Civil Designer
Infrastructure Design

Civil Designer 2015 is receiving significant commendation from our clients. If you would like us to show you what your new software is capable of, please contact us and we will arrange a demonstration.

Software for Engineering Minds

The latest SAICE Civil Engineering publication includes an article on Civil Designer's success in meeting the software requirements of the civil engineering professional. "Many infrastructure design programs are in fact just CAD packages with some added design elements. In practice however, the civil engineering professional is required to work in a holistic design environment encompassing an 'in situ' and realistic analysis of the project context..."

Civil Designer 2015 article

Read the full article here or in the August edition of the SAICE magazine.

Tech Tip Tutorial - Multiple Plan Regions

This Tech Tip explains how to create multiple plan regions in a Sheet File. In versions of Civil Designer prior to the 2015 version, a Sheet File could only contain 1 plan region. In the 2015 version, the Sheet File's plan region can accommodate multiple plan regions. Read this tech tip here.

Multiple Plan Regions

Client Testimonial

AECOM for urban development and infrastructure

Civil Designer is currently being used for the Rehabilitation of Trunk Road 31, from Ashton to Montagu through Cogmanskloof. The project is set in mountainous terrain and includes re-alignment, multiple intersections, road widening with occasional rest areas and 1.5m wide pedestrain walkways. "Civil Designer's functionality is enabling us to handle the rehabilitation design work with efficiency and success," explains Carlos Dos Santos of AECOM's Transportation Division.

Carlos Dos Santos (Pr Tech Eng) Associate - Infrastructure Design, AECOM Africa Transportation Sector

Accredited Training Courses

Civil Designer TrainingThe Civil Designer accredited courses provide the grounding you need to optimise your work and meet the deadlines you face. 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.

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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Your CAD Requirements
If you use Civil Designer 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.

Find out more about AllyCAD at and contact us if you would like to know more about the advantages of integrating the full AllyCAD platform into your existing suite of software.

New Video Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates the calculation of cut and fill volumes for each pavement layer as specified in the road template as well as the layer work volumes which yield the total volume for each layer. View the video here.

Latest Updates
Civil Designer 2015 LATEST BUILD
- Build 2 (2015/09/22)

- Driver Update (2015/08)

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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