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21 August 2008  

Features & Functionality 



Point filtering enables you to be selective when applying point manipulation routines so that only the points which meet the filter criteria are changed. In Civil Designer 6.5 the filter dialog has been extended to incorporate filtering by height and by fence area. Height filtering allows, for example, the option of deleting all points with zero height. The position filtering function also lets you specify a predefined fenced area of points which are to be included in or excluded from the filtering. Click here to read more about Point Filtering.



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.

Bloemfontein 18 - 22 August Civil Designer In-House training for the Department of Agriculture Cedric
Botswana 18 - 22 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Cameron
East London 19 - 21 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Johannesburg/ Pretoria 25 - 29 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 26 - 28 August AllyCAD training Cameron
Cape Town 1 - 4 Sept AllyCAD training Darren
East London 1 - 5 Sept Civil Designer training Andrew



ECSA Aligns Foreign Qualifications



With an increase in the number of engineering practitioners from abroad seeking employment in South Africa and seeking registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the council is in the process of implementing a new assessment process, which will expedite the registration of

foreign engineering practitioners holding qualifications unknown to the council. As of 15 August, ECSA commenced an assessment of foreign practitioners' qualifications to determine the equivalent in South African terms. Foreign applicants now receive advice as to the category of registration that they should apply for. This saves time in the registration process and assists prospective employers to determine an applicant's level of competence.

ECSA has explained that this assessment process only applies where qualifications are not already covered under an international engineering accreditation category.



Maths & Science Outreach



SAICE has recently received an award from the Council for the Built Environment for the 2008 Award for Exemplary Youth and Skills Intervention and for Contribution to the Built Environment. SAICE's major

interventions are the SAICE International Bridge Building Competition and the SAICE Centenary Schools Water Competition, where learners have to design and construct a water distribution network system. This is one of only a few competitions where theory and practice in Science and Maths really come together. The finals of the SAICE-DFC Water 'Centenary Schools Water Competition' will be held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg on Friday, 5 September 2008. For more information, contact Marie Ashpole from SAICE on 011 805 5947 or email


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Exporting a Water Long Section to an ASCII File

How to export a Water long section to an ASCII (CSV) file.
Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Showcase


Jean-Paul van der Linde
UWP Consulting,


The allure of working on some of the biggest projects in South Africa keeps Jean-Paul van der Linde rooted at UWP Consulting. His extensive and much envied list of high profile projects includes the Seaton Delaval Equestrian estate offering expansive freehold plots of approximately 11,000m² each as well as the long awaited Woodmead development which is likely to be the largest middle income housing development of its kind... 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

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.

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 6 (10/06/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 14 (11/06/2008)

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