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15 March 2007  

Knowledge Base Training Accreditation


Knowledge Base has recently had its training accreditation renewed to full accreditation with the ISETT SETA. The renewal was based on

the quality of our industry relevant AllyCAD and Civil Designer Training Programmes. All training courses are NQF aligned which means that companies can continue to claim back money spent on courses when they submit their Skills Development Plan. The course weight of programmes will be communicated shortly. Email Shantell Ruthenberg for further information.



FET Colleges go with AllyCAD


Knowledge Base has recently met with top level committee members at various FET Colleges in the Western Cape in order to roll out AllyCAD as the medium of choice. Colleges that have recently received training on the software include South Cape College and Boland College. West Coast Winelands, the College of Cape Town, North Link College and False Bay College are to follow with training shortly.

The move forms part of Knowledge Base's broader educational social responsibility initiative to lend support and assistance with the education of Engineering Graphics & Design and Civil Technology subjects using AllyCAD.



AllyCAD Design Gallery


The use of AllyCAD has evolved over the last eighteen years with clients delivering outstanding industrial applications and award winning design concepts. The AllyCAD Design Gallery provides a platform to present particulary innovative product designs and demonstrates the diverse applications of the software.

In addition to our detailed Customer Showcases the AllyCAD design gallery gives you, the designer, the opportunity to showcase your work. Click here to view or add your design to the gallery.



Product News 



The 'Batch Load Bitmaps' function in AllyCAD simplifies file management by allowing the user to load all bitmaps of supported types from a selected directory. The most frequently encountered file types that the program supports includes JPEG, TIFF, BMP,

ECW and MrSID. In order to facilitate the automatic placement of these bitmaps, a world file of the same name as the bitmap must exist in the same folder. AllyCAD supports the following standard world files: LOG; TFW; SDW and HGR geo-referenced bitmaps. For Southern Hemisphere drawings, the sign of the co-ordinates in the world file will automatically be reversed.

AllyCAD handles very large bitmaps and the user can zoom, pan, annotate, or trace over the bitmap to build up a drawing.



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.

Bloemfontein 16 Mar AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David, Yolanda
Johannesburg 16 Mar AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Pietermaritzburg 26 & 27 Mar Civil Designer In-House training for Makhaotse Narasimulu & Associates Cedric
Durban 26 - 29 Mar AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 27 - 29 Mar AllyCAD In-House training for Ekurhuleni Municipality Charles
Johannesburg 26 - 30 Mar Civil Designer In-House training for Stewart Scott International Cameron


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


AllyCAD Drawing Scales

This tech tip explains how to use different drawing scales in a drawing..
Read this Tech Tip


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips

Customer Quote


Althea Povey
Divisional Director of Waste & Wastewater Treatment at Kwezi V3 Engineers, and 2004 President for SAACE


"Both AllyCAD and Civil Designer, are wonderful South African products and I find them to be world-class!"

Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 7 patch files (9/03/2007)
    Build 4 patch files (05/12/2006)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Micro
    Build 7 (9/03/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Freeware
    Build 7 (9/03/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update

Bureau Service

    Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.

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