Civil Designer
Infrastructure Design

Download Civil Designer 2015

Slave Long Section Plotting Civil Designer 2015 is receiving positive feedback from our clients and proving to be the strong feature rich package that sets it apart as the ultimate infrastructure design platform. Review the latest features and functionality included in this version and if your subscription is up to date you can get cracking and download it directly:
Download Civil Designer 2015 here

Note that you can authorise this version on your existing usb dongle. If you want to take advantage of the new Safenet Sentinel system at R399 per seat (which gives you full control over your company's license allocation) please contact sales@knowbase.co.za.

To request a quotation to bring your subscription up to date so that you can get cracking with the latest version of the software, please email sales@knowbase.co.za.


Client Showcase - Lotus Canal Stormwater

Lotus Canal stormwater project

Bergstan South Africa was appointed by the City of Cape Town, Transport for Cape Town (TCT) Branch, to design and implement upgrades to the Lotus Canal. These bulk upgrades form the final construction phase that would complete the requirements of the Lotus Canal stormwater masterplan. The aim of the project was to design and implement a stormwater conveyance and temporal storage solution that would meet the requirements of the 50-year fully developed flow scenario for this area and reduce the flood risk.

SAICE magazine - July edition "Civil Designer's strings based earthworks design functionality and compatibility with industry data formats made the Lotus Canal upgrade design process very efficient."
Ross Singleton, Civil Engineer, Bergstan South Africa.

Read the full article in the latest SAICE magazine.


2015 Training - Equip Yourself

Proficiency with Civil Designer and familiarity with the latest features and functionality allows you to to tackle your infrastructure design project efficiently and effectively. The Civil Designer accredited courses provide the grounding you need to optimise your work and meet the deadlines you face.

Training

If you would like to book CPD accredited training in any of the Civil Designer modules, please click through to our training schedules or Contact us for more details.

RECENT TRAINING DELEGATE FEEDBACK


 
A project design can be completed within a short time. We recently completed a 98.5km Gravel Road construction (DR3635) efficiently with Civil Designer. Brave Mbiliyawayk, Bicon Consulting, Namibia
 

 
The functionality and ease of use allows one to complete a project without requiring to use any other program. Banele Khoza, Mott MacDonald PDNA, Nelspruit
 

 
I liked the new features such as the Stormwater Drop and the active updates to road alignments and cross sections. Geraldo Manuel, Drakenstein Municipality, Cape Town
 

 
The Water and Sewer functionality was well explained and will make life easy when designing a water and sewer network. Justice Khosa, Sol Plaatje Municipality, Durban
 


Sewer and Storm 2015 Enhancements
    SEWER MODULE
  • Add nodes and links at an offset to CAD lines or parallel to CAD lines
  • Up to 9 user-defined node types. These are used to display user-defined symbols and determine quantities
  • Harmon method now allows for infiltration based on a percentage of flow or on the length of pipe
  • Vertical Alignment enhanced to make changes to all incoming branches in a manhole and handle various manhole conditions correctly
  • If you select a node or link and select the Edit Longsection option from the right-click context menu the branch that the selected node/link is in will be displayed
  • Export longsection to Windows Metafile
  • Enhanced error check before an analysis
  • Be able to specify multiple inlet levels per manhole
  • Change the way we apply attenuation or a peak factor in calculating design flow
  • Option to load and save link table entries
  • Option to store standard default files on a system server for uniformity among designers. The SetSharedFolder utility needs to have been used to specify the shared network resource. The default files as well as the symbol files will be read from the specified shared network resource
  • Include columns headers when writing a CSV file from spreadsheets
    STORM MODULE
  • Add nodes and links at an offset to CAD lines or parallel to CAD lines
  • Up to 9 user-defined node types. These are used to display user-defined symbols and determine quantities
  • Vertical Alignment enhanced to make changes to all incoming branches in a manhole and handle various manhole conditions correctly
  • If you select a node or link and select the Edit Longsection option from the right-click context menu the branch that the selected node/link is in will be displayed
  • Export long section to Windows Metafile
  • Enhanced error check before an analysis
  • Be able to specify multiple inlet levels per manhole
  • Ability to disconnect sub-catchments from outflow nodes
  • Enhanced error trapping to ensure runoff area percentages do not exceed 100% for Illudas and Rational methods
  • Allow user to specify manning factor for paved area entry time calculator for the Illudas method. Previously a manning factor of 0.02 was assumed as documented in the HRU reports
  • Option to load and save link table entries
  • Option to store standard default files on a system server for uniformity among designers. The SetSharedFolder utility needs to have been used to specify the shared network resource. The default files as well as the symbol files will be read from the specified shared network resource
  • Include columns headers when writing a CSV file from spreadsheets
    SWMM Usability
  • Extend support for displaying SWMM node and link types in the View Input table as well as the printed output
  • Improved handling of node types (JUNCTION and OUTFALL) when graphically adding nodes or connecting nodes
  • Changed link display to show diverted links in SWMM data just as we display overflow links in other runoff methods
  • Changed SWMM Results window to display "Maximum Values" when selecting a year, month or day in the time tree Display SWMM results in index order
  • Display SWMM RPT file from the SWMM menu
  • SWMM Shape Dialog - compatibility


We look forward to sharing more news, information and software tips with you in our next monthly newsletter. For any feedback, enquiries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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2015 Version User Groups
Following the release of Civil Designer 2015 we are available to facilitate user group sessions and to provide demonstrations which assist you in getting up to speed with our software's latest functionality.

Please contact me to arrange a user group or 2015 version demonstration.


Tech Tip Tutorial
TRIANGULATION METHODS

Triangulation

This Tech Tip explains the 'In-Memory', and 'On-Disk' options available when triangulating a terrain file Read more.


New Video Tutorial
CALCULATING VOLUMES

Calculating cross section areas

The volumes for the earthworks in road design can be calculated in several ways as demonstrated in this video.
View the video here to learn more.


Sentinel SL Security
Civil Designer 2015 licenses are to be authorised via Sentinel SL security which means that in addition to hardware (USB dongle) based license protection, you can protect and control the distribution of your company licenses via a soft-key system.

The software-based licensing system simplifies activation and gives you more control and flexibility over the allocation of you company licenses.


Latest Version
Civil Designer 2015 NEW RELEASE
- Download here (271 MB)


Latest Updates
Civil Designer 2014 LATEST BUILD
- Build 7 (2015/07/24)

Ver 2011- 2014 HASP DRIVER UPDATE
- Driver Update (2014/08)

 
Request New Features
We want to hear from you about Civil Designer and invite you to add your feedback, along with any 'wish-list' features that you would like to see included in future versions of the software.

To help us shape the design tools of the future, please include your comments on this feedback form.


Grant for BEE companies
The Department of Small Business Development offers up to 80% off the cost of your software. This is offered to all enterprises that are majority black South African owned. The maximum grant amount you can qualify for is R212 500 towards the procurement of Civil Designer.

Additionally a grant for training on the software for up to R37 500 ex VAT per company is available. While the process can take several months, 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 opportunity your company will need to meet various requirements.

Please contact me about the grant.

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