NEW TECH TIP
HOW TO AVOID USING INVALID LOGIN NAMES
This tech tip explains the various implications of using an invalid
Login Name. In most cases the Login Name is created via AllyCAD when
the user logs on by clicking on the Add New Name button...
PRODUCT INFORMATION - version 3.4
TOOLS IN THE GENERAL TOOLKIT
The General Toolkit contains essential and
innovative functionality. Each of these tools is designed specifically to make
your life easier and save you hours of time.
Printing multiple drawings is now so easy. AllyCAD
will set up a file list where you can select multiple drawings in a directory,
add drawings to the list and remove drawings from the list. Once you have
completed the selection, AllyCAD will start printing all your selected
drawings, while you carry on working!
Read Excel Tables
You can now read data in an Excel spreadsheet and
insert the data directly into the AllyCAD drawing. There are many options that
you can set, such as specifying only a section of the spreadsheet data to be
used, and also the position of where you would like the table to be placed on
The text in the table uses the current text
default settings, and you can even specify the width of the columns.
Layer Info on Plot
This nifty tool inserts the date and the visible
layer information on the plot. AllyCAD will prompt you to indicate the
position of where you want the information to be placed. The list of visible
layers will be placed at the specified location using the current text
The File Converter
This is another great time saving tool. You can
convert multiple files between DRG, DWG, DXF and CEX formats.
Dividing an Angle
This Tool enables you to quickly and accurately
divide the angle formed by any two intersecting lines into a specified number
of equal angles.
Dividing a Line
This is another time saving tool that takes the
drudgery out of repetitive and mundane tasks. The following options are
Divide Only Divides the selected line into equal
Divide + Circle Divides the selected line into
equal segments marked with circles.
Divide + Tick Divides the selected line into equal
segments only marked with ticks.
Circle No Divide Marks the selected line with
equally placed circles without dividing.
Tick No Divide Marks the selected line with
equally placed ticks without dividing.
Total Line Length
This extremely useful tool enables you to
instantly calculate the total length of all lines in a specified layer and can
be used to calculate the total length of electrical cables and pipes drawn on
a layer. The results can be displayed or written to an ASCII file. The ASCII
file lists each line, its co-ordinates and its length, as well as the total
This innovative but incredibly simple tool will
save you hours of frustration. It can often take you a couple of hours to
determine which layers should be visible and which shouldn't, when you receive
a complex drawing from an outside source. Now you can simply click on any
entity in a layer in order to hide that layer.
A simple and easy procedure enables you to write
any text onto any arc with a specified text height and pen, or you can use the
This simple routine places the Windows Calculator
onto your work area without having to go through the whole long rigmarole of
clicking on Start, Program, etc.
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