Civil Designer - Civil Infrastructure Design

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Tech Tip: Technical
tips and hints..

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Civil Designer news..

Support Centre:
086 0101 999

12 July 2007  

Civil Designer 6.5


Civil Designer's 6.5 version will be released to clients in the next two months and features significant module enhancements. These enhancements, among others, include the ability to view kerbs in cross section and calculate kerb quantities in the Roads module, the exporting of dam volume results to stormwater reservoir files in the Survey & Terrain module, SWMM, a pipe/pump catalogue updater in the Water module and a new auto tracking algorithm for area calculations and complex hatches in the CAD module. Contact our Customer Support Centre for further information.



Product News 


Generating Child Strings

Civil Designer allows you to create a second 'child' string at a horizontal and vertical offset from the original. Alternatively, it can extend down to a DTM surface at a certain grade. In the upcoming 6.5 version a child string can also be added at a given height with varying slopes from its parent string. It then 'belongs' to the original string in a hierarchical way.

To create a child string, simply select 'Strings / String Creation / Create Child'. The default dialog box can now be edited accordingly. You can also edit the relationship between the string and its parent by using the 'Range Editing' option in the Range Edit dialog box. Once you have entered all your details simply convert the strings to DTM points so that it can be viewed in a 3D format.



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 visit 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.

Bloemfontein 9 - 13 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 9 - 17 July Civil Designer training - Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Johannesburg 16 - 20 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 19 - 23 July Civil Designer training: Road, Water, Sewer & Stormwater (Still a few places left) Solly
Nelspruit 23 - 25 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 24 - 26 July AllyCAD training Cameron
Johannesburg 30 July - 3 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Durban 30 July - 7 Aug Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Water, Sewer & Stormwater Cedric
Johannesburg 30 July - 7 Aug Civil Designer training - Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Durban 31 July - 3 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Duplicating a DTM Surface


This Tech Tip explains how to duplicate a DTM surface and apply a height constant to the duplicated surface. Read more..

Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Showcase


Andre Botha

SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants, Port Elizabeth


THE pride is evident on Andre Botha's face when he talks about the Wedgewood Village Golf and Country Estate. "Next to Coega this R1,2 billion project is regarded as the second-biggest single development in Port Elizabeth. In fact, having the opportunity to work on a project of this size is simply unbelievable," says SSI Associate Andre Botha. 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

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 9 (14/05/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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