Quality & Speed Optimisation

AllyCAD 8.0 can take advantage of your hardware's capabilities. Implementing hardware acceleration and the smoothing capabilities of the software improves the quality of the line and text rendering in your drawings. The quality comparison below shows the advantage of optimising your settings in this way.

Standard drawingImproved quality using hardware acceleration and enhanced smoothing
Quality Comparison

Adjust these options to your preference via the Hardware Acceleration link on AllyCAD's system settings:

hardware accel

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The new features and functionality introduced in the latest version will accelerate your productivity and give you very real advantages as you face demanding design projects. Our AllyCAD training courses provide you with the opportunity to improve your draughting skills and as well as familiarise yourself with latest features including:
AllyCAD 8.0
  • Faster 3D rendering and image manipulation
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  • Multiline and Polyline improvements
  • Explode proxies functionality
  • Different page size availabilty for SG Diagrams

All our courses are SAICE CPD accredited and conducted by qualified industry experts who will give you confidence in using the software. You may also be interested to know that if you book more than 6 people on training we can provide a cost saving of 15%. This applies to training at one of our equipped training venues or at your own offices if you prefer. Contact us to discuss your training requirements.


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Exploding a proxy entity
converting a proxy entity

This tech tip explains how AllyCAD can make changes to an entity which was created by another application that is not available to AllyCAD. AllyCAD can load the third party entity as a 'proxy entity' and can perform some limited actions on it. In AllyCAD 8.0, it is also possible to 'explode' this entity into simple editable CAD entities.

Read the full tech tip here.

User Interface Settings
The drop down menus in AllyCAD can be spread out laterally if you prefer. This is useful for laptops with wide format displays.

To adjust this format, select Menu Display in the System settings. In this dialogue you can check the Enable Menu Breaking option and limit the vertical menu items displayed. This adjusts the menu format as below.

Menu Format

The System settings dialogue also includes an Appearance option which allows you to select skin styles for your AllyCAD interface and to switch between the tabbed and standard stack display of multiple drawings.

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