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Online Learning

Whether you are new to Caddie, an expert, student, or professional, we have a variety of learning opportunities for you. Your learning and training options range from free tips and videos, to paid for face to face and self service online courses.

All online course lessons will be provided to you in video format. You can review the course contents in your own time with no set dates for attendance.

A Caddie trainer will be available to answer any questions should you need help on training content.

The choice is yours.

Online Training Courses

Overview

Getting Started with Caddie is the first online training course originally developed in 2016 and updated in 2021. It is our most popular course within the Caddie Basics category.

It is aimed at new users to get you set up and drawing as soon as you have downloaded your software without having to wait to attend a face to face course.

If you are an existing Caddie user you will also find the course useful to refresh or extend your knowledge and skills to get the best out of all of the features in the software.

Key Features

You will be introduced to the Caddie software so you can start to familiarise yourself with the commands 

The online training for Getting Started with Caddie has twenty two modules:

1.  Working Environment
2.  Navigating Around the Drawing Area
3.  Configuring the Modelspace
4.  Basic Drawing Tools
5.  Context Sensitive Menu and Context Toolbar
6.  Basic Snap Modes
7.  Selecting Objects
8.  Object Properties
9.  Modelspace Viewports
10. Drawing Management and Backup
11. Modifying a Drawing
12. Hatch
13. Finishes
14. Measuring
15. Layers
16. Sheets and Viewports
17. Blocks
18. Catalogue
19. Using External Content in Your Drawing
20. Patterns
21. Templates and Titlesheets
22. Plotstyles, Printing and Presentation

There are 33 lessons with associated questions and 17 exercises to complete during the course.

The course can be completed in multiple sessions and is equivalent to a three day face to face course.

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 18 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 50 hours.

You will have access to the course for 12 weeks from your enrolment date in which to complete the course.  Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

Prerequisites for Completing the Getting Started with Caddie

Before undertaking the Getting Started with Caddie course, you should:
  • Have access to Caddie software, a recent version of Caddie, (licenced or evaluation).
  • An internet connection.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of drawing principles.


If you a have not downloaded and installed your Caddie software the begining of the course will give you some guidance to help you get started. There are three simple steps to getting up and running with Caddie: 

  1. Download the installation file
  2. Install Caddie from the installation file
  3. Activate the licence to get full functionality

How The Course is Presented

Course Presentation
The Getting Started with Caddie course is hosted on a secure learning platform. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course. An individual profile will be created and login details sent to the email address you provide.

The Getting Started with Caddie course has twenty two modules with associated lessons with video demonstrations, exercises and questions. Each module is clearly set out with an 'Overview' that highlights the content that will be covered in the lessons.

Modules and lessons are sequential and need to be completed in order. Each lesson has a video to watch and associated questions to answer.  A lesson will only have been completed by spending the required time watching the video then answering the questions, achieving the pass grade of 75%.

Some of the modules have more than one lesson and you will also complete practical exercises throughout the course.

The practical exercises require you to download and open an example drawing in Caddie and then follow instructions to create an object or interrogate the drawing to answer questions. You will use the commands that have been demonstrated in the video. You will need to open your own copy of Caddie to complete the exercises.

These exercises provide the opportunity for you to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning experience whilst using Caddie.

Certificate of Achievement
To complete the course you must work through each of the modules and lessons in turn. To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying questions and exercises must be completed and passed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a time restriction to ensure a minimum length of time is spent in each lesson.

Time Commitment
The minimum time has been calculated for watching the video clip and answering the questions once. This is indicated in each lesson overview. 

You will not be able to move to the next lesson until you have spent the minimum amount of time watching the video, answering all the questions in the lesson and achieving the pass grade.

Once you have enrolled you will have 12 weeks to complete the course. You will be able to study anytime and anyplace that you have an internet connection and Caddie running. Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

The online course can be completed in multiple sessions and is equivalent to a three day face to face training course of 6.5 hours per day.

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 18 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 50 hours.

Support
Caddie Support is available to assist you if you have any problems along the way. During the access period you will be able to contact one of our trainers if you have any queries.

How to get started.
To purchase this course, click the Buy Now button below. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.

