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16 November 2006 
 

Knowledge Base Company News

 
 

SUPPORTING ENGINEERING EDUCATION

The interest in engineering education began in earnest when it was first discovered that black students coming from Dept of Education and Training schools with good matric results struggled to cope with demanding engineering programmes.

This prompted the introduction of the Academic Support Programme for Engineering in UCT in 1988, and the induction of new engineering curricula in 1995. Despite these efforts, the success rate of previously disadvantaged candidates is still lagging behind in all engineering disciplines, resulting in urgent action from industry players to lend assistance in the transfer of design skills.

As an industry partner that supports the efforts of engineering education, Knowledge Base is currently receiving applications for our new Academy School which will be launched in 2007. The Academy will provide outcomes based training across a broad range of technical drawing skills and also include an introduction into civil engineering principals and practice. The training programme will be fully sponsored by Knowledge Base and successful graduates will receive assistance with the sourcing of permanent employment at a leading civil engineering consulting practice. For further information on the Academy school, please contact our Educational Trainer Brett Murray on (021) 701-1850 or email brettm@knowbase.co.za.
 

 

 

Product News 

 
 

DRAWING OFFICE MANAGER

AllyCAD allows the user to activate a Drawing Office Manager (DOM for short) so that a record of every drawing can be maintained. The DOM provides the facility to keep track of a comprehensive drawing record including the drawing descriptions, the draftsperson drawing it, the department it is being drawn in, the paper size, scale and units used, the number of


hours spent on it, the date it was last updated and the date it was last plotted and more. If the Display on all save option is selected, this dialog above will appear each time the drawing is saved.

The drawing information is stored in an ASCII file called DRGOFFMG.TXT and it can be loaded into any database that reads a comma delimited ASCII file, and can also be edited in any text editor such as Windows Notepad for your convenience.

The Drawing Office Manager allows you to manage your drawings effectively and can be used for costing purposes as the time and resources spent on a drawing are all stored in the file.

 

 

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 - LATEST BUILD
    Build 3 (23/10/2006)
  • AllyCAD v3.4 PRO & SME
    Build 29 (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
Durban 20 - 24 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 20 - 24 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Nelspruit 20 - 23 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cedric
Polokwane 20 - 24 Nov Civil Designer training for CDM Cameron
Cape Town 27 Nov - 6 Dec Civil Designer training: Advanced Road, Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Solly
Pietermaritzburg 27 - 28 Nov Advanced Road training for Jeffares & Green Cedric
Bloemfontein 29 Nov - 1 Dec In-House training in Bloemfontein Cedric
Johannesburg 27 Nov - 4 Dec 27 Nov - 4 Dec Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Port Elizabeth 4 - 6 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Bloemfontein 4 - 6 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 4 - 7 Dec AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Pietermartizburg 4 - 7 Dec Civil Designer In-House training for Stewart Scott Cedric

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

 

 

In this issue...

Supporting Engineering Education

The Drawing Office Manager

Top Civil Engineering Candidates

Latest Plotter Prices




Customer Showcase

 
 

Daan Brink
ACI, Somerset West


More Than A Tree

 

"THE old way of planting a tree into the soil and then letting nature take its course is over. Today we can optimize everything scientifically in order to guarantee the best yields in fruit," says Agricultural Consultant Daan Brink from Agricultural Consulters International (ACI) in Somerset West. 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.

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.

Candidate 992

Environmental Scientist with 2 years experience in Environmental Impact Assessments. Seeks position nationally

Candidate 844

Civil Engineer with 13 years experience in structural engineering. Design and supervision of building works. Proficient in Prokon, AutoCAD and FloorCAD

Candidate 993

Senior Structural Engineer with wide experience on the design and supervision of civil and structural engineering. His experience includes work on reinforced concrete, timber and steel structures and also civil projects. Proficient in AutoCAD 2006 and other packages

Candidate 880

BSc Civil Engineer seeks a position within general project management, planning, design and operation and maintenance of urban and rural water supply systems. Strong team leadership skills on large international projects. Seeks position in Bloemfontein

Candidate 994

Civil Engineer with BSc Civil Engineering and 28 years experience in construction, supervision of concrete face of dam, quality program and communication with contractor. Registered with ECSA and SAICE




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