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Civil Toolkit Features

The Civil Toolkit includes a versatile tool for drawing bank cut and fill lines between a shoulder line and a toe line, or an arc. You may specify the distance between bank lines, the ratio of short line to long lines, as well as the pen and line types of your choice. Another function included in the Toolkit is a tool for drawing labeled manholes with connecting pipes. The manholes can be offset from existing lines in the drawing. Read more about AllyCAD's Civil Toolkit.


John de Smidt, JDS Planning and Design, East London

A Long Standing History

John de Smidt

Many long standing customers of AllyCAD and Civil Designer reside in the heart of bustling East London. Among the well known names is John de Smidt of JDS Planning & Design, an energetic civil engineer who is known by the entire technical team of Knowledge Base. The first investment that his company undertook in 1990 was the acquisition of AllyCAD.. Read more

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R120 000 via BBSDP Now Available

The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is a cost-sharing grant, which offers support to black-owned enterprises in South Africa. The scheme provides access to business development services which assist with improving core competencies and managerial capabilities. Previously the Department of Trade and Industry offered R100 000 in assistance and this has now been increased to R120 000. AllyCAD software can be purchased with the assistance of the BBSDP. Visit the BBSDP website for further details.

IMESA Conference 2008


The 2008 IMESA Conference, themed 'Innovation, the Road to Service Excellence', will take place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre Complex in Bloemfontein from 29th to 31st October. This year's exhibition includes the biennial IMESA Project Excellence Awards for outstanding

infrastructure engineering projects. The Knowledge Base team look forward to meeting our Consulting Engineering clients, local government councilors and local engineering businesses involved in municipal engineering. Please visit us at stands F11 and F29 where we will showcase the latest developments in AllyCAD and also offer clients an opportunity to win various prizes.


Improved Support Services

Support Centre

The AllyCAD Support Centre provides a comprehensive support service for our clients and is continually being improved to ensure that your requests are given priority. The email, telephonic and Forum support channels have now been extended to include a remote desktop sharing facility. This allows our Support Consultants to view or share your AllyCAD design while

resolving your query or questions. The TeamView desktop sharing application for support can be downloaded here (1.3MB).


09 October 2008


Importing DXF/DWG Files

DWG Import Dialog

This Tech Tip explains how importing DXF/DWG files has been made easier with the introduction of a Wizard that assists the user during the importing process.

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Freeware150kbWeb Tutorials
Micro300kbEmail Support
SME900kbFull Support
ProUnlimitedFull Support

Note: Micro, SME and Pro all include free version upgrades for first year of ownership.

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International Links

Institution of Civil Engineering UK
Civil Engineering Directory

South African Links

SA Institution of Civil Engineering
SA Institute of Draughting

The AllyCAD Website

The AllyCAD website includes a short introductory video clip demonstrating the Civil Toolkit.

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