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18 September 2008  

Features & Functionality 



There are various ways to create a new sheet file in Civil Designer. The simplest method is to modify one of the sheet file templates that come with the program. New sheet files can also be created from scratch which involves loading or drawing a new sheet and setting the co-ordinates of the lines and text using the snap mode to jump to the various start and end points. Once the new sheet has been created, the same sheet can be used for any size drawing, Civil Designer will automatically scale the sheet to fit. Click here to read more about Creating Sheet Files.



SAFCEC / CESA Conference



The SAFCEC / CESA Conference will be held in Fancourt, George between 5 & 6 October 2008. The conference will be hosted by the President of SAFCEC, Glenville Cullum and

the President of CESA (formely SAACE), Felix Fuzile Fongoqa. There are also a series of prominent speakers that will be addressing topical issues at the conference, with various networking opportunities available to members.

As one of the sponsors of the infrastructure design software component of the CESA DVD series, Knowledge Base has agreed to extend relevant information on Civil Designer in conference packs so that delegates can be kept abreast of the latest software developments.



Outsourcing Centre 


Outsourcing Centre

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



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, Eastern 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.

United Kingdom 19 - 27 Sept AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Durban 29 - 30 Sept Sewer In-House training for Ethekwini Water Department Cedric
Polokwane 29 - 30 Sept Design Centre In-House training for Africon Engineering International Cameron
Durban 6 - 9 Oct AllyCAD In-House training for Umhlatuze City Council Cedric
Johannesburg 6 - 9 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cameron
Durban 6 - 10 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 6 - 10 Oct Civil Designer In-House training for Cacadu District Municipality Andrew
Johannesburg 10 - 14 Oct Civil Designer training: Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Durban 13 - 16 Oct AllyCAD training Cedric


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Interpolating additional points on a cross section layer

This Tech Tip explains how to interpolate additional point(s) on a cross section layer.
Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Showcase


Gareth Schroeter

Ron Beard Associates,
East London


A Quest for Learning
Gareth Schroeter of Ron Beard Associates took an unusual path into civil engineering. He began at the company as a trainee draughtsman without any formal qualification and progressed to learn the trade by means of on-the-job training. Today, five years after entering the firm, Gareth is involved in high level civil engineering designs under the mentorship of MD Ron Beard and has also enrolled to complete his National Diploma. Read more..

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

'Lease to Own' Option


You can now own Civil Designer via a 'Lease to Own' payment option over a 12, 24 or 36 month plan. This option is available to South African clients only and is linked to the prime lending rate. If you would like to request a current 'Lease to Own' price list please email with your contact details.

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

Civil Designer Forum

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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 7 (18/08/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 14 (11/06/2008)

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