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Available courses

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.

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.

Click on each module title, watch the video and then answer the questions to complete each lesson. Some of the modules have more than one lesson and practical exercises to complete using Caddie. You must work through each of the modules and lessons sequentially, to complete the course. 

To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying exercises and questions must be completed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a minimum length of time to spend in each lesson. 

To purchase this course, click this link: Caddie Online Training Purchase.

Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.


Getting Started with Caddie has been validated by the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT) for South African Council for Architectural Profession (SACAP) registered professionals as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Getting Started with Caddie is validated as 3 Category 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits with the course Certificate of Achievement.  

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


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.

Drawing a single storey house using Caddie’s AEC Build tools, one simply draws out the plan adding furniture, text, dimensions and so on as if one is using lines to produce your drawing. However when it comes to multi-storey buildings, then it is worth considering structuring your drawings to enable easy working and display of Objects on a floor-by-floor basis.

When using Caddie’s AEC Build tools, we have the ability to generate elevations straight from our building models. In order to make full use of this ability to auto-generate 2D content we can ‘stack’ our floor plans as they would be in the finished building, i.e. one floor on top of another, then produce the elevations and sections from this ‘stacked’ model.

Caddie is a complete 3D system, everything that is drawn is drawn in a 3D environment. When we treat this as a 2D system and all that we required is “Flat plans and elevations”, we just use the co-ordinates X & Y. To use the 3D element we now start using the height co-ordinate “Z”.

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.

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.

Click on each module title, watch the video and then answer the questions to complete each lesson. Some of the modules have more than one lesson and practical exercises to complete using Caddie. You must work through each of the modules and lessons sequentially, to complete the course. 

To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying exercises and questions must be completed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a minimum length of time to spend in each lesson. 

To purchase this course, click this link: Caddie Online Training Purchase.

Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.


Getting Started with AEC has been validated by the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT) for South African Council for Architectural Profession (SACAP) registered professionals as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Getting Started with AEC is validated as 3.5 Category 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits with the course Certificate of Achievement.  

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


The 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.

It will enable you to make the most of the Survey Application without having to wait to attend a face to face course.

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.

You will need to have access to Caddie software and an internet connection to be able to undertake the course. 

Successful completion of the Caddie Basic Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or the equivalent self-taught experience should be viewed as a minimum requirement.

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.

Click on each module title, watch the video and then answer the questions to complete each lesson. Some of the modules have more than one lesson and practical exercises to complete using Caddie. You must work through each of the modules and lessons sequentially, to complete the course. 

To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying exercises and questions must be completed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a minimum length of time to spend in each lesson. 

To purchase this course, click this link: Caddie Online Training Purchase.

Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.

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.

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

Once you have enrolled you will have 8 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.

Click on each module title, watch the video and then answer the questions to complete each lesson. Some of the modules have more than one lesson and practical exercises to complete using Caddie. You must work through each of the modules and lessons sequentially, to complete the course. 

To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying exercises and questions must be completed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a minimum length of time to spend in each lesson. 

To purchase this course, click this link: Caddie Online Training Purchase.

Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.


The Caddie Digital Terrain Modelling Application 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 without having to wait to attend a face to face course.

You will need to have access to Caddie software and an internet connection to be able to undertake the course. 

Successful completion of the Caddie Basic Online training course, Caddie Basic classroom course or the equivalent self-taught experience should be viewed as a minimum requirement.

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.

Click on each module title, watch the video and then answer the questions to complete each lesson. Some of the modules have more than one lesson and practical exercises to complete using Caddie. You must work through each of the modules and lessons sequentially, to complete the course. 

To gain a Certificate of Achievement, each module and the accompanying exercises and questions must be completed. There is a pass mark of 75% and a minimum length of time to spend in each lesson. 

To purchase this course, click this link: Caddie Online Training Purchase.

Once your payment has been processed you will be enrolled onto to the course.


To enable Caddie 24 and earlier users to get up and running with the latest enhancements and exciting developments of Caddie 25.

To enrol click on the course title 'Migrating to Caddie 25' and follow the prompts.

You can dip in and out of the course at anytime. There is no time limit for completing it.

You can watch the video clips and answer the questions associated with the lesson as many times as you want to.

If you want to gain a 'Certificate of Achievement' you will need to complete all of the lessons in each of the modules, achieving 75% or above for each lesson. Once you have done this and completed the 'feedback' you will have access to your certificate.