NEWSLETTER - 21 FEBRUARY 2005


 

COMPANY NEWS

 

We’ve incorporated a special visit from our programmers in the last round of scheduled client visits. We trust that you have enjoyed meeting the team and that some of your technical questions have been answered.

 

The programmers conducted the following demonstrations during regional visits:

  • AllyCAD functionality – presented by James Fife in East London,

  • New ‘Strings’ functionality in Civil Designer – presented by Alasdair Craig in Johannesburg,

  • Sewer functionality in Civil Designer – presented by Johan Swart in Port Elizabeth,

  • Roads functionality in Civil Designer – presented by Dawid du Toit in Durban.

In addition to this, the Namibian region can look forward to meeting the Support Manager Brett Pureveen later this month where he will address software related queries and also assist in technical problem solving.

 

 

PRODUCT INFO

 

THE DIGITIZER

Many users prefer to use a digitizer to assist them with accurate coordinated input. The digitizer is used as a supplement to the mouse. It does not replace normal menu selection, hot-key accelerators and icons, but merely helps you to digitize your existing drawings, maps and plans with complete accuracy.

 

You can set up your digitizer so that it works with AllyCAD by selecting the Digitizer Settings in the Settings Menu. When you select this option, the ‘Digitizer Settings’ will display the Digitizer Setup dialog box.

 

You may now select your digitizer type from the Digitizer Type list. If your digitizer does not emulate any of the options listed in the Digitizer Type list, then select the Generic ASCII digitizer type option and consult your digitizer manual for the ASCII string that the tablet sends to your computer.

 

CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

Once you have indicated your options in the Digitizer Setup box, you can click on the Test button to ensure that your settings are correct and then proceed to link the scale of the drawing or map you are digitizing to the CAD drawing.

 

Enter three distinct points on the digitizer, and then enter three corresponding points on the screen to link the scale of the digitized drawing or map to the CAD drawing. You can also map CAD commands to the digitizer puck buttons as each button can have a command that is associated to it. All the commands are defined at the end of the CAD.MEN file.

 

Once you have set the values in the Digitizer Setup dialog box, have completed the test and have set the scale, you are ready to use your digitizer. You can use the digitizer and the mouse simultaneously and then enter commands from either.

 

For more information, please refer to the Help file under 'Digitizer Setting' for an in-depth discussion.

 

 

ALLYCAD SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT

 

DO YOU WANT TO SEND IN A REQUEST FOR A TECH TIP?

If there is a specific area in AllyCAD that you would like us to provide a Tech Tip on, then please let us know. Send your request to support@knowbase.co.za and indicate the subject heading as "Tech Tip Request".

 

Note: We will attempt to create Tech Tips for all responses, but this may be a timeous process depending on the amount of requests that we receive. Should you require an immediate response, then please liaise with our Support Centre telephonically or via e-mail.

 

 

LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 15 (28/01/2005)
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 15 (28/01/2005)
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 15 (28/01/2005)
  • AllyCAD Help file Update
    (14/05/2004)
  • AllyCAD v3.3 PRO & SME
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

 

TRAINING AND VISITS

 

ALLYCAD TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

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

 

REGIONS

CONTACT

Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia & International

Cape Town
(Head Office)

Shantell
Tel: (021) 701 1850

Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe

Durban Office

Nalini
Tel: (031) 566 3323

Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana

Johannesburg Office

Barbara
Tel: (011) 675 3959

 

 

CURRENT VISITS AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES

Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visitations and training activities over the next couple of weeks. 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.

 

REGION

DATE

ACTIVITY

PERSON(S)

Johannesburg

21 - 25 Feb

Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Roads, Sewer & Stormwater.

Cameron

Durban

21 - 24 Feb

Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain & Roads.

Cedric

Port Elizabeth

21 - 25 Feb

Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & AllyCAD for Eastern Cape Public Works.

Solly

Cape Town

28 Feb - 3 Mar

Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain & Roads.

Solly

Namibia

28 Feb - 2 Mar

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits.

Brett, Reece

Johannesburg

28 Feb - 4 Mar

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits.

Johan, Paul

 

 

 

 

Best Regards,

The Knowledge Base Team

www.knowbase.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMER SHOWCASE


 

Across The Sea In Search Of Water

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water," said Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian poet and philosopher. In April 2000, Sanjiva K. Sharma stopped staring at the Indian Ocean and arrived in Gaberone from the sub-continent with his family. "I wanted to have a new challenge," he says simply.

 

Sanjiva is halfway through a second three-year contract as Senior Water Engineer with the Botswana Department of Water Affairs. "I would like to stay, my family and I are very happy here, but that is at the discretion of my parent employer in India, Upjalnigam."

 

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KNOWLEDGE BASE RECRUITMENT SERVICE

 

RECRUITMENT

 

If you’re looking for the best possible candidate with the right skills and technical abilities for the job, then look no further than the Knowledge Base Recruitment Centre. We specialise in the sourcing of top quality candidates for the Civil Engineering and CAD Design industries and offer you a personalized service built on complete trust, confidentiality and good faith.

 

This is a random selection of some of our candidates. Send us an email and include the Candidate Number for further information.

 

Candidate 107

Engineering Technician based in the Gauteng area. Experience in Civil Designer, AllyCAD, Trimble GPS and various total stations.

 
Candidate 150

Senior Civil Engineering Technician with 18 years experience in roads, civil and infrastructure design with international exposure. Experience on Civil Designer, AutoCAD and MX Roads.

 
Candidate 155

Engineering Technologist with experience in structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete. Experience with AutoCAD and Rebarmate. Seeks a position in the Gauteng area.

 
Candidate 196

Senior Civil Engineering Technician with 16 years experience in roads, civil and infrastructure design with international exposure. Computer knowledge includes Civil Designer, AutoCAD and Caddie.

 
Candidate 207
Civil Engineering Technician with 9 years experience on Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Experience in Survey + Terrain, Roads and Water. Seeks a permanent position within the Eastern Cape.

 

For more information, please visit our Knowledge Base website or contact our Recruitment Specialist Yvonne Beebee at:

recruitment@knowbase.co.za

Telephone (021) 7011850.

 

  

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INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE

support@knowbase.co.za

 

086 0101 999
(South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850 (International Clients)

 

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