CPD Credit - South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT) Accreditation

Getting Started with Caddie has been assessed and evaluated by the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT), a South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) recognised voluntary organisation.

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Getting Started with Caddie is validated as a Category 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

SACAP registered professionals can earn 3 credits when they obtain their Certificate of Achievement.

Please complete your SACAP registration number and category details in your online learning site profile.

Overview

Getting Started with Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) Application course was developed in 2021. It is our latest course within the Caddie Basics category.

Caddie Architectural provides you with the tools you need to make the most of the time you get to design.  Whether you want to create a 3D building model, viewing your design from every conceivable angle, or simply produce a set of plans, sections and elevations in a fraction of the time it would take to draw line-by-line, Caddie Architectural makes it easy to produce the drawings you need to satisfy clients, planners and building control.

Getting Started with AEC covers the basics from inserting walls, windows, floors and doors to roofs, stairs and railings as well as presenting your finished model. 

It is aimed at users who want to progress from 2D to 3D or existing Caddie users who want to refresh or extend their knowledge and skills to get the best out of all of the features in the software.

Everything that has previously been learnt in Caddie to draw 2D plans is still very relevant when drawing 3D objects. There are in addition many more commands that allow the ease of drawing and manipulation of 3D objects.

Key Features

You will be introduced to the Caddie software so you can start to familiarise yourself with the commands 

The online training for Getting Started with AEC has fourteen modules:

1.   Working in a 3D Environment
2.   Exploring Walls
3.   Exploring Windows, Doors, DWA's - (Door Window Assemblies) and Openings
4.   Creating Floors Using Slabs
5.   Roofs and Roof Slabs
6.   Adding Stairs and Railings
7.   Structural Members
8.   Mass Elements
9.   Plans, Sections and Elevations
10. Levels
11. Spaces
12. Scheduling
13. Catalogue
14. Presenting Your Model

There are 50 lessons with associated questions and 17 exercises to complete during the course.

The online course can be completed in multiple sessions and is equivalent to a four day face to face course.

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 24 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 50 hours.

You will have access to the course for 12 weeks from your enrolment date in which to complete the course.  Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

Prerequisites for Completing the Getting Started with AEC

Before undertaking the Getting Starte with AEC course, you should:
  • Have access to Caddie software, a recent version of Caddie, (licenced or evaluation).
  • An internet connection.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of drawing or engineering principles. 
  • Successfully completed the Getting Started with Caddie Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or the equivalent self-taught experience.

How The Course is Presented

Course Presentation
The Getting Started with AEC course is hosted on a secure learning platform. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course. An individual profile will be created and login details sent to the email address you provide.

The Getting Started with AEC course has fourteen modules with associated lessons with video demonstrations, exercises and questions. Each module is clearly set out with an 'Overview' that highlights the content that will be covered in the lessons.

Modules and lessons are sequential and need to be completed in order. Each lesson has a video to watch and associated questions to answer.  A lesson will only have been completed by spending the required time watching the video then answering the questions, achieving the pass grade of 75%.

Some of the modules have more than one lesson and you will also complete practical exercises throughout the course.

The practical exercises require you to download and open an example drawing in Caddie and then follow instructions to create an object or interrogate the drawing to answer questions. You will use the commands that have been demonstrated in the video. You will need to open your own copy of Caddie to complete the exercises.

These exercises provide the opportunity for you to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning experience whilst using Caddie.

Certificate of Achievement
To complete the course you must work through each of the modules and lessons in turn. To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying questions and exercises must be completed and passed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a time restriction to ensure a minimum length of time is spent in each lesson.

Time Commitment
The minimum time has been calculated for watching the video clip and answering the questions once. This is indicated in each lesson overview. 

You will not be able to move to the next lesson until you have spent the minimum amount of time watching the video, answering all the questions in the lesson and achieving the pass grade.

Once you have enrolled you will have 12 weeks to complete the course. You will be able to study anytime and anyplace that you have an internet connection and Caddie running. Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

The online course can be completed in multiple sessions and is equivalent to a four day face to face course.

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 24 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 50 hours.

Support
Caddie Support is available to assist you if you have any problems along the way. During the access period you will be able to contact one of our trainers if you have any queries.

