Civil Designer - Civil Infrastructure Design

Bureau: Outsource
your deadlines..

Tech Tip: Technical
tips and hints..

Training: Enhance
your Design skills..

Product: Latest
Civil Designer news..

Support Centre:
086 0101 999

09 August 2007  

Product News 



The new Auxillary Lanes Function in Civil Designer 6.5 includes a 'Speed Profiles' tool which calculates the point on an ascent at which a climbing lane should be positioned. The program analyses the vertical alignment using an algorithm that takes power to mass ratio and the wind resistance of a design vehicle into

account. It also allows for coasting due to gear changes and then suggests the positions of climbing lanes according to the loss of speed of the vehicle.



2010 and Beyond 


This year's IMESA conference to be held at the International Convention Centre in Durban between 23-26 October focuses on sustainable municipal engineering for 2010 and beyond. Knowledge Base will be exhibiting their Civil Designer software and will pay particular attention to new enhancements in the upcoming 6.5 version. The software is constantly being updated to accommodate the dynamic changes taking place within the civil engineering and municipal engineering professions.

We look forward to connecting with municipal engineers and professionals at this year's conference.



Bureau Outsourcing 


The Bureau department handles a number of outsourced infrastructural design tasks ranging from data capture and drafting through to GIS related assignments and is available to assist with additional projects.

Contact (021) 701-1850 or email the Bureau department for details.



Civil Designer Training Opportunities


If you are interested in training, please contact your regional office to make your booking as the courses are extremely popular.


Western Cape, East Cape, Namibia & International

Cape Town
(Head Office)

Tel: (021) 701 1850

Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalanga & Zimbabwe

Durban Office

Tel: (031) 566 3323

Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province & Botswana

Johannesburg Office

Tel: (011) 675 3959



Visits & Training Activities


Our Customer Consultants will be involved in the following visits and training activities in the upcoming week. 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.

Namibia 13 - 16 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece, Yolanda
Johannesburg 13 - 17 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 13 - 20 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Solly
Durban 20 - 23 August AllyCAD training Cedric
Durban 20 - 24 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 20 - 28 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Pietermartizburg 21 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 27 - 31 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 28 - 30 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Adding a Vehicle

This Tech Tip explains how to add a custom vehicle in the TURN


Module's vehicle library. Read more..

Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Showcase


Gerald Smith

Jeffares & Green,
Port Elizabeth



Gerald Smith lives life to the full. He spends long and intense hours as a Design Technician and then finds freedom while fishing from his kayak at sea. His bright sense of humour is coupled with the ability to stay project focused even in turbulent waters, a philosophy which he has exercised in particular with the Moses Mabida project. read more..

Click here to view detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

South Africa: 086 0101 999
International: +27 21 7011850

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.


Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 10 (13/06/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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