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31 July 2008  

First Pan African Conference

Pan African Conference

The first Pan African Conference offering technical and vocational education and training will focus on the value of work in social change and tuition. The conference will include a number of keynote addresses from leading individuals in government

and industry to facilitate discussion and debate. There will also be a range of speakers from African colleges and universities as well as from Europe and Australia. The conference will focus on the challenges of flexible delivery and technology as well as the power of partnerships. As a service partner to the Department of Education, Knowledge Base will be displaying information on AllyCAD at this year's conference and showcasing the software as a successfully implemented product in the facilitation of Engineering Graphics & Design and Civil Technology subjects. For more information, contact Brett Murray on tel: (021) 701-1850 or email



Features & Functionality


DXF/DWG File Handling in AllyCAD

AllyCAD supports the importing and exporting of AutoCAD 2008 drawings. The Import Wizard will even guide you through the process of salvaging a corrupt DXF/DWG file if necessary.

The Import Wizard automatically adjusts the drawing scale based on the selected paper size and units when reading the model space. When importing cartesian drawings, there is an option to centre the drawing on the selected paper. This is performed automatically for surveyor drawings. The Import Wizard does not appear when working with layouts as the scale, paper size and units are obtained from the drawing.

The importing and exporting of southern hemisphere DWG and DXF's includes the use of twist scenarios. On exporting the user can negate the coordinates or apply a twist of 180 degrees and thereby retain the same coordinate values. On import, if twist is present it will be used, otherwise the normal coordinate negation option will be used.



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.

Durban 4 - 8 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Cedric
Johannesburg 4 - 8 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, & Sewer Cameron
Cape Town 4 - 12 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain & Road Darren
East London 5 - 7 August Water In-House training for Buffalo City Municipality and UWP Andrew
Durban 11 - 12 August Design Centre In-House training for Ethekwini Municipality Cedric
Bloemfontein, Kimberley & Welkom 11 - 15 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 18 - 22 August Civil Designer In-House training for the Department of Agriculture Cedric
Johannesburg/ Pretoria 25 - 29 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 26 - 28 August AllyCAD training 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


Scaling a drawing
This Tech Tip explains how to scale a drawing using the cursor or by x and y coordinates.
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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



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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



Buffalo City Municipality


"The program handles as many changes as you want and is really easy to use. At one stage I lectured AllyCAD at the Municipality and this allowed me to examine the program in great depth, providing the best learning experience ever."

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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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