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03 July 2008  

Industry News


The current skills shortage has resulted in various initiatives by the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) to address this problem head on. One of the successful initiatives created by the Institute, was the formation of "ENERGY'S" (Engineers Now to Ensure Roll-out by Growing Young Skills), a project which

served as a hands on training programme to newly qualified graduates. Trainees are trained in the use of AllyCAD and are mentored by retired engineers whilst meeting service delivery deadlines at municipal level. Click for more information.



Western Cape Meets Training Target

AllyCAD Training

AllyCAD training has been successfully completed across 20 schools in the Western Cape in accordance with the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) target to train all educators involved with Engineering Graphics & Design and Civil Technology subjects by 2008.

The most recent AllyCAD training session of educators in the Western Cape took place at Oval North High School between 30 June and 03 July 2008. AllyCAD will also be featured in the newly released Engineering Graphics and Design and Civil Technology textbook soon to be issued by the WCED.



Features & Functionality



The General Toolkit contains innovative functionality specifically written to speed up your design time. The Toolkit includes speedy batch printing and file conversion; easy division of lines and angles; prompt importing of Excel data and one-click hiding of drawing layers. Other useful tools include the Total Line Length, Hide Layer, Line/Pen by Layer, Arc Text, Revision Cloud, Draw Centrelines / Chamfered Rectangle / Filleted Angle and Set Layer from Element Tools.



Outsourcing Centre


Our civil engineering support team is on hand to assist with project deadlines. Project data can be presented in any software format required. Email or call (021) 701-1850 to discuss your requirements.



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.

Port Elizabeth 7 - 11 July Civil Designer training Andrew
Durban 14 - 18 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 14 - 21 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Johannesburg 14 - 22 July Civil Designer training Cameron
Windhoek 21 - 26 July Civil Designer In-House training for WCE Cedric
Gauteng 28 July - 1 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
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, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Darren
East London 5 - 7 August Water In-House training for Buffalo City Municipality and UWP Andrew
Bloemfontein, Kimberley & Welkom 11 - 14 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles


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


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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

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International Developments


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Customer Quote


Frikkie Swanepoel

Dibanani Consulting Engineers, Bloemfontein


"AllyCAD is a fast and clever package that allows you to do big things with limited resources."

Click here to read detailed Customer Showcases

Social Responsibility Drive


The Scorpions

We at Knowledge Base believe in the future of South Africa and are convinced that future rests on a system of law and order, education


and healthcare. The Scorpions are the one organisation that has proved effective against organised crime with a success rate of 80%. As such we are passionate about supporting the fight against the decision to disband the Scorpions.

Following the petition to prevent the disbanding of the Scorpions, parliament has published a public notice indicating that they require public submissions regarding the proposed legislation to be received by 12:00 on the 28th of July.

We would like to encourage everyone to oppose the disbandment by submitting a letter stating how the disbandment will seriously affect the functioning of law enforcement and prosecution in South Africa. The letter should be addressed to any one of the following persons:

Mr V. Ramaano or Ms P. Sibiso or Mr J. Michaels
Committee Secretaries of the Portfolio Committee (Justice and Constitutional Development) & Portfolio Committee on Safety and Security,
3rd Floor
90 Plein Street
Cape Town, 8000

It is up to every citizen to stand up and be counted and to make South Africa a better place. Support this cause for yourself, your family and your children. Click here for details.


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