Newsletter - 21 Sept 2005

Company News

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ALLYCAD FREEWARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY

 


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SALES EXPANSION


We are pleased to introduce our Key Accounts Managers with the latest regional allocations with effect 26 September 2005.

 

Reece Hanning
National Key Accounts Manager

Reece oversees all national and international Key Accounts and is also the Regional Key Accounts Manager for the Western Cape, East Cape and Namibia region. Reece has been a familiar face on the Knowledge Base sales team for the last four years and has an extensive customer solutions track record. Reece currently holds a Diploma in Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Charles Scott
Regional Key Accounts Manager

Charles is the Regional Key Accounts Manager for the Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana region and will continue to assist in KZN until November 2005. He has built up a solid foundation at Power Construction Western Cape and has an excellent working knowledge of Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Charles currently holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

David Bredenkamp
Regional Key Accounts Manager

David is our newest recruit on the sales team and joined Knowledge Base on 01 September. He will be responsible for the Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe region. David graduated in Building and Construction at the Technical College Kempton Park and went on to complete his Diploma in Civil Engineering at PE Technikon. He has worked for companies like B & E Silica, King Williams Town and Dynamic Fluid Control and is proficient in both AllyCAD and Civil Designer.

 

 

The Key Accounts Managers are committed to meeting and exceeding your service expectations and will continue to provide you with the best solution to your design needs. Please be sure to watch out for subsequent visits from the sales team in the next few weeks!

 

 

Product News & Information

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ENTERING DEMANDS IN THE WATER MODULE

It can be a very time consuming and laborious task to enter node demands one at a time. For each node, one would need to establish a number of connected consumers or stands, multiply that with per capita demand, convert to litres per second and then enter it into an appropriate edit box. With Civil Designer however, there is a much easier method of entering demands.

In residential areas, demands can be established according to stand areas, while reticulation pipelines are fairly evenly distributed along the area. Demands can therefore be distributed according to pipe lengths with sufficient accuracy.

When you distribute demands in the Water module, it is only necessary to establish total demand in the network using a number of people and per capita demand, or measured consumption for existing networks using the menu option “Adjust Demands” in the Data menu. Choose the option “Demand to distribute (l/s)” and enter the appropriate amount. The program will now automatically assign demands for each node proportionally to the lengths of the adjoining pipes. What could take hours of tedious work is now completed in a matter of seconds!

 

ADJUST DEMANDS


Sometimes, certain parts of the network can have different per area demands. This is the case with low-income suburbs located next to a high-income area. In these instances, total demands should be established individually for each part of the network and the appropriate pipes and nodes should be selected. When you check the box “Selected area only” the software will distribute only the entered demand to the selected part of the network. This procedure can be repeated for further parts of the network. Additional demands for schools, shops etc should be entered manually afterwards.

 

 

 

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 23 (26/08/2005)

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hot Fix for hatch entry problems. Build 22 & 23 (06/09/2005)

  • 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 submit a crash report

 

This Tech Tip explains the built in crash report system. When the program crashes on a computer running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, a crash report will be generated.

In the space provided, please provide a detailed description of what you were busy with before the crash occurred. Not including any information will cause delays in resolving the crash...


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

Kwazulu Natal

21 Sept

SA Agricultural Engineers Seminar

Cedric

Johannesburg

19 - 23 Sept

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

East London

19 - 22 Sept

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Sewer, Stormwater and Water)

Solly

Cape Town

26 - 30 Sept

Civil Designer training for ASCH Consulting Engineers

Solly

Free State, Kwazulu Natal, Mpumalanga

26 Sept - 7 Oct

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David & Charles

Namibia

4 - 6 Oct

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Reece & Vincent

Port Elizabeth

3 - 6 Oct

Civil Designer (Design Centre, Sewer, Stormwater and Water) training

Solly

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Graham Webster

Africon PE Engineering Representative


“This is where a program like Civil Designer is particularly helpful, as it could handle our numerous changes with absolute ease. In theory, we could do the design on site on a laptop, draw in the design criteria, survey it and then peg points according to requirements.” Graham Webster, Engineering Representative at Africon PE.

 


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 480

Structural CAD Draughtsman with 5 years draughting experience and project management exposure. Competent in AutoCAD 2005 and Prokon. Seeks permanent position in the Western Cape.

Candidate 442

This candidate is competent in AllyCAD 3.4 and has 9 years teaching experience. He is available for permanent or contract draughting work in the KwaZulu Natal Region.

Candidate 488

Civil Engineering Technician seeks a permanent position in the KwaZulu Natal Region with 4 + years experience in geometric design and infrastructure related development projects. Competent in Civil Designer 6.3, AllyCAD and Prokon.

Candidate 489

Civil Engineering Technician seeks a permanent position nationally with experience in the design of Civil Services. Competent in AutoCAD and AllyCAD.

Candidate 490

Water Technician seeks a permanent position in the KwaZulu Natal Region or Namibia. 16+ years experience in the field of portable water purification and reticulation.

 


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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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