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General Features Caddie Professional Caddie Budget AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
Grip Based Editing Yes Yes Yes Yes
.DWG Based Drawings Yes Yes Yes Yes
CTB based Plotstyles Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sheet Sets Yes Yes Yes No
Scheduling to tables Yes No Yes No
Scheduling to Excel Yes No Yes Yes
Plotstyles per viewport Yes Yes No No
Object plotability Yes Yes No No
3D Surface Modeling Yes Yes Yes No
3D Mesh Modeling Yes No Yes No
Perspective Views Yes Yes Yes No
Flatten 3D Geometry Yes Yes Yes No
Walk Throughs Yes No Yes No
Create Flash Movies Yes No Yes No
Network licence Yes Yes Yes No
Windows 7 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ink In Yes No No No
Quick multi construction circles and lines Yes No No No
Fit Pattern Yes No No No
Selection by polygon, outside trace, pattern name Yes No No No
         
Blocks and Live Block Editing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Block Scheduling Yes No Yes Yes
Block Clipping Yes No Yes Yes
Automated Block Replacement Tools Yes No No No
Pattern (Groups) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Opaque Masks Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Image Support including bmp, jpg, png Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raster to Vector Conversion Yes Yes No No
Draw Rectangle by Fixed Area Yes No No No
Construction Line Geometry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show Line Thicknesses Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Zoom Stores Yes Yes Yes Yes
Differential Scaling Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scope Sensitive Stretch Tools Yes Yes No No
Detail Copy Yes Yes No No
Selection Store and Recall Yes Yes No No
         
Dynamic Layer Section Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer Grouping Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pens by Layer and Block Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scope Selection by Object Type Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimension Stretch Yes No No No
Edit Dimension Text Yes Yes Yes Yes
Move Dimension Text Yes Yes Yes Yes
Datum Dimensioning Yes Yes No No
Dimension XY Coordinates Yes Yes No No
         

 

Architecture Tools (3D AEC Modelling) Caddie Professional Caddie Budget AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
Walls (Self healing, multi component, curved and straight) Yes No No No
Windows Yes No No No
Doors Yes No No No
Door and Window Assemblies Yes No No No
Curtain Walls Yes No No No
Mass Elements Yes No No No
Structural Members Yes No No No
Stairs (straight, multi landing and spiral) Yes No No No
Railings Yes No No No
Roofs Yes No No No
Dormers Yes No No No
Slabs Yes No No No
Custom Openings Yes No No No
Vertical and Horizontal Sections (Plans) Yes No No No
Elevations Yes No No No
Style Manager Yes No No No
Pre-rendered libraries Yes No No No

 

Photo-realistic Rendering Caddie Professional Caddie Budget AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
Extensive Material and Texture Library Yes No No No
User Definable Materials Yes No Yes No
Pre-configured Natural and Artificial Lighting Yes No Yes No
Accurate Sun and Shadow Studies Based on Real World Positioning Yes No No No
Pre-configured and User Definable Background and Foregrounds Yes No No No
RPC Support Yes No Yes No
3D Walkthroughs Yes No Yes No
Full and Partial Rendering Including Preview Options Yes No No No
Variable Perspective Lens Length Yes Yes Yes No
         
Survey Caddie Professional Caddie Budget AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
Automated Data Input from Total Stations and Trimbles Yes Yes Yes No
Survey Mode to relate survey drawing location and orientation to Local Grid Yes Yes No No
WGS84 Conversion for GPS coordinates to Local Grid Yes Yes No No
Automated data plotting from Text and XLS Yes Yes Yes No
Write Co-ordinates on Drawing and to File Yes Yes No No
Polar Coordinate Input Yes Yes No No
Transition Curves Yes Yes No No
Direct Import of Satellite Imagery Files into Drawings Yes Yes No No
Direct Measurement of Latitude and Longitude from Satellite Imagery Yes Yes No No
Create Grid Yes Yes No No
Interpolate Levels Yes Yes No No
 
Digital Terrain Modelling        
Conversion of 2D Survey Drawings to 3D Site Models Yes No No No
Convert Contours to 3D Yes No No No
Automatic Generation  of 3D Triangular Irregular Network (TIN) Models Yes No No No
Site Levelling with Volume Difference Calculation Yes No No No
Optimised Cut and Fill Yes No No No
Automated Site Sectioning Yes No No No
Volume Difference Calculation Yes No No No
Automatic Site Contouring Yes No No No
Automated Conversion of 3D TIN Models to 3D Meshes Yes No No No
Automated Mapping of Aerial Images to Site Meshes Yes No No No