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New - Online Training

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

Civil Designer Online Training

Civil Designer Online Training

Please see the upcoming online training dates here.

How is the training conducted?
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 Also see the online training requirements here.

Do I need the latest version of Civil Designer?
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.

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

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
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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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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