How to get started.
To purchase this course, click the Buy Now button below. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.

Overview

Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM) is the second course within the Caddie 'Specialist Application' category of online courses. It is aimed at users who are competent with drawing using Caddie software and have a reasonable understanding of the principles behind terrain modelling.

For anyone involved in Civil Engineering, Surveying or the Construction Industry dealing with real world sites where levels can be anything but flat, Caddie's Digital Terrain Modelling Application (DTM) provides the perfect tool for preparing the site models, sections and contours needed to fully develop a scheme.

With Caddie DTM you can create 3D site models and multiple sections quickly, viewing your sites from any angle to get a better appreciation of the opportunities and challenges they offer. Even draping images such as aerial photographs to view site features.

The Caddie DTM online training will support you to get the best out of the features, so you can be modelling and sectioning your sites in minutes.

Key Features

You will be introduced to the Caddie Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM) Application so you can start to familiarise yourself with the commands without having to wait to attend a face to face course.

The online training for Caddie Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM) Application has seven modules:

1. Digital Terrain Modelling Application and Commands
2. Understanding Your Data
3. Triangulation
4. Working with Contours
5. Sections
6. Site Manipulation
7. Visualisation

There are 14 lessons with associated questions and 8 exercises to complete during the course.

The online course can be completed in one or multiple sessions and is equivalent to a half day face to face course. 

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 3 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 5 hours.

You will have access to the course for 4 weeks from your enrolment date in which to complete the course.  Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

Prerequisites for Completing the Caddie DTM Course

Before undertaking the Digital Terrain Modelling course, you should:
  • Have access to Caddie software, version 24 or later, (licenced or evaluation).
  • An internet connection.
  • Have successfully completed the Caddie Basic Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or have the equivalent self-taught experience.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of the principles behind terrain modelling.

How The Course is Presented

Course Presentation
The Digital Terrain Modelling course is hosted on a secure learning platform. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course. An individual profile will be created and login details sent to the email address you provide.

The Caddie Digital Terrain Modelling course has seven modules with associated lessons with video demonstrations, exercises and questions. Each module is clearly set out with an 'Overview' that highlights the content that will be covered in the lessons.

Modules and lessons are sequential and need to be completed in order. Each lesson has a video to watch and associated questions to answer.  A lesson will only have been completed by spending the required time watching the video then answering the questions, achieving the pass grade of 75%.

Some of the modules have more than one lesson and you will also complete practical exercises throughout the course.

The practical exercises require you to download and open an example drawing in Caddie and then follow instructions to create an object or interrogate the drawing to answer questions. You will use the commands that have been demonstrated in the video. You will need to open your own copy of Caddie to complete the exercises.

These exercises provide the opportunity for you to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning experience whilst using Caddie.

Certificate of Achievement
To complete the course you must work through each of the modules and lessons in turn. To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying questions and exercises must be completed and passed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a time restriction to ensure a minimum length of time is spent in each lesson.

Time Commitment
The minimum time has been calculated for watching the video clip and answering the questions once. This is indicated in each lesson overview. 

You will not be able to move to the next lesson until you have spent the minimum amount of time watching the video, answering all the questions in the lesson and achieving the pass grade.

Once you have enrolled you will have 4 weeks to complete the course. You will be able to study anytime and any place that you have an internet connection and Caddie running. Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

The online training is equivalent to a half day face to face training course of three hours.

Support
Caddie Support is available to assist you if you have any problems along the way. During the access period you will be able to contact one of our trainers if you have any queries.

How to get started.
To purchase this course, click the Buy Now button below. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.

Overview

Caddie Survey Application is the first course within the Caddie 'Specialist Application' category of online courses. It is aimed at users who are competent with drawing using Caddie software and have a reasonable understanding of the principles and terminology of surveying.

You can set your surveyor mode, place coordinates, draw by polar or survey coordinates, add join text, insert survey points, coordinate import and export, import GPS coordinates, load satellite images and use survey and GPS measure tools.

The Caddie Survey online training will support you to get the best out of the features, without having to wait for a face to face course.

Key Features

You will be introduced to the Caddie Survey Application so you can start to familiarise yourself with the commands without having to wait to attend a face to face course.

