Build 5 is Now Available

The latest release of AllyCAD 8.1 is now available. Make sure to download the update from the updates page. Build 5 contains a number of improvements and enhancements. View a detailed list here.

AllyCAD 8.1 Student Version

AllyCAD 8.1 Student Version AllyCAD 8.1 Student Version is now available!

You can download and get cracking with the non-commercial version of the software straight away. We have made the download link available on the new AllyCAD LinkedIn page. Please make sure to follow the LinkedIn page so that we can keep you and your educational institution up to date with useful information about the software.

The AllyCAD Advantage

AllyCAD is preferred by engineers, surveyors, contractors, architects, manufacturers and hobbyists worldwide who benefit from the software's powerful and time saving features including:

Ease of use and dedicated support
The software has earned the reputation of being one of the most user-friendly CAD packages on the market. It allows you to achieve the design you want quickly and efficiently. In addition, our team of technical support experts are available should you need assistance.

Full DWG and industry compatibility
Work with DWG files easily and with no loss of data. XRefs, drawing space and layouts, multiple viewports and various line, text, dimension and table styles are included. AllyCAD can also read DGN, CEX, UCX, DRG and SHP files.

Google Earth compatibility
Google Earth snapshots can be captured, geo-referenced and imported into the correct position on a survey drawing. You can also extract grid elevations of your project and export project CAD lines from visible layer(s) back to Google Earth as a KML file.

KML geo-referencing

Image Handling ability and speed
AllyCAD is known for its efficient handling of large bitmaps such as multiple aerial survey images for project backgrounds. The program can load and draw image tiles from ECW or MrSID files as required.

Hatch Perimeter Tracking
Hatches and solid fills are easy with auto perimeter tracking. The functionality includes island detection and multiple perimeters and patterns can be adjusted to line up with a hatch boundary.

Sheetfile Editor for production drawings
The sheetfile functionality allows you to generate production drawings with detailed title blocks, north signs, grids, scale bars and key plans so that your plotting requires minimal, if any, CAD editing.

Owning AllyCAD makes sense

Many CAD packages only allow for rental licensing. 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.

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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 5.

  • AllyCAD 8.1 Build 5 (2018/04/17)
  • Sentinel driver update (2017/12)*

  • 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.

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    Client Testimonial
    "AllyCAD is fast, user-friendly, fully compatible with other programs and certainly makes my life easier. I particularly appreciated the use of viewports allowing me to create a layout for each diagram from a single drawing. Previously, completing the expropriation diagrams for large projects might have required more than 30 drawings."

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    Download and start designing straight away with AllyCAD HOME. It gives you the CAD functionality of the Professional version, limited only in its maximum drawing size.

    Get started on your project.

    This version is ideal for small designs and it's easy to upgrade at a later stage if required.