What to expect in AllyCAD 8

AllyCAD 8 will be released within the next two months. It builds upon the success of our current version but adds significant enhancements to the rendering speed of texts, lines, shaded faces, images and also to the 3D render view performance itself. It is a stronger, faster CAD which also provides a solid foundation for future features.

AllyCAD 8

The following new functionality will be available to you in the new version:
  • New DX rendering engine for improved 3D rendering and image manipulation
  • New properties bar which remembers the collapsed state of the categories
  • New 'super' toolbar interface
  • Tabbed drawings (see image above)
  • New BCGP-based grid control
  • Smooth double-buffered rubber banding
  • Multiline attribute entity
  • Speed enhancements to the modify functions
  • Multiline improvements include adding and removing vertices
  • Polyline improvements include the removal of redundant vertices
  • Spline edit functions include adding and removing spline vertices
  • Explode proxies functionality has been added
AllyCAD 8 delivers a significant step of progress and we are looking forward to releasing it to you. If your subscription is not up to date do make sure to contact us.

Client Testimonial - Image Handling

Westlake Greenstone Masterplan

Kantey & Templer provide a range of civil engineering consultancy services as required for urban and rural development projects throughout Africa. They use AllyCAD (as part of the Civil Designer suite of modules) to complete their production drawings and enjoy the fact that it has been streamlined to deal with the tasks associated with infrastructure design.

Technical draughtsperson Bongi Moima explains that "AllyCAD is the best CAD program to produce aerial maps without worrying about the file size. Thanks to the AllyCAD's BBF file creation tool, images encompassing the entire urban district of Johannesburg can be loaded without having to wait."

AllyCAD Training Courses

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.


The training was very informative and the program is super fast, responsive and makes daunting tasks simpler to complete. Thozama Dyonase, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

I was particularly impressed with AllyCAD's smooth compatibility with other CAD software. Donovan Naidoo, Transnet National Ports Authority (R/Bay).

I enjoyed the fast shortcuts for quick operation and I am looking forward to completing the advanced course. Tobolo, Tlokwe City Council.

If you would like to book CPD accredited training in any of the above courses, please click through to our training schedule or contact us for more details.

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

The Knowledge Base Team

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Tech Tip

Exporting Survey Coordinates

AllyCAD offers different ways of importing a text file of coordinates into a drawing, and exporting to a text file. This tech-tip explains how they differ and what to expect.

Read this tech tip here.

Upgrade Pricing
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.

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 the latest version of AllyCAD.

Latest Updates
Build 4 (2016/02/17)

Build 4 (2016/02/17)


Purchase easily online
You can easily review the service offering and drawing size capacity of each AllyCAD version and purchase new copies online from our purchase page.

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.

Future Version Requests
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.

Shape the next version of AllyCAD by adding your requests here.