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Caddie Tablet  

mobile CAD  

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The Caddie Tablet Unit

What is the screen size and resolution of the Caddie Tablet?
The Caddie Tablet features a 10.1” capacitive touch screen offering 1920x1200 (16:10) resolution to provide a mobile drawing solution you can really use.

Will I be able to run other Windows 8.1 applications on the Caddie Tablet?
Yes, the Caddie Tablet has an Intel X86 architecture Quad Core processor running a Windows 8.1 Operating System, perfect for running not only the Caddie software, but also many other Windows 8.1 compatible applications too.  Please note that should problems arise with any deviation from the standard Caddie Tablet installation, then a return to base would be required along with a new clean install for which there would be a charge.

Can I connect an external screen for presentations and meetings?
The Caddie Tablet also features the Windows 8.1, Project My Screen utility; allowing you to project whatever is on your Caddie Tablet seamlessly to a second, Miracast enabled screen, perfect for meetings, presentations or large screen working.  The Caddie Tablet also features an HDMI 1.4 video output for connection to a supplementary screen too.

Can I connect an external mouse and keyboard to work at my desk?
When you want to work with Caddie Tablet at your desk, opt for the Caddie Tablet 'Desktop Pack' and get a removable magnetic keyboard and cover that doubles as a convenient stand for your Caddie Tablet, plus a Bluetooth mouse to make precision desk based working easy. 

Does Caddie Tablet include a camera?
Yes, Caddie Tablet features both front and rear cameras enabling the recording of all those important site images for later referral, plus the ability to use Caddie Tablet in association with video messaging services.

Is Caddie Tablet light enough to carry with me on site?
Yes, Caddie Tablet weighs in at around 600g making it light enough to carry with you during those important site inspections as well as for use on whilst travelling by train, coach, as a passenger by car, or in the site office.

Can I connect a wireless mini projector to Caddie Tablet for use in meetings?
Yes, this can be purchased as the 'Presentation Pack’ – Call us on +44 (0)1234 834920 for more information.

Will I be able to save many drawings on my Caddie Tablet?
The Caddie Tablet has a 32GB eMMC disk which holds the Windows 8.1 operating system plus a 64GB Micro SD card (expandable to a maximum of 128GB) for the Caddie system (approx. 2GB) leaving ample storage of your Caddie drawing files and data (based on a typical drawing size of 1MB).

Does Caddie Tablet provide wireless connectivity?
Wireless connectivity is simple with the Caddie Tablet which features built-in wireless Wi-Fi, 802.11b / g / n, 2.4GHz.

 

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Caddie Tablet Edition Software

What is included in Caddie Tablet Edition software?
Caddie Tablet provides similar functionality to that of the main Caddie ‘Budget’ application and utilises the Caddie 20 ‘Default Menu’ screen layout.
Please note that Caddie Tablet does not support additional applications.

Can I use Caddie Tablet Edition to print?
Yes, Caddie Tablet Edition allows you to print your files as well as creating and editing them.  Naturally you will need access to a suitable printer to facilitate this.

Can I use Caddie Tablet Edition to modify drawings?
Yes, absolutely, Caddie Tablet Edition is the ideal and portable solution to the problem of editing drawings whilst away from your office, making it perfect for use on site, and avoiding those errors that creep in when transcribing hastily made notes.

Can I ‘Save’ drawings and modifications to drawings using Caddie Tablet Edition?
Yes, Caddie Tablet Edition provides full saving functionality so you can save all your new and amended drawings for the duration of the Caddie Tablet licence.

What if I need to use other Caddie Applications such as; AEC, Architectural, Survey, DTM, Civil, Mechanical or Landscaping for my work running on a mobile device too?
If you need the full functionality of Caddie Professional and all its integrated application tools, then no problem, choose Caddie Professional software in Softlocked rental mode, where each Caddie licence is secured to the compatible device of your choice, which will provide you with a fully licenced and supported version of Caddie Professional for the duration of the licence, but without the need for a security dongle, trailing connections or connection converters.

