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.
Rui Maciel wrote:
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,
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.
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..
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
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.