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06 March 2008  
 

Africa Roads 2008 

 
 

AfricaRoads 2008

The Africa Roads 2008 conference will take place 12 - 15 May 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

The event brings key road operators, financiers and suppliers together to openly debate the burning issues facing African roads. From infrastructure development, tolling and concessioning to funding and finance, the conference seeks to present holistic approaches to innovation, reform and development in Africa's road sector. Knowledge Base will be supporting this years conference and will be providing demonstrations on Civil Designer's Roads design module. Click here for more details.

 

 

Outsourcing Centre 

 
 

Outsourcing Centre

Civil engineering support team on hand to assist with project deadlines. Project data will be presented in any software format required. Contact info@knowbase.co.za to qualify for special rates.

 

 

Product News 

 
 

CHECKING SIGHT DISTANCES IN THE ROADS MODULE

The areas along a road alignment where a driver cannot see a specified object over a specified minimum sight distance can be calculated in Civil Designer's Roads Module . These areas will be marked in the specified pen colour on either the Vertical, or Horizontal alignment.

Civil Designer uses a complex 3D iteration taking the horizontal and vertical alignments as well as the road profile into account. If the offset of the toe points is less than the specified road reserve, then the program will include ground points beyond the toe point and up to the road reserve width.

Vertical sight failure will occur if a driver is unable to see the object over the minimum sight distance because of a vertical curve, or when cut banks or other road profile features restrict his vision.

The 'no sight' envelopes will be drawn in either the Design Centre window, or the Vertical Alignment window in the selected pen colour. Horizontal failure will be indicated by a dotted line and Vertical failure will be indicated by a solid line. The envelopes will be printed in the output window and the results of sight distance checking can also be transfered to a CAD layer.

 

 

Civil Designer Training Opportunities

 
 

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

 

 

Visits & Training Activities

 
 
 

Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities in the upcoming week. 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
Durban 10 - 14 March Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Water Cedric
Bloemfontein, Kimberly, Welkom 17 - 20 March AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 26 & 27 March Advanced Road training Solly
Plettenburg Bay, George, Mossel Bay 25 - 27 March AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles

 

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


 

Tech Tip

 
 

Adding Auxiliary Lanes (version 6.5)

How to use the Add Auxiliary Lane function.
Read this Tech Tip ..

 

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Customer Showcase

 
 

Jacqui Tjijendeke-Mukuka

Roads Authority of Namibia
Namibia


 

Jacqui Tjijendeke-Mukuka initially decided to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Namibia. This only lasted a year as the qualification was too broad and according to Jacqui not specialised enough. When the opportunity arose in 2002 to study Civil Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand, she grabbed it with both hands and hasn't looked back since. Read more..


Click here to view detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.



Civil Designer Support

 
 

International Support Centre
support@knowbase.co.za

South Africa: 086 0101 999
International: +27 21 7011850
Civil Designer Forum



Free User Group Sessions

 
 

Are you interested in booking a product demonstration or interactive Q&A session at your company? Call (021) 701-1850 or email details of the Civil Designer features to be explored.
 



Support & Development

 
 

Annual Upgrade and Support Agreements

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee latest 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.

CURRENT VERSION: CIVIL DESIGNER 6.5

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.5
    Build 4 (18/02/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 13 (18/02/2008)
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