Infrastructure Design
The only truly integrated infrastructure design solution

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While our software and training prices increase annually, you can rest assured that we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of forex rates and our pricing is geared towards assisting you to update what you need as and when you need it.

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Fire Flow analysis

The video below outlines how you can allocate fire risk categories, display the effective hydrant zones and graphically add fire hydrants. Results of the fire flow analysis show flow and residual head at each hydrant.

"Civil Designer is the one of the few commercial packages that can handle water network design that includes fire hydrants and save time designing the water network." Henk van der Watt (Pr Tech Eng), NWE Consulting.

Feature Focus - Cleansing Velocity Visualisation

Severe and ongoing drought has officially reached disaster status in at least three South African provinces. Reduced consumption results in reduced foul water volumes and where effective cleansing velocities no longer occur, sewerage cannot be effectively transported from houses and commercial buildings to treatment facilities.

CIVIL DESIGNER's Sewer module allows the engineer to reduce simulated in-flow volumes in a given network and then re-analyse the model to pin-point potential blockage locations. Pre-defined colour gradients can be used to flag links that fall below a specified minimum mean velocity. A failing link, with a velocity of less than 0.7m/s, is shown in red in the screenshot below.

Draft Expert

Feature Focus - The Draft Expert

The Survey & Terrain module now has a specialized Draft Expert tool that eliminates a significant amount of time consuming work associated with drawing topographical plans. The Draft Expert can quickly convert coordinate files and total station observations into basic drawings, automatically adding CAD line work and annotations in accordance with your point naming convention. Point to point linkage can also be automated and is made faster and easier.

Read more in this article as recently published in Position IT.

Draft Expert

Cost Advantage

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.

Contact us to request more details about the capabilities of the software or to organise a user group workshop at your offices where you can ask questions relating to your specific project challenges.

For any other feedback, enquiries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Latest Software Update
Release 4 (2018/01/26) is available. If you are using CIVIL DESIGNER 8.1 you can install the latest update: CIVIL DESIGNER Updates

Contact us if you would like a quotation in order to bring your subscription up to date.

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Automated Junctions

New Student Version
CIVIL DESIGNER 8.1 Student Edition includes all the functionality of the commercial version apart from restrictions on the export capabilities and is made available for educational purposes only.

How do I get the student edition?

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Note for educators: Educators should complete a training course with us. Knowledge Base has training centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Please email to request the latest training schedules.

International Expansion
Following our software demonstrations at the Digital Construction Week in the UK last year and following the establishment of our first offices for Civil Designer International in London, we continue to be excited by the enquiries we are receiving.

Civil Designer International is also continuing to build the existing partnership with ALLPLAN, Europe's premier supplier of BIM solutions for the AEC market.

Optimise Your Design Skills
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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