This tech tip explains how to use the Regression function in the Roads module which can determine the alignments and road edges for single or dual carriageways.
View the tech tip here.
Civil Designer 8.0 to be released in June
In addition to refining and optimising the current functionality, Civil Designer 8.0 sees the introduction of a new DX render engine for drawing the DTM and for better handling of all the software's 3D rendering capabilities. The upcoming version includes the new features below and will extend Civil Designer's position as the fastest and most efficient platform for infrastructure design.
SEWER AND STORM
We look forward to releasing Civil Designer 8.0 to you in June. If your subscription is not up to date do make sure to contact us.
UPGRADE OF MAIN ROAD 231 - HENWOOD & NXUMALO
Henwood & Nxumalo Consulting Engineers deliver a range of civil engineering services. Director of Transportation Engineering Ntembeko Zifuku is currently working on the dualling and upgrade of Main Road 231 in Richards Bay and the screens above are taken from his design process. Ntembeko lists the following Junctions design features which have been significant in saving his design time:
We look forward to sharing more news, information and software tips with you in our next monthly newsletter.
The Knowledge Base Team
New Tech Tip
This tech tip explains how to use the Regression function in the Roads module which can determine the alignments and road edges for single or dual carriageways. View the tech tip here.
Civil Designer 2015 LATEST BUILD
- Build 4 (2016/02/17)
Civil Designer 2015 HOTFIX
- Build 4 HOTFIX (2016/02/23)
HASP DRIVER UPDATE (All Versions)
- Driver Update (2015/10)
While our software and training prices have increased in line with inflation this month, you can rest assured that we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of forex rates and 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.
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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.
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.
CPD Accredited Courses
Our Civil Designer courses have been accredited by SAICE which ensures that they meet the acceptable validation criteria required by the ECSA Continual Professional Development system.
Training ensures that you retain your professional registration status and allows you to invest in your design capabilities at the same time.
Take a look at the training schedules for 2016 or contact us for more details.
Efficient Design Steps
When Civil Designer is put to the test and when its advantages are thoroughly investigated, we are proud to see consulting engineering professionals affirm it as their preferred infrastructure design platform.
This is because Civil Designer allows the engineer to design from the ground up with logical and efficient steps while remaining fully in control of the design process and final outcome. At the same time, reliable support and training services further bolster their decision.
When Gibb Integrated Infrastructure Group (IIG) completed a comprehensive evaluation of all the major civil infrastructure design software packages available worldwide, Civil Designer was selected as their preferred software package for nationwide implementation.
Have a look at this outline of the efficient design steps involved in typical design scenarios which contributed towards their decision in favour of Civil Designer.