New in the 2015 version

With many new major features soon to be released in the upcoming version, we will keep you up to date with what you can expect. In the mean time, here is an overview of some of the important new functionality you can look forward to:

  • Pattern origin on hatch tool bar;
  • Speedup of visual snaps;
  • Add/remove splines fit points;
  • Explode attribute entity to a text entity;
  • 'Step into modelspace' from a layout viewport;
  • Layer groups for easy access and manipulation;
  • Google Earth Export routine includes arcs and circles;

Focus on 2015


Layer Groups and Layer Property Filters are intended to make working with multiple layers more convenient, especially for drawings with a large number of layers.

The main features include:
  1. The means to group layers into 'Layer Groups' so as to display a subset of layers in the layer grid (for example, you could create a group that contains all the layers which hold the electrical layout in the drawing).
  2. 'Layer Property Filters' can be used to filter which layers are displayed in the layer grid, based on the properties of the individual layers.
  3. 'Quick Search' input for quickly filtering layers by name.
  4. The feature is industry compatible and layer groups or filters can be imported from DWG and exported to DWG.

Layer Groups

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  • The AllyCAD 3D course is the latest edition to our course list. It covers the principles of Drawing Planes and enabling the drawing of 3D Models using tools such as Extruding, Revolving and Sweeping. These principals allow the Draughtsperson to quickly create a digital model useful for assisting with visualisation concepts. The course develops skills useful for Mechanical design, Tooling creation, Design communication and Product simulation.

    DTI Grant for BEE Companies

    The Department of Trade and Industry offers up to 80% off the cost of your software. This is offered to all enterprises that are majority black South African owned.

    The maximum grant amount you can qualify for is R100 000 towards the procurement of AllyCAD and CIVIL DESIGNER.

    Additionally you can get a grant for training on the software for up to R37 500 ex VAT per company. While the process can take between 4 weeks and up to 4 months, depending on numerous factors, we are able to lease the software out to you in that period so you can get immediate access at little cost. To qualify for this incredible opportunity your company will need to meet various requirements.
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    2014 SAICE Awards
    The SAICE awards edition includes commendations for many of our clients with outstanding project achievements. Congratulations to Naidu Consulting who received the 'Highly Commended Community Based Project' award for their work on the Kwapata Pedestrian Facilities.

    Kwapata Pedestrian Facilities

    Kwapata Pedestrian Facilities

    Using local labour and labour-intensive construction methods, three separate bridge structures created... Read more.

    New Tech Tip
    Setting the Hatch Pattern
    This tech tip explains how to select a hatch pattern from the various hatch fill types.

    The hatch entity can implement a predefined pattern, a user defined pattern, solid or gradient fill types.

    Setting the Hatch Pattern

    Read the full tech tip.

    Upgrade Pricing
    Unlike some software providers, we do not let you down once you have purchased AllyCAD. You can always upgrade your existing software without paying for a full license, no matter how long ago your Subscription has lapsed.

    You will never get an email from us announcing that we are about to permanently retire your existing software!

    Our pricing is geared towards assisting you to update what you need as and when you need it and we do not suddenly hike our prices on the back of forex rates.

    Our software prices increase once a year on the 1st March. Now is a good time to purchase new software or update your subscription (which will ensure you receive the 2015 version as soon as it is released). Contact us to find out how we can help you.

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