AutoCad vs AutoCad Architecture.*

Hsbcad can work with AutoCAD but will not be able to have all the functions AutoCAD Architecture has.

AutoCAD ARCHITECTURE has walls/doors/roof/floor/window/sections/details/construction/schedules features plain AutoCAD does not, all geared towards those in the ARCH industry.
AutoCAD is used to convey design intent, by utilizing Lines, Arcs and Circles, to illustrate the design.

But in AutoCAD Architecture, lines, arcs and circles are replaced by intelligent walls, doors and windows, known as AEC Objects.

NOTE: AEC Objects are not backwards compatible and just because you can save back an AutoCAD DWG file from, say 2013 format to 2010 format, you cannot save back AutoCAD Architecture components.

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