of type simple mesh.
We don’t display the spline by the correct control points and we don’t display spline with only 2 points.
Shape object is not displayed
Text properties- we don’t support using %% to set different properties on Single Line text (%%P, %%U,%%C).
Tolerance objects are not displayed
Transparency object is not supported properly
Only Top view is supported. All other views are not supported and will be displayed as Top view.
Wipeout objects are not displayed.
Xclip of Xrefs – we don’t support turning Xclip off, and polygon boundary for Xclip.
We don’t support Insert / bind (insert the Xref’s blocks and layers as part of the drawing).
Xrefs inside blocks – we don’t display Xrefs that are located inside a block in the drawing.
We don’t support any kind of Xbind (blocks, layers, styles).