Newsletter - 28 Sept 2005

Company News

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ALLYCAD FREEWARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY

 


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SALES EXPANSION

 

We are pleased to introduce our Key Accounts Managers with the latest regional allocations with effect 26 September 2005.

 

 

Reece Hanning
National Key Accounts Manager

Reece oversees all national and international Key Accounts and is also the Regional Key Accounts Manager for the Western Cape, East Cape and Namibia region. Reece has been a familiar face on the Knowledge Base sales team for the last four years and has an extensive customer solutions track record. Reece currently holds a Diploma in Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Charles Scott
Regional Key Accounts Manager

Charles is the Regional Key Accounts Manager for the Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana region and will continue to assist in KZN until November 2005. He has built up a solid foundation at Power Construction Western Cape and has an excellent working knowledge of Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Charles currently holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

David Bredenkamp
Regional Key Accounts Manager

David is our newest recruit on the sales team and joined Knowledge Base on 01 September. He will be responsible for the Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe region. David graduated in Building and Construction at the Technical College Kempton Park and went on to complete his Diploma in Civil Engineering at PE Technikon. He has worked for companies like B & E Silica, King Williams Town and Dynamic Fluid Control and is proficient in both AllyCAD and Civil Designer.

 

The Key Accounts Managers are committed to meeting and exceeding your service expectations and will continue to provide you with the best solution to your design needs. Please be sure to watch out for subsequent visits from the sales team in the next few weeks!

 

 

 

Product News & Information

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FONTS IN ALLYCAD

AllyCAD uses a standard Windows font system. You can also convert DXF and DWG fonts to AllyCAD equivalents in the DXF/DWG Conversion Settings dialog box in the Settings Menu.

 

If there is a font that you do not know the name of in the DXF or DWG file you are converting, then you can use the UNKNOWNNAME setting in the “For DXF Font” section of the DXF/DWG Conversion Setting dialog box. Select the AllyCAD font you would like to convert it to in the “Use AllyCAD” section and proceed.
 

Should the fonts you would like to convert to or from not appear in the list of fonts in the DXF/DWG Conversion Settings dialog box, then you can add further fonts by reading the CAD.INI file in your User Home directory into a word processor and then adding the required font names to the existing listing.

 

 

DXF / DWG CONVERSION SETTINGS

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Font styles can be set in the “Set Text Defaults” option. The name of the currently selected font is written on the button at the top left-hand corner of the “Set Text Defaults” dialog box. When you click on this button, the Font Dialog Box will appear. This allows you to select the font you would like to use.
 

Fonts in AllyCAD can be customized to suit your individual requirements. You can set the text height, character width, line spacing, text alignment, the angle at which text will be placed on the drawing and the position of text relative to the cursor position chosen. You can also embolden or italicise it, change its colour, and strike or underline it. With AllyCAD there is unlimited functionality and you can be assured of a quick and easy operation time after time!

 

 

TEXT DEFAULTS

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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 24 (26/09/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 24 (26/09/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 24 (26/09/2005)

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

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

 

  TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to submit a crash report

 

This Tech Tip explains the built in crash report system. When the program crashes on a computer running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, a crash report will be generated.

 

In the space provided, please provide a detailed description of what you were busy with before the crash occurred. Not including any information will cause delays in resolving the crash...

 

View Tech Tip

 

 

 

Training & Visits

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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 visits 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

DATE

ACTIVITIES

PERSONS

Free State, Kwazulu Natal & Mpumalanga

26 Sept – 7 Oct

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David & Charles

Namibia

4 – 6 Oct

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Reece

Port Elizabeth

3 – 6 Oct

Civil Designer (Design Centre, Sewer, Stormwater and Water) training

Solly

Johannesburg

5 - 6 Oct

Civil Designer training for Africon Botswana

Cameron

Cape Town

10 – 13 Oct

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

Solly

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Matt Pepe
Matt Pepe & Associates

“I have always believed that the surveyor who does the fieldwork should draw the plans as well. With AllyCAD, there is no excuse for any surveyor to let someone else do the drawings. That is where most of the fun is and it saves so much time.” Matt Pepe of Tritan Survey T/A Matt Pepe & Associates.

 


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.

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

 

Candidate 480

Structural CAD Draughtsman with 5 years draughting experience and project management exposure. Competent in AutoCAD 2005 and Prokon. Seeks permanent position in the Western Cape.

Candidate 442

This candidate is competent in AllyCAD 3.4 and has 9 years teaching experience. He is available for permanent or contract draughting work in the KwaZulu Natal Region.

Candidate 488

Civil Engineering Technician seeks a permanent position in the KwaZulu Natal Region with 4 + years experience in geometric design and infrastructure related development projects. Competent in Civil Designer 6.3, AllyCAD and Prokon.

Candidate 489

Civil Engineering Technician seeks a permanent position nationally with experience in the design of Civil Services. Competent in AutoCAD and AllyCAD.

Candidate 490

Water Technician seeks a permanent position in the KwaZulu Natal Region or Namibia. 16+ years experience in the field of portable water purification and reticulation.

 


 

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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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