From the CEO

Vincent Bester Thank you to all our loyal clients for your support over the past year. Following the release of the 8.1 version in September we were encouraged not only with the positive feedback from many long standing AllyCAD fans, but also to see the commendation from new clients who are clearly appreciative of the fact that AllyCAD is fully DWG compatible, easy to use, can be purchased with a permanent license and delivers so many time-saving features. We were also pleased with the results of a comprehensive client survey conducted earlier this year which indicated that 96% of our clients rated our customer support and services as good to excellent.

We hope that you have a great rest with family and friends and we will be open throughout the holiday season to offer support for those that are working.

Seasons Greetings,
Wishing you well for the holiday season,
Vincent Bester and the Knowledge Base Team

Feature Focus - KML Export

AllyCAD 8.1 includes improved KML export functionality for better Google Earth integration. The KML output now includes visible text and the KML output for DTM can consist of surface triangles with actual heights or surface draping (where the DTM follows Google Earth heights). Previously, only the perimeter was output.

KML Export

Owning AllyCAD makes sense

Many CAD packages only allow for rental licensing. Over a 3 year term, AllyCAD Professional costs R867p/m and the INNOVATE version only R83 p/m. Purchasing a new rental lease every year more than doubles your outlay within 3 years.

AllyCAD Cost Advantage

This cost saving is extended further when you consider the network licensing alternatives that we offer. Multiple designers can access a single license across your network where simultaneous design is not required.

Have a look at the list of new features available in the latest version of the software and if you are still using an older version or wish to purchase new AllyCAD licenses we would be glad to assist you. Contact us with your requirements.

We look forward to sharing more news and software information 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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Stay Up To Date
AllyCAD is continually enhanced and updated in response to industry requirements, client feedback and requests. For this reason it makes sense to keep up to date and install the latest builds when they become available. If you own AllyCAD 8.1 then you should be using Build 3.

  • AllyCAD 8.1 Build 3 (2017/11/01)
  • Sentinel driver update (2017/07)*

  • Contact us if you are using an old version of AllyCAD and would like a quotation in order to bring your software and support subscription up to date.

    Client Testimonials
    AllyCAD and Civil Designer are simply the best. I know lots of engineers and surveyors who have switched from other programs because they prefer the straight forward way of working. I also appreciate the fact that the software can work with the South African survey system without having to change the co-ordinates.

    Johan Fourie PrMS, JC Fourie Professional Mine Surveyor, South Africa.

    The AllyCAD Advantage
    AllyCAD gives you:
    • Ease of use and logical drawing technique
    • Full DWG and industry compatibility
    • Sheetfile editor for your production drawings
    • Automated Key Plan layouts
    • Google Earth compatibility
    • Image handling ability and speed
    • Hatch Perimeter Tracking
    • Time saving, industry specific toolkits

    Reseller Opportunity
    We are looking for worldwide resellers for AllyCAD software. If you have the expertise and market exposure you can contact us to find out more details.

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