2015 Feature Focus - Visual Snaps

In the 2015 version of AllyCAD, the visual snap functionality has been improved. Cursor locations relevant to your design are indicated immediately throughout the drawing process according to your specified preferences. Jumps and snaps significantly speed up your design time. The different snaps are listed below:

Visual Snaps

Visual Snaps You can always tell which snap mode you are in by the cursor symbols as indicated above.

The GrabAll tool (shown left) can be used to automatically snap the cursor to all your desired snap locations in proximity to the cursor as you move throughout a drawing.

The snap symbols automatically change to indicate the snap point definitions.

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Increase Your Productivity

AllyCAD is a fast and powerful CAD which will increase your productivity. If you are a consulting engineer and you use Civil Designer, you will have discovered that it also makes sense to use AllyCAD (which can be included in the Civil Designer suite of modules) to complete your production drawing. AllyCAD is optimised to deal with the tasks associated with infrastructure design.

Most CAD packages do not support southern hemisphere coordinates, are very expensive to maintain and do not enjoy the unrivalled level of back up and support which is provided with AllyCAD.

Remember that we offer a multiple copy discount pricing structure, we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of forex rates and that our pricing is geared towards assisting you to update what you need as and when you need it.

If you would like to expand your CAD license portfolio please do not hesitate to request a quotation.

AllyCAD Video Tutorial


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

AllyCAD HOME and INNOVATE Editions

If you are already enjoying AllyCAD's intuitive and time saving design tools you may want to purchase a HOME version to use for your home projects. AllyCAD HOME is nominally priced and can be downloaded here.

If you own a copy of AllyCAD HOME and now require more drawing size capability, we would be glad to offset the price of the HOME license that you have when you purchase AllyCAD INNOVATE. Please Contact us for more details.

Your Input for Future Versions

We want to hear from you about AllyCAD and invite you to add your feedback, along with any 'wish-list' features that you would like to see included in future versions of the software.

To help us shape the design tools of the future, please include your comments on this feedback form.

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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The 2015 version of AllyCAD is in the beta testing phase and will be available very soon. You can update your software subscription now to ensure that you receive the new version as soon as it is released.

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New Tech Tip
External References (XREFs)
This tech tip explains the guidelines for using XREFS in your drawing.


Read the tech tip here.

AllyCAD Training
SAICE CPD AllyCAD courses have been accredited by SAICE which ensures that they meet the acceptable validation criteria required by the ECSA Continual Professional Development system.

Our courses are facilitated by engineering professionals who have experience with the use of our software in industry applications and delegates are provided with opportunity to practice their new skills as they learn.

Please contact us for booking information.

Sentinel SL Security
In the 2015 version of AllyCAD, licenses will be authorised via Sentinel SL security which means that in addition to hardware (USB dongle) based license protection, you can protect and control the distribution of your company licenses via a soft-key system.

The software-based licensing system simplifies activation and gives you more control and flexibility over the allocation of you company licenses.

AllyCAD 2014 (Build 6)
Make sure you are using the latest version of AllyCAD 2014.

Build 6 (2015/03/18)
Build 6 (2015/03/18)