Newsletter - 30 November 2005

Company News

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KNOWLEDGE BASE EXHIBITS AT LAUNCH
OF THE WESTERN CAPE FOCUS SCHOOLS
The first focus schools in the Western Cape have been launched at an event on Monday 28 November 2005. Focus schools are secondary schools that offer a particular focussed range of subjects. These schools of excellence are at the forefront of curriculum development and best practice. The 26 schools from across the province will offer the following focus subjects:

• Arts & Culture
• Business Commerce & Management
• Engineering & Technology (which includes subjects like Electrical
  Technology, Civil Technology, Mechanical Technology, Engineering as
  well as Graphics & Design).

AllyCAD will be used extensively throughout these focus schools to assist Curriculum Developers in the field of Engineering, Graphics and Design.


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Cameron Dugmore, Western Cape Minister of Education (left centre) and Mr Brian Schreuder, Deputy Director General: Education Planning and Development (right, centre) with Vincent Bester & Reece Hanning


NEW Bulletin Board Support Forum

AllyCAD and Civil Designer users can now benefit from a new bulletin board support forum. The forums will be monitored by our Knowledge Base Support Centre staff who will ensure that questions and queries are answered. In addition, users will benefit from the hints and tips contributed by other users who participate in the forum.

Click here to post a question or start a new topic for discussion. If you are using the forum for the first time you will need to register before you can login.

 

Product News & Information

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TURN MODULE IN ALLYCAD

Designers can now access the Turn module in AllyCAD as an additional feature to the program. Turn runs within the AllyCAD environment to offer you the dual functionality of vehicle simulation while at the same time aiding the design process for maximum results.

You can therefore draw on the wide range of functions within the Turn module when designing roundabouts, intersections, parking areas, load bays and warehouses. Even a project like a new residential development is easy when you combine the visual simulation of low speed turning manoeuvres with AllyCAD.


TURN MODULE IN ALLYCAD

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The program allows you to perform all the necessary tests along the specified tracking path and the results are displayed by means of output graphs that show how close the simulated vehicle is to the maximum angles on the path. Details on the report include the actual steering angle, actual tractor/trailer angles, the maximum steering angle and the maximum tractor/trailer steering angles. In addition to this, there is also an alignment summary that indicates 'Chainage from', 'Chainage to', 'Type' as well as 'Direction' and 'Radius'.

The program is equipped with vehicle libraries for TRH 17 design vehicles and various commercial aircrafts are distributed with the package. You can also simulate forward and reverse movement for any of the supported configurations and can create general minimum turning envelopes by simply indicating a start position and an initial direction of movement.

With over 13 vehicle types ranging from single unit vehicles to interlinks and nose or tail steer aircrafts, the possibilities on Turn are endless!



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 25 (10/10/2005)

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

  • Civil Designer v6.3
    Updated Hasp Device Driver (18/08/2005)


  TECH TIP TUTORIAL

Exporting Different Versions of DXF/DWG files
 

This Tech Tip explains how to export different versions of DXF/DWG files.

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

28 Nov - 2 Dec

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits.

Charles

East London

28 Nov - 2 Dec

On-site Civil Designer training for FST - EL

Solly

Pretoria

5, 6 & 9 Dec

Civil Designer training for Kwezi V3

Cameron

Cape Town

5 & 6 Dec

Advanced Road training

Solly

Cape Town

9 Dec

AllyCAD Toolkit training

Solly

Johannesburg

12 - 15 Dec

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road)

Cameron

 


 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

PAUL SILAYI
CBM Africa
East London

 

The Horizon Ripe with Opportunity

"At the last company I worked for, we received a job with a very tight deadline. I was adamant that the only way that I was going to meet the deadline was if we used this amazing software (AllyCAD). They bought the program, I met the deadline, and today they are still using the package." Paul Silayi - CBM Africa East London.
 

 


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 493

Civil & Structural Technologist with 5 years experience - civil design and site experience (Roads, Stormwater & Sewer). Computer literate in Civil Designer, AllyCAD, AutoCAD & Modelmaker. Would like to secure a position within the KwaZulu Natal region.

Candidate 415

CAD Operator with work experience in municipal services. Interest lies in 3D, mechanical or structural drawings. Proficient in AutoCAD.

Candidate 372

Civil Site Technician (Roads) with 3 years working experience. Seeks a position in the Western Cape or Gauteng region.

Candidate 506

Civil Technician with 5 years experience in structural design and supervision of civil engineering projects. Currently holds the position of Projects manager. Proficient in AutoCAD, Microstation, Caddie and Prokon. Seeks a position in the Gauteng region.

Candidate 495

Junior Civil Technician - Geotechnical. Proficient in Civil Designer, AllyCAD & AutoCAD. Seeks a position within the Western Cape region.

 


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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

 

     
 

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Developers of Professional Civil Engineering and CAD Design Solutions

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