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10 July 2008  

Infrastructure Design Software Tutorials



The first of a series of infrastructure design software tutorials presented by Knowledge Base will be released to recipients of the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) DVD series. The technical demonstration provides an introductory overview on the latest infrastructure software design functionality and offers the viewer insight into intuitive

software design platforms and capabilities. Viewers are encouraged to comment on the content of the programme in order to ensure that future tutorials continue to meet user requirements. For more information, contact Johan van Schalkwyk from Lifelong Learning Solutions on



Industry News 


In an effort to address some of the challenges faced by emerging contractors, FNB and the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) are working together to provide services and products, inclusive of business management skills training and mentoring to cidb registered contractors, and to continually share information and give guidance to small enterprises that seek financial support.

More positive news is that the South African Construction and Development industry is experiencing phenomenal growth which is set to continue with Government, parastatals and business' intention to spend in excess of R60 billion on capital infrastructure in the next four years. This in turn has spurned huge demand for Engineers, Surveyors and Geo-information practitioners and created an upswing in the market.



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.

Durban 14 - 18 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 14 - 21 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Johannesburg 14 - 22 July Civil Designer training Cameron
Windhoek 21 - 26 July Civil Designer In-House training for WCE Cedric
Gauteng 28 July - 1 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Durban 4 - 8 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Cedric
Johannesburg 4 - 8 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Cameron
Cape Town 4 - 12 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Darren
East London 5 - 7 August Water In-House training for Buffalo City Municipality and UWP Andrew
Bloemfontein, Kimberley & Welkom 11 - 14 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles



Features & Functionality 


Dynamic Simulation using the Turn Module

The Turn module provides simulation functionality for low speed turning manoeuvres of a range of vehicles along a specified tracking path. With Turn you can create track paths, customise and create your own vehicle libraries, perform tracking functions as well as forward and reverse movements, and also create output graphs. In addition the program has a dynamic simulation which indicates the starting position and direction and then graphically indicates a series of way points. This function allows the vehicle to automatically move to the way points while conforming to its minimum steering angle.


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Strings Editing Options

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Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

Civil Designer Forum

Customer Quote


Johan van Schalkwyk,
"Making A Difference"


"Civil Designer and AllyCAD are on par with world standards and the fact that Knowledge Base has offered their software to South African schools as part of their social responsibility plan means that industry players are becoming more pro-active in helping to promote civil engineering practice."

Click here to view detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

Outsourcing Service

    The Bureau Division assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.

Outsourced projects are handled by our dedicated civil engineering support team who ensure you meet your project deadlines. Project data can be presented in any software format required. Contact for further details.

'Lease to Own' Option


You can now own Civil Designer via a 'Lease to Own' payment option over a 12, 24 or 36 month plan. This option is available to South African clients only and is linked to the prime lending rate. If you would like to request a current 'Lease to Own' price list please email with your contact details.

Support & Development


Annual Upgrade and Support Agreements

Support Contracts are charged at 13% of the product purchase price and guarantee latest 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 v6.5
    Build 6 (10/06/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 14 (11/06/2008)


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