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CIVIL DESIGNER 8.1 Launch CIVIL DESIGNER launch CIVIL DESIGNER 8.1 saw a successful launch in Cape Town (at the Crystal Towers Hotel), in Durban (at the Gateway Hotel) and in Gauteng (at the Gallagher Convention Centre) with nearly 300 key clients attending the combined events. The occasion was not only significant in presenting some of the ground breaking features in our latest 8.1 release of CIVIL DESIGNER, but also in introducing our new international partner, ALLPLAN.

Introducing ALLPLAN BIM solutions

ALLPLAN ALLPLAN is Europe's premier supplier of BIM solutions for the AEC market and provides a fully collaborative digital experience for an efficient workflow. CIVIL DESIGNER South Africa is partnering with ALLPLAN in order to provide you with a complete solution from initial survey, through design and production drawings into your management workflow. The partnership will strengthen CIVIL DESIGNER's position as an industry leader of digital collaboration processes for infrastructure design.

Feature Video - Water Film Thickness

The Sheetflow or Water Film Thickness analysis feature generates a colour gradient indicating calculated water depth at each point on the road surface for a given rainfall intensity.

Feature Video - Crowned dual carriageway

Crowned dual carriageway design in CIVIL DESIGNER 8.1

8.1 Feature Focus - PRP Hydraulic Analysis

A first for fluid handling network analysis software, CIVIL DESIGNER's WATER module is now to include PRP (Poisson Rectangular Pulse) Analysis. PRP is an advanced hydraulic modelling method that provides realistic patterns of water consumption by simulating draw-off as a series of pulses. Each pulse represents the opening of one water appliance, with a random intensity and duration. The sum of the pulses represents the total required demand within a selected demand pattern.

Here the flow through a pipe supplying 271 connections is represented using PRP analysis.

PRP Hydraulic Analysis

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Build 2 of the latest 8.1 version is now available. If your support subscription is up to date you can go ahead and install the new version:


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Client Testimonial
V3 Consulting Engineers "I can't tell you how much I appreciate returning to CIVIL DESIGNER. In comparison with the other software I have used, CIVIL DESIGNER is not only more efficient, but also much easier to operate and with an output that I can understand!"

Thanks to your excellent support services I am confident that I will be an expert in no time. Believe me, you don't appreciate support until you struggle to get any. I am really looking forward to working with you again. Jolanda Coetzee, Technologist Transport, V3 Consulting Engineers

Tech Tip - LIDAR Thinning
LIDAR Thinning

We provide LIDAR Thinner functionality to process LAS, LAZ or XYZ in order to generate a reduced density grid file that can be imported and worked with far more easily than the original data, while retaining as much of the original data integrity as possible. Read more.

Cost Comparison
Cost Comparison

Following a recent campaign to find out why CIVIL DESIGNER is preferred and why designers who have tried other software soon return to us, we have been able to summarise our findings.

Click through to see the list of reasons and a cost comparison chart.

Optimise Your Design Skills
MICT SETA Improve your design skills and optimise your productivity by taking advantage of our learner focussed SETA accredited CIVIL DESIGNER training courses. Click through to our training schedules or contact us for more details.

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