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28 August 2008  

Features & Functionality


Symbols in AllyCAD


Symbols are drawings in which the primitives are grouped into an object. Symbols can be imported and used in any drawing and they have the advantage of maintaining their allocated hook point, attributes and the snip box area as defined

by the user. Each object has a hook point, which acts as a reference point. For example, if you import an object from one drawing into another as a symbol, the object will appear in the second drawing with its hook point at the cursor position. Symbols can also be created with attributes and the attributes can be exported as a Bill of Materials file for assisting in the production of a Bill of Materials document. Click here for more information on creating symbols and here for information on Creating a Bill of Materials.



Knowledge Base BBBEE Rating


Knowledge Base has recently received their BBBEE rating and has been rated Level Five Contributor status. As a value adding enterprise this means that clients can claim 100% of their procurement with us as service providers of AllyCAD.

The rating has been done by Empowerdex, an independent Economic Empowerment Rating Agency and was issued in August 2008. Knowledge Base's BBBEE status was awarded on the basis of current employment equity, corporate social investment and procurement initiatives and will be valid until August 2009. For more information, email



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.

Johannesburg 2 - 4 Sept Design Centre, Survey and Terrain training Cameron
Durban 2 - 5 Sept Design Centre In-House training for Ethekwini Water Department Cedric
Cape Town 1 - 4 Sept AllyCAD training Darren
East London 1 - 5 Sept Civil Designer training Andrew
Bloemfontein 8 - 12 Sept Civil Designer In-House training for Department of Agriculture Cedric
Durban 15 - 19 Sept Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer & Water training Andrew
Johannesburg 15 - 23 Sept Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water training Cameron
Durban 16 - 19 Sept Survey, Terrain and Road In-House training for Ethekwini Water Department Cedric
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


If you are interested in training, please contact your regional office to make your booking as the courses are extremely popular. 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


Using Layers
This Tech Tip explains the purpose and function of layers in AllyCAD.
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 6 patch files (10/06/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Micro
    Build 6 patch files (10/06/2008)
  • 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.

International Developments


UK Clients wishing to receive a demonstration on the latest functionality in AllyCAD may email appointment requests to


Customer Quote



Kwezi V3 Engineers,
East London


"What I love about AllyCAD is that you can take a drawing off the bitmap and then scale it to a manageable size with ease. I find that AllyCAD is tops when it comes to bitmap handling. I also have to commend Brett from the Support Centre on excellent support time after time.."

Click here to read detailed Customer Showcases

Outsourcing Service


The Outsourcing Design Centre offers a dedicated civil engineering support team to assist with project


deadlines. Project data will be presented in any software format required. Contact for further details.


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