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03 May 2007  

SAICE Annual Magazine Award


Knowledge Base is once again the winner of the SAICE magazine award, this time for 2006. The award is based on the amount of civil engineering journalism featuring project success stories in Civil Designer and AllyCAD. 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 developments across all regions. The award will be presented at the SAICE annual awards ceremony on Tuesday 2 October 2007 when the winning entries of engineering projects for the year 2006 will be featured.



Product News 



The Survey & Terrain module is the primary module used by Land Surveyors. It is a digital terrain modeling module that provides interactive earthworks design and calculations as well as complex survey calculations. The program allows electronic input of data and supports a variety of formats.

The module can convert distances, areas and volumes and has a Unit Conversion Dialog Box that allows the user to select the appropriate conversion. For example, it has predetermined conversion factors to convert Cape Feet or Cape Roods to the standard metre. It also allows for a user defined conversion factor and contains a number of transformations between different projection systems.

In the Survey & Terrain module there is general interoperability between the functions as imported survey measurements and coordinates can be recalled from the imported data as well as computed data.



Civil Designer Support Forum


The Civil Designer Support Forum allows you to post new topics, reply to topics, edit and delete posts, vote in polls, attach and download files.

Click here to register so that you can benefit from this service.

A new user from recently wrote: "It's the simple things like a quick reply and great service that get me very excited about and loyal to a product. Thanks again, and I hope to be able to contribute more to these forums in the future."



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.

East London 2 - 3 May Advanced Road training Solly
Maseru 7 - 10 May SSI In-House training Cedric
Durban 7 - 11 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits David
Johannesburg 7 - 11 May AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Port Elizabeth 7 - 11 May Civil Designer training Solly
Johannesburg 8 - 11 May AllyCAD training Cameron
Johannesburg 10 - 11 May Meeting with PD Naidoo & Associates Charles, Reece, Yolanda

    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Checking Link Cover

This Tech Tip explains how to check the minimum cover over the length of a link.
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Customer Quote


Meyer Cronje

BCP Engineers (Pty) Ltd


"The detailed reticulation layouts, longitudinal sections and schedules of quantities in Civil Designer have enabled us to cut down on design times dramatically. In fact I would guess we have saved at least 60% design time."

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

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 8 (26/04/2007)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 4 (05/12/2006)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Hasp Driver Update (13/02/2007)

Bureau Service


The Bureau assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.


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