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23 November 2006 
 

Knowledge Base Company News

 
 

SUPPORTING WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

The first 'South African Women in Engineering' event took place on 26 August and was in the form of a one day conference and networking dinner. The conference saw 100 top female UCT engineering students from all the engineering disciplines participate in interactive forums which sought to re-ignite

the engineering flame in students, showcase the opportunities within the engineering industry, and prevent the loss of female engineering students to other industries. Besides lending assistance with the recruitment of women engineers in the industry, the conference aims to provide mentorship for students in order to bridge the gap between the university environment and the engineering industry.

Based on the phenomenal success of this years event, Knowledge Base will be supporting the 2007 nationwide search for the top female engineering students in the country. This process will help students secure vital vacation work as well as employment once they have graduated, ensuring the retention of engineers in South Africa.

 

 

Product News 

 
 

CADASTRAL SURVEYING MADE EASY IN SURVEY & TERRAIN

The Survey & Terrain module is the primary module used by Land Surveyors. It is a digital terrain modeling module that provides interactive earthworks design and calculations as well as complex survey calculations. The program allows electronic input of data and supports a variety of formats.

In addition, the module can convert distances, areas and volumes and has a Unit Conversion Dialog Box that allows the user to select the appropriate conversion. For example, it has predetermined conversion factors to convert Cape Feet to Cape Roods to the standard metre. It also allows for a user defined conversion factor. The program contains a number of transformations between different projection systems. In order to transform from one plane to another, the application requires that at least three points with coordinates in the original system and the target system, are available. This is then used to determine the 2 dimensional transformation parameters.

If coordinates are not available on both systems, then transformation parameters must be presented. With either method, the program will lead you through the process using a series of dialog boxes. The new transformed points are then stored in a separate ASCII file. Points can also be transferred on a batch basis. In the Survey & Terrain module there is general interoperability between the functions as imported survey measurements and coordinates can be recalled from the imported data as well as computed data, making this module a preferred choice.

 

 

Civil Designer Support & Development

 
 

ANNUAL UPGRADE AND SUPPORT AGREEMENTS

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee cutting edge software functionality, the availability of our Support Centre and the provision of a free marketing and publicity service where your project success stories are showcased in top trade journals. Support agreements therefore give you more choice and best of all, you will have immediate access to our upcoming versions with the latest functionality.

LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

SHIPPING NOW: CIVIL DESIGNER 6.4

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 3 (23/10/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Build 29 (11/07/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Help file Update (14/05/2004)
  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Hasp Driver Update (18/08/2005)
     

TECH TIP

Adding Areas to plotted Cross Sections

The standard cross section sheet file provided with Civil Designer does not plot the Cut/Fill areas. This Tech Tip will explain how to edit the sheet file to include these areas. read more ...

 

 

Training & Visits

 
 

CIVIL DESIGNER TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

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
Cape Town 27 Nov - 6 Dec Civil Designer training: Advanced Road, Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Solly
Pietermaritzburg 27 - 28 Nov Advanced Road training for Jeffares & Green Cedric
Bloemfontein 29 Nov - 1 Dec In-House training in Bloemfontein Cedric
Johannesburg 27 Nov - 4 Dec Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Port Elizabeth 4 - 6 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Bloemfontein 4 - 6 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 4 - 7 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Pietermartizburg 4 - 7 Dec Civil Designer In-House training for Stewart Scott Cedric

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

 

 

In this issue...

Supporting Women Engineers

Cadastral Surveying in Civil Designer

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

Tech Tip: Plotting Cross Sections




Customer Quote

 
 

Dirk Potgieter
MVD
The Great Sky

 

"Civil Designer is an excellent design programme, and the training is really good. We recently benefited from the training on an 8km road project in Kuruman. We dug a series of test holes and divided the road up into sections and worked out separate layer-works for each chainage. Civil Designer really helped us with that; it saved us a lot of time.


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Bureau Service

 
    Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.
 


For more information contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit www.knowbase.co.za/bureau/.
 




Top Civil Engineering Candidates

 
  Knowledge Base Recruitment
 


Knowledge Base Recruitment has gained the support of civil engineering firms nationwide through its efforts to address the massive skills shortages affecting the industry and as a result of its integrity-centered conduct.

TOP CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT
We are currently looking to place a selection of highly competent civil engineers in a limited number of top contractual positions.

Candidate 175

Design Technician with 5 years experience in bridge and culvert designs, water, sewer, stormwater and road designs. Proficient in Civil Designer, Wadiso and Caddie. Seeks position in Pretoria.

Candidate 1018

Graduate student with B Eng Civil Engineering from University of Stellenbosch. Interest lies in civil and structural engineering. Seeks position in Cape Town.

Candidate 1019

Bridge Design Engineer with BSc Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and 9 years experience in hydraulic design flood calculation. Bridge design reviews and bridge inspections. Seeks position nationally and or internationally.

Candidate 1020

Qualified Technician with five years experience in construction management in roads, sewer or water. Proficient in AutoCAD and Civil Designer.

Candidate 1021

Structural Engineer with BSc Civil Engineering and 32 years experience in construction of double storey houses and shopping complexes and houses. Seeks position in the Western Cape.




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