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Support Centre:
086 0101 999

15 February 2007  

AllyCAD Support Centre



The AllyCAD Support Centre is manned by highly experienced and dedicated professionals who have extensive knowledge of the software. It is available every week day (excluding SA public holidays) between 08h00 and 17h00 Central African Time (GMT + 2 hours). The Support Centre can be contacted via email at or on the following numbers:

  • 086 0101 999 (South Africa only)
  • +27 21 7011850 (International Clients)


    The Support Centre includes a dedicated resource available to FET Schools and Colleges. AllyCAD is the CAD software package of choice for many educators in the engineering graphics and design and civil technology fields. The support and training materials necessary for the implementation and training of AllyCAD in accordance with curriculum requirements are fully supported by our AllyCAD Learning Centre. Contact Brett Murray for details.



    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.

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


    The 2006 SAICE Infrastructure Report Card for South Africa has revealed the huge challenges facing the civil engineering industry with particular reference to the sanitation, solid waste management, roads, rail and electricity sectors.

    In order to assist clients, the Bureau division offers a secure outsourcing solution when completing specialised projects on time. The service is also backed by an on-line Needs Analysis Tool that will help clients identify potential resource bottlenecks that hamper service delivery. Clients who would like to use this tool are invited to register for the service.



    Product News 



    Construction lines and Geometry lines are used to define the layout, position lines and arcs tangential to each other, and allow you to define the basic layout of drawing elements. Thereafter, you simply fill in with solid lines to create the objects you need.

    Geometry or construction entities allow for the precise layout of complex shapes. An outline from composite construction entities can be created with a couple of clicks and existing entities converted to geometry entities. The geometry menu offers unrestricted versatility.

    Construction lines, arcs, circles, parallel lines and circles can be drawn and a perpendicular bisector between two points or through a point parallel to an existing element can be included.

    Complex shapes can also be drawn in conjunction with the Draw - Fill Geometry Functions.




    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.

    London 16 Feb Civil Designer In-House training for Mott MacDonald - Cambridge Cedric
    Durban 16 Feb AllyCAD training David
    Botswana 16- 17 Feb Civil Designer training for Bothakgo Burrow Charles
    Pretoria 19- 23 Feb Civil Designer training for Africon Pretoria Solly
    Johannesburg 20- 22 Feb AllyCAD training for Ekurhuleni Municipality Cameron
    Nelspruit 26- 28 Feb AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
    Kokstad 26 Feb- 2 Mar Civil Designer training for the Department of Agriculture 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


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


    AllyCAD Tech Tip


    Increasing Redraw Speed

    There are a number of options available for increasing the redraw speed of large drawings..
    Read this Tech Tip


    Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips

    Customer Quote


    Sanjiva K. Sharma

    Botswana Department of Water Affairs



    "AllyCAD is a wonderful tool to work with ... providing much more flexibility than other software packages I have tried."

    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 1125

    Civil Structural Engineer with over 15 years experience. South African citizen currently seeks permanent position in Centurion or Randburg.

    Candidate 1113

    Senior Civil Technologist with 25 years water and sanitation experience. Seeks Resident Engineer position in Bloemfontein or Mossel Bay.

    Candidate 1118

    Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years experience in infrastructure design. Seeks position in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Experience in AutoCAD and Civil Designer.

    Candidate 1082

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    Candidate 1077

    Bridge Design Engineer with BSc Honours Degree in Civil Engineering with 9 years experience in hydraulic design flood calculation, bridge design reviews and bridge inspections. Seeks a position nationally or and internationally

    *Please note: The overwhelming response to our Recuitment wing has led to the division branching off to become an independent company as from 1 March. ESS Recruitment t/a Engineering Staffing Solutions will operate independently from Knowledge Base. For more information email Yvonne Beebee at

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