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26 October 2006 
 

Knowledge Base Company News

 
 

KNOWLEDGE BASE SHINES AT IMESA CONFERENCE

The 70th Annual IMESA Conference and Exhibition took place from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13 October 2006 at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus. The conference was a huge success and saw the greatest turnout ever with approximately 700 attendees per day.

Knowledge Base exhibited their software Civil Designer and AllyCAD and also set up a Knowledge Base Recruitment stand at this years exhibition in order to assist companies with the sourcing of skilled civil engineers. The last day of the exhibition ended on a high note when Knowledge Base was awarded with a prize for the best IMESA 2006 stand.
 

SAICE AWARDS

Knowledge Base recently attended the SAICE Awards Ceremony that was held in Midrand on 12 October 2006. We would like to take this opportunity of congratulating Ugu

District Municipality, PD Naidoo & Associates and the Government of Malawi / European Union Public Works Programme for winning the 2005 SAICE 'Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievements' in the categories Community-based, Technical Excellence and International Projects respectively.

Knowledge Base received a special award for the company that provided the most support to SAICE as a body during the 2005 financial year. The Joint initiative related to the SAICE/Knowledge Base Tsunami Aid was mentioned as well as the ongoing support to the South African Institute of Civil Engineering magazine.
 

 

 

Product News 

 
 

VERSATILE STRINGS

Civil Designer's Strings functionality is both dynamic and versatile in its operation. Strings can be used to design complicated terraces like side drain benching and graded surfaces, ideal for designing parking areas, curved dam walls, berms and channels with complicated benching. The screen (left) shows a graded parking area.


The dynamic character of Strings means that a change to the master string is reflected and updated in the child String. This is due to the hierarchical nature of Strings which allows a designer to change his design by simply moving a corner of the terrace, grading a string or surface, or moving the entire terrace without having to regenerate all the affected Strings. The affected Strings and toe-points will then automatically be re-calculated in a matter of seconds.

You can create a triangulated DTM surface from a series of Strings by simply running the String to DTM function. The DTM functionality in Civil Designer allows you to calculate quantities, create a contour plan and generate a 3D view. You can also modify a newly created String from both the plan and long section views quickly and with minimum effort.

 

 

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

Tech Tip Tutorials have been created to assist you with various trouble shooting areas and provide valuable tips and insights into the software.
Click here to view the latest Tech Tip Tutorials.

 

 

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
Johannesburg 26 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 6 - 10 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 6 - 13 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Pretoria 27 Oct In-House training for Pretoria Technikon Charles
Pretoria 26- 27 Oct In-House training for Africon (PTA) Cameron
Durban 26- 27 Oct Civil Designer training: Road and Water Cedric
Durban 6 - 9 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Durban 6 - 9 Nov AllyCAD training David
Bloemfontein 30 Oct - 3 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Road & Road (Advanced) Cedric
Cape Town 30 Oct - 2 Nov AllyCAD training Solly
Port Elizabeth 6 - 9 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Water and Sewer Solly

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

 

 

In this issue...

The 70th IMESA Conference

Versatile Strings

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

Latest Plotter Prices




Customer Quote

 
 

Andre Delport
Vela VKE Consulting Engineers
Developments in Uniondale

 

"The great thing about projects of this nature is that you can rely on a program like Civil Designer to help you out. It has everything that you need in one package and best of all, after only one training session I was able to complete this high level project within the required deadline" says Andre smiling...  read more
 




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 977

Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years experience in field work, pump stations, steel reinforcement to design specification. Proficient in AutoCAD and Civil Designer

Candidate 975

Electrical Project Engineer with BSc Honours Electrical Engineering and 3 years experience. Worked on substation construction projects.

Candidate 974

Environmental Consultant with MSc Environmental Management and Policy. Seeks position nationally and internationally.

Candidate 976

Structural Civil Engineer with a Masters in Water Resources Engineering and Management. BSc Honours Degree in Civil Engineering. Proficient in AutoCAD and other civil infrastructure programs.

Candidate 704

Civil Engineering Technician with 2+ years experience in civil design (roads, stormwater, sewer). Experienced in Civil Designer and AutoCAD. Seeks a position in the Eastern Cape.




Young Professionals Forum (YPF)


 

The Young Professionals Forum (YPF) started approximately a year ago and has a growing

membership base of over 500 members. This division of the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) aims to encourage and develop young engineers who are interested in ensuring the sustainability and promotion of the profession in terms of the built environment.

For more information on this initiative, please visit www.saace.co.za/YPF/ or email ypf@saace.co.za to register now.




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