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Infrastructure Design

Feature Video - Road Components

Road templates can be extensively customised using Components. Components gives you the flexibility to create and apply a typical cross section template and then add additional or remove existing components from individual cross sections using the Cross Section Editor or the Edge Control spreadsheet. The video below shows how simple it is to add a sidewalk and 'v' drain components on both sides of a road template using the Components functionality.

Contact us to request more details about the capabilities of the software or to organise a User Group session at your offices where you can ask questions relating to your project challenges.

BIM Workflow Integration

Building information modeling (BIM) based project implementations allow diverse teams of engineers to exchange information and therefore to collaborate effectively.

BIM processes are software agnostic and BIM compliance depends on the interoperability of the software used throughout the project workflow.

CIVIL DESIGNER allows you to export your design to intelligent IFC data formats for BIM workflow integration.

Export via IFC format

A terrain model (here showing road and sewer pipe services) can be exported to IFC format from CIVIL DESIGNER.

Revit IFC model

This Revit screenshot shows the terrain model with road and sewer pipe services as exported from CIVIL DESIGNER.

Henk van der Watt, Principal Civil Technologist at NWE Consulting, uses the CIVIL DESIGNER suite of software design modules for all their large scale infrastructure design projects. He explains that "the model is the project reference of the future. Workflow efficiency depends on design integrity so that accurate information can be extracted from the design model rather than from separate quantity and management documents".

CIVIL DESIGNER not only allows you to export your design to intelligent IFC data formats for BIM workflow integration but is also fully compatible with a range of industry standards including DWG, DXF, DGN and LandXML formats. The means to draw upon libraries of local industry standards also allows the designer to take advantage of other niche tools and new technologies.


Make sure you are using the latest version of CIVIL DESIGER so that you have access to the latest features and functionality, in addition to our support and upgrade value added services.

Contact us if you would like a quotation to bring your software license and support subscription up to date.

We look forward to sharing more news, information and software tips with you in our next monthly newsletter. For any feedback, enquiries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Client Testimonial
"CIVIL DESIGNER is very powerful compared to other packages I know. Thank you." Alvaro Lopes, Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Angola)

Expat Consulting Engineers
Do you know anyone who has taken, or who will be taking an infrastructure design position overseas in the near future?

We are currently in the process of introducing CIVIL DESIGNER to new markets and we would like to assist our loyal clients by enabling them to use their preferred software internationally.

Do let us know if this applies.

Latest Updates
- Build 5 (2017/02/01)

- Driver Update (2015/10)

Tech Tip
Google Earth Snap Shot Warning

Google Earth Snap Shot Warning

This tech tip explains a warning message that you may encounter. The warning is associated with changes to the Google Earth programming interface. View the tech tip here.

2017 Training
CEPM "The feature rich and intuitive functionality puts CIVIL DESIGNER ahead of other software packages in our opinion. The training we completed last month has already paid dividends and has helped us make rapid progress with our current township development projects."

Bruno Tayo, Civil Engineer, CEPM Consulting Engineers

We frequently receive very positive feedback regarding CIVIL DESIGNER training such as the above.

Make sure to book your 2017 training dates as soon as you can. Please click through to our training schedules or contact us for more details.

Grant for BEE companies
The Department of Small Business Development offers up to 80% off the cost of your software. This is offered to all enterprises that are majority black South African owned. The maximum grant amount you can qualify for is R212 500 towards the procurement of CIVIL DESIGNER.

Additionally a grant for training on the software for up to R37 500 ex VAT per company is available. While the process can take several months, we are able to lease the software out to you in that period so you can get immediate access at little cost. To qualify for this opportunity your company will need to meet various requirements.

Please contact me about the grant.

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