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01 March 2007  

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Did you know that broad based black economic empowerment engineering companies can apply to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for a cash grant to help with business development services aimed at improving their core competencies?

The cash grant can be used to assist with the cost of the AllyCAD software and training. The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) provides black-owned enterprises in South Africa with access to business development services in order to assist them in upgrading managerial capabilities and restructuring to become more competitive. A company can apply for multiple projects provided that the cumulative grant does not exceed R100 000.

Visit for further information on the BBSDP Programme.



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.

Kokstad 1- 2 Mar Civil Designer training for the Department of Agriculture Cedric
Johannesburg 5- 9 Mar AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
East London 6- 13 Mar Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey & Terrain Solly
Johannesburg 5- 12 Mar Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Stormwater, Sewer and Water Cameron
Bloemfontein 12- 16 Mar AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Pietermaritzburg 12- 15 Mar Civil Designer In- House training for Makhaofse Narasimulu & Associates 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



Bureau Service


The Bureau division has been highly successful in helping companies who are faced with tight deadlines complete specialised projects on time. The division offers a secure outsourcing solution that is manned by a team of technical experts. Bureau services offered include:

  • Assisting with the output of designs;
  • Drafting Services;
  • Sheet File Creation;
  • Data Capture;
  • GIS Related Projects;

For more information on the Bureau contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit



Product News 



To move dimension text in AllyCAD simply select the dimension by dragging a selection box around it with the cursor or by using the 'Edit - Select by Polygon' function. Once the dimension has been selected, the user can switch into 'Node Mode' by clicking on the Nodes icon in the Toolbar.

Three nodes will appear on the dimension, one at each of the dimensioned points and one at the dimension text position. The dimension text position will become black or highlighted when you clock on the node at the dimension text position. The highlighted node will allow you to nudge it accurately to a new position by simply pressing the arrow key pointing in the direction you would like to move the node to.



AllyCAD Support



086 0101 999 (South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850 (International Clients)


Best Regards,
The Knowledge Base Team


AllyCAD Tech Tip


Bitmap Batch Load

This function will load all bitmaps of supported types from a selected directory..
Read this Tech Tip


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Customer Showcase


Robert Guthrie
Guthrie Business Trust

A Lasting Partnership



THE partnership between Robert Guthrie and his wife Maude goes far beyond the ties of matrimony. Together with a dedicated team, Maude is also Robert's business partner and right hand when it comes to checking the final land surveying calculation work... read more

Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 6 patch files (13/02/2007)
    Build 4 patch files (05/12/2006)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Micro
    Build 6 (13/02/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Freeware
    Build 6 (13/02/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

  Knowledge Base Recruitment


Candidate 1103

Electrical Technologist with 10 years experience in the planning, design and erection of high voltage sub stations. Seeks position in Pretoria.

Candidate 1129

Senior Civil Technologist with 10+ years experience in roads and infrastructure design. Proficient in Civil Designer and AutoCAD. Seeks a position in the Western Cape.

Candidate 1131

Civil Engineering Technologist with 9+ years experience in infrastructure design. Seeks position in Nelspruit.

Candidate 1122

Civil Engineer with 5 years draughting experience in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering fields.

Candidate 1133

Geotechnical Engineer with 4 years experience in slope, rock stability, design and support. Pr Sci Nat registered. Seeks position in Gauteng

*Please note: The overwhelming response to our Recuitment wing has led to the division branching off to become an independent company. Email Yvonne directly with enquiries.

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