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06 March 2008  

Africa Roads 2008 


AfricaRoads 2008

The Africa Roads 2008 conference will take place 12 - 15 May 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

The event brings key road operators, financiers and suppliers together to openly debate the burning issues facing African roads. From infrastructure development, tolling and concessioning to funding and finance, the conference seeks to present holistic approaches to innovation, reform and development in Africa's road sector. Knowledge Base will be supporting this years conference and will be providing demonstrations on Civil Designer's Roads design module. Click here for more 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.



Product News 



The areas along a road alignment where a driver cannot see a specified object over a specified minimum sight distance can be calculated in Civil Designer's Roads Module . These areas will be marked in the specified pen colour on either the Vertical, or Horizontal alignment.

Civil Designer uses a complex 3D iteration taking the horizontal and vertical alignments as well as the road profile into account. If the offset of the toe points is less than the specified road reserve, then the program will include ground points beyond the toe point and up to the road reserve width.

Vertical sight failure will occur if a driver is unable to see the object over the minimum sight distance because of a vertical curve, or when cut banks or other road profile features restrict his vision.

The 'no sight' envelopes will be drawn in either the Design Centre window, or the Vertical Alignment window in the selected pen colour. Horizontal failure will be indicated by a dotted line and Vertical failure will be indicated by a solid line. The envelopes will be printed in the output window and the results of sight distance checking can also be transfered to a CAD layer.



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 10 - 14 March Civil Designer training: Design Centre, Survey, Terrain, Road & Water Cedric
Bloemfontein, Kimberly, Welkom 17 - 20 March AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles
Bloemfontein 26 & 27 March Advanced Road training Solly
Plettenburg Bay, George, Mossel Bay 25 - 27 March AllyCAD & Civil Designer client visits Charles


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Adding Auxiliary Lanes (version 6.5)

How to use the Add Auxiliary Lane function.
Read this Tech Tip ..


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Customer Showcase


Jacqui Tjijendeke-Mukuka

Roads Authority of Namibia


Jacqui Tjijendeke-Mukuka initially decided to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Namibia. This only lasted a year as the qualification was too broad and according to Jacqui not specialised enough. When the opportunity arose in 2002 to study Civil Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand, she grabbed it with both hands and hasn't looked back since. Read more..

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Here are the latest downloads available on the updates page:

  • Civil Designer v6.5
    Build 4 (18/02/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 13 (18/02/2008)


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