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15 May 2008  

WISA 2008 


WISA 2008

Knowledge Base will be supporting the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) Biennial Conference and looks forward to meeting clients at the event. Detailed information on Civil Designer's water module as an effective water infrastructure

design solution will be provided by our representatives at Stand 87. The Conference is themed "The Confluence of the Water Industry," and will take place from the 18th to 22nd May 2008 at the Sun City Hotel and Convention Centre. The exhibition showcases water infrastructure solutions applicable to municipal and consulting engineers nationally.



Technology Awards 



The annual merit award ceremony recently took place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Awards were issued to students who performed exceptional work in the 2007 academic year and who produced top-class Civil Engineering designs. The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, held their annual prize giving ceremony

on Wednesday 14 May 2008. In the picture is Ms Taryn Jones who received the shared award for Best Civil Designer Project. Congratulating her is Charles Scott, Knowledge Base National Sales Manager.



Features & Functionality 


SWMM, in Civil Designer's Storm module, provides an integrated environment for editing study area input data, running hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality simulations, and viewing the results in a variety of formats. SWMM contains a flexible set of hydraulic modeling capabilities used to route runoff and external inflows through the drainage system network of pipes, channels, storage/treatment units and diversion structures. The model also estimates the production of pollutant loads associated with this runoff. SWMM conceptualizes a drainage system as a series of water and material flows between several major environmental compartments including the atmosphere compartment, the land surface compartment, the groundwater compartment and the transport compartment.



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 19 - 22 May WISA conference in Sun City Charles, Kosta, Vincent
Johannesburg 19 - 23 May Civil Designer In-House training for SSI Cameron
Durban 26 - 30 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Charles
Johannesburg 3 - 5 June AllyCAD training Cameron
Durban 9 - 13 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Andrew
Bloemfontein 9 - 13 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Cameron
Johannesburg 9 - 13 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Charles
Birmingham, UK 13 - 21 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Reece
Cape Town 17 - 24 June Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Brett Pureveen
Nelspruit 23 - 26 June AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visit Charles
Johannesburg 23 June - 1 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Cape Town 25 - 26 June Advanced Road training Brett Pureveen



Outsourcing Centre 


Outsourcing Centre

Our civil engineering support team is on hand to assist with project deadlines. Project data can be presented in any software format required. Contact to qualify for special rates.

Outsourcing enquiries can also be made at the Knowledge Base stand at the upcoming WISA 2008 Conference. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your requirements.


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Generated Contours Enhancements


This Tech Tip explains the new enhancements made to the Generated Contours feature.
Read this Tech Tip..

Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Quote


Paolo Odorico
Hart Howerton, Italy

The Moroccan 'Plan Azur'


"The 3D view in Civil Designer helped us generate perspectives with land use overlays which allowed planners to understand complex topographic landforms in very little time, minimizing the time needed to physically validate planning products on field inspections."

Click here to view detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

Social Responsibility Initiative


The Scorpions

We at Knowledge Base believe in the future of South Africa and are convinced that future rests on a system of law and order, education


and healthcare. The Scorpions are the one organisation that has proved effective against organised crime with a success rate of 80%. As such we are passionate about supporting the fight against the decision to disband the Scorpions.

Hugh Glenister is taking the fight to the Constitutional Court on behalf of the people of South Africa on the 20th to 22nd May. He will be faced with monstrous legal costs in doing so, but he is determined to challenge government's decision and to make the government accountable to the voters.

We would like to encourage everyone to oppose the disbandment and to sign the petition. If you also wish to contribute to the legal costs please contact Hugh Glenister on 083 463 3339 or forward your contribution to the Trust Fund set up for this purpose at:

Account Name: Hamba Phambile Trust
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Rivonia 001-255
Account Number: 223-673-749

It is up to every citizen to stand up and be counted and to make South Africa a better place. Support this cause for yourself, your family and your children.

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

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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 5 (28/03/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 13 (18/02/2008)


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