Does Caddie Tablet run Caddie Time Tracker utility?
Yes, Caddie Tablet Edition is fully compatible with the Caddie Time Tracker utility that enables you to record the time you spend actively working on your Caddie drawings.  Normal Caddie Time Tracker licensing arrangements apply.

Does Caddie Tablet run the Caddie Project Tracker utility?
Yes, you can also integrate the Project Tracker functionality with your Caddie Tablet enabling you to fully account for all your chargeable time whether drawing, report writing, on the road or engaged in meetings or on telephone calls. Normal Caddie Project Tracker licensing arrangements apply.

 

Caddie Tablet Licencing

What is the cost of Caddie Tablet?

The version options for the complete Caddie Tablet package are as follows:

Buy Now    1 yr. licence: R8000 + delivery

Buy Now    2 yr. licence: R11500 + delivery

Buy Now    3 yr. licence: R14500 + delivery

Can Caddie Tablet Edition be upgraded to Caddie Professional?
Since Caddie Tablet Edition is secured to the Caddie Tablet device there is no upgrade path for this version.  

Can I use the Caddie licence on any other device?
Caddie Tablet Edition is a dedicated licence secured to your Caddie Tablet using Softlock technology, so you don’t need to remember to carry a security dongle or connectors around with you, simply take your Caddie Tablet with you and you have everything you need.  If you need to run the Caddie program on any other devices, then you will require a separate Caddie licence in order to facilitate this.

If I don't use my Caddie Tablet Edition can I sell it?
No, in common with most software, Caddie Tablet Edition is licensed software which is licensed to the purchaser only and as such is not transferable.

Can I extend the Caddie Tablet Edition software licence?
Yes, you can extend your Caddie Tablet Edition licence by paying an additional fee prior to the licence expiry date. Once the Caddie Tablet Edition licence has expired then the licence can no longer be extended.

Where can I purchase Caddie Tablet?
You can buy your Caddie Tablet online via the Caddie website, and we’ll courier it to you so you can get started drawing, editing and presenting your ideas and designs.

What happens at the end of the licence period if I don't renew?
Caddie Tablet Edition reverts to demo whereupon you will no longer be able to save any files you create or amend, and you keep the tablet, for which you assume responsibility. ACS and/or Caddie have no further support obligations for hardware or software once the licence period has expired.

 

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And if the unthinkable happens…

What Help and support do I get with Caddie Tablet?
Your Caddie Tablet Edition software comes complete with full Helpline and electronic support for the duration of your licence period to help you take maximum benefit from the possibilities offered by your new mobile Caddie system.

What warranty is included with Caddie Tablet?
The Caddie Tablet includes a 1 year return to base warranty in the unlikely event of there being any problem, plus full Caddie support for your Tablet Edition software for the duration of the licence option you choose.

What if my Caddie Tablet is stolen?
The Caddie Tablet warranty doesn't cover theft, so you may wish to insure your Caddie Tablet such that in the event of it being stolen you can claim on the insurance and purchase a new Caddie Tablet as a replacement.

What if I drop it and it breaks?
The Caddie Tablet warranty doesn't cover breakage, but if you send your damaged Caddie Tablet back to us we will replaced it with a similar unit, licenced to the original expiry date for a fee of £275.00+VAT and shipping.

What if I need more information?

No problem, just give us a call via the contact numbers given below and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can;
Tel:         +44 (0)1234 834920

 

Buy Now    1 yr. licence: R8000 + delivery

Buy Now    2 yr. licence: R11500 + delivery

Buy Now    3 yr. licence: R14500 + delivery

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Updating to the latest Caddie is simple, with inbuilt auto-configuration and migration tools; but with Caddie Remote Assistance you can have the latest updates installed and configured for you, like Martin McGahon of Town & Country Planning Ltd.

'The ACS Support guys were fantastic!

They installed the latest Caddie software update for me, even migrating all my settings, completing the process in a matter of minutes and making the whole upgrade process seamless'.



