AllyCAD 2014 is here!!

AllyCAD 2014 is here! This version has been enhanced with a number of improvements and new functions and ensures that AllyCAD remains the most user-friendly and robust CAD package on the market. We have added functions like a new Block Editor, better drawing management, improved Google Earth functionality, faster redraw speeds, improved 3D navigation, database linkage and much much more. AllyCAD 2014 continues to help thousands of clients all over the world get the job done with its simplicity yet advanced features and powerful CAD engine.

Important: AllyCAD 2014 is only available for 64 bit Windows operating systems and requires Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or later, Windows XP is no longer supported.

Download it now: AllyCAD 2014 has been released and is downloadable at If you are unable to download the file, then let us know and we can try and organise a DVD to be sent to you. Only those whose Subscriptions are up to date as at 1 July will be able to authorise and use this latest version!

New AllyCAD Advanced Course

For those of you that know how to use AllyCAD but want to improve your productivity even further, we have launched an AllyCAD Advanced course and are taking bookings now! To come on the Advanced course you will need to have completed our AllyCAD Proficiency course. Email us at to make your booking.

AllyCAD Advanced Course
  • 2 Day Course
  • 2 CPD Points

Exchange Rate makes AllyCAD even better value compared to imported products

Not only are we the number 1 solution for powerful user-friendly CAD software, but due to exchange rates, our software is comparatively very well priced too! Our local clients benefit from not having to pay higher prices due the weakening Rand, and our international clients are having a field day at being able to buy our software at a cheaper rate due to the Rand's value... it's a win win situation for all!

DTI Grant for BEE Companies

The Department of Trade and Industry will soon be open to receive grant applications towards software costs. The DTI offers up to 90% off the cost of your software. This is offered to all enterprises that are majority black-owned in South Africa. The maximum grant amount you can qualify for is a R100 000 towards the procurement of AllyCAD and Civil Designer software. Additionally you can get a grant for training on the software for up to R15 000 (ex vat) per individual. While the process can take between 2 weeks up to 4 months, depending on numerous factors, 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 incredible opportunity your company will need to meet various requirements.
Please contact us for information about applying for the grant >>

Feature Focus

convert to multi-line text   Convert single-line text to multi-line text
The new 'SText to MText' function allows you to indicate one or more single-line text entities, which are then joined together into one multi-line text entity.

AllyCAD Faster Redraws   Output Bar display
The Output Bar displays information such as the measurements and properties of entities when you measure or query an entity or polygon area. The Output Bar will be displayed automatically when results need to be presented to the user. Output can also be printed or written to file.

Training Feedback

The value of Knowledge Base training cannot be emphasized enough as a way to enhance your productivity. Our clients have had the following to say while attending our training:

AllyCAD is very user friendly. We look forward to seeing it in schools and thank you for your help with our Grade 10 / 11 / 12 textbooks.
- Neil P. Simons - Western Cape Education Department
The latest AllyCAD is easy to use and much more advanced from the 3.6 version. All the manuals are there at a click of a button to help you.
- Shalim Dunn - Western Cape Education Department
The new improved version is more easily understood and the manuals are clearly set out. Can see a lot of work has been done.
- Masande Walaza - Alfred Nzo District Municipality in Mount Ayliff
I like that the software is continually upgraded and improved and is therefore user-friendly and intuitive.
- Louis de Villiers Roodt - Stellenbosch University

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

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World Class Stadium
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As the stadiums of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil recently took centre stage in the media (well done Germany!), we are reminded of the successful roll out of the 2010 stadiums here in South Africa, many of which depended on our software for their design. Read more.

AllyCAD 2014 - 64 Bit only
This is just to let all our clients know that AllyCAD 2014 will only run on 64 Bit machines and will be compatible with Windows Vista and onwards. Due to the fact that Microsoft Windows is dropping Windows XP, we will need to follow suit.

AllyCAD 3.6 no longer supported
It has been 6 years after all!
Unfortunately the time has come that AllyCAD 3.6 can no longer be supported by Knowledge Base. Most other software vendors retire software after just 1-3 years and stop supporting it. We have supported this version for nearly 7 years! The software will still obviously work but we will not assist with support calls and no more improvements or bug fixes will be issued for these versions.

If you are still using these old versions, now is the time to upgrade to the latest 2014 version. Contact to organise your upgrade.