Civil Designer
Infrastructure Design

Civil Designer and AllyCAD make a Powerful Combination

Rather than creating a DWG drawing in Civil Designer and then using a third party package for tender and construction drawing preparation, it makes more sense to use AllyCAD to complete your production drawing. Most third party packages do not support southern hemisphere coordinates, are very expensive to purchase and maintain and do not enjoy the level of back up and support which is provided with your AllyCAD and Civil Designer purchase.

Hatch TrackingAllyCAD has been developed hand in hand with the demands of the consulting engineering profession. No other CAD package has been streamlined to deal with the tasks associated with infrastructure design and, as a result, integrating the full AllyCAD platform into your suite of software will provide you with many advantages.

Specifically AllyCAD gives you:
  • Efficient handling of multiple aerial photo images for project backgrounds
  • Full DWG and compatibility with other systems (also read DGN, CEX, UCX, DRG and SHP files)
  • Compatibility with geo-referenced data including LIDAR surveys
  • Hatch Perimeter Tracking (including island detection and multiple perimeters)
  • Import a Google Earth snapshot into the correct position in a survey drawing
  • Export CAD lines and polylines to a Google Earth KML file
  • ArcView Shape files in geographical coordinates that can be converted to survey coordinates during import
  • Export points, lines and polylines to ArcView SHP file format to GIS systems
  • The Sheetfile system for creating production drawings that require minimal CAD editing
  • Support for Northern & Southern Hemisphere Coordinates
If you are not already using the full AllyCAD platform with your Civil Designer software and you would like to find out more, please contact us so that we can assist you further.

Feature Focus

Civil Designer and AllyCAD are known for their lightning speed in handling multiple (200+) huge images as well as their compatibility with geo-referenced data. We currently support the JPG, BMP, SID (MrSID), ECW (ERMapper), PNG & TIF image formats among others. Easily rotate, clip, and adjust the brightness and contrast of your images with the built-in image controls and the Image Manager.


GIBB IIG Standardizes on Civil Designer

Civil Designer 2014 version was recently tested against all other competitor software packages as part of GIBB's software preference decision making process. We not only completed the tests that GIBB requested, but also decided to show GIBB what our software is really capable of. We were able to demonstrate industry leading design functionality that they did not realise was possible within the scope of a civil infrastructure design software package.

We would be more than pleased to demonstrate the advantages and superiority of Civil Designer 2014 to your company. Contact us to request a presentation.

Our Upgrade Pricing Structure

Unlike some software providers, we do not let you down once you have purchased Civil Designer and we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of international trading conditions! You can always upgrade your existing software without paying for a full license, no matter how long ago your Subscription has lapsed. Our pricing is geared towards assisting you to update what you need as and when you need it.

Knowledge Base will always provide the software, support and training that fits your project schedules because we believe a genuine working relationship with our clients builds real mutual success.

Download and Install Straight Away!

We are proud of the substantial positive feedback that we are receiving about the latest version of Civil Designer and so we're obviously keen to bring all our clients up to speed, and using the latest software. If you're not already using the 2014 version, download it here and get cracking!:
  Civil Designer 2014 Download

User Group Presentations

We hold regular User Group sessions to provide demonstrations and to assist clients get up to speed with our software's latest functionality. This is a great opportunity for you to increase you productivity and ask questions related to our software.

Email us to request a User Group at your offices.


Knowledge Base training enhances your productivity. It's as simple as that! If you would like to book CPD accredited training in any of the Civil Designer modules, please view the Civil Designer Training Schedule.

Our clients have had the following to say while attending our training:

I really like its ability to calculate and produce data that is required in the field of road construction as well as the display of the road design.
- Richard Josť - Inqubeko Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Life is easy with software like Civil Designer. It is great software! Thanks for the training course.
- Emmanuel Ndivhuwo Madele - Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd (PTA)
I love the modelling of the different subjects and integration of various models in one project.
- Lunga Mnqweno Ntlokwana - Morad Consulting
I enjoy the Roads functions mainly in Civil Designer. The software is very useful for civil engineers and makes my work really enjoyable.
- Travis Russell - City of Cape Town

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New Tech Tip Tutorial
As part of our valued support services, we publish regular Tech Tip tutorials in response to the more frequent support requests received.

Road Template Editor

Road Template Editor
This Tech Tip explains how to use the new Road Template Editor.
Read more.

New Video Tutorials
Calculating terrace volumes

Terrace volumes
Calculating terrace volumes in Civil Designer View here.

Merging the terrace

Merging the terrace
Merging the terrace with the original ground surface and validating the new ground model with the services View here.

Latest Updates
Civil Designer 2014 - LATEST BUILD
- Build 2 (2014/09/02)
Ver 2011- 2014 HASP DRIVER UPDATE  - (2014/08)

DTI grant for BEE companies
The Department of Trade and Industry offers up to 90% off the cost of your software. This is offered to all enterprises that are majority black-owned in South Africa.

The maximum grant amount you can qualify for is a R100 000 towards the procurement of CIVIL DESIGNER and AllyCAD.

Additionally you can get a grant for training on the software for up to R15 000 (ex vat) per individual. While the process can take between 2 weeks up to 4 months, depending on numerous factors, we are able to lease the software out to you in that period so you can get immediate access at little cost. To qualify for this incredible opportunity your company will need to meet various requirements.

Please contact me about the DTI grant >>

Civil Designer Showcases
We are always pleased to showcase client achievements and this month include infrastructure projects by Goba Consulting Engineers and Aurecon.

Goba Project

Aurecon Project