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12 June 2008  

Transformation in the Industry



While the proportion of qualifications awarded to black and women graduates has increased substantially, a key area of concern is that the majority of these qualifications are still at a relatively low level.

By 2004 black graduates were best represented in the Engineering Sciences and Humanities field and worst represented in the Engineering Sciences and Technology pool. Despite these alarming trends, the proportion of women graduates in South Africa increased from 41% to 48% in 2004 with women graduates in Engineering Sciences and Technology up from 10% in 1994. Vela VKE Engineers has recently appointed Viwe Qegu as the first woman on their board of consulting engineers as a non-executive director with other companies following suit. With initiatives like these, it is clear that the process of transformation has already begun and is starting to reflect positively in current figures.



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 13 June Sewer training Cedric
Birmingham, UK 13 - 21 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Cape Town 17 - 24 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water * Brett Pureveen
Garden Route 23 - 25 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Johannesburg 23 June - 1 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Nelspruit 23 - 26 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 25 - 26 June Advanced Road training * Brett Pureveen
Port Elizabeth 7 - 11 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Sewer Andrew

* Still places available



Water and Sewer Networks Course 


University of Stellenbosch

Civil Designer demonstration software providing the latest functionality in water infrastructure design solutions will be made available to all delegates at the upcoming Water and Sewer Networks course at the Universtity of Stellenbosch. The course

takes place on the 18 - 20 June 2008 and will focus on pipe networks and hydraulic analysis and carries a 3 CPD Point weighting. Click here for more information.



Features & Functionality 


Generating Child Strings

Civil Designer allows you to create a 'child' string at a horizontal and vertical off set from the original. Alternatively, it can extend down to a DTM surface at a certain grade. 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. The relationship between the string and its parent can be edited 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.


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Drainage Network

Using the Drainage Network function to show dominant water routes over a grid surface.


Read this Tech Tip..

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Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

Civil Designer Forum

Customer Quote


Victor de Wet
Arcus Gibb,
East London


"When you work with a program like Civil Designer it simplifies tasks tremendously. You can create a virtual model of what is on site so that you get an accurate picture of what the obstacles are .."

Click here to view other 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.

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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