AllyCAD 2014 in Education

To date, over 200 schools and Colleges around South Africa have received training in AllyCAD as part of their Design and Technology curriculum and we have an increasing demand to see its implemetation facilitated in other educational institutions.

Our AllyCAD educational training coordinator, Brett Murray explains that the software is "ideally suited to the requirements of schools and colleges in their design and technology subjects because it provides both intuitive and time saving tools, while at the same time, it allows the draughtsperson to develop a design through a logical sequence and by working with raw data and dimensions as required." These qualities are the very same strengths which are highly regarded by engineers and draughtspersons in the design industry and help explain why AllyCAD clients remain so loyal to the product.

View a list of some of the schools and educational institutions using AllyCAD here:

AllyCAD 2014 now available as a 32-bit version

Due to demand, we have gone the extra mile and catered for clients with older computers and 32-bit operating systems. So now you've got no excuse - if you're not already using the 2014 version, download it here and get cracking!:
  AllyCAD 2014 Download

AllyCAD 2014

The most user-friendly, fastest and robust Windows CAD available
AllyCAD 2014 continues to bring you many enhancements and speed improvements while making your design tasks a pleasure. With the new block editor, better drawing management, much improved Google Earth compatibility, super fast redraw speeds, improved 3D and Plan-Space navigation, as well as auto updating database linkage and better use of “Hot Keys” to speed up your tasks even further, the software simply continues to go from strength to strength. We are happy to maintain our lead as the most user-friendly, fastest and robust Windows CAD package available on the market.

Importing Google Earth image into AllyCAD

AllyCAD 2014: Import snap shot aerial photos and extract grid elevations of your project from Google Earth, plus then export project CAD lines (straight and polylines) from visible layer(s) to Google Earth as a KML file.

The Price Advantage

AllyCAD gives you everything you need from a CAD package including full DWG compatibility with no loss of data and super-fast handling of huge images and geo-referenced data. Not only is AllyCAD very competitively priced, but also, unlike some software providers, we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of international trading conditions and 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 lapsed.

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.

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:

Arc Length Dimensions

View other AllyCAD Video tutorials here:

AllyCAD Training

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.

If you have already attended AllyCAD proficiency training you will be interested to know that we now offer an AllyCAD Advanced Course and an AllyCAD 3D course.

The Advanced course is a 2 Day Course and offers 2 CPD Points. The 3D course is a 3 Day Course and will qualify for 3 CPD points following the accreditation process which is underway. Email us at to find out more information or to make your booking.

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 a 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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New Tech Tip

How to import Google Earth images into AllyCAD. Click to read more

Feature Focus (New in 2014)
Property Bar
All entities can now be easily edited in the same place through the Properties Bar. One can quickly select a set of entities and then edit properties common to them. New text styles can now also be created from within the Properties Bar when displaying the properties of a selected item.

Properties Bar
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Database Linkage
Link drawing entities to external database records containing attributes. You can therefore store your data in an external database and display up to date data on your drawings without editing the drawings. In addition, data associated with entities in SHP files can be linked and queried.

Database Linkage
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Client Testimony

Road Dualling

Design office manager Gideon Hahn of EFG engineers relies on AllyCAD and the Knowledge Base Support Centre for their infrastructure design projects. AllyCAD has recently been used extensively for a large scale project near Stellenbosch which includes the dualling of the R310 between the N2 and the Stellenbosch arterial road.

Gideon has been particularly impressed with the time saving features inherent within the software and explains that "the plan layout feature means that there is no need to redraw the entire drawing when there are alterations to a design. Further, the new Block Editor feature also significantly cuts design time. Editing blocks is easy and changes immediately reflect through the entire drawing."
AllyCAD 2014 (Build 2)
Make sure you are using the latest version of AllyCAD 2014. You can download the Build 2 Update here:

- Build 2 (2014/09/02)
- Build 2 (2014/09/02)
V2011-2014 HASP DRIVER UPDATE - (2014/08)