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11 October 2007  

SAFCEC/ SAACE Conference 2007 


Knowledge Base recently supported the South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) and South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) Conference 2007. The conference held the theme 'Beyond 2010 - Shifting the Boundaries and Unlocking the Potential' and emphasised the

important economic and political implications facing South Africa over the next 15 years of boom growth within the industry. In the picture is Reece Hanning (Knowledge Base) with Richard Vries (SAACE Council Member and CEO of Arcus Gibb).



SAICE Awards 2007  


The SAICE annual awards function was held at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand. SAICE president Neil Macleod presented Knowledge Base with an award in recognition for the ongoing support of the SAICE magazine as the official mouthpiece of the Institute. In the picture, is Charles Scott with SAICE 2008 president-elect Johan de Koker.



Product User Group Sessions 


Knowledge Base recently attended the East London and Port Elizabeth user group sessions. Both sessions were well attended and presented clients with the ideal platform to address specific trouble shooting areas. In the picture is Solly Solomon, Brett Pureveen and Reece Hanning with members of the PE user group.



IMESA Conference 


Knowledge Base are exhibitors at this year's IMESA Conference which is just over a week away. The conference will be held at the ICC in Durban between the 23rd and 26th October. We look forward to meeting our clients there.



Product News 



Design Centre has an unlimited DTM size and handles up to 10 million points effortlessly. It also has intelligent break-line generation and triangulation, and handles backdrop displays of up to 300 large bitmaps. The module has 128 user defined model surfaces for 'what if' scenarios and has customised display settings with WYSIWYG logic. In addition, the program has a fully customizable drawing template for plot ready output.



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.

Johannesburg 15 - 19 Oct AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 15 - 19 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Stormwater Cedric
Port Elizabeth 15 - 22 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Solly
Durban 22 - 26 Oct IMESA Conference Vincent, Yolanda, Reece, Charles
Durban 22 - 26 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Cedric
Cape Town 29 Oct - 1 Nov AllyCAD training Solly
Johannesburg 30 Oct - 1 Nov AllyCAD training Cameron


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Custom Text in Road Longsection

How to edit the road longsection sheetfile to add Custom Text. More..


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Customer Showcase


Naas van Zyl

Izizwe Consulting Engineers
Port Elizabeth


THE international allure was no match for the deep South African roots of Naas van Zyl. He moved to New Zealand in 1999, but found that the South African call was stronger than ever and returned in 2002. "There was just no comparison to the size and scope of South African infrastructure design projects, and not many ventures can beat the Coega development," says Naas. Read more..

Click here to view other detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

Civil Designer Forum

Outsourcing Service


Bureau Outsourcing assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


For more information call (021) 701-1850 or email the details of your enquiry.

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 11 (19/09/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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