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22 November 2007  

Beta Testing Rewards 


The Civil Designer 6.5 Beta Testing phase has successfully concluded with clients competing in the testing process for the rewards incentive. Civil Designer Team Manager Dawid du Toit recently announced the winners as follows: Gideon Hahn from EFG Engineers, Durbanville won the 'Highway'

status for the most feedback submitted during this phase, followed by Paul du Toit from GOBA Sunninghill, Andrew van Gruting from Goba, Port Elizabeth and Willem de Vries from MPS Consulting Engineers, Bloemfontein who received 'Collector' Status.

In the picture from the left is National Sales Manager Reece Hanning with Gideon Hahn and Civil Designer Team Manager Dawid du Toit presenting the 4GB iPod Nano prize.



Celebrating the Milestone with Clients


2007 marks the 85th anniversary of one of our long standing clients, Jeffares & Green Group, first established in 1922 as "Mr JLS Jeffares Consulting Practice". The company's 85th anniversary was celebrated at various regions and provided a tribute to the achievements of pioneers

of engineering in Africa. This tribute was presented to guests in the form of a book entitled, Chronicles from the Bushveld. Knowledge Base would like to congratulate Jeffares & Green on reaching this milestone.

In the picture from left to right is Reece Hanning from Knowledge Base with CEO Chris Robinson, the Marketing Manager Charmagne Denny, and Director Gerry Poswell all from Jeffares and Green.



Product News 



The sewer network analysis and design module provides interactive drawing functionality for rapid model definition. The program handles calculations like inflows with attenuation and dynamic time simulation as well as flows, overflows, sizes, invert levels and slopes with ease.

You can also perform full erf connection drainage analysis using the minimum erf level. Other functions include user-defined culvert types and sizes and interactive horizontal and vertical alignment editing. In Sewer you can produce plans and long sections, check for crossing services and perform a clash analysis. The program also provides SABS1200 quantities including excavation, bedding and backfill volumes.



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.

Johannesburg 19 - 23 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 4 - 6 Dec Civil Designer Project training for Ekcon Cedric
Cape Town 4 - 7 Dec Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Sewer, Stormwater & Road Solly
Johannesburg 3 - 11 Dec Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Cape Town 10 - 13 Dec AllyCAD training for Breerivier Municipality in Ashton Solly


Durban 21 - 25 Jan Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Cedric
East London 22 - 31 Jan Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater, Water & Advanced Road Solly
Johannesburg 28 Jan - 5 Feb Civil Designer training: Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron


Please contact one of our Key Account Managers if you are interested in booking a User Group Session at your company. *This service is made available at no cost to you.


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Editing Strings

This Tech Tip explains the various editing options available for strings.
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Customer Quote


Du Bruyn Jonker

Kwezi V3 Consulting Engineers


"You can easily change the layout, or just drag your drawing across to another position on the site using the Survey & Terrain module. It's simple and once you have completed the design, you just merge your terrace with the underlying grounds profile to create a final site model."

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

Outsourcing Service


Bureau Outsourcing assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


For more information call (021) 701-1850 or email the details of your enquiry.

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.


Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 12 (09/11/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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