Newsletter - 25 May 2005

Product News & Information

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DIMENSIONS IN ALLYCAD

Moving dimension text

Moving dimension text is easy in AllyCAD. Simply select the dimension by dragging a selection box around it with your cursor, or by using the ‘Edit – Select by Polygon’ function. Once the dimension has been selected, you may switch into ‘Node Mode’ by clicking on the Nodes icon in the Toolbar.

 

Three nodes will now appear on the dimension, one at each of the dimensioned points and one at the dimension text position. The dimension text position will become black or highlighted when you clock on the node at the dimension text position.

 

 

 

 

The highlighted node will allow you to accurately nudge it to a new position by simply pressing the arrow key pointing in the direction you would like to move the node to.

 

The program will now prompt you to specify how far you would like to move the text. Type a distance and press ‘Enter’. The dimension text will be moved up by the amount specified and the witness lines will be adjusted accordingly. You can also move the text by dragging the highlighted node to a new position.

 

To centre dimension text

Dimension text may not be centred due to trailing blanks and dimensions that are centred on a tolerance sign. To trail blanks, use the ‘Edit Dimension Properties’ command in the ‘Annotate – Edit Dimensions’ menu to edit the dimension text. Once the text appears in the Control Bar you can ensure that there are no blanks before or after it.

 

 

 

 

Mechanical dimensions such as 34 +/-2 are centred on the tolerance sign (plus or minus). This may make the dimension appear off centre in certain cases. To correct this, use the ‘Modify – Stretch’ function to move the dimension text for quick and easy adjusting.

 

There are so many other options that may be illustrated to maximise your use of dimensions. Watch this space for more information on this feature in the upcoming AllyCAD newsletters.

 

 

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)

 

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

Johannesburg

25 – 27 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Reece Yolanda

Durban

1 – 8 June

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture

Cedric

Durban

6 - 9 June

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

East London

30 May – 3 June

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture

Solly

Cape Town

6 – 9 June

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

Solly

Durban

13 – 15 June

MAP training

Cedric

Mpumalanga

14 & 15 June

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Richard Laborn
(Botswana)

 

SOLVING THE FLAT EARTH CONUNDRUM

 

Doug Horton said that the art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. Take a simple piece of flat earth like Botswana, and try and solve the complex puzzle of making water run - in any direction. Richard Laborn relishes solving these problems, which he faces daily.

 

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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 301

Engineering Technician with 5 yrs working experience in design and draughting within a civils environment. Computer literate on Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Seeks a position within Gauteng.

Candidate 302

Engineering Technician with experience in civil and structural design and draughting and is computer literate in Civil Designer, AllyCAD and Prokon. Seeks a position within the Gauteng Region.

Candidate 304

Engineering Technician with over 10 yrs experience in Design with both national and international exposure. Computer literate in AutoCAD, Civil Designer and MX Roads. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal region.

Candidate 306

Structural Technician with 6 months structural detailing experience with 2 years site experience in water reticulation construction and low cost housing design. Computer literate in Prokon and AutoCAD. Would consider a position in Pretoria.

Candidate 307

Design Engineer with 2 years water and structures design experience. Proficient in AutoCAD, Civil Desginer, AllyCAD and Prokon. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal Region.

 


 

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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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