What is Caddie?
Caddie is a professional design and drafting package used in all disciplines of the drafting industry.
Who should be using Caddie?
If you are in the field of Architecture, Civil, Structural, and Electrical Engineering, Surveying, Landscaping, Steel Fabrication, Manufacturing, Town Planning, Road Design and many other industry disciplines then Caddie is the right tool to use. If you need to draw anything and produce professional working drawings then Caddie has you all the tools necessary to create and print accurate drawings.
Who are we?
Express Talent cc has been trading since May 1995. We are primarily a software development organisation but offer a wide range of products and services in the IT industry including sales, support and training. Our association with Caddie goes back to 1993 when we were first introduced to Caddie. We began taking an interest in Caddie from a third party software developer point of view but after using Caddie for a while we realised its full potential in the South African drafting industry.
Where is Caddie today?
Caddie has developed into a fully fledged design and drafting package on a par with all major drafting packages available around the world. Caddie’s flagship application is currently Caddie Professional version 11. This includes a 2D and 3D interface included in the package.
How widespread is Caddie used today?
Caddie’s holding company is Advanced Computer Solutions (ACS) located in the UK. Caddie thus enjoys the benefit of developers contributing to its versatility from around the world. Caddie currently has over 15,000 users in South Africa and the surrounding countries of Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe as well as other African countries. Caddie is also now widely used in the UK and Australia.
How does Caddie compare with other CADD packages?
Caddie is fully compatible with AutoCad and has a number of import and export functions that allow it to communicate with other drawing formats.
On what operating systems does Caddie run?
All versions of Caddie up to Ver 9.1 are designed to run on the Microsoft® WindowsTM Platform including WindowsTM 98, NT (4.0 or later), 2000, XP. Caddie 11 build 17 and future versions only, are supported on Vista and Windows 7.
Which Caddie is right for me?
Caddie is available in a number of different profiles depending on your needs from the full blown Caddie Professional Ver 15 with full functionality of all commands through Caddie Budget for those that do not need all the ‘Bells and Whistles’ down to the Caddie Educational version available only to educational institutions and is used exclusively for training purposes.
How do I acquire Caddie?
In order to purchase Caddie, please contact us using the 'Request information' page. If you need to see Caddie in action before making a decision, please arrange for a demo to experience for yourself the power of Caddie.
How much will Caddie cost me?
Pricing of Caddie varies firstly depending on the particular version that you wish to purchase based on your specific needs as well as to how many licences that you acquire over time. Caddie’s pricing works on a sliding scale so that the more licences you have the cheaper it becomes. Please use the 'Request Information' pages to get detailed information on pricing.
What kind of support can I expect?
When you purchase Caddie, you have the option of buying into Caddie’s maintenance plan. This is based on an annual fee (See pricing below) payable in advance. All paid up Caddie users have access to the following services:
1. Free telephonic support;
2. Receiving of Caddie’s newsletter;
3. Free software upgrades when available - YOU DO NOT PAY FOR NEW VERSIONS! *
* Upgrade fees are subject to your existing maintenance status - See below for maintenance information.
Regardless of whether you have opted to pay the annual maintenance fee, Express Talent is always available to render its full support to any Caddie user at any time!