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12 April 2007  

AllyCAD Support Forum Turns One


The AllyCAD Support Forum recently turned one year old and has brought many users in direct contact with our software developers. The Support Forum was created in order to provide a platform where users can discuss various online topics regarding AllyCAD with the rest of the civil engineering community.

Forum members are allowed the unique opportunity of conversing with other like-minded users as well as various Knowledge Base Software Experts. In addition, the service is user-friendly and comments are viewed immediately so you can be assured of a speedy response. Click here to register now.



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Hatching allows you to fill a specified area in a shape with your chosen pattern. You can therefore add detail to specific entities in a drawing for identification purposes. The program allows you to alter the hatch pattern of a hatch,

the hatch scale, hatch pen and/or the hatch perimeter. Hatched and solid fills can significantly slow down redraws. It is therefore a good idea to set Hatch to 'Draw' in the 'View Settings' dialog, to 'None'. This means that hatches will not be drawn on redraws. If you want to see your hatches, you can display them when you want to by using the 'Draw All Hatch' function in the Annotate Menu. AllyCAD also hatches ellipses and part ellipses for both solid and normal hatches and can import and export these to DWG/DXF as macros.



Knowledge Base Academy Learnership 


The final phase of planning is currently in progress for the Knowledge Base Academy Learnership. The Learnership has been designed to address the critical shortage of engineering and design skills facing our country and will equip previously disadvantaged school and college leavers with the skills

they need to launch themselves into a successful civil engineering or design industry career path. The Academy will provide outcomes based training across a broad range of technical drawing skills. It will also include fundamental life skills designed to provide the foundations necessary to achieve success in a Civil Engineering and Design industry career.



Visits & Training Activities


Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities over the next couple of weeks. 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 11- 12 Apr Advanced Road training Cedric
Durban 16- 20 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 16- 20 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 17- 20 Apr Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Solly
Durban 16- 19 Apr AllyCAD & AllyCAD Toolkit training Cedric
Johannesburg 17- 19 Apr AllyCAD In-House training for Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Cameron
Cape Town 24- 25 Apr Advanced Road training Cedric


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
(Head Office)

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


This Tech Tip explains how to create a sheet file containing a plan region and a title block drawing.
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Customer Quote


Camdekon Consulting Engineers, East London


"The production of water scheme and supply network drawings is completed with the use of AllyCAD. I find the program to be very easy to use and there are many shortcuts that allow one to complete projects quickly and effectively..."

Click here to read Detailed Customer Showcases

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 7 patch files (9/03/2007)
    Build 4 patch files (05/12/2006)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Micro
    Build 7 (9/03/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Freeware
    Build 7 (9/03/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update

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