Member Success Story

Knowledge Base

Seamless data exchange for CAD and infrastructure design software
Brett RowbothamResearch Development Manager – Knowledge Base

“Using the ODA Platform, we can quickly and easily keep in step with technological changes, maintain better compliance with .dwg files and direct our efforts to other areas such as making our software more powerful and feature rich.”

Brett Rowbotham
Research Development Manager – Knowledge Base

Member Profile 

For 25 years Knowledge Base has been developing and distributing CAD and infrastructure design software. Continually developing products and growing market share, it has reached market saturation in South Africa and become the number one player in Africa. The company’s support center is the largest dedicated software support hub in Africa and has gained a reputation for the quality of its service.

Knowledge Base’s proprietary software packages, Civil Designer and AllyCAD, were used as preferred software for large engineering consultancies chosen to upgrade public spaces and develop infrastructure in South Africa prior to the 2010 World Cup.

Key Benefits of ODA Software

Underpinned by the ODA Platform, AllyCAD fully supports the reading and writing of .dwg files, giving users the flexibility to move between drawings without having to worry about incompatibilities and data exchange problems. “We consistently receive positive feedback from our users about our software and its compatibility,” says Brett.

In the long term, both customers and Knowledge Base benefit because engineers and designers have the best possible solution. According to Brett, Knowledge Base’s ODA membership gives clients confidence in the products that Knowledge Base supplies. “This is vital in determining credibility when there are so many CAD packages available on the market.”

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