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24 May 2007  

CPUT Excellence Awards


The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) held their Excellence Awards Ceremony on 24 May. Industry Partners, Commerce and the Public Sector were invited for their contribution to the development of skilled workforce in South Africa. Knowledge Base was among the companies

to receive acknowledgement at this event but a special tribute went to Africon Consulting Engineers for their outstanding contribution in the field of Engineering. We would like to congratulate Africon on this excellent achievement.



AllyCAD & Civil Designer Student Awards


The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) held their annual prize giving ceremony on Wednesday 23 May 2007 in recognition of students who performed exceptionally well in the 2006 academic year. Prizes issued for the Best Civil Designer Project went to Mr R. Odendaal and Mr R. Meissenheimer, the prize

for the Best AllyCAD project (1st Year) went to Mr D. Feyt (pictured) and the prize for the Best student in Computer Applications 3 went to Mr J. Lowe. Knowledge Base was pleased to acknowledge the success of these emerging professionals and congratulate them on their outstanding academic achievements. Congratulating them is Reece Hanning from Knowledge Base.



Product News



Snap modes allow you to complete your drawings with precision.

In Snap Mode, the cursor moves exactly onto an existing part of the drawing and the point that is snapped to is accepted. This move and accept is performed each time you press 'Enter' or your left mouse button. A Snap Mode is therefore useful if you must continuously snap onto the same type of point, for example if you are drawing lines between grid points and must continually snap onto those grid points. The Snap Mode saves you having to jump to the point and then accepting it as two separate actions.

The different snap modes that may be accessed in AllyCAD include: Grid, Grab All, Point, Freehand, Geom Intersection, Circle Centre, Perpendicular, Nearest Line / Arc, Tangent and Intersection.



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.

Nelspruit 23 - 25 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David, Dawid
Johannesburg 21 - 25 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bethlehem 21 - 25 May Civil Designer In-House training for Dept of Agriculture Cedric
Port Elizabeth 28 - 31 May AllyCAD In-House training for National Ports Authority (PE) Solly
Durban 28 - 31 May Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cedric
Johannesburg 28 May - 5 June Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Johannesburg 4 - 8 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 5 - 12 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Solly
Durban 4 - 7 June Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road 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


Importing a Spreadsheet
This Tech Tip explains how to import a Microsoft Office Excel table into a drawing.
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Customer Showcase


Naomi Nieuwoudt

SNA Consulting Engineers, Bloemfontein


Naomi Nieuwoudt's day at SNA Consulting Engineers in Bloemfontein begins at the office doing project co-ordination and administration work. As an Engineers Representative she is also on site at various times to ensure that project specifications are met. A project that is very close to her heart and which she is currently involved in is the Thaba-Nchu Community Development Project. read more..

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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.

For more information call (021) 701-1850 or visit

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 9 patch files (14/05/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Micro
    Build 9 (14/05/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 Freeware
    Build 9 (14/05/2007)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update

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