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Technical Webinar Series

Last week saw the successful launch of what is to be a series of technical webinars providing an overview of the new functionality available in the latest version of Civil Designer.

Webinar in Progress

The first webinar provided an introduction to Roads features including Water Film Thickness, Automatic Junctions, Road Strings Modelling and Road Rehabilitation. If you missed it, you can still view it here:

Date: 29th June 2018
Time: 14:00

This presentation will include:

  • Crowned dual carriageways
  • Improved Road Strings Modelling

  • Borehole Hydraulic Modelling
  • Fire Hydrants (town and individual flows, pressures and duration)
  • Erf connections (single and double erf connection and flowrates)
  • Public Stand Pipes (pressure and flowrates)
  • Bulk water lines with reservoirs

  • If you've not already registered for the series, register here and we will keep you informed.

    Add the IFC Export Module to your Civil Designer license

    Civil Designer's Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file export functionality allows you to export all the geometric data in a project as one or more IFC files to be used as part of any BIM workflow process.

    BIM Viewer

    Our IFC files contain 3D watertight 'solid' model geometry representations of the project's objects with various IFC properties and quantities attached to the 3D objects. These IFC export files can be written from any or all of Civil Designer's design and analysis modules, as one or as separate files. The functionality has been developed in collaboration with one of the foremost BIM proponents in Europe, Kier Construction (Infrastructure), UK.

    The screenshot above shows a road design, as exported from Civil Designer, in the Solibri BIM Model Viewer. Request the IFC export module or read more about BIM workflow integration here.

    Online Training Now Available

    We are pleased to provide online training for those who are unable to travel to one of our training centres.

    Civil Designer Online Training

    An invitation link sent to you via email allows you to participate in the event. The training link launches a screen sharing app in your browser allowing you to interact with the presenter and see his screen. You can follow the course using your installation of Civil Designer. We recommend that you have two screens for this purpose. If you wish to familiarise yourself with the training interface in advance you can visit

    In order to follow the presenter's instructions it is advisable to run the same version (8.1). Please contact us in advance to update your license if required. It is also possible to follow the training in the student version of the software.

    To book, or for further questions contact us.

    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.

    The Knowledge Base Team

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    Latest Software Update
    Latest build: Release 5 (2018/04/17).

    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.

    Latest LinkedIn Updates
    RHDHV on Linkedin

    Congratulations to Royal HaskoningDHV for the Sonskyn Vallei Housing Phase 2, Mosselbay, South Africa, which was nominated for the SAICE Southern Cape Regional Engineering Excellence Awards.

    "It makes the technical design process easier by visually presenting tie-ins to roads, earthworks and services while keeping your calculations, specifications and analysis results at hand. I can look for visual cues such as retaining walls that are too high for the site conditions at the same time as ensuring the correct grades and municipal guidelines are maintained." Sunelle Doll, Civil Technician, Royal HaskoningDHV.

    Proper Consulting on Linkedin

    Congratulations to Proper Consulting Engineers for the installation of water and sewer networks for 1424 households in Thandanani, Welkom, South Africa. "We appreciate Civil Designer's many helpful tools such as the vertical alignment visualization which allows us to graphically analyse and inspect the depths and slopes of all the different pipes. After the analysis has taken place again we can consult with the vertical alignment of the network and confirm whether it has been designed efficiently." Wally Cordier, Pr Eng Technologist, Proper Consulting Engineers.

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    Feature Videos

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    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.

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