Newsletter - 12 May 2005

Product News & Information

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THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING AN ALLYCAD USER KEEPS GROWING

Many of our loyal users are already aware of our various product versions. These include well-known product types like AllyCAD SME and AllyCAD Professional. Two recent additions to the AllyCAD family tree include the latest Freeware and Micro versions. These versions were first introduced about eighteen months ago and their popularity has increased dramatically over the last year.

 

AllyCAD Freeware offers the full functionality of our professional package, but is limited in drawing size. It is offered at no cost and is aimed at increasing CAD knowledge by providing an opportunity for beginner users to experience the full functionality of a professional CAD package. The five AllyCAD toolkits were included in our freeware version on 10 May 2005 thereby substantially increasing the functionality of the program and also optimising the productivity and design experience of freeware users.

 

When users feel more proficient in the basic operations of the program, they will be able to upgrade to AllyCAD Micro at a marginal cost. The drawing size of Micro is double the size of our freeware version, which means that you will be able to do more at an affordable cost. We have introduced a new price offering for AllyCAD Micro in order to facilitate an easier and more cost effective upgrade from AllyCAD Freeware. This recent move has already received praise from both scholars and smaller scale designers across all industries.

 

In addition to this, we have increased the drawing size of our AllyCAD SME product by fifty percent. Current AllyCAD v3.4 users can now increase their drawing size by downloading ‘Build 20’ from our updates page. SME is aimed at designers who have more moderate needs for data handling capacity and we believe that this increase in size will certainly go a long way in helping our designers do more with their project designs.

 

With our AllyCAD Professional product there are no limits in drawing size. We have clients that use our software for designs over one gigabyte. There are few CAD packages on the market today that can handle this size design with the speed and ease of AllyCAD Professional!

 

 

AllyCAD Support & Development

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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 20 (06/05/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 20 (06/05/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 20 (06/05/2005)

  • AllyCAD Help file Update
    (14/05/2004)

  • AllyCAD v3.3 PRO & SME
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

 

NEW TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to search for text in a drawing.

 

This Tech Tip explains how to search for text in a drawing.
 

The Selection Filters are used to search for items in a drawing. You can access these filters by:

  • Edit Menu > Selection Filters

  • or via the toolbar.

View Tech Tip

 

 

SEND IN A TECH TIP REQUEST

If there is a specific area in CIVIL DESIGNER 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 time consuming 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.

 

 

Training & Visitations

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CIVIL DESIGNER TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

Training is often regarded as the cornerstone to achieving optimal results and enhanced productivity. The value of good quality training cannot be emphasized enough.

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

REGIONS

CONTACT DETAILS

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 & 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.

 

REGIONS

DATES

ACTIVITIES

PERSONS

Pretoria

9 – 11 May

Civil Designer training (Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water for Africon in Pretoria)

Cameron

Bloemfontein

9 - 13 May

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey Terrain, Road, Sewer and Stormwater for Africon in Bloemfontein)

Cedric

East London

9 - 12 May

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey Terrain and Road)

Solly

Durban

16 - 19 May

AllyCAD training

Cedric

Durban

16 - 20 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

Johannesburg

15 - 17 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Yvonne

Johannesburg

18 – 19 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Reece

Johannesburg

23 – 25 May

AllyCAD training

Cameron

Bloemfontein

23 – 27 May

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road , Sewer and Stormwater)

Cedric

Garden Route

23 – 26 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Reece/Yolanda

 

Best Regards,
The Knowledge Base Team
www.knowbase.co.za

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Rolf Trossbach
Bührmann & Partners
(Namibia)

 

“I remember the first time that we were exposed to the program. We were given a three-month roads project and immediately realized that we needed the help of an extensive computer-aided draughting system in order to meet our deadline. This led us to acquire AllyCAD, which we used with great success. Since then we have used the product on all our projects as it cuts down on project time and helps us to produce a cost effective end result.”

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Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

 


 

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.

For more information, please visit our Knowledge Base website

 

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. Looking for Western Cape based position.

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. Looking for Cape Town based position.

Candidate 289

Qualified Civil Engineer with infrastructure development experience seeking a project management position. Computer knowledge includes AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Civil Designer.

Candidate 290

Engineering Technician with Civil and Structural experience. Computer literate in AllyCAD, AutoCAD, Civil Designer and Prokon. Will consider positions nationally.

 


 

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AllyCAD Support

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE


support@knowbase.co.za

 

086 0101 999
(South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850
(International Clients)

 


 

 

 

 

 

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