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Newsletter - 21 September 2006

Company News

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SAICE MENTORSHIP DESIGN CHALLENGE WITH ALLYCAD


At this years IMESA conference, Knowledge Base will be meeting the students and graduates that have received copies of the AllyCAD Student edition in


order to promote the upcoming design challenge competition. AllyCAD will be used in various design challenges which are open to all SAICE mentorship trainees. Winners of the competition stand a chance to win fabulous prizes and will be announced early next year in the Energy Newsletter of the municipality.

Knowledge Base donated student copies of AllyCAD to assist SAICE with the mentorship programme which forms part of a large capacity development project in local government. The programme allows students and graduates to become CAD proficient while at the same time helping municipalities to improve their records.



ALLYCAD AT THE 'ICT IN EDUCATION' EXPO

The Kwazulu Natal Department of Education 'ICT in Education' Indaba 2006 will take place 26 - 27 September 2006 at the ICC in Durban.

The Indaba aims to showcase technological solutions which support ICT teaching and learning and to promote the establishment of ICT technical support infrastructure within the communities in which state schools are based.

Knowledge Base will be exhibiting in conjuction with IT School Innovation (ITSI) in order to demonstrate the vital role of AllyCAD in ICT education and the Knowledge Base Learning Centre for FET schools.



Product News & Information

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THE ALLYCAD SURVEY TOOLKIT

The Survey Toolkit allows Surveyors to effortlessly generate Survey General diagrams and General Plans. You can also import, export, add, locate and connect survey points.

The Toolkit includes functions for generating cadastral diagrams and general plans that are in a “ready to lodge” state. Use an existing layout plan and convert it to a General Plan or generate diagrams of individual erven.

The Survey toolkit is divided into three broad categories. Firstly it consists of a few simple functions that offer assistance in drafting survey plans, secondly it provides some basic point manipulation functions, and thirdly it offers a suite of functions specifically intended for Land Surveyors and Town Planners.

The suite of functions specific to Land Surveyors assist in preparing cadastral diagrams, sectional title plans and general plans for Surveyor General Submission.

SURVEY TOOLKIT

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The Survey Toolkit has its own toolbar for quick and easy reference to the following functions:

  • General (Drafting Tools)
  • Point Manipulation Tools
  • Surveyor General (SG) Diagrams
  • General Plans
  • Sectional Plans

The Survey Toolkit is just one of the AllyCAD Toolkits designed to increase your productivity. The Toolkit automates a number of time consuming and repetitive tasks and will save you time and money.



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)


TECH TIP TUTORIAL

Changing the Point Style
 

AllyCAD allows the user to customize the point style used. This will change the style of all the points in the project or drawing.
View Tech Tip



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

Johannesburg/
Pretoria

21 - 22 Sept

AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits. In-House training for Pretoria Technicon

Charles

Johannesburg

21 - 22 Sept

Civil Designer: Road, Sewer and Stormwater training

Cameron

Durban

21 - 22 Sept

Civil Designer: Design Centre and Water training

Cedric

Johannesburg

2 - 4 Oct

In-House AllyCAD training for West Rand District Municipality

Cameron

Durban

3 - 4 Oct

Advanced Road training

Cedric

Pretoria

6 Oct

In-House training for Pretoria Technicon

Cameron

 

 

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

 


 

Customer Quote

 

Paul Louw

George Municipality

 

Building an Electronic City

“We create the town map by using survey general diagrams and general plans to input into AllyCAD so that the data can be used in GIS format when required. I couldn’t imagine embarking on such a project without the help of AllyCAD, I love working with the program..." read more

 


Click here to view Detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.



 

Bureau Service

Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


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



 

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 940

Senior Roads Engineer with 5 years experience in design, construction and supervision of road works, bridge construction works, water and sanitation rehabilitation works. Seeks position in Pretoria

Candidate 936

Engineering water technician with 5 years post qualification experience. Seeks position in Pretoria as a Project Manager or Resident Engineer

Candidate 934

BSc Engineer with 6 years post graduate experience as a site/resident engineer. Seeks position in infrastructure design and seeks position in Natal.

Candidate 933

B Eng with 4 years experience as Project Engineer in the UK for road designs. Seeks a position in Bloemfontein or Western Cape.

Candidate 939

Engineering Technician with 10 years experience in route maintenance. Monitoring of maintenance contractors, potholes, guard rails, drainages subsoil and concrete, fences, firebreaks, channels, shoulders, route marking.




 

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