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26 June 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. 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.

Durban 7 - 11 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 14 - 21 July Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Gauteng 21 - 25 July AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Windhoek 21 - 26 July Civil Designer In-House training for WCE Cedric
Bloemfontein, Kimberley & Welkom 4 - 7 August 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



Water & Sewer Networks Course Winner 


Alex from PDNA

Congratulations to Alex Erens (B Eng) of PD Naidoo & Associates Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd who won the 8GB iPod Nano in the Civil Designer Water and Sewer Networks Competition. The competition was open to participants of the recent Pipe Networks and Hydraulic Analysis course hosted at the University of Stellenbosch.



Features & Functionality 


Manipulating Water Entities

Civil Designer's Water Module allows Water entities to be selected and manipulated as a group entity. Groups can be used for example to separate quantities relating to a bulk line and the number of villages included in the project. In this case the water entities would be divided into groups according to those belonging to the bulk infrastructure and each of the villages. In the Quantities dialog a summary for the selected group can be viewed.

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.


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Adding Pavement Profile to Cross Sections


This Tech Tip explains how to add the pavement profile to cross section drawings. Read more..

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Civil Designer Support


International Support Centre

South Africa: 086 0101 999
International: +27 21 7011850

Civil Designer Forum

Customer Showcase


Carlos dos Santos
BKS Engineers,
Cape Town


THE much talked about Hospital Bend upgrade design has finally been completed and is currently under construction. According to Chief Technician Carlos dos Santos from BKS (Pty) Ltd Engineering and Management, the approximately R200-million upgrade to the N2/Settlers Freeway will enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion at Hospital Bend. This multi-disciplinary project is described as one of BKS's flagship projects.. read more

Click here to view other detailed Customer Showcases from our clients.

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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