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AllyCAD 3.4 contains something for everyone with over 100 enhancements. The new and improved functions and completely revised toolkits were based on requests from thousands of AllyCAD users around the world who are unanimous in their belief that it is the only CAD system for them.

 

NEW SYSTEM SETTING: REDRAW IN LAYER ORDER

 

Users now have the option of redrawing entities in layer order by checking the checkbox marked “Redraw in layer order” in the System Settings Dialog. This can be found in the Settings menu under System Settings. If this option is not selected, entities are redrawn in the order in which they have been created.

The layer order can be altered in the layer settings dialog as follows:

  • Click on the layer you wish to move.

  • Click on the up arrow button to move the layer up, or on the down arrow button to move the layer down.

  • Click the OK button to save your changes or the Cancel button to close the layer settings dialog without saving your changes.

Note:

  • The layers will be drawn in the order in which they appear in the layer settings dialog. This means that the last layer in the list will be drawn on top of the preceding layers.

  • Redrawing in layer order is slower than redrawing in order of creation.

  • This is a specialized option and may not be of interest to all users.

IMPROVED SURVEY TOOLKIT

 

Outline
The Survey toolkit in version 3.4 is categorized into three broad parts. Firstly, it consists of a few simple functions that offer assistance in drafting survey plans, secondly, it provides some basic point manipulation functions and thirdly, it offers a suite of functions specifically intended for Land Surveyors and town planners.

Drafting Tools, Point Manipulation Functions and Land Surveyor Tools
The drafting tools include simplifying tasks such as drawing grid crosses, north signs and adding street numbers to an erf layout. The point manipulation functions allow you to import and export a range of numerically named points, drawing dimensioned lines between them and calculating new points in a survey tache or traverse way.

The suite of functions specific to Land Surveyors, assist in preparing cadastral diagrams and general plans for Surveyor General submission. The idea is that you begin with a layout plan. For diagrams, you trace the outside figure of the erf or farm and then the toolkit generates the correctly tabled and annotated diagram. For general plans the existing layout drawing can be fully dimensioned, and all required tables generated.

In terms of Dimensioning, all polygons that have been given an identifying (erf) number can be automatically dimensioned. This means that the entire GP can be dimensioned in one go. The dimensioning algorithm is intelligent enough to place the dimension on the correct side of the line or alternatively, to straddle the line as applicable. Road reserves are kept free of dimensions. This routine is continually being refined and works really well.

Tables for the outside figure data, block corner, reference mark, control coordinate tables, and the erf areas listing, are all drawn as part of the toolkit.

 

NEW TO VERSION 3.4

  • Title blocks are made more SG-compliant;

  • There is a revamp of options and grid headings on the Setup dialogs to be more correct and logical;

  • It provides an easier method of adding control coordinates to both diagrams and GPs that allows you to make use of an external control coordinate listing;

  • There is more annotation on a diagram such as two sections of notes, i.e. servitude notes and any other additional notes;

  • It allows an extension of what can be included in the Setup dialogs, allowing the template drawing to be simplified;

  • Automatic dimensioning can take place for a selected range of erf numbers;

  • The automatic dimensioning is further optimized, and handles more situations such as where only one dimension is required on an erf side irrespective of boundary offshoots on the other side of the line;

  • There are improvements in the identification of an erf polygon;

  • A distance and direction pair can optionally be two text entities or one multiline entity;

  • Caters for additional formats of coordinate files for point importing.


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  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
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  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
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  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
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