NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 19th 2005


 

COMPANY NEWS

 

KNOWLEDGE BASE RESPONDS TO TSUNAMI CALL FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING AID

 

The Tsunami crisis on 26 December 2004 caused large-scale destruction never seen in the history of natural disasters. Many countries in the North Indian Oceans were affected, leaving hundreds of thousands of families without food, shelter and clothing. Towns and villages they called home were erased from the map.

 

After liaising with the Tsunami Global Relief co-ordinators in Johannesburg, we have decided to offer our assistance to the South African Engineers who have volunteered their services and expertise in the infrastructural rehabilitation and redevelopment of affected countries.

 

We have targeted over a million rands worth of support that we would like to contribute to Tsunami Relief. After years of developing Civil Designer and AllyCAD, both world-class packages used by thousands of valued clients around the globe, we are very pleased to be offering our software at no charge to assist with the reconstruction process.

 

Our decision to supply completely integrated Civil Engineering software will be backed by our Support Centre who will assist the Tsunami Relief Project Engineers to resolve software related queries and also assist in technical problem solving. In this way our qualified and highly skilled professionals will work alongside the Tsunami Engineering team to resolve critical issues, but will operate from our offices in South Africa.

 

Knowledge Base Managing Director, Vincent Bester has met with Dawie Botha, Executive Director of the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) on 13 January 2004 to formalise the arrangement.

 

 

LATEST TECH TIP

 

How to show multiple ground lines on Sewer and Stormwater longsections


This Tech Tip explains how to show multiple ground lines on Sewer and Stormwater longsections.

In Civil Designer, it is now possible to view multiple ground lines together with your pipeline, on the graphical vertical alignment for your Sewer or Stormwater network.

This function can be used to view the natural ground line, the intermediate material level, and the hard material level...

Read Tech Tip

 

 

PRODUCT NEWS

   

SHEET FILES

 

In today’s newsletter we take a closer look at Sheet Files.

 

Sheet files or sheet file templates define the layout of the generated drawing. The precise position and attributes of the title block and other entities are defined in the template.

 

The Plot Expert therefore takes all the hassle out of creating final drawings. You no longer have to cut and paste your design into your title block as the use of flexible Sheet Files will allow for the exact placement of all the design elements in your title block.

 

CLICK TO ENLARGE

 


The Sheet Template Editor is divided into 5 pages. The first page contains data, which defines the global or overall layout of the sheet. The next 3 pages, Plan, Cross Section and Long Section, each contain the data to define the layout of that type of drawing. The sheet file can be viewed graphically at any stage by simply changing to the [Preview] page.

 

You can set up your choice of sheet file whether it be a Plan view, a Long Section, Cross Section or even a combination of all three contract drawings. The survey setting out information can then be tabulated in a user-defined format and be plotted in the precise position on the contract drawing.

 

A company’s contract drawings may be standardized across all its offices by using a specified sheet file. In addition to this, the company logo in bitmap image may be placed in the desired position on the contract drawing.

 

The use of Sheet Files will save you loads of time and will standardize your presentation for greater professionalism.

 

 

TRAINING AND VISITS

 

TRAINING

 

If you are interested in training, please contact your regional office to make your booking as the courses are extremely popular.


 

REGIONS

CONTACT

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

 

VISITS

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.
 

REGION

DATE

ACTIVITY

PERSON/S

Mpumalanga

24 - 28 Jan

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits

Charles, Vincent

Johannesburg

24 - 28 Jan

AllyCAD training for Mpumalanga Department of Education

Solly

Durban

31 Jan -3 Feb

AllyCAD training

Cedric

Durban

31 Jan - 4 Feb

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits

Charles, Reece, Yolanda, Dawid

East London

31 Jan - 2 Feb

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits

Reece, Yolanda, James

 

 

 

Best Regards,

The Knowledge Base Team

www.knowbase.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully Integrated

Civil Engineering Software

 

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 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 and offer you a personalized service built on complete trust, confidentiality and good faith.

 

For more information, please visit our Knowledge Base website or contact our Recruitment Specialist Yvonne Beebee at:

recruitment@knowbase.co.za

Telephone (021) 7011850.
 

 

CUSTOMER SHOWCASE


MAKE NO PRIOR ASSUMPTIONS

Randall Dirks arrived in Umtata on a Monday 10 years ago, having taken the weekend off after finishing his final university exam on the preceding Friday. Like most people, he thought he would do a year or two and then head rightfully back to the big city lights.

But Randall Dirks found out that it doesn't work like that in Umtata - in fact, in Umtata, everything works differently. “Numerous projects are fast tracked and clients often want projects to be out to tender as soon as possible while still complying with all the environment and relevant design criteria,” says Randall Dirks, who laughs and smiles a lot...

Read more

 

 

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HP DesignJet 5500 60" R 127,445

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

 

LATEST UPDATES

Here are the latest downloads available on our updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 14 (13/01/2005)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Updated Water Help file (14/05/2004)
  • Civil Designer v6.2
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

     

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE

support@knowbase.co.za

 

086 0101 999
(South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850 (International Clients)

 

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