Newsletter - 2 June 2005

Product News & Information

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THE WATER MODULE IN CIVIL DESIGNER

Our versatile water module supports up to eight pumps in each pump station. Operation of each of these can be set by various active controls. These controls include the pressure control, the reservoir level control, time control, delayed start or long-term day system (365 days).

 

Under pressure control, the pump can be set to operate between two specified values. Reservoir level control works in a similar fashion, but is linked to the level in certain reservoirs instead of in the node pressure. In addition, time control can start and stop the pump in up to three times a day.

 

 

 

 

The delayed start control operates in conjunction with any of the previous controls. Once the pump has been stopped by one of the above-mentioned specified values, the program will start the pump in the specified time as set in delay start. All the controls can be used simultaneously. Time control will however be applied first in the sequence.

 

 

 

The reservoir level control can override a time control as the program assumes that maintaining the correct level in the reservoir is more important than the operation schedule. The pressure control holds the highest priority as too low a pressure can interrupt water supply while too high a pressure can cause damage to the equipment.

 

Watch this space for more information on this powerful, yet easy to use module.

 

 

Civil Designer Support & Development

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SURVEY AND TERRAIN TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to import geographical coordinates into Civil Designer.

This Tech Tip explains how to import geographical coordinates into Civil Designer. Data files of points are sometimes supplied in the form of geographical coordinates. There is an existing function (Geo Topo) for importing geographical coordinates but that function expects a particular file format as generated by GPS processing software. This function imports data files in fixed column or delimited format with the Latitude and Longitude values being either in decimal degrees or in D.MMSS format.

 

View Tech Tip

 

 

LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 20 (06/05/2005)

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Updated Water Help file (14/05/2004)

  • Civil Designer v6.2
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

 

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

East London

30 May – 3 June

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture – East London

Solly

Durban

6 - 9 June

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

Cape Town

6 – 9 June

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

Solly

Durban

13 – 15 June

MAP training

Cedric

Mpumalanga

14 & 15 June

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

Johannesburg

20 – 24 June

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

Cameron

Cape Town

20 – 22 June

AllyCAD training

Solly

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Chris Brand
Jeffares Green & Parkman

 

“I have come to appreciate the handiness of the Water module of Civil Designer. It is very helpful to be able to put the drawing in the background. Using the module, you can plug in demand values to see the most cost-effective ways to develop.”

 


 

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.

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 structural design experience. Proficient in AutoCAD, Civil Designer, AllyCAD and Prokon. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal Region.

 


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