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19 April 2007  

Product News 



The sewer and stormwater networks are designed according to the minimum cover specifications on the nodes. It is however important to ensure that the full length of the pipelines have sufficient cover. This task was previously performed manually by checking all the long sections and measuring the cover on the pipeline according to the ground level.

With the 'Check Link Cover' function in Civil Designer 6.4 you can now automatically check the minimum cover over the length of the link. This function allows the designer to test the length of all the links for minimum cover and views problem areas in plan or on a longitudinal section.



Civil Designer Support Forum Turns One


The Civil Designer Support Forum recently turned one year old and has brought many users in direct contact with our software developers. The Support Forum was created to provide a platform where users can discuss various topics regarding Civil Designer with the rest of the civil engineering community.

Forum members are allowed the unique opportunity of conversing with other like-minded users as well as various Knowledge Base Software Experts. In addition, the service is user-friendly and comments are viewed immediately so you can be assured of a speedy response. Click here to register now.



Civil Designer Training


Civil Designer courses are NQF aligned and accredited through the Sector Education and Training Authority, ISETT SETA. This means that companies will be able to claim back the money spent on training courses when they submit their Skills Development Plan to their respective SETA's.

Training courses also allow you to accumulate CPD points with each course attended and passed. Continual Professional Development (CPD) points became compulsory for all categories of registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa.



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 over the next couple of weeks. 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 19 -20 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Port Elizabeth 24 - 26 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Johannesburg 23 - 26 Apr AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Durban 24 - 25 Apr Advanced Road training Cedric
East London 2 - 3 May Advanced Road training Solly

    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Merging DTM Surfaces

How to use Civil Designer's powerful 'Merge DTM Surfaces' function. Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Showcase


Martiens Victor
Saldanha Bay Municipality

Developments in Saldanha Bay


AFTER a sixteen year track record in the field of Municipal Engineering, Martiens Victor is still going stronger than ever... read more

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

Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

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

Civil Designer Support Forum

Support & Development


Annual Upgrade and Support Agreements

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.

Latest Updates from the Development Team


Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 7 (09/03/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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