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27 September 2007  

SAICE 2007 Awards 


Knowledge Base is a recipient at this year's annual South African Institution of Civil Engineering Awards. As a primary contributor to the SAICE magazine we have provided up to date news on engineering achievements

in civil infrastructure design. Our support of the magazine in the last few years has secured us the "Most Supportive Award" for two consecutive years. The award will be presented at a gala event on 2 October at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for making the ReKnown articles possible and for allowing us to keep the broader civil engineering community informed on infrastructural design projects with Civil Designer.



Civil Designer 6.5 at IMESA 2007 


The pre-release of Civil Designer 6.5 will be made available at this year's IMESA conference. Clients visiting the ICC Durban conference between 23rd and 26th October will be able to secure their pack in advance.

The first 10 customers to collect their pack will also receive a 1Gig flash stick compliments of Knowledge Base. The remaining 10 flash sticks will be distributed as prizes during the conference. Click here to book your pack.



Civil Designer User Group Sessions 


The next two user group sessions will be held in East London on 2 October and Port Elizabeth on 3 October. The latest functionality in Civil Designer 6.5 will be featured during these sessions. For more information, Click here.



Product News 



Information about pipe services is contained in multiple databases which can be accessed from the Roads module Pipe menu. You can add a database, remove a database from a list and

also edit the database settings such as the database name and file path using the 'Edit Database' name dialog. You can also import ASCII data and drawing entities into the Pipe Database spreadsheet. Information in these databases is used to indicate crossing positions of the pipes/cables on the Road, Sewer, Storm and Water Long Sections as well as the Road Vertical Alignment view. The databases can also be used when running the Pipe Clashes routine.



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.

Nelspruit 1 - 5 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Sewer & Water Cedric
Johannesburg 1 - 9 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
East London 2 Oct Civil Designer User Group Reece, Brett P, Yolanda
Port Elizabeth 3 Oct Civil Designer User Group Reece, Brett P, Yolanda
Durban 8 - 11 Oct AllyCAD training Cedric
Johannesburg 8 - 12 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 15 - 19 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Stormwater Cedric
Port Elizabeth 15 - 22 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Solly


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Making Calculations

How to use Civil Designer's built in calculation facility.
Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Quote


Dion Oosthuizen

Sonnekus & Toerien
East London


Paving and graded entrances were an absolute pleasure to design with Civil Designer, as end products were presentable to less technical people in a visually understandable manner." Read more..

Click here to view other 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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