Civil Designer
Infrastructure Design

2015 Focus - Multiple Plan Regions

In Civil Designer 2015 the Sheet File's plan region can accommodate multiple plan regions. Regions can be defined by using the Sheet File Editor or via the Sheet File itself. Any amount of regions of the same or different sizes can be created.

Multiple Plan Regions

The Auto Define feature now allows you to plot multiple plan views below each other according to the number of regions set per Sheet File as shown on the road layout above.


Project Showcase

Missionvale Section 4

Engineering Advice and Services were appointed to undertake the Design and Implementation of Civil Infrastructure services for 950 Low Cost Housing units in Missionvale Section 4 & 5 in Port Elizabeth. Civil Engineer Siyabonga Bana explains:

"We used Civil Designer and AllyCAD to complete detailed designs of water reticulation, sewer reticulation, roads, stormwater reticulation, attenuation ponds' sizing and bulk earthworks for the township development. The most challenging part of the project was designing sewer, roads and stormwater services on an already developed area with relatively flat terrain.

Road intersection design using the Junctions function in Civil Designer 2014 saved us a lot of time compared to the previous strings method. The project is currently in the construction stage and is scheduled to be completed in four months time."

Siyabonga Bana, Civil Engineer, Engineering Advice & Services (Pty) Ltd.


Tech Tip - Creating a Mini-Roundabout

Creating a mini-roundabout

This Tech Tip explains how to add or create a mini-roundabout using the new roads strings model. Read this tech tip.


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.


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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New in the 2015 Version
In case you missed out on any recent newsletters, you can download a summary of the new features which are included in the latest version of Civil Designer.

New in Civil Designer 2015

Click here to view the PDF or email sales@knowbase.co.za to request more information about the latest version.


New Video Tutorial
Calculating cross section areas

CROSS SECTION AREAS IN ROAD DESIGN
Once the ground and final road cross sections are defined we can apply the template and calculate the cross sections area or apply the appropriate cut-fill conditions and calcuate the toe points.
View the video here to learn more.


Training & User Groups
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 an opportunity for you to increase you productivity and ask questions related to our software. Contact us to request a User Group at your offices.

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.

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Latest Updates
Civil Designer 2014 LATEST BUILD
- Build 6 (2015/03/18)

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



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