AllyCAD 8.2 is now available

If your software support and maintenance subscription for the AllyCAD Innovate, SME or Professional version is up to date, you can go right ahead and download the latest version here.

Note - this download does not apply to AllyCAD HOME clients.

AllyCAD 8.2 includes new features and enhancements that have been developed in response to client requests as summarised below. Email if you need to bring your license up to date and download this latest version.
  • Selection cycling: if multiple entities are exactly on top of each other, then a click point selection allows you to cycle through all the possible entities that are selectable at that point
  • Reality mesh importing and rendering
  • Spell checker implemented
  • Added "Fix Drawing" function (in Purge dialog), which removes bad geometry (zero-length lines/arcs, empty text entities, empty polylines, empty hatches) and fixes bad layer/block/style names
  • Implemented optional online help
  • Added 'Drawing Statistics' function (displays info about the composition of the drawing)
  • Implement Touch Screen Gestures (Pan, Rotate, Zoom) for use on tablets
Enhancements: It is now possible to delete all (or a selection of) the layouts in a drawing as demonstrated in this video:

DGN Import functionality now allows you to load 'mesh' objects. Once a DGN file containing 3D mesh objects is imported the 3D mesh can be viewed in Render View as demonstrated here:

Add new AllyCAD entity SubDivision Mesh for DWG compatibility and to support textured meshes properly

  • Locate Text: Add option to select the matching text
  • DGN Import: Load 'mesh' objects
  • Angle snap option in drawing diametric dimensions, alternative to indicating graphically
  • Layer settings enhancements:
    1. Keep a list of recently used layers for the user to quick-reference
    2. Auto-scroll to the last "view" of the layers dialog, when opening layers dialog
    3. Selection of multiple layers and then set the colour for all the selected layers.
    4. Added ability to Insert a layer at any position in the layer list
    5. Added 'Recent Layers' filter
    6. Create layer groups for Xrefs, as well as a 'All non-XRef Layers' filter
  • Dynamic fly-through
  • 3D model import now also imports textures
  • LWPolyline to 3D Polyline: Update to handle LWpoly bulges

  • If you need to bring your Support Subscription up to date so that you can get started with AllyCAD 8.2 or if you would like to make a purchase enquiry, contact us so that we can assist you further.

    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
    If your license is up to date and you've not already received the latest 8.2 version, please be sure to contact us. 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 version as well as keeping up to date with updates that are released throughout the year.

    Previous Updates:
  • AllyCAD 8.1 Build 6 (2018/09)
  • Sentinel driver update (2018/07)*

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