Newsletter - 08 December 2005

Company News

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THE HIGHLY POPULAR ADVANCED ROADS TRAINING


The highly popular advanced Roads Training course has recently been in high demand with clients from all over requesting the training. The Advanced Roads training course is a comprehensive two day course with specific outcomes.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Create complicated templates for single and dual carriageway roads
  • Add slip lanes and bus-bays
  • Set up design criteria
  • Optimize Cross Sections
  • Create a 2 phase Road construction of a dual carriageway road
  • Work with difference contours
  • Create a 3D view and fly path
  • Intersection design
  • Create Mass Haul diagrams


The last advanced Roads Training course for 2005 included clients from Arcus Gibb, Africon Engineering International, BKS, Ekcon and the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape.


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Product News & Information

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PLOTTING MADE EASY IN CIVIL DESIGNER

The Plot Expert takes all the hassle out of plotting and greatly simplifies the previously time consuming task to just a few mouse-clicks.

All you need to do is to fill in the relevant details and click the Next button to continue. You can then automatically define plots within a user-defined rectangle or along a road centre line by selecting the Auto Define button. This function also allows you to exactly reproduce all or just some of the plots quickly and effectively.

The Plot Wizard

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The 'Key Plan Plotting' enables you to plot a Key Plan to indicate the position of your predefined plots. This functionality can be used along a road centre line, or as a mosaic on a large-scale layout. Once the Key Plan is generated, the individual plots are numbered according to a user-defined numbering scheme to indicate the position of the lot in the key plan.

The intelligent extraction and display of long section pipe crossing is another handy feature that will save you loads of time. By switching on the plotting of pipe crossings the program shows you where the services are located relative to the road, making it easy to check for service clashes. These pipe positions and details are Intelligently extracted from SEWER, STORM, WATER or DESIGN CENTRE pipe data.

In addition to this, pipe long section plotting enables the information to be displayed at any chainage interval. Invert levels and ground levels are then Intelligently interpolated at user-defined chainage levels. These Intelligent features makes designing quick, easy and accurate, and helps you to optimise the program for greater productivity and performance.



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
    Updated Water Help file (14/05/2004)

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Updated Hasp Device Driver (18/08/2005)


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

9 Dec

AllyCAD Toolkit training

Solly

Johannesburg

12 - 15 Dec

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

Cameron

 


 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 


The Development Training Team

 

The Soon to be Released Civil Designer 6.4 has more in Store for All!

The much anticipated Civil Designer 6.4 has recently been placed under the spotlight with rigorous testing by the software developers. According to Vincent Bester, Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Base, the soon to be released version has something in store for everyone. "We have listened to our clients and have been able to add some great new functionality to all the modules. This will help to increase productivity and enable engineering designers to have more time to add their own personal touches to their work." 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 542

Survey Technician with 2 years experience in drawing subdivision and consolidation plans using Civil Designer, AllyCAD, AutoCAD, Caddie and Modelmaker. Seeks position in Pretoria, Kimberley, Bethlehem or Cape Town.

Candidate 541

Assistant Resident Engineer (Structures) with BSc Civil Engineering and 30+ years experience in road and bridge rehabilitation. Seeks a position in Durban.

Candidate 567

Civil Engineering Technician with 4 years experience in the engineering industry in the design of water and sewer reticulation networks, detailing and site supervision of such projects. Is willing to relocate to Gauteng.

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. Has limited exposure to Civil Designer.

 


CIVIL DESIGNER - World Class Platform for Civil Engineers


 

HP Plotters

 

Buy your Plotter from the People who know how to use & Install them

 

HP DesignJet 500 A1

R

22,303

HP DesignJet 500 A0

R

31,668

HP DesignJet 800 A1

R

36,018

HP DesignJet 800 A0

R

54,027

HP DesignJet 1050C+

R

63,392

HP DesignJet 4500

R

114,537

HP DesignJet 5500 42"

R

93,647

HP DesignJet 5500 60"

R

136,869


Note: These prices include a 3 year extended warranty.

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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