AutoCAD Lite 2006 vs. AutoCAD 2006

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a client that is requesting AutoCAD 2006. But all he would use it for is some lite drafting and viewing. The other things he would like to know is how Lite compares to straight AutoCAD when it comes to plotting and opening up AutoCAD files from previous versions.
Question by:thenrich
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    Also, from my personal experience, LT has about 80% of the functionality of a full version.  Lt will open any previous versions.  Also, to test current concerns with past drawing you can download a trial LT version from
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    Expert Comment

    There is 0 difference between a full or a lite version of Acad for plotting and retroactive compatibility.

    Lite version lack 3D capabilities (commands for drafting 3d object and rendering mostly)
    Lite version lack LISP capabilities (automatisation of certain commands by customisation, although macro and scripts can be used in Lite)
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    Author Comment

    is there a VBA or COM componet available with Lite?
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    Assisted Solution

    3rd party softwares can be added though:
    LISP enabler:
    C++ enabler:

    No VBA either for Lite version nor did I found any enabler to add-on.


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