The online training for Caddie Survey Application has six modules:

1. Caddie Survey Application Overview
2. Survey Mode Essentials
3. Basic Input and Output
4. Annotation
5. Integrating Satellite Imagery
6. Repositioning


There are 16 lessons with associated questions and 6 exercises to complete during the course.

The online course can be completed in one or multiple sessions and is equivalent to a half day face to face course. 

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 3 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 5 hours.

You will have access to the course for 4 weeks from your enrolment date in which to complete the course. Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

Prerequisites for Completing the Caddie Survey Course

Before undertaking the Caddie Survey course, you should:
  • Have access to Caddie software, version 24 or later, (licenced or evaluation).
  • An internet connection.
  • Have successfully completed the Caddie Basic Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or have the equivalent self-taught experience.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of the principles and terminology of surveying.

How The Course is Presented

Course Presentation
The Caddie Survey course is hosted on a secure learning platform. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course. An individual profile will be created and login details sent to the email address you provide.

The Caddie Survey course has six modules with associated lessons with video demonstrations, exercises and questions. Each module is clearly set out with an 'Overview' that highlights the content that will be covered in the lessons.

Modules and lessons are sequential and need to be completed in order. Each lesson has a video to watch and associated questions to answer.  A lesson will only have been completed by spending the required time watching the video then answering the questions, achieving the pass grade of 75%.

Some of the modules have more than one lesson and you will also complete practical exercises throughout the course.

The practical exercises require you to download and open an example drawing in Caddie and then follow instructions to create an object or interrogate the drawing to answer questions. You will use the commands that have been demonstrated in the video. You will need to open your own copy of Caddie to complete the exercises.

These exercises provide the opportunity for you to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning experience whilst using Caddie.

Certificate of Achievement
To complete the course you must work through each of the modules and lessons in turn. To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying questions and exercises must be completed and passed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a time restriction to ensure a minimum length of time is spent in each lesson.

Time Commitment
The minimum time has been calculated for watching the video clip and answering the questions once. This is indicated in each lesson overview. 

You will not be able to move to the next lesson until you have spent the minimum amount of time watching the video, answering all the questions in the lesson and achieving the pass grade.

Once you have enrolled you will have 4 weeks to complete the course. You will be able to study anytime and anyplace that you have an internet connection and Caddie running. Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

The online training is equivalent to a half day face to face training course of three hours.

Support
Caddie Support is available to assist you if you have any problems along the way. During the access period you will be able to contact one of our trainers if you have any queries.

How to get started.
To purchase this course, click the Buy Now button below. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.

Overview

Caddie Visual Image Output (Vio) photorealistic rendering is the third course within the Caddie 'Specialist Application' category of online courses. It is aimed at users who are competent with drawing using Caddie software and are wanting to quickly and easily create high quality 3D renderings from existing Caddie 3D models or any other DWG or DXF files.

Caddie Vio uses the market leading 'Lightworks' rendering engine which is used in over 80 applications and has over 2.5 million users worldwide.

During the course you will learn to attach materials to objects, manipulate and store views, define natural and artificial lighting and so create photorealistic images from 3D models. You will also learn how to use Caddie Vio to perform quick and easy sunstudies complete with accurate shadows from your 3D models.

Key Features

You will be introduced to the Caddie Visual Image Output (Vio) Photorealistic Rendering Application so you can start to familiarise yourself with the commands without having to wait to attend a face to face course.

The online training for Caddie Visual Image Output (Vio) Photorealistic Rendering Application has twelve modules:
  1. The Essentials of Rendering
  2. The Vio Environment
  3. Materials
  4. Lighting
  5. Shadows
  6. Backgrounds and Foregrounds
  7. Rendering
  8. Recalling Render Settings
  9. Sun Studies
  10. Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC)
  11. Studio ShadowCast
  12. Using Vio for a Walkthrough of Your Model

There are 24 lessons with associated questions and 15 exercises to complete during the course.

The course can be completed in multiple sessions and is equivalent to a two and half day face to face course. Additional time is needed for rendering.

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. On average learners have complete the course within 15 hours of study with the maximum time taken of 24 hours. This does not include rendering time.

