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02 October 2008  

Features & Functionality 



Civil Designer allows the placement of all relevant files from a selected project into a zip file for backup or for transmission via email (or other transport medium). The data stored in the zip file are sufficient to recreate the project in its entirety, including data paths. Note that this function is only available when no project is currently open (to prevent problems with unsaved data).



IMESA Conference 2008



The 2008 IMESA Conference, themed 'Innovation, the Road to Service Excellence', will take place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre Complex in Bloemfontein from 29th to 31st October. This year's exhibition includes the biennial IMESA Project Excellence Awards for

outstanding infrastructure engineering projects. Knowledge Base will be exhibiting at this year's conference and look forward to meeting our Consulting Engineering clients, local government councilors and local engineering businesses involved in municipal engineering. Please visit us at stands F11 and F29 where we will showcase the latest developments in Civil Designer and also offer clients an opportunity to win various prizes. Visit stands F11 and F29 to find out more.



Outsourcing Centre 


Outsourcing Centre

Civil engineering support team on hand to assist with project deadlines. Project data will be presented in any software format required. Contact to qualify for special rates.



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, Eastern 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 6 - 9 Oct AllyCAD In-House training for Umhlatuze City Council Cedric
Johannesburg 6 - 9 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain and Road Cameron
Durban 6 - 10 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 6 - 10 Oct Civil Designer In-House training for Cacadu District Municipality Andrew
Johannesburg 10 - 14 Oct Civil Designer training: Sewer, Stormwater & Water Cameron
Durban 13 - 16 Oct AllyCAD training * Cedric
United Kingdom 18 - 25 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Bloemfontein 20 - 24 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Andrew
Nelspruit 20 - 24 Oct AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Cape Town 20 - 28 Oct Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater & Water Brett
East London 27 - 31 Oct Civil Designer In-House training for the Department of Road & Transport Andrew
Bloemfontein 28 - 31 Oct IMESA Conference Vincent, Charles, Yolanda, Reece
Cape Town 29 - 30 Oct Advanced Road training Brett

* Only 2 places still available


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip

  Pavement Designer

TRH4 Pavements

This Tech Tip explains how to use the built-in TRH4 pavements when creating a road template.

Read more..


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Customer Quote


Paolo Odorico

Hart Howerton,


The Moroccan 'Plan Azur'
"Civil Designer's powerful terrain module was used to process the DTM for the entire 620 hectare site as well as the additional 1000 hectares surrounding the site. The 3D view module helped us generate perspectives with land use overlays which allowed planners to understand a very complex topographic landform in very little time, minimizing the time needed to physically validate planning products on field inspections."

Click here to view 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

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    Knowledge Base would like to assist engineers who have recently emigrated.
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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 7 (18/08/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 14 (11/06/2008)

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