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Newsletter - 07 September 2006

Company News

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KNOWLEDGE BASE EXHIBITS AT THE CPUT


Knowledge Base recently attended the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Graduate Careers Fare at the Cape Town Campus on 6th and 7th September 2006. Approximately 12 000 students visited the expo involving over 30 exhibitors with students coming from the Bellville and Mowbray / Wellington campus as well.


Students interested in pursuing a career in design enjoyed the benefit of detailed discussions and demonstrations pertaining to the industry standard AllyCAD and Civil Designer software. Engineering students were able to test their Knowledge of AllyCAD and 4 lucky students walked away with competition prizes.

Last year, as part of our ongoing social responsibility programme, Knowledge Base donated copies of the AllyCAD student version to the CPUT library allowing students without access to the internet to utilise the program for educational purposes. This year, students who have demonstrated competency in the design software were given the opportunity to apply for co-operative placements in the civil engineering field via our Bureau Centre and were allowed the opportunity to sign up for employement through the Knowledge Base Recruitment service.



Product News & Information

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USING CONSTRUCTION AND GEOMETRY LINES IN ALLYCAD

Geometry lines have unique properties:

  • It has no end points and continues into infinity
  • It is not printed or plotted
  • It is common to all layers
  • They can be switched on or off
  • They can be saved as a file with your drawing.

Geometry lines allow you to define the layout, position lines and arcs tangential to each other, and allow you to define the basic layout of the drawing elements. Thereafter, you simply fill in with solid lines to create the objects you need.

The great thing about geometry or construction entities is that it allows for the precise layout of complex shapes. You can therefore create an outline from composite construction entities with a couple of clicks and can also convert existing entities to geometry entities. The geometry menu offers unrestricted versatility.

GEOMETRY

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You can make geometry, switch geometry on and off and even delete geometry. Once you have deleted your geometry, the deletion is permanent. Should you need your geometry lines at a later stage, then you can temporarily switch them off by un-checking the "Show Geometry" box in Settings - View Settings.

Because AllyCAD works with geometry lines, it helps the draughtsperson create the kind of designs that are unique and individual to the designer.



AllyCAD Support & Development

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ANNUAL UPGRADE AND SUPPORT AGREEMENTS

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee cutting edge software 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. Support agreements therefore give you more choice and best of all, you will have immediate access to our upcoming AllyCAD 3.5 version with the latest functionality.


LATEST UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • AllyCAD v3.5 PRO & SME
    Build 2 (14/08/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 2 (11/07/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Micro
    Build 29 (11/07/2006)

  • AllyCAD v3.4 Freeware
    Build 29 (11/07/2006)

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

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


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

Cape Town

7 Sept

Civil Designer: Sewer training

Solly

Cape Town

8 Sept

Advanced Road Q & A Session

Solly

Cape Town

6 & 7 Sept

Graduate Career Exhibition at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Yolanda/Sharon/Rod

Cape Town

11 - 14 Sept

Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road training

Solly

Johannesburg

7 & 8 Sept

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

Charles

Pretoria

7 Sept

In-House training for Ndodana Consulting Engineers

Cameron

Pretoria

8 & 15 Sept

In-House training for Pretoria Technicon

Charles

Durban

7 Sept

In-House training for Ethekweni Municipality

Cedric

Durban

11 - 13 Sept

IRF/SARF Regional Conference for Africa

Reece/David/Cedric

Durban

14 Sept

AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits

David

Book now! - there are still places available on these courses.

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Showcase

 

Michelle Marijnen

Africon Engineering International

 

REALISING A DREAM

Michelle Marijnen always dreamt of working for a company that would take the time to invest in her professional development and ongoing training in the organisation. Africon Engineering International is a company that incorporates these values, prompting Michelle to make a formal application and subsequently landing her the position of Civil Engineer. read more

 


Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.


 

Bureau Service

Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


 

Recruitment Service



RECRUITMENT

Knowledge Base Recruitment has gained the support of civil engineering firms nationwide through its efforts to address the massive skills shortages affecting the industry and as a result of its integrity-centered conduct.

We are currently looking to place a selection of highly competent civil engineers in a limited number of top contractual positions.

If you are interested in an exciting career move, then please e-mail yvonne@knowbase.co.za or call us on 021-701 1850 for further details.

This is a random selection of our candidates for permanent placement. Send an email to the above address quoting the relevant Candidate Number for further information:


Candidate 780

National Diploma Civil Engineer with 8 months design experience in structural drawing detail concrete re-inforcement and 1 year in design of sewer and water projects. Is willing to relocate nationally.

Candidate 802

Civil Technician with 2˝ years experience in CAD draughting and design on Civil Designer. Seeks a position in the Gauteng or Eastern Cape region.

Candidate 853

Senior Technologist with BSc Honours in Transportation with 18 years experience in all stages of technical aspects of engineering from project identification to design and construction within the transportation field. Competent in Civil Designer and seeks a position in Johannesburg and the Western Cape.

Candidate 766

Resident Engineer with 19 years post qualification experience on structures, roads and services. Seeks a position in Gauteng but is willing to consider relocating to the Western Cape. Pr Tech (ECSA) registration pending.

Candidate 752

Civil Engineering Technician with 2 years experience in roads and stormwater and exposure in project management. Seeks a position in a small consultancy in either Bloemfontein, Pretoria or Cape Town. Proficient in Civil Designer.



 

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