Newsletter - 18 May 2005

Product News & Information

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STORMWATER NETWORKS IN CIVIL DESIGNER

Some interesting facts that many of you may not be aware of:

 

Designing a Stormwater network in Civil Designer is one of the most hassle free experiences you’ll ever have. You simply indicate the layout of the network and then specify the runoff data according to the Rational or Illudas runoff calculation method. Runoff may also be modelled using Inflow Hydrographs.

 

 

Design Parameters

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Once you have specified the range of design parameters, the program will design the network automatically according to these parameters when you run the analysis. The Runoffs, flows, capacities, overflows, storage, velocities, flow depths and hydraulic grade line are calculated using hydraulic calculations.

 

The analysis and design function uses a state of the art iterative design algorithm to:

  1. Select the most suitable pipe/culvert size from the user defined Link tables to accommodate the runoff;

  2. Automatic calculate invert levels for each node according to the following user defined design criteria:

  • minimum cover and manhole conditions

  • minimum and maximum velocity

  • minimum and maximum slopes specified in the Link tables;

  1. Automatically check the network for possible clashes with other services such as sewer and water reticulation networks.

 

Link Tables

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With Civil Designer, you no longer have to calculate culvert sizes, invert levels or pipe slopes through a manual iterative process since the program automatically performs these calculations in a matter of seconds. You can therefore design a complete stormwater network with the confidence and assurance afforded when working in a seamless integrated environment.

 

 

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 20 (06/05/2005)

  • 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 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

Durban

16 - 19 May

AllyCAD training

Cedric

George

23 - 24 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Reece Yolanda

Johannesburg

25 – 27 May

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Reece Yolanda

Pretoria

30 May - 3 June

Civil Designer training (On-site)

Cameron

Durban

1 – 3 June

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture

Cedric

Durban

30 May – 3 June

Civil Designer & AllyCAD client visits

Charles

East London

30 May – 3 June

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture

Solly

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Dees Naidoo
D.G. Naidoo & Associates


SPORTING A NEW LOOK

“On average, I travel about 10 000km per month to assess the existing and potential sports facilities in deep rural areas. Believe me, that is a lot of travelling!” says Dees Naidoo owner of Durban based D.G. Naidoo & Associates. Dees is largely involved in the infrastructural development of underprivileged communities, particularly the road works and the allocation of sports facilities in KwaZulu Natal.

 

Read Customer Showcase

 


 

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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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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