Newsletter - 25th Aug 2005

Product News & Information

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THE EXPORT FUNCTION IN MAP

In the last Civil Designer newsletter, we explored the import function in the MAP module. In this week’s feature, we take a closer look at how to Export in MAP. You can import and export Arcview SHP files, MapInfo MID/MIF files and even Regis Feature files quickly and effectively. MAP calculates the length, perimeter and area of entities automatically and you will have full control over the way that themes are displayed as well as the redraw order of themes.

Exporting to CAD

To export an existing theme as CAD elements to a new CAD layer, go to Export in the File menu and select ‘Export to CAD’. Only data from the chosen theme that is currently visible on the screen will be selected. This means that if you have zoomed in to such an extent that some of the theme data is off screen, off the screen information will not be exported.

 

 

Export to CAD

 

 

 

You can choose your theme in the ‘Select Theme’ dialog and click OK to continue. You will then be prompted for the layer name on which to record the exported data. Once you have completed the relevant information, click OK to proceed. Data from the chosen theme will now be exported to the selected CAD layer and the Windows File ‘Save As’ dialog will be displayed to allow you the opportunity to save your drawing.

Exporting to GIS

To export theme data to another GIS system, go to Export in the File menu and select ‘Export to GIS’. MAP supports both ReGIS Feature as well as ArcView Shape Files. You can also select multiple themes for a single export.

Each export file is handled differently. When exporting a ReGIS Feature File, all themes are written into the named export file. With the export of ArcView Shape Files, when you select a single theme for the export, the named export file is used. If you however select multiple themes the file names will consist of the original export file name, an underscore, and the name of the theme.

 

 

Export to GIS

 

 

 

To indicate which type of data you would like to export, go to the ‘Export Type’ dialog box. Once you have completed the relevant information, click on the OK button to continue. The standard Windows’ Save dialog will now be displayed so that you can enter the name of the export file and save it.

You can select one or more themes for export in the ‘Select Theme’ dialog and then click on the OK button to continue. Use Shift and Left click to select / deselect a range, or Control and Left click to select / deselect individual themes. Once this is done, the export will be carried out.

This easy exchange of data allows you to use MAP as an editor for ArcView and MapInfo users and may also be used as a management system that compliments our design modules.

 

 

 

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 22 (15/07/2005)

  • 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 modify the Cross Section sheetfile

This Tech Tip tutorial explains how to modify the Cross Section sheetfile so that the cross sections are generated at a specified interval.

 

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

29 Aug

Water training for Africon

Cameron

Johannesburg

5 – 9 Sept

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

Johannesburg

8 & 9 Sept

Dept of Education Meeting

Reece
Charles
Yolanda

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Willem de Vries Stewart Scott

 

“From a value point of view, Civil Designer can't be beaten. I enjoy using the program and getting the support that I need. On a job like this, you need all the help you can get…”

 


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 121

Engineering Design Technologist with 5+ years geometric design experience. Proficient in AutoCAD and Civil Designer. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal region.

Candidate 125

Senior Structural Engineering Technician with +15 years civil & structural draughting and site experience within a municipal environment. Proficient in AutoCAD and AllyCAD and seeks a position within the Western Cape.

Candidate 304

Senior Civil Technician with a ND Civil Engineering with 10 years experience in geometric design. Has had experience in project management and administration and is proficient in Civil Designer, AllyCAD and MX Roads. Seeks a position within the Kwazulu Natal Region.

Candidate 387

AutoCAD draughtsperson with 4+ years national and international working experience. Will consider positions in the Pretoria and Cape Town region.

Candidate 412

Structural Steel draughtsman with 2 + years experience on AutoCAD. Seeks as position within the Gauteng region.

Candidate 413

AutoCAD draughtsperson with 10 + years experience in roads, surveying, buildings, reinforcement, steelwork and process layouts. Seeks a position in Pretoria.

 


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