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17 April 2008  

Institute Sponsorship 



Knowledge Base will be sponsoring the annual general meeting of the Western Cape Branch of the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI). This will be held at the Granger Bay Hotel School in Cape Town on Friday 18 April. Key note speakers include the Surveyor General, the Director of Mapping and various

representatives from the University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Knowledge Base will be conducting a presentation on Civil Designer's Survey and Terrain module and we look forward to meeting our surveying clients at the event.



Features & Functionality 



Surveyors will find extensive functionality in the Design Centre and Survey & Terrain Modules. The Design Centre module has an unlimited DTM size and handles millions of points effortlessly. In addition, the program supports the transform mercator and UTM mapping projections with over 180 possible datums. It also provides intelligent break-line generation and triangulation and has 128 user defined model surfaces.

The Survey & Terrain module allows survey calculations, fieldbook reductions, error figures and control network adjustments. Other handy features include powerful survey reduction routines and rendered 3D views as well as extensive mapping functionality and multi-line dimensions.



Civil Designer Support Services 


Civil Designer Support

The Civil Designer Support Centre provides a comprehensive support service for our clients and has recently been expanded to include an additional consultant. The Centre is staffed by professionals who have extensive knowledge of the software and who work alongside the software developers to ensure that your requests are given priority.

The support team also monitor the Civil Designer Support Forum. Forum members are allowed the unique opportunity of conversing with other like-minded users as well as various Knowledge Base Software Experts. The service is user-friendly and comments are viewed immediately so you can be assured of a speedy response. Click here to post your comments.



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.

East London 21 - 23 Apr In-House Civil Designer training for UWP and Buffalo City Municipality Solly
Durban 21 - 24 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 22 - 25 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer In-House training for Department of Agriculture Cameron
United Kingdom 25 Apr - 3 May AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Reece
Durban 5 - 9 May AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 5 - 13 May Civil Designer: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Stormwater, Sewer and Water training Cameron
Johannesburg 12 - 15 May Africa Roads Conference in Sandton Reece, Charles
Johannesburg 19 - 22 May WISA conference in Sun City Charles, Kosta, Vincent


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Duplicating a DTM Surface in the Survey and Terrain Module


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.

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.

Outsourcing enquiries can also be made at the Knowledge Base stand at the upcoming WISA and Africa Roads Conferences. We look forward to meeting you to discuss your requirements.

Customer Quote


Peter Whitwam

City of Cape Town


"The huge benefit of Civil Designer is the seamless integration of the CAD, survey and design software into one platform. "

Click here to view detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

Civil Designer Forum

Free User Group Sessions


Are you interested in booking a product demonstration or interactive Q&A session at your company? Call (021) 701-1850 or email details of the Civil Designer features to be explored.

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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