Newsletter - 18 March 2005


Knowledge Base Recruitment Centre Goes "Live"


The Knowledge Base Recruitment Centre (KBR) has gone “live”. Job seekers in the technical field may now add their CV’s online to the KBR database, which once approved, will be uploaded onto the website. Potential candidates will also be able to search the website/database for current jobs available, while employers can check online for new recruits.


KBR serves to provide support to the civil engineering consulting firms and strives to secure the future of Civil Engineering. Essentially, it aims to bridge the gap between the employer and technical staff.


Industry sectors that are targeted include middle to senior level engineers, designers, architects, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS operators, natural scientists, engineering geologists and town planners. The Centre draws on a database of top personnel who are available for both permanent and contract positions in South Africa. There is also a special emphasis on graduate recruitment.


Most of the universities and technikons are existing users of Civil Designer and AllyCAD. This means that we are able to source some of the best graduates from the engineering and design faculties. The relationship with tertiary institutions is largely contained in our social responsibility plan that prescribes the use of our software at a heavily discounted rate. In terms of secondary institutions however, the use of our AllyCAD software bears no cost. We supply annual prize sponsorship to the best achiever and offer certificates, trophies and cash incentives with the primary aim of promoting design excellence.


KBR online applications will pave the way for professional personnel in the engineering and design fields so that they can take advantage of exciting career opportunities on offer.


For more information, contact Yvonne Beebee at



Drawing Office Manager


One of the greatest advantages of the Drawing Office Manager is that it helps you to keep a record of the time spent on a drawing. You can therefore carry on with your normal workload without the added hassle of having to record your hours. The program will perform this function for you and will provide you with an accurate status report.


The Drawing Office Manager is only active once you have checked the “Use Drawing Office Manager” box in the File menu under Save Options - Save Settings. Once active, this function will track the details of each drawing.



It will record a brief description of the drawing, the name of the draftsperson, the drawing department, the drawing start date and the plot date. In addition, the Entity Statistics button lists the number of primitives, objects and layers in the drawing, allowing you to access detailed information.


Drawings that have been imported from AutoCAD may make use of the ‘Block Statistics’ button. This option will display statistics about AutoCAD blocks that are hidden within the drawing structure.


With the Drawing Office Manager, you will be able to retrieve accurate information on all your drawings in a matter of seconds, saving you loads of time!




Latest Updates From the Development Team

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 18 (11/03/2005)
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 18 (11/03/2005)
  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 18 (11/03/2005)
  • AllyCAD Help file Update
  • AllyCAD v3.3 PRO & SME
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)



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.




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



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.






Johannesburg 4 - 8 April Visiting Civil Designer & AllyCAD clients Paul
Cape Town 4 - 6 April AllyCAD training Solly
Durban 4 - 7 April Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey Terrain and Road) Cedric
East London 11 - 13 April AllyCAD training Solly


There are still some openings for the East London AllyCAD training course scheduled for the 11th - 13th April. Contact Shantell Ruthenberg on (021) 701-1850 to secure your booking now!


Best Regards,

The Knowledge Base Team






JJ Pretorius
South African Airways



I'd say that AllyCAD is probably our  most important and most commonly  used design tool. It has the simple  draughting capability we  fact, it's the only CAD tool we use.



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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.


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


Candidate 120

Structural Technician with experience in the design of reinforced concrete and bridge structures. Computer knowledge includes AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Candidate will consider positions in the Western Cape.

Candidate 154

Technician currently studying towards his B.Tech Civil Engineering. Has 1 years geometric design experience. Computer knowledge includes Civil Designer, Prokon, Caddie and AutoCAD. Would like a Cape Town based position.

Candidate 103

CAD Draughtsperson. Solid experience in structural and civil draughting on AutoCAD. Seeks a position within the Gauteng region.

Candidate 188

Engineering Technician – Currently studying towards his B.Tech Civil Engineering. Experienced in aspects of controlling, supervising and implementing the construction of concrete structures and the design of civil services. Computer knowledge includes Caddie, AutoCAD & Microstation.


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

Telephone (021) 7011850.



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