Newsletter - 20 October 2005

Company News

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THE 69TH ANNUAL IMESA CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

 

The IMESA Conference is currently underway at the Feather Market Centre in Port Elizabeth. The conference will continue until 13:00 on Friday 21 October 2005. Please feel free to visit the Knowledge Base team at stands 5 and 6 and stand in line to win one of three USB 2.0 Mini Flash drives with a storing capacity of 1GB.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please find below the link to the map for the Feather Market Centre In Port Elizabeth:

LINK TO MAP:  http://www.sbs.co.za/imesa2005/Imesa2005_map.pdf

 

 

 

Product News & Information

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THE TURN MODULE IN CIVIL DESIGNER

The Turn module is a versatile and easy to use program that is used extensively in a number of projects to design roundabouts, intersections, parking areas, loading bays and warehouses. This integrated module of Civil Designer simulates the low speed turning manoeuvres of user defined vehicles along a specified tracking path.

You can define the tracking path centre line which can be done automatically or manually. You can also specify the vehicle group file name where an active vehicle may be selected from the Vehicle combo box. In addition, vehicles may be added to the current Vehicle Group file or even deleted from the group. The interval at which the defined track path may be coordinated, can be specified in the Coordination Interval (m) edit box. If you make this value small, the simulation will be accurate but slow. More line entities will also be added to the drawing structure.

 

TURN MODULE - Tracking Path

Click to Enlarge

We support the following vehicle configurations:

  • Single unit vehicles;

  • Vehicles with trailers;

  • Articulated trucks and interlinks, and

  • Aircrafts.

The simulation required may be specified in the Simulation Type combo box. You can also specify the direction that the vehicle should travel on the track path. Forward and reverse simulations can be done using any of the above vehicle configurations. In addition, the minimum turning envelopes can be generated by simply indicating a start position and an initial direction of movement. You can then drag the entire envelope to check critical sections of intersections, traffic circles and parking areas. Each simulation displays an output graph which can be used to determine how close the design vehicle is to any point along the path at its maximum steering angle. The Turn module allows you to configure intricate vehicle routes according to the type of vehicle required quickly and effectively and can be one of your best time saving tools ever!

 

 

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 v6.2
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

 

  TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to convert Final Road Design Into DTM Surface

 

This Tech Tip explains how to convert the final road levels into a DTM surface. Firstly you need to make sure the new road DTM is created in a surface that contains no data, in this example the ground DTM is in surface 1 and therefore the road DTM will be created in surface 2.


View Tech Tip

 

 

 

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

Johannesburg

17 – 21 & 24 Oct

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water)

Cameron

Port Elizabeth

18 – 21 Oct

IMESA EXIBITION

Charles, David, Reece, Vincent

Namibia

17 – 27 Oct

Civil Designer training for Weder & Associates

Solly

Durban

24 – 28 Oct

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

Cedric

Cape Town

1 – 4 Nov

Advanced Road and Design Centre training for Kwezi V3 Bellville

Cedric

Johannesburg

30 Oct – 4 Nov

AllyCAD and Civil Designer clients visits

Charles

Kimberly/
Bloemfontein

31 Oct – 4 Nov

AllyCAD and Civil Designer clients visits

David B

East London

31 Oct – 1 Nov

Advanced Road training

Solly

Port Elizabeth

2 & 3 Nov

Advanced Road training

Solly

 


 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Andre Spies
Africon
Cape Town

 

“This was one of those jobs where we used just about everything in the CIVIL DESIGNER package. If we didn't have the package, I suppose we would have been a bit lost given the time constraints. One of the really strong points about this program is that you are able to vary everything with templates – you can create a template for virtually every scenario you work with."

 


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 493

Civil and Structural Technologist with 5 years experience in civil design and site experience (Roads, Stormwater and Sewer). Computer literate in Civil Designer, AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Modelmaker. Would like to secure a position within the KwaZulu Natal Region.

Candidate 469

Engineers Representative – Civil Technician with experience in monitoring and controlling water schemes, site management and construction activities. Seeks a position with structural design.

Candidate 491

Civil and Structural Technician with 4+ years Consulting experience. Computer literate in Civil Designer, AutoCAD and Prokon. Is willing to relocate nationally.

Candidate 421

Projects Technician – Assumed the role of Project Leader on various jobs and was responsible for the CAD Structural Design work. Competent in AutoCAD 2000, AllyCAD 3.2 and Civilsoft bill 5.1

 


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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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