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Civil Designer 8.0

The full release of Civil Designer 8.0 will be available in September.

The latest version provides enhanced 3D rendering capabilities, significantly more power and efficiency in handling massive Lidar datasets and allows for the manipulation of large CAD drawings without lagging. View a list of the new version 8.0 functionality on the Civil Designer website.

Please contact us if you need to bring your subscription up-to-date to ensure you receive the latest version directly.

Air and Scour Valves Tech Tip

This Tech Tip explains how to use the new Air and Scour Valves option to automatically insert air and scour values in your network. The tech tip also explains how excess valves can be removed by adjusting the longitudinal section so as to create the most economical solution.

Client Testimonial


Port of Ngqura

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is currently developing a new administration building at the Port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape Infrastructure Joint Venture (comprising Mott MacDonald and SFC Engineers) were able to complete the necessary surrounding infrastructure design work efficiently and effectively using Civil Designer's integrated modules.

According to project manager Phil Smith of the ECI joint venture, the bulk earthworks, roads, water and wastewater services were designed with Civil Designer. Read the full project details in this SAICE publication excerpt.

Version 8.0 Training

The new features and functionality introduced in the latest version will accelerate your productivity and give you very real advantages as you face demanding design projects. Our Civil Designer training courses which cover all the design modules provide you with the opportunity to get up to speed with the latest release.

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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Updated Tech Tip
Pipe Routes

Defining a pipe route

This Tech Tip explains how to define a pipe route and view the route in plan view. It has been updated to include enhancements in recent versions of Civil Designer which allow the allocation of chainage distances on pipe routes. View the tech tip here.

Latest Updates
Civil Designer 2015 LATEST BUILD
- Build 5 (2016/05/13)

- Driver Update (2015/10)

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.

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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