Civil Designer 2011 Training
Civil Designer 2011

Civil Designer 2011: Build 7 RELEASED 

We have released Build 7 (June 20th 2011) which has some significant improvements for all Civil Designer 2011 clients. Visit our updates page on the Civil Designer website to download the latest build if you have not already done so.

Civil Designer is renowned for its time saving features which reduces your drawing time. The modules are continually being improved to allow for a more user-friendly design experience. Build 7 continues to optimise the operational speed of the program maintaining our top position in the industry.

For example, in the latest build the extraction of cross sections of a terrain surface with output sent to the output window has been made faster. The new build also incorporates optimized crossing pipe detection for plotting and a number of other enhancements which increase the efficiency of the software.

In fact there are 28 specific enhancements, 2 additional features, while also continually refining the software to work better, faster and remove all minor bugs.

To view a more detailed report, take a look here.

  Roads Module Focus

The Roads module has been extensively used to design single and dual carriageway roads of over 250km in length. The ability to split horizontal and vertical alignments and profiles with intelligent batter selection based on cut depth or fill height allows you to design roads through extremely difficult terrain. It also performs sight distance analysis and calculates speed profiles to determine climbing and auxiliary lanes. Other design elements include TRH17 alignment and super-elevation criteria, TRH4 pavements and SABS927 kerb libraries.
  • Handles more than 250km of road effortlessly
  • Graphical or spreadsheet design tools
  • Horizontal & vertical alignment according to TRH17
  • Super Elevation according to TRH17
  • Intelligent profile selection for multiple cut and fill conditions
  • TRH4 pavement classes and Pavement Designer
  • Standard SABS927 kerbs with Kerb Editor for custom kerbs
  • Minimum sight distance check with full 3D analysis
  • Climbing and auxiliary lane analysis with speed profiling
  • Regression analysis of alignment of single/dual carriageways
  • Road rehabilitation function
  • COLTO or SABS1200 volumes with layerworks
  • Creates layout plan, long/cross section with crossing service
  • And so much more...
Read more about the Roads Module here.

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Industry news

New push to make engineering attractive to youth, women and to meet 2014 graduate target
Since the announcement was made that government plans to spend R215-billion on education and skills development and that priority would be given to ensuring that 30 000 more engineers were integrated into the South African economy by 2014, there has been a surge in initiatives to draw school learners into the profession.

Consulting engineers take strain from tender pricing
According to a recent Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (Cesa’s) survey, competition in tendering increased to the highest level since the inception of the biannual economic and capacity survey, with 89,9% indicating that competition in tendering was ‘very keen to fierce’. Competition was found to be fiercest in the Western Cape, particularly among civil and structural services firms.

Airport expansions under way throughout Africa
Consulting engineering firm SSI, a major Knowledge Base Client, reports that it is currently involved in a number of upgrades for airports in Africa, as well as overseeing a significant maintenance contract at OR Tambo International Airport, in South Africa. In Kenya, the firm is busy with the upgrading of two major airports, namely Kisumu Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. SSI has also been contracted to oversee the airside upgrades of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam International Airport, Maputo International Airport (Mozambique) and Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (Botswana).

Kind Regards

The Knowledge Base Team



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