You will have access to the course for 8 weeks from your enrolment date in which to complete the course.  Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

Prerequisites for Completing the Caddie VIO Course

Before undertaking the Caddie Vio course, you should:
  • Have access to Caddie software, the latest version of Caddie 27 or later, (licenced or evaluation).
  • An internet connection.
  • Have successfully completed the Caddie Basic Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or have the equivalent self-taught experience.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of the principles and terminology of photorealistic rendering.
Course Presentation
The Caddie Vio course is hosted on a secure learning platform. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course. An individual profile will be created and login details sent to the email address you provide.

The Caddie Vio course has tweleve modules with associated lessons with video demonstrations, exercises and questions. Each module is clearly set out with an 'Overview' that highlights the content that will be covered in the lessons.

Modules and lessons are sequential and need to be completed in order. Each lesson has a video to watch and associated questions to answer.  A lesson will only have been completed by spending the required time watching the video then answering the questions, achieving the pass grade of 75%.

Some of the modules have more than one lesson and you will also complete practical exercises throughout the course.

The practical exercises require you to download and open an example drawing in Caddie and then follow instructions to create a render or interrogate the drawing to answer questions. You will use the commands that have been demonstrated in the video. You will need to open your own copy of Caddie to complete the exercises.

These exercises provide the opportunity for you to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning experience whilst using Caddie.

Certificate of Achievement
To complete the course you must work through each of the modules and lessons in turn. To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying questions and exercises must be completed and passed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a time restriction to ensure a minimum length of time is spent in each lesson.

Time Commitment
The minimum time has been calculated for watching the video clip and answering the questions once. This is indicated in each lesson overview. 

You will not be able to move to the next lesson until you have spent the minimum amount of time watching the video, answering all the questions in the lesson and achieving the pass grade.

Once you have enrolled you will have 8 weeks to complete the course. You will be able to study anytime and any place that you have an internet connection and Caddie running. Once you have successfully completed and received a certificate for the course you will have unlimited access to revisit the course.

The online course can be completed in one or multiple sessions and we estimate it will be equivalent to at least a one day face to face course. However, rendering time is in addition.

The rendering of an image can take anything from a few seconds to several hours depending on your hardware. The results will also vary depending on many variables for example the complexity of the model, the render settings, your screen size and resolution. Renders that contain less geometry and fewer lights will be significantly faster 

The duration will vary as individuals may take longer depending on their availability to study as well as their knowledge and skill level before starting the course. The average time learners have completed the course in and the maximum time taken will be updated after course testing is complete.

Support

Caddie Support is available to assist you if you have any problems along the way. During the access period you will be able to contact one of our trainers if you have any queries.

How to get started.
To purchase this course, click the Buy Now button below. Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.

Overview

Geographic Information System (GiS) is the fourth course within the Caddie 'Specialist Application' category of online courses. It is aimed at users who are competent with drawing using Caddie software and want to incorporate into their drawings local services and infrastructure.

Understand Caddie's use of coordinate reference systems Combine available vector and raster GIS information with your own drawings and models.
Convert between coordinate systems.
Create GIS databases or set a full 3D CAD building into an aerial imagery-draped digital terrain site model.

During the course you will learn to:

Stream Google, Bing, OpenStreetMap and Ordnance Survey raster tiles directly into your CAD drawings.

Caddie Pro + GIS is your perfect solution for information procurement, production, assimilation, and presentation.

Read vector SHP files direct, or add data sources to your own local, or Cloud Databases to minimise online storage costs.

Combine data sources to construct that comprehensive appraisal of a location or area based on the latest information available.
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Prerequisites for Completing the Caddie Geographic Information System (GIS) Course

Before undertaking the Caddie Geographic Information System (GIS) course, you should:
  • Have access to Caddie software, latest version of Caddie 27 or later, (licenced or evaluation).
  • An internet connection.
  • Have successfully completed the Caddie Basic Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or have the equivalent self-taught experience.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of the principles and terminology of Geographic Information System (GIS).

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Face to Face Training

As well as a range of online learning opportunities, face to face courses are available at the Caddie training centres in the Centurion and Nuneaton offices.

We also run a series of webinars in response to popular demand.

 

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