Mechanical Design in AllyCAD    


Alan Good, Andolite Ltd, UK

THE career path from apprentice to Process Development Manager might reflect the progression of many successful engineering professionals, but it was the make or break circumstances of 2005 which forced Alan Good to rise to a greater challenge... Read More ...

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Technology Awards

AllyCAD Awards

The annual merit award ceremony recently took place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Awards were issued to students who performed exceptional work in the 2007 academic year and who produced top-class Civil Engineering designs. The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, held their annual prize giving ceremony on Wednesday

14 May 2008. In the picture is Ms Nomusa Makhanya who received the shared award for Best AllyCAD Project. Congratulating her is Charles Scott, Knowledge Base National Sales Manager.


The The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) Technology Olympiad which started some 13 years ago is a successful learner programme for Grade 11 and 12. This is to encourage learners at schools to take up Mathematics and Science for matric and to enroll at a University, University of Technology or Technikon for an Engineering degree or diploma. The second and third segments is the provision of vacation training in industry of students at tertiary institutions as well as the provision of mentoring of graduates at the workplace in order to develop skills. The fourth segment is the provision of courses, conferences, lectures and colloquiums to engineers in practice. For 2008 SAIMechE have planned some 80 courses country wide that will be coordinated by the Chief Executive Officer. For more information, visit


The Mechanical Toolkit

AllyCAD's Mechanical Toolkit speeds up the drawing of common mechanical components (such as bolts, nuts and screws), and provides functions for annotating welds, tolerances and surface finishes.

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22 May 2008


Drawing Socket Screws

This Tech Tip demonstrates how the Mechanical Toolkit facilitates the drawing and annotation of Socket Screws.

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International Links

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Australian Institute Mech Engineers

South African Links

SA Institution Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical Technology Magazine

The AllyCAD Website

The AllyCAD website includes a short introductory video clip demonstrating the Mechanical Toolkit.

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