The professional way to create agility courses
Produced by Clean Run
|*A Note from the Developer:
You don't have to re-specify it each time. If
you pick FCI A-frame, for example, it stays selected for each course you create until or if
you specify another size A-frame. Likewise, if you specify a particular length of dogwalk,
whenever you click on the dogwalk, the dialog box will automatically suggest that dogwalk
when you click on the icon. You have to confirm that you want it.
Jo Sermon started her training career with a supposedly untrainable GSD. With him she did working trials. When the dog developed spinal disease, she borrowed her husband's Beardie and took up Agility in 1988. With Buzzy she won four Starters trophies and never looked back.
She lives in Surrey with her ever-tolerant husband Geoff, who says that it is bad enough living with the dogs, never mind training them! They have two daughters, aged nine and eleven. The rest of the zoo is made up the two Beardies, Yogi and Jester, one rabbit, a Water dragon called Puff (that'll teach her to tell the children that they can't have dogs) and a hundred or so tropical fish.
Jo has qualified has qualified for all sorts of finals including Eukanuba and Spillers with her Senior Beardie Yogi. They have qualified for every ABC final to date, and have been invited to Olympia three times, where they have won twice.
As someone who has no financial interest in Clean Run
Publications, I can enthusiastically endorse their Course Designer Program. It works like a
charm! I have used Corel Draw and witnessed other design program, and I can say Course Designer
is straightforward to use. You will be setting up courses - just like you see in the magazine
in a matter of minutes. (Assuming you know how to point/click/drag...) It's well worth the $50!
Instructors will find it a very helpful tool week after week!
Lynnda Lenza (USA)
I tried out CRCD (CD2000 Beta Trial), and I have to admit
it's very good although I still believe there should be a view-only version also for people
visiting websites not familiar to agility (yet)
Guy Blancke (Belgium)
Since I already had Corel Draw and paid megabucks for it, I resisted getting Clean Run Course Designer for months. Because I was having problems visualizing spacing between obstacles, (which CRCD shows for you) I finally broke down and invested the huge sum of $50.
IT IS WONDERFUL! Don't know why I resisted so long. It's
easy to use and does pretty much everything. Although there are couple of places where it could
be improved (could modify text instead of having to type everything over again, tunnel
configuration could be improved, plus I'd really like to be able to rotate the entire course if
necessary), for the price it cannot be beat!
Jo Ann Mather (USA)
I've used Corel Draw, Corel Flow, Visio - just about
everything out there. CRCD is definitely worth $50 if you plan to do any amount of course
Mary Jo Smirkey (USA)
It is so easy to use that even you could be designing courses using the software in about five minutes. Compare that to CorelDraw, or CorelFlow, or any CAD program or Visio, any of which have about a six week learning curve if you are sharper than a butter knife.
The saved files are in a dandy text format which can be
embedded into your email with an overhead of about 2KB. It is the only agility drawing program
that I know of that allows you to specify metric or Royal measurements; specify the distance
between weave poles and the count of the poles. It has more choices for tunnels than any
commonly used agility drawing program.
Bud Houston (USA)
The course designer is really the most thoughtfully
designed software package I have seen in years. It does what you need and it does not require
huge volumes of memory. It saves files in text format so it's easy to send them even if the
recipient can't get attachments. And it's cheap. This program really is good. Everyone should
get one. And no, I don't get a cut .
Kate Eaton (USA)
I love it! I want it! It took me about one minute to
beautifully draw my course.
Deb Locke (USA)