2012 off to a Flying Start
Well 2012 is here and we are off to a flying start. As 2012 gains momentum it is hugely satisfying to see the advantages of AllyCAD being put to use in so many important projects. With a greater focus on service delivery and infrastructure, 2012 promises to bring a significant increase in new and upcoming projects.



AllyCAD experiences increased local & international growth
Not only is AllyCAD experiencing increased market growth locally to maintain our number 1 position in Southern Africa, but international sales have increased exponentially in the last year and we have had a huge influx of new and existing international clients upgrading to the latest 2011 version.

UPDATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND RECEIVE 2011/2013
If you are not up to date and want to receive the latest major release, please get in touch with us at info@knowbase.co.za. For those of you that are up to date in your subscriptions this year, look forward to receiving 2013 when it is released later on in the year. Donít get caught out by falling behind in your subscriptions and having to pay more to get back on board.



Clients' Achievements in 2011
SAICE DEC 2011 We are delighted to congratulate clients of ours who own copies of AllyCAD and Civil Designer and whose civil engineering projects received awards for 2011. Well done on your achievements! Civil Engineers are after all one of the backbones of society and we should all be proud. Below is a list of clients that we know of that have received acknowledgements or awards from SAICE. We would further like to thank SAICE for producing such an informative magazine (Civil Engineering).


2010 Durban

2010 City of Durban
eThekwini Municipality, SSI Engineers
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Blackburn Bridge

Blackburn Pedestrian Bridge
SSI Engineers
View this publication

Buitengragt Pedestrian Bridge

Buitengragt Pedestrian Bridge
Gibb
View this publication

Gautrain Rapid Rail Link

Gautrain Rapid Rail Link
HHO Africa, Gauteng
View this publication

Granger Bay Boulevard

Granger Bay Boulevard
City of Cape Town, Aurecon
View this publication

Vilakazi Street Precinct Upgrade

Vilakazi Precinct
Goba Consulting Engineers
View this publication

N2 Interchange

N2 Interchange
Goba Consulting Engineers, BKS, PDNA
View this publication
Warwick Triangle Viaduct

Warwick Triangle Viaductt
eThekwini Municipality, SSI, Goba
View this publication


Build 10 plus Hotfix Released in January
Along with our continual speed and robust improvements of the software, we have also added the following enhancements to the latest Build:

ALLYCAD 2011 ENHANCEMENTS
  • Use previously entered block attribute values as defaults when inserting a block multiple times.
  • Added "Draw frame" option to OLE Frame entity. Added "scale" property to OLE Frame properties.
  • Upgraded Table Styles dialog to allow editing of Table grid visibility.
  • The undo/redo system can be disabled to increase function speed in many instances. The option can be set under System Settings.
  • Added "Simple Annotation Scaling" checkbox to View Settings (Visibility), to allow user to enable/disable simple annotative scaling.
  • Added ability to set annotation scales to multiple selected entities.
  • ArcView SHP files determined to be in Geo coordinates can now be imported in LO coordinates.
  • Enabled chaining/running for ordinate dimension to easily line-up successive dimensions.
  • Reduced memory usage when saving large drawings to DWG.
  • Added Windows 7 style taskbar button progress replication.

Run AllyCAD 3.0 - 3.6 at the same time as version 2011
Existing users of AllyCAD that wish to run both the new AllyCAD 2011 and their old version 3.6, can do so on the same computer for as long as they like. You can keep working with 3.6 while learning AllyCAD 2011 and have both programs loaded on the same computer. This allows you time to adjust and learn all about the functionality in the new version of the software while still being able to use your old familiar version.

Make sure your Subscription is up to date so that you can enjoy this benefit and experience AllyCAD 2011.



  Get TURN add-on for AllyCAD

SIMULATION FOR TURNING MANOEUVRES
TURN is an add-on which you can purchase for your MICRO, SME or Professional AllyCAD software. TURN provides dynamic and interactive simulation for low speed turning manoeuvres along a specified tracking path which includes cars, trucks, articulated vehicles, trailers, commercial aircraft and forklifts. Easy track path definition and creation with smallest turning circle calculation.
  • Multiple vehicle libraries including TRH17 criteria
  • User Configurable Vehicles
  • Easy track path definition and creation
  • Define way points along the track path
  • Smallest turning circle calculation
  • Cargo Point tracking function
  • Projecting load clearance analyzed
  • Forward and Reverse movements
  • Plot output graphs and data tables
  • Track path to CAD layer with test vehicle profile
  • Works in conjunction with existing CAD entities
  • And so much more...
To purchase TURN for AllyCAD please visit the TURN page on our AllyCAD website. To request further information, please email us at info@knowbase.co.za.



