Newsletter - 30 March 2005


Knowledge Base Educational Social Responsibility


Over the last few years we have taken a vested interest in the educational development of our secondary and tertiary school learners. This commitment is largely contained in our corporate social responsibility policy, which prescribes an ongoing partnership with various educational institutions.


Currently, more than 95% of all South African Technikons have incorporated our Civil Designer and AllyCAD software with great success into their engineering curriculum. Technikons in the various regions include Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon, Free State Technikon, Durban Institute of Technology (DIT), Vaal University of Technology, Technikon Western Gauteng and Technikon South Africa.


We also have a long-term joint venture with secondary institutions in light of the CAD component in ‘Curriculum 2006’. Our decision to help the Department of Education with the implementation of AllyCAD in secondary schools is part of a two-year plan to enable skilled and proficient teachers to teach this world-class product to the next generation of civil engineers.


We are committed to inspiring design excellence and offer various incentives. Recognition to top achievers is afforded in the form of the Civil Designer and AllyCAD Certificate of Merit, Trophies and Cash prizes.


We will be featuring various Educational leaders in the upcoming showcase stories. Be sure to look out for them!




AllyCAD Tech Tip 

How to use pen mappings

This Tech Tip explains how to use pen mappings.

Pen mappings are available when printing a drawing.
Once the printer has been selected, click on the print button to continue.

This function allows you to use a printer such as an inkjet or laser printer as though it were a pen plotter. It does this by allowing you to map each colour on the screen to a different line width on the printer. For example, you could make red lines print at 0.3 mm, green lines print at 0.7 mm etc.......

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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
Durban 11 – 15 April Visiting Civil Designer & AllyCAD client Charles


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






Mining a Connection


"When you get on site, always expect the unexpected, because what's in or under the ground is not on the drawing." Lukas Edwards spends a lot of time on site making sure that the unexpected is dealt with properly and professionally.


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Since the inception of our Knowledge Base Recruitment Centre (KBR), we have been inundated with enquiries from top candidates. These applicants include middle to senior level engineers, designers, architects, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS operators, engineering geologists and town planners.

Our comprehensive website has been accessed by a growing number of job seekers who have uploaded their skills and qualifications for placement. The KBR website provides the perfect medium to add your company’s vacancies for viewing. Job related advertising is free and will guarantee a perfect placement!


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

Telephone (021) 7011850.



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