NEW - AllyCAD 3D Course

The AllyCAD 3D course covers the principles of Drawing Planes and enabling the drawing of 3D Models using tools such as Extruding, Revolving and Sweeping. These principals allow the Draughtsperson to quickly create a digital model useful for assisting with visualisation concepts. The course develops skills useful for Mechanical design, Tooling creation, Design communication and Product simulation.

The course has been accredited by SAICE and carries a 3 CPD (Continual Professional Development) point weighting. To book a place on this course or to find about other AllyCAD training courses please visit the training page on the AllyCAD website.

New Tech Tip


Block Editor The Block Editor allows you to edit the CAD-entities in the block definitions in your current drawing. It will display the selected block in a separate drawing window. Once you have finished editing the block you may simply close the window or use the Save option and your original drawing is not affected.

The Block Editor can be used for:
  • Adding, removing and editing the entities in a block definition
  • Changing the hook point of a block
  • Changing the snipping rectangle of a block
  • Adding, removing and editing the attributes in a block definition
Read the full tech tip here.

AllyCAD Video Tutorials


Our AllyCAD Video Tutorials help you get off the ground in no time at all with the essential drawing tools. We will continually be adding to the list of video tutorials which are viewable on our website:


Our AllyCAD Video Tutorials help you get off the ground in no time at all with the essential drawing tools. We will continually be adding to the list of video tutorials which are viewable on our website:

The AllyCAD Advantage

AllyCAD has the very real advantage of over 25 years of client application and feedback which has streamlined it to deal with the tasks associated with the engineering and design industry.

Alternative CAD software packages are very expensive to purchase and maintain and do not enjoy the level of back up and support which is provided with your AllyCAD purchase.

AllyCAD is renown for its time-saving tools and the Block Editor function described in the tech tip above serves as another example of a feature which increases your design efficiency. Read more about the AllyCAD advantage here:

Upgrade Pricing

Unlike some software providers, we do not let you down once you have purchased AllyCAD. You can always upgrade your existing software without paying for a full license, no matter how long ago your Subscription has lapsed.

You will never get an email from us announcing that we are about to permanently retire your existing software!

Our pricing is geared towards assisting you to update what you need as and when you need it and we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of forex rates.

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.

If you are not already up-to-date with your subscription, contact us to find out how we can help you experience the benefits of AllyCAD 2014.

DTI Grant for BEE Companies

The Department of Trade and Industry 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 R100 000 towards the procurement of AllyCAD and CIVIL DESIGNER.

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 me about the DTI 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.

The Knowledge Base Team

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Client Showcase

AllyCAD in Education

Making use of the intuitive design features in AllyCAD 2014, including the improved 3D Render View navigation, draughtsman and technician Jan Erasmus of Escala Medida & Associates (trading as Escala Consulting and Construction) has been involved in the civil concrete structures design and development of a new plant development for Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd.

Hernic Ferrochrome, situated near Pretoria in South Africa, is the the world's 4th largest integrated ferrochrome producer.

Read more here

AllyCAD 2014 (Build 4)
Make sure you are using the latest version of AllyCAD 2014.

Build 4 (2014/12/01)
Build 4 (2014/12/01)

Feature Focus
Select and display a layout from a displayed list which makes it a lot easier to find a specific layout when there are many drawing layouts.

Layout Navigation

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New Support Ticket Service
Support Ticket Log a support ticket on our ticketing service at any time and we will respond as soon as a consultant is available.

Training Feedback
Knowledge Base training is highly esteemed by our clients. Some recent feedback from our clients includes the follow:

The 3D features, hatching, advanced drawing function, snap modes, magnification, blocks, and expand detail functions make this a very user friendly program.
- Balan Govender, Ethekwini Municipality

The software is very user friendly and easy to understand. Keep up the good work!
- Siraaj Hendrickse, HHO Africa

The new development in compatibility with DWG format is excellent. Thank you.
- Quintin Samuel, Dept of Agriculture (KwaZulu Natal)

Knowledge Base training enhances your productivity. It's as simple as that! If you would like to book CPD accredited training, please view the AllyCAD Training Schedule.