AllyCAD HOME edition for home use
AllyCAD HOME offers the full functionality of our Professional CAD version and is suitable for the hobbyist and for small venture drawing purposes. This version is limited only in its maximum drawing size (300Kb). With more than 40 000 AllyCAD HOME users worldwide preferring AllyCAD, experience it for just £36. AllyCAD HOME can be purchased online from the following webpage:
www.allycad.com/home.asp



Training: Conversion Course & Group Offer
BOOK YOUR COURSE NOW
Make sure you are ready to tackle this year's challenges head on with the power of the latest AllyCAD and book your seat for the Conversion Course. We look forward to your call.

20% OFF TRAINING FOR GROUPS OF 8
We are doing an end of financial year special from January 2012 to February 2012. If you book 8 people on training we will give you a 20% discount off the total cost! That amounts to a huge saving to ensure that your team is ready to tackle 2012. Make sure you get hold of us soon to take up this offer so that we can slot you in. This offer is valid for training at one of our venues or at your office.

 REGIONS  OFFICE  CONTACT
Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia & International Cape Town
(Head Office)
Shantell
Tel: (021) 701 1850
Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe Durban Nalini
Tel: (031) 566 3323
Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana Johannesburg Barbara
Tel: (011) 675 3959


Forum Focus
We have had many positive responses indicating that our AllyCAD forum is a great channel for gaining support by those that have used it. We would still like to see more clients benefiting from this valuable service. Our developers check it often in addition to our support staff and we find that as the forum grows we have a few users with a wealth of knowledge who enjoy passing this on to others. So save the URL in your web browser favourites and register if you are not already a member: click here.


Till our next quarterly newsletter,

The Knowledge Base Team

 
NEW TECHTIP

Selection Filter

MAKING SELECTIONS USING THE ADVANCED SELECTION FILTER
This tech tip explains how to use the Advanced Selection Filter.
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RECENT SHOWCASES

H&M Disinfection Systems

AUTOMATIC CLEANING SYSTEMS
"AllyCAD was used to design the systems and provide installation drawings to ensure installation with minimal complications..."
H&M Disinfection Systems Ltd, UK
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Railway Maps & Diagrams

ALLYCAD FOR RAILWAY MAPS & DIAGRAMS
"AllyCAD can cover the whole range from detailed and accurate technical drawing to something which is completely freehand..." Richard Harman, author
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Helical stairs

ORDNANCE SURVEY HQ BUILDING
AllyCAD was used for all the steel and glass design and details of the helical stairs of the Ordnance Survey HQ building in Southampton (UK). Robert Wood Structural Services Ltd
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LATEST UPDATES


AllyCAD 2011 - LATEST BUILD
- Build 10 (2012/01/10)
AllyCAD 2011 HOME - LATEST BUILD
- Build 10 (2012/01/10)
V3.6/2011 - HASP DRIVER UPDATE
- (2010/10/20)
 
 
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I enjoyed the design applications and the output presentation of the design analysis was interesting. Bandile Gqweta, Amathole District Municipality
This new version is more user friendly. Graeme Warrin, HHO Africa (Cape Town)
I enjoy the advanced features it contains. It is also user friendly, which makes it more easy to work on. Cedric Ramabulana, Transnet National Ports Authority (EL)
The custom course was perfect. Mogamat Sardieq Slamdien, PD Naidoo & Associates. Consulting Eng.(Pty) Ltd
I enjoyed its efficiency and user friendliness. Mthuthuzeli Gqokoma, Jeffares & Green (Port Elizabeth)
It assists tremendously with the design process. Donald Bailey, Gibb (Pty) Ltd (Port Elizabeth)
Very Good. Stanford Acres, Virtual Consulting Engineers(Pty) Ltd PTA
Very good course. Thank you. Len Jarrett, Ethekwini Municipality
It's fast, user friendly and saves time. I love it. :-) M.C. Mathibela, Dept of Agriculture (Free State)
I am happy with everything. Lesty Ramashapa, WorleyParsons RSA (Pty) Ltd (PTA)
Civil Designer

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