AllyCAD Quarterly Newsletter


EXPERIENCE THE ADVANTAGE OF SUPERIOR CAD TECHNIQUE
WELCOME TO THE ALLYCAD NEWSLETTER

Well 2008 was certainly a very 'interesting' year for most and I am sure 2009 continues to be a big question mark. At least South Africans can sit back and thank good old Trevor Manual for the National Credit Act, which has resulted in our banks being considered 'safer' than the Swiss, German, British and American banks and most of us have faith that our economy will weather the storm reasonably well.

I am very happy to say that it has been business as usual for us and we are looking forward to an exciting, busy and pro-active 2009. This year it's also our 20th Birthday, which we celebrate in June and it gives us great satisfaction to look back and see how we have continued to go from strength to strength.
 


ALLYCAD 3D ENTERS ITS BETA TESTING PHASE
What's really got us excited this year is that AllyCAD 3D version 2009 has just entered its Beta Testing stage. While we have been overwhelmed by people wanting to get a glimpse of the software before its official release, we are restraining ourselves from releasing it and making sure that it undergoes a thorough test phase.

Now typically we have numerous advancements every year, but our developers have been working hard on AllyCAD 3D version 2009 for the last 3 years. Expect the official public launch to be in the second half of this year and we hope you are as eager as us to experience the next generation of AllyCAD.
 


FORUM FOCUS
We have positive responses indicating that our AllyCAD forum is a great channel for gaining support by those that have used it. Our developers check it often in addition to our support staff and we find that as the forum grows we have a few users with a wealth of knowledge who enjoy passing this on to others. So save the URL in your web browser favourites and register if you are not already a member: click here.

Example of a basic user tip from the forum:
To include the degree symbol simply enter //D where you want it to be displayed. Another symbol you can use is //O which places the diameter symbol on the drawing. Alternatively you can use the Character Map application to copy any symbol to the clipboard and then paste it into the text entry dialog.
 


GOOD FOR A LAUGH
By Roger Penwill.

CAD joke


CPD POINTS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS
We have just reapplied for our Continual Professional Development (CPD) points and have had this extended till January 1st 2012 with the Engineering Council of South Africa. So for all you engineers, technologists and technicians who wish to acquire and retain your professional registration status, you will continue to aquire the following CPD points by doing one of our training courses.

COURSE CPD POINTS
AllyCAD Proficiency Course 4
AllyCAD Toolkits 1


VISITS & TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following upcoming visits and training activities. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your training or product needs. Please call us on (021) 701-1850.

REGIONS DATES ACTIVITIES PERSONS
Johannesburg 2 - 6 Mar Client visits Charles
Free State 23 - 27 Mar Client visits Charles
Johannesburg 20 - 24 Apr Client visits Charles
Johannesburg 5 - 7 May AllyCAD Training Cameron
Durban 11 - 14 May AllyCAD Training Cedric
Johannesburg 11 - 15 May Client visits Charles
Cape Town 18 - 21 May AllyCAD Training Andrew
Nelspruit 26 - 29 May AllyCAD Training Cedric


If you are interested in training, please call us to discuss your training needs. All courses are CPD and ISETT SETA accredited.

REGIONS OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS
INTERNATIONAL, Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia Cape Town
(Head Office)
Shantell
Tel: (021) 701 1850
Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga, Zimbabwe Durban Office Nalini
Tel: (031) 566 3323
Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province, Botswana Johannesburg Office Barbara
Tel: (011) 675 3959

ALLYCAD TECH TIP

Tech Tip How to delete multiple hatches of one type.
Click here

LATEST UPDATES

AllyCAD v3.6 PRO & SME
- Build 10 patch files (28/11/2008)
AllyCAD v3.6 Micro
- Build 10 patch files (28/11/2008)
AllyCAD v3.6 Freeware
- Build 10 (28/11/2008)
AllyCAD v3.6 HASP Driver Update
- (14/10/2008)

CUSTOMER SHOWCASE

Elmine Grobbelaar,
Ninham Shand Consulting Engineers, Bloemfontein

"The day I landed up in the Civil Engineering sector it was as if a light switch had been flicked. Suddenly I knew that I had arrived at the right place.." Read more..

'LEASE TO OWN' OPTION

You can now own AllyCAD via a 'Lease to Own' payment option over a 12, 24 or 36 month plan. This option is available to South African clients only and is linked to the prime lending rate. Please email info@allycad.com.

SUPPORT

Click here to access the Support Forum
Click here to email the Support Centre

Tel: 086 0101 999 (South Africa only)
Tel: +27 21 7011850 (International)

OUTSOURCING

The Outsourcing Centre offers a dedicated engineering support team who handle infrastructural design tasks ranging from data capture and drafting through to GIS related assignments. The team is available to assist with project deadlines and data can be presented in any format required. Contact bureau@knowbase.co.za for further details.
 

 
Thank you for your continued support and we hope that 2009 is a great year for you. Till our next quarterly newsletter,

The Knowledge Base Team


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www.allycad.com
www.civildesigner.com

 
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