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19 October 2006 
 

Knowledge Base Company News

 
 

THE 70th IMESA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

The 70th Annual IMESA Conference and Exhibition took place from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13 October 2006 at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus. The conference was a huge success and saw the greatest turnout ever with approximately 700 attendees per day.

SAICE MAGAZINE AWARD

On the 12th October 2006 Knowledge Base was honoured with a South African Institution of Civil Engineering award for the most supportive advertiser in 2005. The award was based on the amount of civil engineering journalism featuring project success stories in AllyCAD and Civil Designer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for making the ReKnown articles

possible and for allowing us to keep the broader civil engineering community informed on infrastructural developments across all regions. In the picture is Sam Amod (SAICE President) with Vincent Bester (Knowledge Base CEO).
 

 

 

Product News 

 
 

GEOMETRY IN AllyCAD

Geometry lines are a superset of construction lines. They 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. You can draw construction lines, arcs, circles, parallel lines and circles and even include a perpendicular bisector between two points or through a point parallel to an existing element. The program allows you to define the construction lines that can be used to draw complex shapes in conjunction with the Draw - Fill Geom Functions.

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 the way you do with geometry lines, it helps the draughtsperson create the kind of designs that are unique and individual to the designer.

 

 

AllyCAD Support & Development

 
 

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

 
 

AllyCAD TRAINING CONTACT DETAILS

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 19- 23 Oct Civil Designer training: Water, Sewer, Stormwater and Road Cameron/ Charles
Johannesburg 24- 26 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Polokwane 19- 20 Oct Civil Designer In-House training for Africon (Polokwane) Solly
Pretoria 27 Oct In-House training for Pretoria Technicon Charles
Pretoria 23- 27 Oct In-House training for Africon (PTA) Cameron
Durban 23- 27 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Cedric
Mpumalanga 23- 25 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Bloemfontein 30 Oct- 3 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Road & Road (Advanced) Cedric
Cape Town 30 Oct- 2 Nov AllyCAD training Solly

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

 

 

In this issue...

The 70th IMESA Conference

Geometry Lines in AllyCAD

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

Latest Plotter Prices




Customer Showcase

 
 

Ken Snowball
City of Cape Town


Surveying the Future

 

The huge variety of projects that senior professional land surveyor Ken Snowball has had to deal with while working for the City of Cape Town range from measuring swimming pools for international competitions...  read more
 




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/.
 




Top Civil Engineering Candidates

 
  Knowledge Base 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.

EMPLOYER WEBSITE
Our successful web based employer service allows prospective employers to search for candidates based on their geographical location, skills and competencies. Employers are given access to our database of candidates who have already been interviewed and approved.

The Knowledge Base Recruitment website ensures strict confidentiality in order to protect the candidate's privacy. The information displayed on the website includes a summary of a candidate’s skills as well as their obtained qualifications. Interested parties can contact the Recruitment Centre directly should they require more detailed information.

TOP CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT
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.

IMESA STAND 9
The Knowledge Base Recruitment team has met with various delegates at the IMESA conference in order to determine how we may be of service. We would like to thank the delegates who came to visit us at the Recruitment stand and look forward to further communication with you.




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