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13 September 2007  

Civil Designer 6.5 at IMESA 2007 


Copies of the new Civil Designer 6.5 version will be available at this year's IMESA conference. Click here to register and book your pack in advance. Each pack contains the latest release and a key features summary list. The first 10 customers to collect their pack will also receive a 1Gig flash stick compliments of Knowledge Base. The remaining 10 flash sticks will be distributed as prizes during the conference.



Product News 



Water demands can be effectively established in Civil Designer's Water Module. In residential areas, demands can be established according to stand areas, while reticulation pipelines are fairly evenly distributed along the area. When demands are distributed in the Water module, it is only necessary to

establish total demand in the network using a number of people and per capita demand, or measured consumption for existing networks using the menu option 'Adjust Demands' in the Data menu. Choose the option 'Demand to distribute (l/s)' and enter the appropriate amount. The program will now automatically assign demands for each node proportionally to the lengths of the adjoining pipes.

In certain cases, certain parts of the network can have different per area demands. This is the case with low-income suburbs located next to a high-income area. In these instances, total demands should be established individually for each part of the network and the appropriate pipes and nodes should be selected. When you check the box 'Selected area only' the software will distribute only the entered demand to the selected part of the network. This procedure can be repeated for further parts of the network. Additional demands for schools, shops etc should be manually entered afterwards.



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.

Johannesburg 10 - 18 Sept Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Johannesburg 17 - 21 Sept AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 17 - 25 Sept Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Water, Sewer & Stormwater Solly
Cape Town 17 - 25 Sept Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Water, Sewer & Stormwater Solly
Pretoria 19 Sept AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Nelspruit 19 - 21 Sept AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Western Cape 25 - 28 Sept AllyCAD In-House training for Department of Education Cameron
Cape Town 26 - 27 Sept Advanced Road training Solly


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


NetHASP License Manager Installation

How to install the NetHASP License Manager (LM) (only required for network dongles).
Read more..


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Customer Showcase


Sakkie van der Westerhuisen

BVI Consulting Engineers



A service history of more than twenty years and still going strong sums up civil engineer Sakkie van der Westerhuisen at BVI Consulting Engineers. His extensive knowledge of water infrastructure affairs developed at an early age while growing up on a farm. It was however at BVI Consulting Engineers where he could fully exercise this knowledge and provide communities like those of Tweespruit with water infrastructure solutions. Read more..

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

Civil Designer Support


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

Support & Development


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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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