'I used Caddie 9 but Caddie 14 makes things much much simpler', Johannes Mnyandu, Department of Public Works


With Caddie, changing drawings is now a small rather than a major part of my life


‘Caddie Tea Break Tutorials’

Just a quick email to let you know that we were very pleased to be part of the tutorial yesterday. It was a great way to see what the function does, and so much better than reading about it! 

I look forward to trying it out, once I have got the latest version of 19 downloaded.

 

Bruce Whitehead

Price Whitehead 

Chartered Surveyors & Rural Consultants



'I have found Caddie to be user-friendly and simply wonderful to do architectural drawings with'
'I had no full time training from Caddie. This was my own decision, but Caddie''s consultants were very helpful and understanding by helping me whenever I require help.'
Henry Losper



Enhance your workflow…

Comments posted after watching the latest Caddie Killer Tips videos;

Make sure you’re not missing, watch the videos HERE

 

Andrew Dukesell

Good tips as ever, really like the polygon selection, I wasn't aware of that.

Very useful.

 

Philip James

Some really useful tips.

Amazing that I couldn't draw a line a few weeks ago.  Picking it up very quickly.  Many thanks to Tony for his unbelievable patience!! Wish I did this years ago.

 

Allister Godfrey

Andrew thanks again for a very instructive video, I had forgotten about the poly select ... that's gonna be another of those tools I can't live without!

 

Allister Godfrey

OMG... I use copy and increment on text A LOT, but I have never paid any attention to copy multiple in the list ... genius!

 

Andrew, thank-you once again for a VERY informative video!



The migration between Caddie 12 and Caddie 14 is seamless. You can’t see a difference until you start to experiment with all the new functions. The backup support form Caddie is still a constant and always satisfactory.
Alphonse de Jong, DE LA REY & CELLIERS ARCHITECTS CC


"These training videos are awesome - there is so much more to Caddie and its  great way to discover its full potential."

Graham Rocher 



I have already won a job directly as a result of using Caddie’s 3D.  After seeing the model the client immediately gave me the project


You wouldn't recognize the office now, there is no drawing board, just my Caddie workstation


I have just had my most productive year ever - and that is largely due to using your Caddie software.


After doing the three day Quick Start Course I drew quicker on Caddie than on my old system


Even working on archived drawings is quicker with Caddie

'I now find it quicker and far less painful to export drawings from my old CAD system so that I can load and work on them in Caddie, even if it’s only a 10 minute job!'

Anthony Staig IBC Architects



In-place Block Editing with greying out of remaining drawings Objects

'Just a quick one to thank you so much for the excellent feature regarding the block edit where everything else is greyed out.  It really is little tweaks like this that makes Caddie so good.  It is fantastic and not only tells you that the block is being edited, it makes it much easier to see and edit.'

Matthew Goddard BSc(Hons) MRICS
For and on behalf of Asset Construction Consultants.



Caddie is incredibly quick to use, and also most importantly it’s very easy to learn, irrespective of your previous CAD experience


“What we needed was stability and ‘DWG’ compatibility. Caddie has provided both”


I first came across Caddie several years ago (I think it was version 8!) and with every new release it just gets better and better. I believe that it is unique in giving every user direct input into the way the software is developed and the fact that the relationship is personal and not via some anonymous help-desk is very important to us. It’s always possible to get a query answered quickly and efficiently which is essential for the smooth running of our practice.

Sebastian Walsh - Hibbs and Walsh Associates Ltd



Caddie user Mark Brown of  WW Brown & Sons commented on the value of the support he gets through the Caddie Maintenance programme;

'We would have no hesitation in recommending Caddie.  We have found Caddie support to be extremely responsive, assisting with any of our queries promptly over the phone and providing invaluable follow-up information'.



Caddie saves me the equivalent of two staff


Colin Logan of 9yards Property Ltd. reflects on how much faster he can draw his architectural plans now using Caddie's smart AEC Build tools...

'I now use Caddie’s AEC Build tools for all my architectural plans, drawing complete and fully hatched walls at a stroke, and adding doors and windows just as easily.

Amazing to think that I used to draw all my walls manually, creating lines and offsets then hatching them all in individually - What a chore that was!'



