Newsletter - 14 July 2005

Product News & Information

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TERRACES IN SURVEY & TERRAIN

Terraces may be created in a number of ways. These include graphically defining the corner coordinates, typing in the coordinates, or even importing an ASCII file that contain just the terrace coordinates.

 

You can also generate the terrace banks and toe points with variable slopes by specifying the bank criteria. If you want to change the terrace layout, simply drag it to another position.

 

To define the position of the terrace, switch to Survey mode by selecting ‘Mode, Survey Mode’ or by clicking on the Survey button in the mode toolbar. You can input the corner points by selecting the ‘Editing, Enter Point’ option and accepting the values as displayed in the Constants Details dialog. Make sure that only ‘Screen output’ is selected in the Output Manager dialog to output the data to the screen and click OK. The terrace corner points may now be entered into the Point Entry dialog.

 

Once you have added all the co-ordinates, click Close to exit and refresh the display by pressing [S]. If you want to connect the corner points by means of break lines, switch to Terrain mode and select the ‘Model - Add Break Lines’ option.

 

Terrace volumes may be calculated by clicking on the terrace in question and making the calculation of individual terrace volumes on a multi-terrace site a snap. You can also balance the cut and fill volumes with the optimization function. Use the ‘Terrain - Terrace Volumes’ menu option to activate the Terrace Layer Details dialog. Indicate the terrace by clicking on one of the corners. To generate the plot, select the ‘Plot - Generate’ menu option. The plot will now be displayed together with the terrace in a CAD window.


 

Display Settings

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Design terraces may be stored in any one of 128 surfaces which means that you can switch between different ‘what-if’ scenarios and calculate the difference in volume in each case. Once the design has been finalized, you can merge the terrace with the underlying ground profile to create a final site model in a matter of seconds!

 

 

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 21 (06/06/2005)

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

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

 

 

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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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

Johannesburg

18 – 20 July

AllyCAD training

Cameron

Mpumalanga

18 – 22 July

Civil Designer training for Mpumalanga Department of Transport

Cedric

Durban

18 – 22 July

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits

Charles

Cape Town

18 – 22 July

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

Solly

East London

25 – 27 July

AllyCAD training
(4 places available)

Solly

Port Elizabeth

26 – 28 July

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Vincent & Reece

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

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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 304

Senior Civil Technician with an ND Civil Engineering and 10 years experience in geometric design. Has had experience in project management and administration and is proficient in Civil Designer, AllyCAD and MX Roads. Seeks a position within the Kwa Zulu Natal Region.

Candidate 337

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Candidate 363

Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years design experience on water and structural projects. Proficient in AllyCAD and Civil Designer. Seeks a position in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Candidate 370

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Candidate 371

Civil Engineering Technician – Water Sector with 2 + yrs design and detailing experience and site supervision. Computer literate in AutoCAD. Will consider positions in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Candidate 387

AutoCAD draughtsperson with 4+ years national and international working experience. Will consider positions in the Pretoria and Cape Town regions.

 


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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

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MAP

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ROADS

TURN

WATER

 

     
 

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