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Newsletter - 10 May 2006

Company News

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Knowledge Base Sponsors SAGI Regional AGMs

Knowledge Base is pleased to be sponsoring the South African Geomatics Institute's branch AGM meetings which will be taking place around the country throughout this month.

SAGI branch Institutes had their first AGM's during March and April 2005 where their new


management teams were elected and Council members appointed from Branch Institute and Commission members.

Last year's meetings saw the implementation of steps toward the development of sustainable programmes in South African Land Reform and Geo-spatial Information Management as institutes in the industry collaborated in their efforts to promote similar objectives. At these meetings, Knowledge Base exhibited their Civil Designer and AllyCAD software and established important links with SAGI members.

This year Knowledge Base will again provide interactive demonstrations and presentations and looks forward to meeting with industry partners and clients:


5 May: Tshwane University of Technology, PTA
5 May: Durban Country Club, KZN
12 May: River Club, Observatory, CPT


Product News & Information

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Adding and Analysing Sewer Erf Connections

Civil Designer 6.4 includes a number of features that simplify the addition of erf connections to a sewer network model and allow for quick checking to ensure that all your erven is able to drain successfully to your designed sewer network.

Adding new erf connections is made easy via the Edit > Erf Connection Defaults option. Here the various default settings can be adjusted to define whether the connection is to be 'In Road Reserve', 'Inside Erf' or 'Outside Erf'. All the parameters are dynamically entered when new erf connections are added. These parameters can be adjusted individually for each erf connection.

ERF CONNECTION DATA

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Clicking within the polygon that indicates the erf where the new connection is to be added will interpolate and enter the minimum ground level on the erf. As the cursor is moved along erven boundaries the project elevations are interpolated from the selected soft material DTM surface (Natural Ground Surface) and displayed in the prompt. The user can therefore examine the elevations along the boundary which is closest to the main sewer line to determine the position of the new connection point.

The 'Analyse' erf connection functionality highlights any 'Not Possible Erf Connections' using the labelling and colour codes specified by the user. Length, distances, levels, cover or slope details can easily be adjusted and the connections re-analysed to ensure that they drain successfully to the main sewer line. With increased functionality in the upcoming 6.4 version, adding and analysing sewer erf connections is now the easy part of your day.



Civil Designer Support & Development

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ANNUAL UPGRADE AND SUPPORT AGREEMENTS

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee cutting edge software functionality, the availability of our Support Centre and the provision of a free marketing and publicity service where your project success stories are showcased in top trade journals. Support agreements therefore give you more choice and best of all, you will have immediate access to our upcoming Civil Designer 6.4 version with the latest functionality.


LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.3 - Build 28
    Build 28 (10/05/2006)

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

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hasp Driver Update (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

Nelspruit

10 - 12 May

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Johannesburg

8 - 15 May

Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Sewer, Stormwater and Water training

Cameron

Johannesburg

16 - 18 May

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Reece

Johannesburg

15 - 19 May

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

Johannesburg

17 & 18 May

Advanced Road training

Cedric

East London

22 - 25 May

Civil Designer: Design Centre, Water and Sewer training

Solly

Durban

22 - 29 May

Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer and Stormwater and Water training

Cedric

Johannesburg

22 - 29 May

Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer and Stormwater and Water training

Cameron

Book now! - there are still spaces available on these courses.

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Francois Lyons
Africon East London

 

WATER WONDER WORKS

THE history behind the Ngqusi bulk water supply project in the Eastern Cape began with a struggling community who were severely affected by limited water supplies in the area. As a result, many residents were forced to collect drinking water from nearby springs. read more

 


Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.


 

Bureau Service

Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


The Knowledge Base Bureau is fully operational with a dedicated team of professionals that clients can outsource at any time to complete specialised projects within clearly defined timelines. The division assists companies that have limited resources and who are in need of specific services.

Whatever the job spec, the Bureau team will take care of it. We are committed to helping you grow your business.

For more information contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit www.knowbase.co.za/bureau/.


 

Recruitment Service

 

Short and long term contract opportunities now available:

We are currently looking to place a selection of highly competent civil engineers in a limited number of top contractual positions.

These opportunities are available to those with extensive experience in the industry and with proven expertise in the use of Civil Designer and/or AllyCAD software.

If you are interested in this exciting challenge and look forward to a lucrative career move, then please e-mail yvonne@knowbase.co.za or call us on 021-701 1850 for further details.

This is a random selection of our candidates for permanent placement. Send us an email and include the Candidate Number for further information:

 

Candidate 363

Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years experience on water (pipelines, bulkwater connections) and structural designs. Proficient in AllyCAD and Civil Designer. Seeks a position in KwaZulu Natal. Not willing to relocate nationally.

Candidate 718

Civil Engineering Design Technician with 6 years experience in geometric design. Seeks a position in the Western Cape. Proficient in Civil Designer.

Candidate 375

Design Draughtsperson with 8 years experience in infrastructure (roads, water, sewer) design. Proficient in Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Willing to relocate to Gauteng.

Candidate 766

Resident Engineer with 19 years post qualification experience on structures, roads and services. Seeks a position in Gauteng but is willing to consider relocating to the Western Cape. Pr Tech (ECSA) registration pending.

Candidate 702

Senior Engineer BEng (Hons) Transportation. Proficient in Civil Designer. Seeks position in Western Cape.




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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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