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13 March 2008  

Industry News



The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Design Institute promotes design in South Africa through a variety of initiatives. For nearly 40 years one of the major vehicles used to reward design excellence has been the SABS's flagship design award scheme known

most recently as the Disa Design Excellence Awards. The award aims to recognize the achievements of South African product designers, encouraging local design and manufacture, as well as promoting international competitiveness of local products. The closing date for entries for the 2008 SABS Design Excellence Awards is 15 May 2008 and final adjudication will take place at the SABS Design Institute in Pretoria from 28 to 31 July 2008. Award winners can look forward to taking part in the SABS's Exhibition that runs from 28 - 31 October at the Sandton Convention Centre. For more information visit



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Drawing features can be designed on different layers so that selected features can be viewed or printed. You can alter the Layer Name, Visibility, Lock, Magnification and Highlight options in the Layer Settings dialog box.

If drawings are completed "By Layer" the 'Layer Pen Colour' can be adjusted and the layer line type and line width can be controlled. In addition, you can indicate whether you would like all the layers except the current layer that you are working on to be drawn in a dotted line type, or choose to draw each layer except the current layer in a different colour. You can also choose whether you would like to work on all the layers or only a subset of layers. Layers can be sorted alpha-numerically and the settings can be saved and reloaded as required.



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.

Bloemfontein,Kimberly & Welkom 17 - 20 March AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Plettenburg Bay, George & Mossel Bay 25 - 27 March AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 26 - 27 March Advanced Road training Solly
Nelspruit 31 Mar - 4 Apr Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Solly
Johannesburg 31 Mar - 8 Apr Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Johannesburg, Pretoria & Polokwane 7 - 11 Apr AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 8 - 15 Apr Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater , Water Solly
Cape Town 16 - 17 Apr Advanced Road training Solly


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
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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


AllyCAD Tech Tip


Advanced Dimensioning
This Tech Tip explains how to use AllyCAD's Advanced Dimensioning functionality.

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Customer Quote


Vumile Jack

Camdekon Consulting Engineers, East London


"The production of water scheme and supply network drawings is completed with the use of AllyCAD. I find the program to be very easy to use and there are many shortcuts that allow one to complete projects quickly and effectively..."

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Outsourcing Service


The Outsourcing Design Centre offers a dedicated civil engineering support team to assist with project


deadlines. Project data will be presented in any software format required. Contact for further details.

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.6 PRO & SME
    Build 4 patch files (18/02/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Micro
    Build 4 patch files (18/02/2008 )
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Freeware
    Build 4 (18/02/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update

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