AllyCAD 8.2 for Release in November

The latest version of AllyCAD is currently in Beta testing and due for release next month. AllyCAD 8.2 includes significant new features and enhancements including:

  • Render View:
  • - Environment settings
    - Preset views
New Render Environment Settings
  • 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
  • Add ability to delete all (or a selection of) the layouts in a drawing
  • Locate Text: Add option to select the matching text
  • DGN Import: Load 'mesh' objects
  • Angle snap option in drawing radial/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
  • Add new AllyCAD entity SubDMesh for DWG compatibility and to support textured meshes properly
  • LWPolyline to 3D Polyline: Update to handle lwpoly bulges
If you need to bring your Support Subscription up to date so that you will be entitled to the latest version as soon as it released we would be glad to send you a quotation. Contact us with your details so that we can assist you further.

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.

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 6.

  • AllyCAD 8.1 Build 6 (2018/06/09)
  • Sentinel driver update (2018/07)*

  • 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.

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