Civil Designer - Civil Infrastructure Design

Bureau: Outsource
your deadlines..

Tech Tip: Technical
tips and hints..

Training: Enhance
your Design skills..

Product: Latest
Civil Designer news..

Support Centre:
086 0101 999

23 August 2007  

Product News 



The Turn module simulates the low speed turning manoeuvres of a range of vehicles from cars through to trailers and semi-trailers, as well as user-defined vehicles, along a specified tracking path. With Turn you can create track paths, customise and create

your own vehicle libraries, perform tracking functions as well as forward and reverse movements, and also create output graphs. In addition the program has a dynamic simulation which indicates the starting position and direction and then graphically indicates a series of way points. This function allows the vehicle to automatically move to the way points while conforming to its minimum steering angle.



A National Register 


A national register of consulting engineers is currently in the pipeline which, together with the Engineering Council of South Africa's registered professionals, will aid public sector bodies when selecting suitably qualified engineers. With the 2010 infrastructural boom and the current shortage of skilled engineers local authorities will find it increasingly difficult to access competent consulting and contracting engineering capacity. The register therefore serves as an aid when sourcing competent staff. Knowledge Base promotes engineering excellence and publicises awards like the SAACE Glenrand MIB and the SAICE annual awards. Further details on the new national register will be provided in subsequent Civil Designer Newsletters.



Bureau Outsourcing 


The Bureau department handles a number of outsourced infrastructural design tasks ranging from data capture and drafting through to GIS related assignments and is available to assist with additional projects.

Contact (021) 701-1850 or email the Bureau department for details.



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.

Durban 20 - 23 Aug AllyCAD training Cedric
Durban 20 - 24 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 20 - 28 Aug Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Durban 27 - 30 Aug Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cedric
Johannesburg 27 - 31 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 28 - 30 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Ixopo (KZN) 3 - 5 Sep Civil Designer training for Sisonke District Municipality Cedric
Pretoria 3 - 6 Sep Civil Designer training for the Department of Transport Cameron
East London 3 - 10 Sep Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Water, Sewer and Stormwater Solly
East London 11 - 12 Sep Advanced Road training Solly


    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 Quote


Ursula du Preez

Demeyer & Associates
Port Elizabeth



When working with designs of magnitude you need to keep sight of the bigger picture which makes working with Civil Designer so great. You have all your modules from Roads, Sewer and Water right through to AllyCAD integrated in a single interface. I have been using the program for two years and I couldn't see myself switching to anything else,"

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

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 10 (13/06/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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