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24 July 2008  

2008 Project Excellence Awards



The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) and the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) have extended an invitation to local, provincial and government/semi-government authorities and their engineering consultants to submit entries for the 2008 Biennial Project Excellence Awards Competition by 31 July 2008. The awards will be presented on Thursday 30 October 2008 at the 72nd IMESA Conference in Bloemfontein. Knowledge Base will also be exhibiting at this year's IMESA conference.



Flood Hydrology Course



The Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch will be hosting a 3 day short course in Flood Hydrology on the 11-13 August 2008. Topics include Deterministic, Empirical, and Statistical approaches to Hydrograph

analysis and the impact of Climate Change on flood calculations. Click here for more information.



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.

Pretoria 28 - 31 July AllyCAD In-House training for VIP Consulting Engineers Cameron
Gauteng 28 July - 1 Aug AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Durban 4 - 8 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road and Water Cedric
Johannesburg 4 - 8 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, & Sewer Cameron
Cape Town 4 - 12 August Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Darren
East London 5 - 7 August Water In-House training for Buffalo City Municipality and UWP Andrew
Durban 11 - 12 August Design Centre In-House training for Ethekwini Municipality Cedric
Bloemfontein, Kimberley & Welkom 11 - 14 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles



Features & Functionality 


Converting multiple CAD polylines to DTM

Civil Designer allows you to convert 2D CAD polylines to DTM points on a multiple polyline basis where the elevation of each successive polyline is at a given interval from the previous one. This requires only the selection of two points, a starting elevation and the chosen interval. All polylines are then found and the translation to DTM points will work in sequence through all the polylines between the selected points. In this way a complex 2D contour drawing can be converted into a DTM. The specification of the spacing between DTM points along each polyline prevents a mass of unnecessary DTM points being generated.


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Converting Drawing Entities

How to convert a CAD drawing into a sewer / stormwater network. Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Showcase


Dheven Pillay,
Makhaotse, Narasimulu & Associates, Pietermaritzberg


Dheven Pillay is a 'hands-on' civil engineer who spends a large amount of his time project managing and designing roads and stormwater projects. In fact, you will rarely find Dheven in the office as he busies himself with site supervision and the mentoring initiatives that support emerging contractors.. 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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