Newsletter - 05 May 2005

Company News

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GATEWAY TO BROADEN LOCAL CIVIL EXPERIENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

 

We have built strong relations with some of our most impressive local civil infrastructure experts. Many of their success stories have been published in top industry journals and they have received a place of honour on our website under ‘Customer Showcases’. Our partnership with one of Ireland’s leading recruitment agencies has therefore provided our civil engineering community with an opportunity to expand their experience with some international exposure.

 

Ireland has expressed an interest in South Africa to help address their growing skills shortage in the construction profession. All positions are offered on a contractual basis and range between one and three years. Civil Engineers who are therefore in need of applying their skills while accumulating invaluable international exposure may now have such an opportunity with the partnership.

 

Contractual positions are accompanied by attractive salary packages most of which include company benefits such as pension, health and a parking allowance. For more information, visit www.knowbase.co.za.

 

 

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 19 (01/04/2005)

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

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

 

NEW TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to correct common problems experienced using the Water Module

 

This Tech Tip gives solutions to the following common problems experienced when using the Water Module:

  • The analysis terminates at the very beginning, with error messages.

  • Error checking displays a number of unconnected nodes.

  • The analysis terminates with the message "Can't solve."

  • The analysis runs 300 iterations (max number), without reaching a solution.

  • The analysis is successfully finished but has error or warning messages.

  • The analysis is successfully finished but the user is not happy with the results.

View Tech Tip

 

 

SEND IN A TECH TIP REQUEST

If there is a specific area in CIVIL DESIGNER that you would like us to provide a Tech Tip on, then please let us know. Send your request to support@knowbase.co.za and indicate the subject heading as "Tech Tip Request".

 

Note: We will attempt to create Tech Tips for all responses, but this may be a time consuming process depending on the amount of requests that we receive. Should you require an immediate response, then please liaise with our Support Centre telephonically or via e-mail.

 

 

Training & Visitations

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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 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

Pretoria

9 – 11 May

Civil Designer training (Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water for Africon in Pretoria)

Cameron

Bloemfontein

9 - 13 May

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey Terrain, Road, Sewer and Stormwater for Africon in Bloemfontein)

Cedric

East London

9 - 12 May

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

Solly

Durban

16 - 19 May

AllyCAD training

Cedric

Durban

16 - 20 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

Johannesburg

15 - 17 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Yvonne

Johannesburg

18 – 20 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Reece

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Rudi Beeslaar
Ninham Shand Harrismith

 

“We used Civil Designer to design the horizontal and vertical alignments and found the program especially useful in calculating the cut and fill volumes in the development of the road. I have worked with the software since the days of Stardust and the program has just grown from strength to strength”

 

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 120

Structural Technician with experience in the design of reinforced concrete and bridge structures. Computer knowledge includes AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Looking for Western Cape based position.

Candidate 154

Technician currently studying towards his B.Tech Civil Engineering. Has 1 years geometric design experience. Computer knowledge includes Civil Designer, Prokon, Caddie and AutoCAD. Looking for Cape Town based position.

Candidate 289

Qualified Civil Engineer with infrastructure development experience seeking a project management position. Computer knowledge includes AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Civil Designer.

Candidate 290

Engineering Technician with Civil and Structural experience. Computer literate in AllyCAD, AutoCAD, Civil Designer and Prokon. Will consider positions nationally.

 


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HP Plotters

 

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Visit www.knowbase.co.za to view detailed specifications. All prices  include VAT and may change without prior notice.

 


 

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

 

     
 

Knowledge Base Software
Developers of Professional Civil Engineering and CAD Design Solutions

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