Newsletter - 01 February 2006

Company News

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NEW BUREAU DIVISION IN FULL SWING

2006 kicks off with a bang as we introduce our brand new Bureau division set to take engineering design solutions to an exciting new level.

The Bureau consists of a specialised team of professionals that clients can outsource at any time to complete specified projects within clearly defined timelines.

Primary areas of expertise within the Bureau include:

  • The output of designs;
  • A top class drafting service;
  • Sheet file creation;
  • Data capture and
  • Assisting with various GIS related projects.

The Bureau aims to provide a vital service to civil engineers, town planners, surveyors and environmental consultants, and targets companies that have a need for additional resources and manpower. Whatever your needs, the Bureau will supply the task team to help you meet your deadline!

Visit www.knowbase.co.za and access the services menu for more information on the Bureau or contact us on:

Email:bureau@knowbase.co.za
Telephone:   +27 21 701-1850 (International Clients)
0860 101 999 (South Africa only - charged at local call rates)
Fax:+27 21 701-1822


NEW CUSTOMER FORUM WEBSITE

Did you know that Knowledge Base has created a brand new software forum where you can discuss various online topics regarding Knowledge Base Software with the rest of the civil engineering community?

Registration is quick and easy. Simply visit our Forum site by accessing the Knowledge Base website on www.knowbase.co.za and then go to the services menu. Alternatively, click here and register now.

Forum members are allowed the unique opportunity of conversing with other like-minded users as well as various Knowledge Base Software Experts. In addition to this, the service is user-friendly with over twenty topics to choose from and best of all; your comments are viewed immediately so you can be assured of a speedy response.

We have created the platform so that you can bring your Knowledge Base comments, suggestions and questions to the fore.

Should you have any further suggestions on the forum, then please feel free to post them directly on the forum at www.knowbase.co.za/forums/.

 

Product News & Information

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SYMBOLS in AllyCAD

Symbol libraries are handy little directories that allow you to store individual objects that may be used as symbols. You can add text to your symbol library. There are two underscores on either side of the word if text is used in an object with the parent name. This underscore will not appear in the visual library that appears if you click on the View button when you want to insert a symbol into a drawing using Symbol in the Draw Menu.

To load a symbol from a symbol library into the drawing you are working on, you must first load the appropriate symbol library so that AllyCAD will know where to find the symbol. To load the symbol library, you will need to load that library using the Load Symbol File function again.

Once you have loaded a symbol from a symbol library into another drawing, it will be as if you have created the symbol/object in that drawing. You can copy it, scale it, move it, mirror it, modify it, replace it using the Update Objects command, add to it, delete it, use List Objects to count it, etc.

SYMBOL LIBRARIES

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Any AllyCAD drawing can be used as a symbol library. A symbol is created from a drawing, so the drawing will have to be complete before you can create the symbol. In AllyCAD, you can have as many symbol attributes as you desire. When a symbol is inserted into a drawing, the primitives making up the symbol are automatically grouped so that you can select the whole symbol by clicking on it once with the "Select Curser".


AllyCAD Support & Development

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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 25 (10/10/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 25 (10/10/2005)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 25 (10/10/2005)

  • AllyCAD Help File Update
    (14/05/2004)

  • AllyCAD v3.3 PRO & SME
    Build 33 (31/05/2004)


TECH TIP TUTORIAL

How to import drawings from AutoCAD in DWG or DXF format
 

When a drawing is originally created in AutoCAD you have no option of specifying a particular coordinate format as AutoCAD supports only Cartesian style coordinates. In AllyCAD however you can specify the use of Cartesian coordinates, or of Surveyor coordinates in either the Northern or Southern hemisphere.

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

30 Jan - 3 Feb

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

Johannesburg

30 Jan - 2 Feb

AllyCAD training

Cameron

Namibia

6 - 10 Feb

Civil Designer training for Namibian Roads Authority

Solly

Bloemfontein,
Bethlehem,
Kroonstad,
Maseru

6 - 10 Feb

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Durban

6 & 7 Feb

ROAD and SEWER training for Nathoo Mbenyane

Cedric

Johannesburg

6 - 10 Feb

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Water, Sewer and Stormwater)

Cameron

Cape Town

13 - 17 Feb

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

Solly

Johannesburg

15 & 16 Feb

ADVANCED ROAD training

Cedric

 


 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Jimmy Smith
Smith & Associates

 

"Surveying The View From The Top Of The Mountain"

"We started using AllyCAD around 13 years ago. The software, the support, the manual, and the sheer professionalism of the presentation and the service is really outstanding today. It is really a joy to work as a surveyor these days with all the tools available."
 

 


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 631

Civil Engineering Technician (Pr Tech Eng) with 10+ years experience as a civil and structural design technician. Proficient in AllyCAD and Prokon. Willing to relocate away from the main city centres.

Candidate 630

Junior Civil Technician with 14 months experience in township service design. Computer literate in Civil Designer and AutoCAD. Is willing to relocate nationally.

Candidate 629

Civil Technician with experience in building services design- rainwater, sewer and water supply and project management. Has had international exposure. Proficient in Civil Designer and AllyCAD. Seeks a position in the Kwazulu Natal region.

Candidate 628

Engineering Technician with 10+ years experience water and sewer planning, design, construction and maintenance. Proficient in AllyCAD and AutoCAD. Seeks a position in Nelspruit only.

 


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AllyCAD Support

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE


support@knowbase.co.za

 

086 0101 999
(South Africa only)

+27 21 7011850
(International Clients)

 


 

     
 

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

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