Joe Snape discusses how Caddie gives him complete freedom to design, and how the one on one support provided by the Caddie team has enabled him to develop his CAD skills from simple 2D plans to fully rendered 3D architectural building models.

'I find Caddie such a fantastic program to work with as it enables me to create everything I need, no matter what type of drawing or modelling I need to do, with the only limit to what I can design and produce is my own creativity.  The Caddie support team are superb too, with Andrew and Sam from ACS Ltd. going well above and beyond to help me whenever I’ve needed assistance.
Before I switched to Caddie, I would struggle to produce even basic CAD plans, but now, thanks to the help and advice I’ve had from the support guys over the last 3 years I’m creating full 3D building models complete with life-like material textures too.  The building models I create enable me to produce all of my 2D plans, sections and elevation drawings, plus the 3D views rendered views that enable my clients to get a great understanding of how the finished building will fit into its surroundings.  I don’t believe that I could have made such huge strides with any other system and cannot praise Caddie and Caddie support enough for helping me to achieve this, they have been excellent, A* Service.’

Joe Snape

 



Having been a KUHLMANN drawing board user in the 80’s I felt safe in the sense that I wouldn't have to adjust to the new technology “Computers”. Then I was introduced to the DOS version of CADDIE. We upgraded to CADDIE 5 Professional and used the programme until the hard drive of the computer gave up and I was forced to upgrade. We installed CADDIE 9, 12 &15. I was familiar with the CADDIE 9 and did not want to adjust to use the “NEW CADDIE”.

 

How wrong can one be?  Ever since I started experiencing the latest version of CADDIE it is an absolute pleasure. If I get stuck, help is just a phone call away.

 

Thank You CADDIE for an excellent drawing programme.

 

N J van Rensburg



Peter Fishenden discovers how easy Caddie 20’s ‘AEC Build’ tools are to use...

'What can I say, WOW!

I was amazed by just how easy Caddie 20’s ‘AEC Build’ tools are to use, and genuinely gobsmacked at the results I was able to produce in such a short space of time.  In just over 20 minutes I managed to produce a complete model of my building, even including the roof, which I could view in the form of plans, elevations, or full-on 3D model – and this I’m especially pleased about since it now allows me to show exactly what is going to be built in a form that everyone can understand, not just for those who can read plans and elevations.'



“Thank you very much for your commitment to us - the Caddie Users"


'Loving the scroll through the paper sheets ideal for larger projects when we have loads of paper spaces.'

Andrew Dukesell, principal of DBD Architectural Consultancy Ltd., commenting on some of the new functionality available in Caddie 23

 



Steve Harrop discusses the importance of good customer when choosing a CAD system.

'When I was deciding which CAD system to buy I tried ringing their support numbers at 16:45 on a Friday.

Company one, NO ANSWER.
Company two, AN ANSWERPHONE MESSAGE.
Caddie support answered, 'Afternoon Steve, how can we help you today'?
Help when you need it makes a big difference. (Especially in my case!)'

Steve Harrop

 



Really useful tips in bite-sized chunks

'The Tea Break Tutorials are brilliant because they provide really useful tips in small bite-sized chunks that you can start using immediately, making them easy to remember!'

Stephanie Willcox - Architect



"Caddie is still the best CAD system on market, - I can vouch for that"

Richard Likupe

Palmleaf Architects



Caddie  - the 'Complete Package'

'We are very impressed and excited about Caddie. It is inspiring to see everything that Caddie can do and it is a major advantage that you have someone you can talk to about needs and implementations to increase productivity.

Finally there is a "complete package" and we can proudly say that we are part of the Caddie family.'

 

Architects Ink.

 



‘The Caddie YouTube videos are the best thing you've done, and absolutely essential when one lives and works in north of Scotland as I do; whilst I don’t take in this kind of information too well over the phone I can watch the videos in any spare moment I get, even late at night, and this makes them ideal for keeping me up to date.’

Hugh Mackay, Drafting Services



Your Caddie software has revolutionised the way we work - we produce far better drawings much more quickly – should have changed years ago.



The Tea Break Tutorials are a revelation!

