Newsletter - 15 February 2006

Company News

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BUREAU IN FOCUS

The Knowledge Base Bureau is fully operational with a dedicated team of professionals that clients can outsource at any time to complete specialised projects within clearly defined timelines. This division targets companies that have limited resources and who are in need of specialised services.


Whatever the job spec, the Bureau team will take care of it. We are committed to helping you grow your business.

The 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.

For more information on this value added service, contact Brett Pureveen on (021) 701 1850 or visit www.knowbase.co.za/bureau/.


SHORT & LONG TERM CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently looking to place a selection of highly competent civil engineers in a limited number of top contractual positions. These opportunities are available to those with extensive experience in the industry and with proven expertise in the use of Civil Designer and/or AllyCAD software. Contract positions range from short to long-term assignments and offer candidates the unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and stimulating environment.

If you are interested in this exciting challenge and look forward to a lucrative career move, then please e-mail Yvonne Beebee at yvonne@knowbase.co.za or call us on 021-701 1850 for further details.



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. Membership to the Forum is open to all Young Professionals in the Built Environment, under 35 years of age.

Knowledge Base is currently an industry partner to the YPF and supports the organisation's efforts to promote Engineering initiatives to young professionals in South Africa. Should you meet the above membership requirements, then we encourage you to join this dynamic body in order to secure the future of young engineers. For more information on this initiative, please visit www.saace.co.za/YPF/ or email ypf@saace.co.za to register now.


Product News & Information

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THE BILL OF MATERIALS IN ALLYCAD

The Bill of Materials (BOM) in the Tools Menu extracts information from attributes attached to objects on your drawing. It places this information into an ASCII file which can be comma delimited; tab delimited or which can be arranged in fixed width columns.

Your drawing must therefore contain objects with attributes before you are able to use this function. You can define your own attributes and create as many as you like. You will also need to create a BOM Template File. The BOM Template file defines what will be included in the BOM. To create the BOM Template File, you can use any text editor, such as Windows Notepad. The Template file must have a .BTM extension.




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You can look at the Bill of Materials in any text editor, or import it into any spreadsheet or database that accepts ASCII files. Once it is in spreadsheet or database format, you can manipulate the information in the BOM. To test the BOM, load the drawing BOMEAW.DRG. This drawing is supplied in your \AllyCAD\drawing\ directory. Then run Bill of Materials.

For more information on this powerful feature, refer to Tech Tip Tutorial T10021 on our website - www.allycad.com.



AllyCAD Support & Development

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NEW CUSTOMER FORUM WEBSITE

Have your say on AllyCAD software issues on the Knowledge Base Forum website. We look forward to your views, suggestions and thoughts and invite comments from the broader civil engineering community to start talking on the Forum today.

Visit the Forum by accessing the Knowledge Base website on www.knowbase.co.za and go to the services menu. Alternatively, click here to enter the site.



LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 26 (31/01/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 26 (31/01/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 26 (31/01/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Help file Update
    (14/05/2004)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 HASP Driver Update
    (18/08/2005)

NOTICE

If a security dongle is lost or stolen the Licensee is liable to re-purchase the software at the current purchase price. With regard to inter-departmental security dongle transfers, the responsibility resides with the Licensee to inform Knowledge Base of the new location/department.




Training & Visits

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AllyCAD 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

Durban,
Port Shepstone,
PMB,
Richards Bay

20 - 24 Feb

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Durban

20 - 23 Feb

AllyCAD training*

Cedric

Durban

27 Feb - 6 Mar

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

Cedric

Cape Town

6 - 9 Mar

Civil Designer training (Design Centre, Water and Sewer)*

Solly

Port Elizabeth

7 - 9 Mar

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Reece

Free State
(Kimberley,
Bloemfontein,
& Welkom)

6 - 10 Mar

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Johannesburg

6 - 10 Mar

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

Cameron

* Book now! - there are still spaces available on this course.

 


 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Yvette Rundle
Kwezi V3 Engineers

 

GQUNUBE ECO VALLEY GOLF RESORT

THE small beginnings of Yvette Rundle began at a tiny drawing office in the Post Office (now Telkom) where she worked for nineteen years before retrenchments forced her to explore other avenues. When this long chapter closed, a new more exciting chapter began at the design office of Kwezi V3 Engineers, allowing her to expand her creativity like never before. read more

 


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 491

Civil and Structural Technician with 4+ years Consulting experience. Computer literate in Civil Designer, AutoCAD and Prokon. Is willing to relocate nationally.

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 541

Assistant Resident Engineer (Structures) with BSc Civil Engineering and 30+ years experience in road and bridge rehabilitation. Seeks a position in Durban.

Candidate 527

CAD Operator/Draughtsperson with 2 years draughting experience using AutoCAD 2002 for civil (roads) and structural design. Seeks a position in the Gauteng/Kwazulu Natal Region. Has limited exposure to Civil Designer.

 


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HP DesignJet 500 A0

R

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HP DesignJet 800 A1

R

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HP DesignJet 800 A0

R

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HP DesignJet 1050C+

R

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HP DesignJet 4500

R

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HP DesignJet 5500 42"

R

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* Price includes a 3 year extended warranty.

Visit www.knowbase.co.za to view detailed specifications. All prices  include VAT and may change without prior notice.

 


 

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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