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07 August 2008  

Features & Functionality 



The Water Module allows you to establish the lowest total cost of water delivery in relation to a water utility. The program's intuitive application can establish water demands accurately and efficiently. In residential areas, demands can be calculated according to stand areas, while reticulation pipelines are fairly evenly distributed along the area. Other features include the importing of pipes from multiple CAD layers. For each layer it is possible to specify the pipe material, class, nominal and internal diameter. The program also includes fully editable pipe and pump catalogues and supports up to eight pumps in each pump station. Click here to read more about Civil Designer's Water Module.



Flood Hydrology Course



The Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch will be hosting a 3 day short course in Flood Hydrology on the 11-13 August 2008. Topics include Deterministic, Empirical, and Statistical approaches to Hydrograph

analysis and the impact of Climate Change on flood calculations. Courses are supported by Knowledge Base in an attempt to ensure that the latest techniques and approaches are adopted in the Civil Designer suite of modules. Click here for more information.



PDNA in Top 500 Listing



PD Naidoo & Associates, one of the largest historically disadvantaged engineering practices in South Africa, has been named as a highly commended company within the Top 500 South Africa's Best Companies' Consulting Engineers:

Mining and Infrastructure Sector. Companies are reviewed against a 13-point set of criteria such as the percentage of female and black employees, the percentage of black and female directors, company policies and company accreditations. Knowledge Base would like to congratulate PD Naidoo & Associates as a valued client on this significant achievement.



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.

Johannesburg 11 - 12 August Civil Designer training: Stormwater & Water Cameron
Durban 11 - 12 August Design Centre In-House training for Ethekwini Municipality Cedric
Bloemfontein, Kimberley & Welkom 11 - 15 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Polokwane 12 - 15 August Civil Designer training for Arcus Gibb Andrew
Bloemfontein 18 - 22 August Civil Designer In-House training for the Department of Agriculture Cedric
Botswana 18 - 22 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Cameron
Johannesburg/ Pretoria 25 - 29 August AllyCAD and Civil Designer client visits Charles
Johannesburg 26 - 28 August AllyCAD training Cameron


    Best Regards,
    The Knowledge Base Team


Tech Tip


Speed Profiling

How to generate a speed profile for a specific road and position climbing lanes if required.
Read more..


Click here to view other detailed Tech Tips.

Customer Quote


Naas van Zyl
Izizwe Consulting Engineers,
Port Elizabeth


"Civil Designer works like a charm. In the Coega Zone 1 project there was a lot of cut and fill required for the bulk earthworks and the software handled these calculations effortlessly. I was also able to detect any pipe clashes during the design phase and this in itself saved so much time.."

Click here to view other 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

Outsourcing Service

    The Bureau Division assists companies to complete specialised projects on time.

Outsourced projects are handled by our dedicated civil engineering support team who ensure you meet your project deadlines. Project data can be presented in any software format required. Contact for further details.

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 6 (10/06/2008)
  • Civil Designer v6.4
    Build 14 (11/06/2008)

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