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The 8.2 version is currently in beta testing and due for release in October. It will deliver powerful new features including:
  • Render view environment and terrain settings
  • Import and rendering of reality mesh data allowing high resolution 3D models from photos or point clouds (see the video below)
  • Road segments (for road crossings and roads with multiple design criteria)
  • Extended IFC properties and control of exported Civil Designer entities
  • New online help resource
  • Transverse and arrow draped road markings
  • DTM point name update import
  • Add the ability to plot the Branch number on Sewer / Storm long section plots as part of Long Section Titles
  • Water connection quantities
  • water connection default parameters
  • Separate plan plot lists for all Water elements (Nodes, Reservoirs, Pumps, Valves, Hydrants, Street taps, Air Valves)
A more comprehensive list of the new features and enhancements will be made available on the website next month.

The video below is an excerpt from the recently broadcast Design Verification Technical Webinar and demonstrates the powerful Reality Mesh Visualisation functionality available which will be available in the soon to be released 8.2 version.

Contact us if you need to bring your subscription up to date so that you can benefit from the latest version as soon as it is released.

Upcoming International Events

Highways UK Following the success and positive reception of CIVIL DESIGNER at last year's Digital Construction Week, we will again be exhibiting at this year's event. Digital Construction Week 2018 series features a two day exhibition with interactive, hands-on demonstrations, free to attend seminars, workshops and classes. networking events, and a full two-day thought leadership conference programme. The event takes place on the 17th - 18th October 2018 at the Excel, London

Highways UK CIVIL DESIGNER international will also be exhibiting at the Highways UK infrastructure development event taking place on the 7th - 8th Nov 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. Highways UK is for the people and organisations involved in the planning, designing, building, operating and future-proofing of the UK's road network. It is not a trade show, but is positioned to attract and capture strategic planning and thought leadership at the leading edge of UK road infrastructure development, especially at the intersection of asset management and intelligent mobility (intelligent infrastructure).

Online Training Now Available

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

A screen sharing browser add-on allows 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.

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.

To book, or for further questions contact us.

Calling all Structural Engineers

ALLPLAN Civil Designer South Africa is now the official ALLPLAN distributor and technical partner for Africa. ALLPLAN is a leading European provider of software solutions for Building Information Modelling across the AEC industry with over 240,000 users across 41 countries. We are excited by the opportunities that have already developed as a result of this progressive partnership.

As a technical partner we have been collaborating to ensure efficient interoperability between civil infrastructure, heavy civil and structural design models across CIVIL DESIGNER and ALLPLAN software.

Should you or your Structural Design colleagues be interested in an ALLPLAN Software demonstration we would be glad to provide further information. Please also view this video for an overview of ALLPLAN's capabilities and this video demonstrating the integration of a road design into Allplan Engineering as part of a BIM workflow process.

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

The Knowledge Base Team

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Upcoming Webinar
The fourth webinar in the series will explain how to generate sheetfiles that define the exact drawing layout for a combined plan and longsection with a key plan showing the position of the individual drawings.

Sheetfile Editing & Production Drawing

DATE: Friday 31st August 2018
TIME: 14:00 (CEST)

Sheetfile Editing & Production Drawing

Latest Software Update
Latest build: Release 6 (2018/07/09).

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.

Recent LinkedIn Posts
Our LinkedIn Page includes technical articles relating to CIVIL DESIGNER software, industry news and client showcases.

V3 Consulting

Congratulations to V3 Consulting Engineers who have been awarded Package 1 and 7 (greenfield projects) of the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway, South Africa. 'Both projects will be designed using CIVIL DESIGNER' explained Gustaf van Aardt (Pr Tech Eng) of V3 Consulting.


Handling Existing and Crossing Services Data

CIVIL DESIGNER's services database can be used to indicate the positions of existing pipes/cables/services on long sections, layout plans, sub-surface 3D fly-throughs as well as in the vertical alignment control panels... more >>

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