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22 February 2007  

Industry - International


Engineers from the UK based Mott MacDonald, the second largest consultancy in the world, recently attended a Civil Designer training workshop with the aim of using the program's Design Centre, Survey & Terrain and Roads modules in their engineering departments. The software will be used in various

projects across Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Subcontinent, Australasia, Central & South America, Europe, the Middle East and North America. National Training Manager Cedric McKenzie conducted the training course in Cambridge from 12 to 16 February and reports that the training was positively received by all.

Attendees on the course worked on an existing project called the Wing Project, a 40 kilometer pipeline works, and produced the Longitudinal Sections of the first and second sections. Seen in the picture are Mott MacDonald engineers Andrew Jordaan and Darren Murphy.



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Product News 



Civil Designer's Water module allows the manipulation of water entities according to groups. Groups are essentially permanent selection sets and can be thought of in the same way as layers in a drawing.

Groups can be created by moving selected entities into a new group. An example of using groups would be in separating quantities relating to a bulk line and the number of villages included in the project. The procedure would be as follows:

Divide the water entities into groups according to those belonging to the bulk infrastructure and each of the villages;

In the Settings | Selection Filters option, select a group for which you want to calculate Quantities;

Open the Quantities dialog and select the option 'Selected Only' to view only a summary for that group;

Another example would be to divide water entities according to a phased development. In this case, in addition to separating quantities, the system could also be hydraulically analysed for each phase separately. Groups in the Water Module provides a highly effective tool for organising your data.



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.

Pretoria 19- 23 Feb Civil Designer training for Africon Pretoria Solly
Johannesburg 20- 22 Feb AllyCAD training for Ekurhuleni Municipality Cameron
Nelspruit 26- 28 Feb AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Kokstad 26 Feb- 2 Mar Civil Designer training for the Department of Agriculture Cedric
East London 6- 13 Mar Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey & Terrain Solly
Durban 6- 13 Mar Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Stormwater, Sewer and Water Cedric
Johannesburg 5- 12 Mar Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Stormwater, Sewer and Water Cameron


Civil Designer Support & Development



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. Support agreements therefore give you more choice and best of all, you will have immediate access to our upcoming versions with the latest functionality.



Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 6 (13/02/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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    The Knowledge Base Team


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