Newsletter - 22 June 2005

Product News

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ALLYCAD TOOLBARS

In today’s newsletter, we take a closer look at the AllyCAD toolbars accessible to users. Toolbars have been created to increase your speed by placing useful shortcut keys at your fingertips.

THE TOOLBARS ARE:

  1. Main
    Usually to the left of your screen (but can be placed anywhere). This toolbar contains some of the most frequently used functions used in the creation of a drawing.

  2. Screen
    Contains shortcuts to often-used screen functions (like Magnify, Zoom). This toolbar is normally hidden. Right click in the Drawing Area to display it.

  3. Colour
    This toolbar displays the colours that the first 15 pens are mapped to.

  4. Snaps
    Contains shortcuts to often-used snap functions (like Graball, Freehand).

  5. Files
    The ‘Files’ toolbar contains icons to functions like Cut, Save etc.

  6. View
    Contains shortcuts to view functions such as zoom, magnify, etc.

  7. Modify
    Contains shortcuts to move, copy, rotate, stretch, mirror, fillet & chamfer selections as well as to trim, divide and extend lines.

  8. Geometry
    Contains functions to create geometry entities.

  9. Dimensions
    This toolbar contains functions to add dimensions and measure distance and area.

 

ALLYCAD TOOLBARS
(non - aligned)

 

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ALLYCAD TOOLBARS
(aligned to edge of screen)

 

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To select which toolbar must be visible, click on View, Toolbar. A list with the names of the toolbars will now pop up. Those that are currently visible will have a tick next to them. Move the mouse over the names and click on an appropriate one to either display or make it visible. Once you have made it visible, you can position it anywhere on the Screen. If you drag the toolbar very close to the edge of the screen, you will see that it changes to align itself to that edge. You can now de-press the mouse button to dock the toolbar in the position that you wish.

 

Each icon in the toolbars represents a short cut to a function in the Pull-Down menus. As you move the cursor over a button on a toolbar, a tool tip will be displayed explaining the functions assigned to the mouse buttons (left or right button).

 

As you pass your mouse over an icon, the Smart Cursor Help on the status bar at the bottom of the CAD window will tell you what it does. The icons on the toolbars may vary slightly in different versions of the program. These icons are listed in more detail in Appendix B of the Reference Manual. You may also customise the icons and the position where the toolbar is initially docked in the CAD.MEN. file.
 

 

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 21 (06/06/2005)
     

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 21 (06/06/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 21 (06/06/2005)

  • 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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ALLYCAD 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

27 June – 1 July

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

Cameron

Durban

29 June – 1 July

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture – Durban

Cedric

Cape Town

27 June – 15 July

AllyCAD training for Western Cape Education Department (Group 1)

Solly

 

 

 

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


 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Papy Kangudi

Design Technician - ADI Consulting

Managing Director - Monde Civils

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

 

Papy Kangudi has a long and colourful history. Born in Central Africa, this friendly and outgoing Congolese has a lot going for him. His eventful seven-year stay in South Africa has led him to complete his Civil Engineering diploma at the Vaal University of Technology followed by his BTech in Civil and Structures. “Back then I could never have imagined progressing to this level,” says Papy, Design Technician at ADI Consulting Engineers and current MD at Monde Civils.

 

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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 121

Engineering Design Technologist with 5+ years geometric design experience. Proficient in AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal region.

Candidate 125

Senior Structural Engineering Technician with +15 years civil & structural draughting and site experience within a municipal environment. Proficient in AutoCAD and AllyCAD and seeks a position within the Western Cape.

Candidate 303

Civil and Structural Design Technologist with a B.Sc (Hons) Civil Engineering. 5 + years working experience. Proficient in AutoCAD and Prokon. Seeks a position within the Gauteng Region.

Candidate 305

Graduate Technician with 1 years experience in draughting projects and structural design. Worked on AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Is willing to relocate nationally.

Candidate 318

Industrial Engineering Technician with 4 years Surveying experience (Topographical, Deformation, GPS) and a National Diploma in Surveying seeks a position within the Western Cape.

 


 

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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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