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26 October 2007  

IMESA Conference 2007 


The 71st Annual IMESA Conference and Exhibition took place at the ICC in Durban between the 23rd and 26th October. The event was extremely successful and saw the greatest turnout ever with more than 700 municipal engineers, technicians, technologists and conference exhibitors attending each day.

Knowledge Base exhibited their Civil Designer and AllyCAD infrastructure design software and was pleased to receive overwhelming interest from new and existing clients.

With the theme 'Sustainable Municipal Engineering: 2010 and Beyond' many of the practical and technical presentations addressed the progress and challenges facing all those involved with municipal engineering as they look beyond the 2010 milestone, which is less than three years away.



Product News 



The Survey & Terrain Module of Civil Designer incorporates bulk earthworks, complex survey calculations and control surveys handling the whole process from initial field work through design and working drawings to the final construction control.

The module features interactive and dynamic strings based earthworks design and multiple terrace design with SABS1200 volume and cut and fill optimisation. It includes arched dam design and full supply volumes with one click, powerful survey reduction routines and drainage path analysis. In addition pipe and service database displays are included on the plan layouts, there are rendered 3D views with colours, textures and contours and the module supports 3 projections with 187 Datums from around the world.



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 22 - 26 Oct IMESA Conference Vincent, Yolanda, Reece, Charles
Durban 22 - 26 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Cedric
Cape Town 29 Oct - 1 Nov AllyCAD training * Solly
Johannesburg 30 Oct - 1 Nov AllyCAD training Cameron
Nelspruit 6 - 9 Nov AllyCAD training Cedric
Cape Town 6 - 13 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Solly
Johannesburg 12 - 20 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron

* 2 Places left


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


Creating a Terrace using Strings

How to create a terrace from a CAD drawing using strings. Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Quote


Dirk Potgieter

MVD Consulting Engineers


"Civil Designer is an excellent design programme, and the training is really good. We recently benefited from the training on an 8km road project in Kuruman. We dug a series of test holes and divided the road up into sections and worked out separate layer-works for each chainage. Civil Designer really helped us with that and saved us a lot of time."

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 11 (19/09/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

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