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25 September 2008  

Features & Functionality


Defining zoom view areas

Zoom Views

AllyCAD allows you to allocate zoom views to a numbered list for ease of reference and manipulation. Clicking on a number in the zoom view menu launches a large cross hair on the screen. This can be dragged so as to create a box surrounding the area of focus. This area will then be marked by green lines and will be numbered. The views can be opened in full screen by pressing the view number on the keyboard. Click here for more information on defining zoom views.



Knowledge Base UK Presence


The UK community of AllyCAD users will now be able to enjoy the presence of a dedicated Knowledge Base support representative. Clients are requested to contact the Head of International Business for a visit should they require product demonstrations or information on the latest functionality in AllyCAD. Please contact Reece Hanning on for a consultation.



Engineering Outreach


The recent National Construction Week which was held from July 28 to 1 August 2008 as part of the Young Professional Forum's National Outreach Programme saw numerous consulting engineers participate.

Organizations were encouraged to nominate a school from their local community and then to invite pupils from the school to spend a day experiencing "A Day in the Life of a Consulting Engineer". The excursion was followed by a series of seminars on what it takes to be an engineer and the importance of pursuing Maths and Science at school level. Following the successful outreach initiative, CESA (formerly SAACE), will be embarking on a survey to assess the impact that Corporate Social Investment initiatives are having on the industry. Knowledge Base will continue to issue news releases on these programmes as part of an ongoing drive to raise the industry's profile. To assist in raising awareness, kindly submit details of your Corporate Social Investment initiatives and events to



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.

Durban 29 - 30 Sept Sewer In-House training for Ethekwini Water Department Cedric
Polokwane 29 - 30 Sept Design Centre In-House training for Africon Engineering International Cameron
Durban 6 - 9 Oct AllyCAD In-House training for Umhlatuze City Council Cedric
Johannesburg 6 - 9 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cameron
Durban 6 - 10 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 6 - 10 Oct Civil Designer In-House training for Cacadu District Municipality Andrew
Johannesburg 10 - 14 Oct Civil Designer training: Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Durban 13 - 16 Oct AllyCAD training * Cedric
Bloemfontein 20 - 24 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Andrew
Nelspruit 20 - 24 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 20 - 28 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Brett
East London 27 - 31 Oct Civil Designer In-House training for the Department of Road & Transport Andrew
Bloemfontein 28 - 31 Oct IMESA Conference Vincent, Charles, Reece, Yolanda

* Only 2 places still available


If you are interested in training, please contact your regional office to make a booking. All courses are CPD and ISETT SETA accredited.


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

  Coordinate Table Functionality

Using the Coordinate Table Functionality
This Tech Tip explains how to use the enhanced Coordinate Table Functionality (v3.6).


Click here to view this Tech Tip.

Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.6 PRO & SME
    Build 7 patch files (18/08/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Micro
    Build 7 patch files (18/08/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Freeware
    Build 6 (28/03/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.5 HASP Driver Update

AllyCAD Support



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

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

'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. If you would like to request a current 'Lease to Own' price list please email with your contact details.

Recently Emigrated?


Knowledge Base would like to assist engineers who have recently emigrated.

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Outsourcing Service


The Outsourcing Centre offers a dedicated civil 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 project data can be presented in any format required. Contact for further details.

Customer Quote


Mark Chapman

High Cross Forecourt Canopies, UK


"I have been using AllyCAD for six years. What a brilliant program. The software works faster than any other CAD software that I have used and the interface is so much simpler. I can produce high level detailed designs in no time, and I am pleased to hear that the 3D version is coming soon."

Click here to read detailed Customer Showcases


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