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07 June 2007  

AllyCAD User Group Workshops


The Department of Agriculture received a successful AllyCAD presentation during the recent Mpumalanga user group meetings conducted on 23 - 24 May. The presentation was delivered by Regional Key Accounts Manager

David Bredenkamp and looked at the Importing of Shape Files, the Conversion of Shape Files into a DTM and the Importing of Aerial Photographs with Geo-referencing. Bitmap handling was also discussed at length.

In the picture: Various staff members from the Department of Agriculture Mpumalanga with Software Developer Dawid du Toit and Regional Key Accounts Manager David Bredenkamp from Knowledge Base (left).



Product News



AllyCAD supports the importing and exporting of AutoCAD 2007 drawings. It also allows you to export decimal-aligned text to AutoCAD with a point at the decimal position, which is useful for survey points. In the current version, the Import Wizard automatically adjusts the drawing scale based on the selected paper size and units when reading the model space.

With cartesian drawings, there is an option to centre the drawing on the selected paper. This is automatically done for surveyor drawings. The Import Wizard does not appear when working with layouts as the scale, paper size and units are obtained from the drawing.

Users can also look forward to new functionality in the upcoming 3.6 version which will allow the use of twist scenarios for the importing and exporting of southern hemisphere DWG and DXF's. The user will then have the option on export to negate coordinates (the current means of exporting southern hemisphere drawings to AutoCAD) or to apply a twist of 180 degrees and thereby retain the same coordinate values. On import, if twist is present it will be used, otherwise the normal coordinate negation option will be used.



Visits & Training Activities


Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities in the upcoming week. Please feel free to give us a call on (021) 701-1850. We would be happy to meet up with you to discuss your training or product needs.

Durban 4 - 7 June Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cedric
Johannesburg 5 - 8 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 11 - 12 June Civil Designer training: Sewer, Stormwater and Water Solly
Durban 11 - 15 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Durban 13 - 14 June Advanced Road training Cedric
Johannesburg 18 - 22 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 18 - 26 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain , Road , Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Estcourt, Newcastle, Harrismith, Vryheid 19 - 22 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
East London 19 - 26 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Solly


If you are interested in training, please contact your regional office to make your booking as the courses are extremely popular.


Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia & International

Cape Town
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Tel: (021) 701 1850

Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe

Durban Office

Tel: (031) 566 3323

Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana

Johannesburg Office

Tel: (011) 675 3959


Best Regards,
The Knowledge Base Team


AllyCAD Tech Tip


Importing DXF/DWG Files
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Latest Updates


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  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 9 patch files (14/05/2007)
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