Autocad Vs Autocad LT?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Rui Maciel, May 9, 2011.

  1. Rui Maciel

    Rui Maciel Guest

    In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    lt?


    Thanks in advance,
    Rui Maciel
     
    Rui Maciel, May 9, 2011
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  2. Rui Maciel

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    blank..., May 10, 2011
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  3. On May 9, 6:00 pm, Rui Maciel <> wrote:
    > In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    > lt?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Rui Maciel


    Just download a Trial and well, try.

    Charles Shade
    www.cshadedesign.com
     
    cshadedesign.com, May 10, 2011
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  4. Rui Maciel

    Rowley Guest

    I use both.. (full version at work, LT at home) Two things that can't do
    using LT, 1) 3D modeling and 2) custom Lisp routines. Other than that,
    for what I do they are pretty much the same.

    Martin

    Rui Maciel wrote:
    > In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    > lt?
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Rui Maciel
     
    Rowley, May 11, 2011
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  5. Rui Maciel

    Rui Maciel Guest

    Rowley wrote:

    > I use both.. (full version at work, LT at home) Two things that can't do
    > using LT, 1) 3D modeling and 2) custom Lisp routines. Other than that,
    > for what I do they are pretty much the same.


    That's nice to hear. The ability to develop scripts and to do 3D modelling
    isn't worth 2k per seat to me. Does the LT license authorize the users to
    use it commercially or is it one of those "academic" licenses?


    Thanks in advance,
    Rui Maciel
     
    Rui Maciel, May 11, 2011
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  6. Rui Maciel

    Rui Maciel Guest

    cshadedesign.com wrote:

    > Just download a Trial and well, try.


    I would rather get the opinion of someone who already has some experience
    with this, as there may be some important aspects that are only noticed
    after a lot of practice.


    Thanks nonetheless,
    Rui Maciel
     
    Rui Maciel, May 11, 2011
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  7. Rui Maciel

    Rowley Guest

    Rui Maciel wrote:
    > Rowley wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I use both.. (full version at work, LT at home) Two things that can't do
    >>using LT, 1) 3D modeling and 2) custom Lisp routines. Other than that,
    >>for what I do they are pretty much the same.

    >
    >
    > That's nice to hear. The ability to develop scripts and to do 3D modelling
    > isn't worth 2k per seat to me. Does the LT license authorize the users to
    > use it commercially or is it one of those "academic" licenses?


    AFAIK, it depends on what sort of license/subscription you buy... Not
    really sure how Autodesk does their academic software these days - I
    'think' that they just do 1 year / 2 year subscriptions for students..
    (I might be wrong).

    I paid around $700 USD for my home license of AutoCAD LT 2009
    (commercial license). Reason I got it for that price was 2010 was coming
    out a few week later and people buying the older version got a rebate.

    And keep in mind - I think that you can still do some scripting in LT,
    you just have to do it in Visual Basic instead of Lisp..

    Martin


    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Rui Maciel
     
    Rowley, May 12, 2011
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  8. Rui Maciel

    Rowley Guest

    Rui Maciel wrote:

    > cshadedesign.com wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Just download a Trial and well, try.

    >
    >
    > I would rather get the opinion of someone who already has some experience
    > with this, as there may be some important aspects that are only noticed
    > after a lot of practice.
    >
    >
    > Thanks nonetheless,
    > Rui Maciel



    I think the trial versions of the software (both versions) are pretty
    much full versions of the software, only they just work for 30-days (or
    so)...

    Martin
     
    Rowley, May 12, 2011
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  9. Rui Maciel

    Guest

    On May 10, 3:00 am, Rui Maciel <> wrote:
    > In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    > lt?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Rui Maciel


    Hi,
    AutoCAD lt have some limitations.

    eg. Not supported 3d (solid editing)
    Not supproting customizations (Autolisp, VBA etc.)
    There is no express tools and CAD manager tools etc.
    LT coast about 25% of Full AutoCAD
    LT stands for Lite (this is not heavy as Full AutoCAD)

    Thanks,
    Sandeep kumar
    http://autocad-notes.blogspot.com/
     
    , May 12, 2011
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  10. Rui Maciel

    Rowley Guest

    wrote:
    > On May 10, 3:00 am, Rui Maciel <> wrote:
    >
    >>In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    >>lt?
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance,
    >>Rui Maciel

    >
    >
    > Hi,
    > AutoCAD lt have some limitations.
    >
    > eg. Not supported 3d (solid editing)
    > Not supproting customizations (Autolisp, VBA etc.)
    > There is no express tools and CAD manager tools etc.
    > LT coast about 25% of Full AutoCAD
    > LT stands for Lite (this is not heavy as Full AutoCAD)


    FWIW, according to Autodesk LT doesn't stand for 'lite', I don't think
    it (LT) actually stood for anything. Heard once that it meant 'Lap Top'..

    Martin

    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sandeep kumar
    > http://autocad-notes.blogspot.com/
    >
     
    Rowley, May 12, 2011
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  11. On May 11, 11:38 pm, ""
    <> wrote:
    > On May 10, 3:00 am, Rui Maciel <> wrote:
    >
    > > In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    > > lt?

    >


    > LT stands for Lite (this is not heavy as Full AutoCAD)
    >


    Oh I don't know I think both install disks weigh about the same. I
    always thought LT was Less Than

    As an LT user I do not know what I am missing. Most users of Full that
    go to LT lament the loss of LISP and other specific coding qualities.
    Many Express Tools are now part of the LT Core Command structure as
    far as Layers and such are concerned. If you truly need 3D the LT will
    not be for you but there are ways to emulate 3D models. Also Vendors
    software that use LISP or VBA cannot be integrated into LT but
    generally can be used outside of the LT environment. FyPon CAD is a
    good example.

    LT users have also come up with many ways to emulate Full Commands
    thru the use of Macros and Scripting. The LT Forum at the Autodesk
    website will provide you with more detail if you search there.

    LT can be "licensed" to several computers by using the License
    Transfer Utility. This will allow you to export the License from one
    machine for use on another and vice-versa. This is not the same as
    having three people use the program at the same time but rather having
    one install at office A and a second install at home if you wish to
    move the license and work at home.

    Install the Trial and Try.
     
    cshadedesign.com, May 12, 2011
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  12. Rui Maciel

    Mike Guest

    On 12/05/2011 04:38, wrote:
    > On May 10, 3:00 am, Rui Maciel<> wrote:
    >> In practical terms, what are the differences between autocad and autocad
    >> lt?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance,
    >> Rui Maciel

    >
    > Hi,
    > AutoCAD lt have some limitations.
    >
    > eg. Not supported 3d (solid editing)
    > Not supproting customizations (Autolisp, VBA etc.)
    > There is no express tools and CAD manager tools etc.
    > LT coast about 25% of Full AutoCAD
    > LT stands for Lite (this is not heavy as Full AutoCAD)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sandeep kumar
    > http://autocad-notes.blogspot.com/
    >

    I believe that the LT in AutoCad LT stands for LapTop.
    Regards Mike.
     
    Mike, Jul 14, 2011
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