Newsletter - 02 November 2005

Company News

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TRAINING GRANT ASSISTS BEE COMPANIES

Many of our BEE clients are unaware that they can apply to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for a cash grant to help with business development services aimed at improving core competencies. Civil Designer and AllyCAD training is a business development service that allows our clients to remain at the forefront of business and the cash grant could go a long way in helping to alleviate the cost of the training.

The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is a 80:20 cost-sharing cash grant incentive scheme that offers support to black-owned enterprises in South Africa. The scheme provides such companies with access to business development services in order to assist them in improving their core competencies, upgrading managerial capabilities and restructuring to become more competitive.

Companies that qualify for the grant are majority black-owned (fifty one per cent or more) with a significant representation of black managers on their management team. The maximum annual turnover of companies that qualify for BBSDP grants will however be limited to R12 million per annum and they should have a minimum trading history of one year. Companies that apply for the grant will also be required to comply with commercial regulatory requirements applicable to their areas of business, e.g. registration with CIPRO and SARS.

The maximum grant that a single company can qualify for, is limited to R100 000. A company can apply for multiple projects provided that the cumulative grant does not exceed R100 000. All fees related to the rendering of business development services including travel and subsistence costs will qualify for cost sharing assistance. Costs for the acquisition of printed materials and software, which constitute an integral component of the implementation of a project, will also qualify provided they do not exceed fifty per cent of the total cost of the project.

Visit www.dti.gov.za for further information on the Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP).  To download the BBSDP application form, Click here.

 

 

Product News & Information

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MAP IN CIVIL DESIGNER

MAP uses the industry standard Microsoft Access database for data storage which enables use of the attribute data via standard reports and forms. The program allows you to have full control over the way that themes are displayed as well as the redraw order of themes. Themes can therefore be created, edited and deleted with ease.

You can create Point, Line and Region Point themes with full control over table structures and display attributes. The program automatically calculates the object length for line themes, or the object area and perimeter for region themes, and automatically centres attribute display points in region themes.

To clean up themes, run a consistency check to identify incorrect regions quickly. You can also use the tidy polygon CAD function to clean up incoming drawings. Use the thematic mapping to display themes in an intuitive graphical form for quick recognition of the spatial relationship between objects.
 


The MAP module allows you to access database information locally or across your network, and you can work with existing enterprise data by joining spatial and non-spatial tables in a single heterogeneous theme. With MAP there is seamless integration with CAD which allows you to change or update a theme by quickly adding sub-divisions. This multi-functional program will save you loads of time and is the ideal resource for all your data exchange requirements.

 

 

Civil Designer Support & Development

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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 25 (10/10/2005)

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

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hasp driver update (18/18/2005)

 

 

Training & Visits

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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 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

Cape Town

1 – 4 Nov

Advanced Road and Design Centre training for Kwezi V3 – Bellville

Cedric

Johannesburg

30 Oct – 4 Nov

Visiting AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

Kimberly/
Bloemfontein

31 Oct – 4 Nov

Visiting AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Reece &

David B

Port Elizabeth

2 - 3 Nov

Advanced Road training

Solly

Johannesburg

7 – 10 Nov

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

Cameron

Cape Town

7 – 10  Nov

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

Solly

Namibia

21 – 25 Nov

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

Solly


Note: There are still places available for the Civil Designer training in Windhoek. Book now to secure these places. Call Shantell on (021) 701-1850.

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Watze Hepkema
Africon Namibia

ROBERT MUGABE ROAD RECEIVES EXTENSION

Watze Hepkema is a quiet unassuming young gentleman who is rarely intimidated by the size of any project. This bright young Engineer at Africon Namibia admits to tackling many initiatives on his own and operates almost exclusively within a one-man band ..... read more

 


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 536

Graduate Civil Technician studying part time towards B.Tech. Seeks a position in Design (Roads).
Proficient in Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Prepared to relocate nationally. Available from mid November.

Candidate 527

CAD Operator/Draughtsperson with 2 years draughting experience using AutoCAD 2002 for civil (roads)
and structural design. Seeks a position in the Gauteng/Kwazulu Natal Region.

Candidate 524

Civil Engineering Technician with 6 years experience in the design and draughting of municipal services (Roads, Stormwater, Sewer). Proficient in Civil Designer, AllyCAD and AutoCAD. Seeks a position within Pretoria or Gauteng.

Candidate 116

CAD Operator with 12 years draughting experience in Roads and municipal services. Seeks a position
within the Western Cape. Proficient in AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Civil Designer.

Candidate 537

Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years experience using Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Seeks a position in construction layerworks (Roads). Is willing to relocate.

 


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Civil Designer Support

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE


support@knowbase.co.za

 

086 0101 999
(South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850
(International Clients)

 


 

 

Civil Designer Modules

 

CIVIL DESIGNER is the leading civil engineering infrastructure design package with nine integrated modules that operate seamlessly on a single design platform. This places unequalled design functionality at your disposal without the inconvenience of transferring data between different design programs.
 


DESIGN CENTRE

CAD

SEWER

SURVEY & TERRAIN

MAP

STORM

ROADS

TURN

WATER

 

     
 

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Developers of Professional Civil Engineering and CAD Design Solutions

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