Newsletter - 30th June 2005

Company News

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KNOWLEDGE BASE EXHIBITS AT THE WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: PRINCIPALS CONFERENCE


The Western Cape Education Department recently held their Principals Conference at the North Link College, Tygerberg Campus on Saturday 11 June 2005 from 09:00 till 14:00.

Knowledge Base was one of the educational exhibitors at the conference and showcased the multiple uses of CAD in subjects like Civil Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design. The conference delegates consisted of Further Education and Training (FET) principals in the Western Cape and various educational officials from both national and regional level.

Among the dignitaries were Mr Ronald Swartz (Superintendent General of Education), Minister Cameron Dugmore (MEC for Education), Ms Penny Vinjevold (Deputy Director General for Further Education and Training from the National Department of Education), Ms Jenny Rault-Smith (Director: Curriculum Development for the Western Cape Education Department) and Mr Peter Present, (Director in Research for the Western Cape Education Department).

Seen in the picture below from left to right, is Reece Hanning from Knowledge Base, Penny Vinjevold, Deputy Director General for FET and Vincent Bester, CEO Knowledge Base.

 

 

PRINCIPALS CONFERENCE

 

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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 21 (06/06/2005)

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Updated Water Help file (14/05/2004)

  • Civil Designer v6.2
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)

NEW TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to create a Mass Haul diagram.

This Tech Tip explains how to create a Mass Haul diagram. No mass haul sheetfile is provided with Civil Designer, so the Single Carriageway longsection sheetfile will be modified. A Mass Haul diagram is a long section plotted from an ASCII file.

 

View Tech Tip

 

 

SEND IN A TECH TIP REQUEST

If there is a specific area in CIVIL DESIGNER that you would like us to provide a Tech Tip on, then please let us know. Send your request to support@knowbase.co.za and indicate the subject heading as "Tech Tip Request".

 

Note: We will attempt to create Tech Tips for all responses, but this may be a time consuming process depending on the amount of requests that we receive. Should you require an immediate response, then please liaise with our Support Centre telephonically or via e-mail.

 

 

Training & Visitations

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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 visitations 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

27 June – 1 July

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

Cameron

Durban

29 June - 6 July

Civil Designer training for Department of Agriculture - Durban

Cedric

Cape Town

27 June – 15 July

AllyCAD training for Western Cape Education Department (Group 1)

Solly

East London

5 - 7 July

Civil Designer and AllyCAD client visits

Reece

 

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Nico Grobbelaar,
Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Free State Central University of Technology (CUT)
 

 

The reaction of students to AllyCAD and CIVIL DESIGNER as part of their course curriculum has been very positive. “Most of them enjoy the program and only a small percentage struggle initially. Students receive good pass marks for their theory portion in Transportation II and they thoroughly enjoy the practical element found in Drawing II, where CIVIL DESIGNER is incorporated in the Survey - Civil II course offered at third level.”

 

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.

For more information, please visit our Knowledge Base website

 

This is a random selection of our candidates. Send us an email and include the Candidate Number for further information...

 

Candidate 149

Structural Site Technician with 3 years on-site experience. Seeks a position within the Western Cape or Port Elizabeth.

Candidate 304

Senior Civil Technician with a ND Civil Engineering and 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 318

Industrial Engineering Technician with 4 years Surveying experience (Topographical, Deformation, GPS) and a National Diploma in Surveying seeks a similar position within the Western Cape.

Candidate 354

Structural Engineer with B.Sc Civil Engineering (Hons). Experience in structural and geometric design but would like to focus on structures. Proficient in Civil Designer, AllyCAD, AutoCAD and Prokon. Will relocate nationally.

Candidate 370

Civil Engineering Technician with B.Tech Water Engineering with experience in design and draughting of preliminary stormwater, sewer and water reticulation systems using Aquanet. Has used Civil Designer, AutoCAD and Caddie. Seeks position within the Western Cape.

 


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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

 

     
 

Knowledge Base Software
Developers of Professional Civil Engineering and CAD Design Solutions

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