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14 June 2007  

Civil Designer Training


Clients may like to know that the deadline to submit their SETA Skills Development Training Report is due at the end of June 2007. The submission may be used to claim back on Civil Designer training costs during the last financial year.

You can also present a schedule of future courses planned in the next financial year. With the release of the new BEE Codes, companies will be able to increase their training spend for the current year with particular reference to previously disadvantaged employees as it will assist with a favourable score card.



Civil Designer User Group Workshops


User Group

The next batch of user group sessions was scheduled in the Cape Town and Johannesburg regions. The Johannesburg presentation at Africon Pretoria was represented by Support Manager Brett Pureveen, Regional Training and Support Manager Cameron Boyle and Regional Key Accounts Manager Charles Scott.

Topics covered included sewer house connections, how to define stormwater sub-catchments graphically, the optimisation of the Sheet File editor as well as the Strings functionality in the Survey & Terrain module.

Cape Town presentations were equally successful and were represented by Stormwater Developer Johan Swart, Survey & Terrain Developer Alasdair Craig and National Key Accounts Manager Reece Hanning. During presentations the Sewer House Connection functionality in the Sewer module as well as the latest SWMM methodology in the Stormwater module was covered. The ever popular Strings methodology was also revisited and discussed at length. (In the picture: Attendees from Arcus Gibb, Cape Town)

Please contact one of our Key Account Managers if you are interested in booking a User Group Session at your company.



Product News 



The Dam Volumes function in Survey & Terrain now has a reservoir output option allowing the export of dam volumes into the Stormwater Module. This option, available in the upcoming 6.5 version, will create a reservoir file which can be used directly in the reservoir routine in

the Stormwater Module. The data can then be used to calculate the depth and storage arrays for detention pond storage volumes.



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 11 - 15 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 18 - 22 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 18 - 26 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain , Road , Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Estcourt, Newcastle, Harrismith, Vryheid 19 - 22 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Richards Bay 25 - 29 June Civil Designer training for Uthungulu District Municipality Cedric
Johannesburg 2 - 6 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


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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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