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08 May 2008  

Features & Functionality



AllyCAD supports the reading and writing of AutoCAD's DWG format, DXF, Caddie CEX, Arcview SHP and ASCII files and can handle multi-resolution seamless (MrSID) images. This gives you the flexibility to move between drawings while minimizing incompatibilities and data exchange problems. In addition to this, AllyCAD handles JPG, TIFF and BMP files and also supports TFW, LOG and HGR geo-referenced bitmaps.



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 5 - 13 May Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Stormwater, Sewer and Water training Cameron
Johannesburg 19 - 22 May WISA conference in Sun City Charles, Kosta, Vincent
Johannesburg 19 - 23 May Civil Designer In-House training for SSI Cameron
Durban 9 - 13 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Andrew
Bloemfontein 9 - 13 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Cape Town 17 - 24 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Brett
Johannesburg 23 June - 1 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Cape Town 25 - 26 June Advanced Road training Brett


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



Industry News


The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) is working in conjunction with the International Federation of Consulting Engineers to promote new standard documents for environmental principles around design and project management. In a recent interview with Mining Weekly, SAACE president Felix Fongoqa explained that one of their focus areas

for this year included environmental legislation and environment-friendly designs. "These all start at the design phase. If engineers and other professionals who are involved in projects from the design phase are not conscious of environmental issues, then it is not going to happen. It is important that as an industry, we become conscious and make sure that environment principles form part and parcel of the way it does business and designs on projects" he added.

The association intends to make the standards available to its members so that they start incorporating these principles into their work.


Best Regards,
The Knowledge Base Team


AllyCAD Tech Tip


Sheet Size and Scale

This Tech Tip explains how to use the Sheet Size and Scale function in AllyCAD
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International Developments


UK Clients wishing to receive a demonstration on the latest functionality in AllyCAD may request an appointment by emailing


AllyCAD and Civil Designer will also be exhibited at the Civils 2008 conference to be held in London later this year.

Customer Quote


Naomi Nieuwoudt

SNA Consulting Engineers, Bloemfontein


"I enjoy working with Knowledge Base programs, nothing else comes close to it. I've also come to rely on the Support Centre and have called the help line on more than one occasion when it mattered most."

Click here to read detailed Customer Showcases

Outsourcing Service


The Outsourcing Design Centre offers a dedicated draughting support team to assist with project deadlines.


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

Latest Updates


The latest updates available for download:

  • AllyCAD v3.6 PRO & SME
    Build 5 patch files (28/03/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Micro
    Build 5 patch files (28/03/2008)
  • AllyCAD v3.6 Freeware
    Build 5 (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)


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