'For anyone who doesn’t benefit from  an office full of CAD savvy colleagues, or enjoy the luxury of a dedicated  iT department, the Caddie Tea Break Tutorials are a brilliant, short, fast, and easy way of picking up those tips and techniques that can really speed up everyday working.'

Ian Collier Chartered Architect



Personal support is essential for creating a successful company

'I would like to say how much we have appreciated CADDIE support over the years (26 years so far!). You have always been very prompt in dealing with any problems we have encountered, a service essential for the smooth running of the practice, so many thanks indeed.  The fact that the relationship is personal and not via some anonymous help-desk is very important to us as our practice has been built upon personal relationships with clients and providers alike. We hope that relationship will sustain far into the future.'

Philip Tilbury
Herbert J. Stribling & Partners

 



I really don't know what I would do without Caddie now



Caddie Tea Break Tutorials

 'Thank you - incredibly helpful!'

Wendy



Unique access to Caddie's development

‘Almost immediately after switching from AutoCAD to Caddie I realised that Caddie had some big advantages and just how unique Caddie is in giving every user such direct input into the way the software is developed, even for small practices like mine.  Whether it’s the fact that it’s a lot more ‘English’ in the way it works or the invaluable and extensive support, be it tweaking an existing command or adding new functionality to solve some new problem; it’s always possible to speak directly with the Caddie guys and get our ideas built directly into the software; incredibly useful, and very refreshing.’

Matthew Goddard BSc(Hons) MRICS
Asset Construction Consultants



After doing the three day Quick Start Course I drew quicker on Caddie than on my old system



'Thank you for the latest You Tube link. Very helpful - have been doing this stuff manually; it is great to see that it can be done automatically.
Look forward to the next YouTube training tip.'

Yours
Bruce 
Whitehead

The Price Whitehead Chartered Surveyors

 

 YouTube   Check out the latest Caddie time saving videos on YouTube videos...

 



‘Caddie Time-tracker takes the embarrassment out of billing!’

‘Caddie’s Time-tracker enabled me to produce a full listing for all the time I had spent working on my client's drawings at the push of a button.’

‘the Time-tracker printout, detailing ‘Work Time’, Open Time’ and Saved Time, along with the actual time and dates of the drawing sessions made the job of agreeing on the bill easy’

Stewart L Thorley, Building Plans & Design

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Its quite fantastic how Caddie changes your life.


A longstanding Caddie user's comments on the value of the support he gets through the Caddie Maintenance programme;

'Before calling Caddie support I had spent about an hour attempting to work out why I could no longer enter figures into my Construction Line offset command, but when I called the Caddie support guys, they quickly identified my problem and helped me fix it.  It turns out I had caught the 'NumLock' key by accident changing the function of the number pad keys on my keyboard!

I find the support I get through Caddie Maintenance invaluable, and paying for my maintenance by Standing Order means that I can pick up the phone and ask for help any time I have a problem.'



As an Architect, Caddie draws the way I think.


Paul Adams switches to Caddie and prefers it to AutoCAD for drawing his architectural plans, sections and elevations

‘I had been an AutoCAD user since 1996, but  found switching to Caddie really straightforward, and I now use it for all my drawing work.  My work consists mainly of drawing up existing surveys along with plans, sections and elevations and overall I find Caddie better for drawing.'



 

"The new PDF underlay feature is going to save so much time. The ability to snap to precise points on a PDF drawing is really quite amazing; no more guessing and freehand approximation."

 

Dan Kantorowich

mcdonaldarchitects



The key to successful implementation is effective training


“I’m not used to support like this – if more people realised how good it was they would also be using Caddie.”


Melvyn Shackleton commented on the value of the support provided for Caddie by ACS Ltd.

'If you want your drawing problems sorted rapidly, go to the experts, call Caddie support!'



My skills have developed rapidly with Caddie and I believe it allows me to produce excellent drawings far quicker than any program I have ever used


Philip James of Philip James Architecture reflecting upon his recent move to using Caddie;

'I should have done this years ago...when you first came to see me, in fact!'