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30 October 2008  

Features & Functionality 


Generating 3D Views

In Civil Designer's Survey and Terrain Module, the 3D Terrain View function allows you to generate and display a 3D view based on the line polygons in the terrain model. You can select to generate the view for only a base surface, or for a base and terrace surface. In either case the line polygons that define the surface are decomposed into triangles for the view. As each triangle is created it is filled with a colour determined by the slope of the triangle. If you have a bitmap attached to your project, overlaying the dtm, you can also drape it over the 3D view by selecting a texture under the material selection in the 3D View. Click here for more details on viewing a site in 3D.



Success at IMESA Conference



The 72nd Annual IMESA Conference and Exhibition took place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre Complex in Bloemfontein between the 29th and 31st October. The event was extremely successful and saw the greatest turnout ever with more than 800 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.



SA Academy of Engineering


The South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) has been established to support infrastructure and economic growth in South Africa. It is the only voluntary professional engineering advisory body representative of all disciplines in South Africa. The body networks with governments, universities, industry and academies of technological sciences around the world. As part of the organization's objectives, it has actively engaged in lobbying for government support when speeding up the process in getting the new SAAE Act in place. A call has also been extended to the wider business and engineering community to support the process. Click here for details.



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 upcoming visits and training activities. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your training or product needs. Please call us on (021) 701-1850.

Durban 3 - 7 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Sewer Cedric
Cape Town 10 - 13 Nov AllyCAD training Darren
Nelspruit 10 - 14 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Water Cedric
Port Elizabeth 10 - 14 Nov Civil Designer In-House training for SRK Consulting Andrew
Johannesburg 11 - 13 Nov AllyCAD training Cameron
United Kingdom 15 - 22 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Reece
Johannesburg 17 - 25 Nov Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road, Sewer, Stormwater and Water Cameron
Nelspruit 25 - 26 Nov Advanced Road training Cedric
East London 25 - 27 Nov AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Andrew


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip

  TURN module

Adding a Custom Vehicle

This Tech Tip explains how to add custom vehicles to any vehicle library in the Turn Module. Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Quote


Dion Oosthuizen

Sonnekus & Toerien,
East London


"With Civil Designer you can design your banks on top of survey data and then present the final image in a combined 3D view. You can then fly through, go back and progress up the ramp in different stages to get an accurate picture. Paving and graded entrances were a pleasure to design with Civil Designer, as designs were presentable to less technical people in a visually understandable manner."

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

Recently Emigrated?

    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 9 (24/10/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 15 (19/08/2008)

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