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Newsletter - 29 June 2006

Company News

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Department of Education AllyCAD Orientation Workshops


The Department of Education in the Western Cape has recently conducted a series of orientation workshops in their June/July vacation. At these workshops teachers from all seven EMDC’s in the subject component Civil Technology and Engineering Graphics & Design will be


receiving interactive demonstrations on AllyCAD and discussing the next phase of the software’s roll out in schools. AllyCAD has been offered to all secondary schools nationally that offer Engineering Graphics & Design and Civil Technology at no cost as part of Knowledge Base's social responsibility initiative.

The five venues visited for the subject component Civil Technology include:

  • Oval North High School Mitchell's Plain - (South EMDC)
  • De Kuilen High School Kuilsriver - (East and North EMDC)
  • Dirkie Uys High Moorreesberg - (West Coast Winelands EMDC)
  • Drosdey Technical High Worcester - (Breede River Overberg EMDC)
  • Outeniqua High School George - (South Cape Karoo EMDC)


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The venue for the Engineering Graphics & Design workshop will be held at Parow High School on Tuesday 4 July 2006. There are a total of 146 schools offering Civil Technology and 50 schools that offer Engineering Graphics & Design in the Western Cape. Each of these schools will have AllyCAD rolled out in their Khanye labs and the first batch of teachers has already received training with the balance due to receive training in the upcoming months.

We look forward to rolling out our software to other regions in the near future.


Product News & Information

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SELECTION FILTERS

The Selection Filters tool enables you to select specific elements within your drawing. You may select by entity type (line, arc text), by property (layer, color, text font) or even by text string. The dialog box will remain open while you are working in the program so that you may have instant access to the Selection Filters function.

SELECTION FILTERS

The filters are applied to all selection functions. If you therefore set up the filters to select only arcs, you will find that when you ‘Select All’, only the arcs and circles will be selected. In a similar fashion, when you select everything within a Polygon, only the arcs and circles within that polygon with be selected.

Once selected, the group of primitives is called the selection set. It is highlighted and surrounded by handles or nodes so that you may have the option to edit, move, mirror, scale, copy, rotate or even delete within the set. Note that if a layer is locked, you won't be able to select anything on it. You can see whether a layer is locked, and unlock it, in Layer Settings in the Settings Menu. Also note that if you want to select a hatch you can go to Selection Filters in the Edit Menu and click on the Hatch button. Crosses will appear on all the hatches on your drawing.

The powerful selection filters tool provides you with the control that you need for your precision designs.



AllyCAD Support & Development

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ANNUAL UPGRADE AND SUPPORT AGREEMENTS

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee cutting edge software functionality, the availability of our Support Centre and the provision of a free marketing and publicity service where your project success stories are showcased in top trade journals. Support agreements therefore give you more choice and best of all, you will have immediate access to our upcoming AllyCAD 3.5 version with the latest functionality.


LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 28 (10/05/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME - HOTFIX
    Build 28a (07/06/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 28 (10/05/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro - HOTFIX
    Build 28a (07/06/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 28 (10/05/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware - HOTFIX
    Build 28a (07/06/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update
    (14/05/2004)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 HASP Driver Update
    (18/08/2005)


TECH TIP TUTORIAL

Rotating and clipping Bitmaps
 

Version 3.5 of AllyCAD allows bitpmaps to be rotated and clipped to any shape.

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

DATES

ACTIVITIES

PERSONS

Port Elizabeth

26 - 30 June

Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Stormwater training

Solly

Johannesburg

26 - 29 June

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

George

28 June

AllyCAD: Meeting with Department of Education (George)

Cedric, Reece & Yolanda

Johannesburg

3 - 10 July

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

Cameron

Mount Ayliff

10 - 13 July

Civil Designer In-House training for Alfred Nzo Municipality

Solly

Kimberley/ Bloemfontein

10 - 14 July

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Johannesburg

10 - 13 July

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

Book now! - there are still spaces available on these courses.

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

NICO GROBBELAAR

Civil Engineering Lecturer, Central University of Technology (CUT)

 

AllyCAD & Civil Designer for Central University of Technology - Free State

The reaction of students to AllyCAD as part of their course curriculum has been very positive. “Most of them enjoy the program and receive good pass marks for their theory portion and they thoroughly enjoy the practical element found in Drawing II...” Nico Grobbelaar - Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State. read more

 


Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.


 

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Recruitment Service



RECRUITMENT

Knowledge Base Recruitment has gained the support of civil engineering firms nationwide through its efforts to address the massive skills shortages affecting the industry and as a result of its integrity-centred conduct.


TOP CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT
We are currently looking to place a selection of highly competent civil engineers in a limited number of top contractual positions.

If you are interested in an exciting career move, then please e-mail yvonne@knowbase.co.za or call us on 021-701 1850 for further details.

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


Candidate 816

Technician with S4 Civil Engineering with 1 years experience in designing and draughting of roads, water, stormwater and sewer. Proficient in AutoCAD and Surf Mate.

Candidate 810

Civil Design Engineer with 22 years experience in the design of roads, stormwater drainage, reinforced concrete and steel. Proficient in Civil Designer, AllyCAD and Prokon. Is willing to relocate.

Candidate 794

Civil Design Technologist with 7 + years experience in road upgrade, subdivision, storm water drainage, sanitary drainage, structural designs. Computer literate in AutoCAD currently residing in New Zealand and wanting to relocate back to South Africa within the Pretoria area.

Candidate 779

Senior CAD Operator with 10+ years experience using AllyCAD and AutoCAD. Township development water treatment works and rehabilitation of upgrading and reconstruction draughting.

Candidate 780

National Diploma Civil Engineer with 8 months design experience in structural drawing detail concrete re inforcement and 1 year in design of sewer and water projects. Is willing to relocate nationally.


CANDIDATE REFERRAL CHALLENGE

  Knowledge Base Recruitment is offering an incentive to reach job seekers in the civil engineering and design disciplines.

With the 'Candidate Referral Challenge' you stand the chance to win an iPod Nano.

All you have to do to participate is refer other prospective job seekers who reside in and outside of South Africa for permanent placement. If there is a match that leads to a placement, the prize is yours. Click here to enter.


 

Bureau Service

Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


For more information contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit www.knowbase.co.za/bureau/.

 


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