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10 May 2007  

CIB World Congress 2007


Knowledge Base has been invited to attend the Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) World Congress 2007. The Congress will take place from 14 to 18 May at the ICC Cape Town. It is estimated that between 300 and 350 delegates, of whom approximately 80% would be international decision-makers, will be attending the Congress.

With the current infrastructure construction 'boom' in South Africa and the many problems we still face regarding housing and other infrastructural backlogs, this congress with the theme 'Construction for Development', focuses on the important role that construction plays in the development of nations and looks at, among other things, possible solutions and case studies. This expertise could be particularly valuable to South Africans involved in the creation of infrastructure for 2010 and beyond.

For more information visit the Congress website at



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Duplicate lines can result in slow redraw times and very large drawings. Duplicate or overlapping lines can also cause other problems. On redrawing a screen,

a deleted line may seem to reappear due to the presence of a duplicate line underneath. Similarly, the Intersection Snap Mode may not work if there are duplicate lines or arcs over the intersection point. AllyCAD allows the user to remove entities that are actually duplicates although they were drawn in opposite directions. The program will therefore check for entities in a reverse direction but which otherwise are still duplicates.

The following may be accessed to remove duplicate entities: The "Purge Duplicates/ Redundant" option in the File menu removes all exactly duplicated elements whether in reverse direction or not; and the "Tidy Polygons" in the Tools Menu deletes overlapping and duplicated lines and arcs, but does not work on text. With these functions duplicate entities can be identified and deleted allowing faster redraw times.



Visits & Training Activities


Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities in the upcoming week. 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.

Durban 7 - 11 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 7 - 11 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 7 - 11 May Civil Designer training Solly
Maseru 7 - 10 May SSI In-House training Cedric
Johannesburg 8 - 10 May AllyCAD training Cameron
Johannesburg 10 - 11 May Meeting with PD Naidoo & Associates Charles, Reece, Yolanda
Kuruman 14 - 18 May Civil Designer In-House training for Ga-Segonyana Municipality Solly
Durban 14 - 18 May Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Water, Sewer and Stormwater Cedric
East London 15 - 17 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
East London 17 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Johan


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


Best Regards,
The Knowledge Base Team


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Bureau Service


The Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


The Bureau department is currently handling a number of outsourced infrastructural design tasks ranging from data capture and drafting through to GIS related assignments and is available to assist with additional projects.

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Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 8 patch files (26/04/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Micro
    Build 8 (26/04/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Freeware
    Build 8 (26/04/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update

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