AllyCAD 8.5 is now available

The AllyCAD development team is continually improving the software to meet our users requirements and to keep up with industry developments. Have a look at some of the new features included in AllyCAD 8.5 which is the latest version of the software.

AllyCAD is developed and distributed by Knowledge Base Software and has seen over 30 years of industry application and development. It is the preferred choice of thousands of technical draughtpersons who enjoy its user-friendly drawing tools and technique.


The AllyCAD Advantage
AllyCAD's industrial strength, advanced functionality and feature rich toolkits make it the only choice for our clients. AllyCAD allows 2D and 3D draughting, is fast and powerful. We have added and improved many features and functionality to give you the AllyCAD Advantage. Take a look at the Features page to get a more detailed overview.
  • DX rendering engine for fast 3D rendering & image manipulation
  • 3D and lightweight polylines, blocks, Xrefs, multiline text
  • 3D functionality, meshes, faces, solid shapes & rendering
  • Extended modify functions such as stretch, mirror, cut/rub
  • Multiple parallel lines with definable styles, line-arc-line
  • Database attributes linked to entities, replace text items
  • Convert geometry into drawing entities for complex shapes
  • Powerful selection filters select entities based on attributes
  • Specialised Toolkits that greatly enhance your productivity:
  • Survey - SG diagram, general and sectional plans, COGO
  • Architectural - makes drawing houses and buildings faster
  • Mechanical - includes fasteners, shafts, gears, parts list
  • Structural - hot / cold rolled steel sections & building grid
  • Enhanced bitmap capability loads multiple large images
  • Maximum compatibility with the latest DWG/DXF formats

Included Toolkits
An advantage of using AllyCAD, is that the software comes with specialised toolkits have been designed to speed up essential but time-consuming tasks relevant to the various CAD disciplines. The following come included with AllyCAD:
Unbeatable Support
We are renowned for having the best support in the industry. Our attitude to support is quite simple. We know that time is money, and if you have a problem then we have a problem. When you come on board we automatically give you a years's support subscription.

Our dedicated Support Centre consists of technical individuals with industry qualifications whose sole responsibility is to answer support calls. You deal directly with us and not with a reseller who cannot offer you quality support. Our programmers are active in communicating with our clients, sales, training and support staff on a daily basis ensuring that they are in touch with your requirements.

Optimised Development Processes
The Knowledge Base development team is continually improving AllyCAD in order to meet our users requirements and keep up with the latest industry developments. This close relationship we have with our users is highly prized by our existing clients and is the reason why AllyCAD is the preferred choice of professionals, consultants, local authorities, technikons and universities. This close relationship with you sets us apart from the competition and is essential in developing a CAD package with innovative functions and real benefits that impact directly on your productivity.

Knowledge Base is furthermore one of the founding members of the Open Design Alliance (ODA). The benefits of membership include sharing the costs and effort associated with software development in respect of compatibility with the DWG format as it evolves.

The ODA enables Knowledge Base to develop products faster and better and concentrate on real advantages for the end user. We can quickly and easily keep in step with DWG changes which means that we can focus our efforts on other areas such as making our software more powerful and feature rich.

Used in over 40 countries
AllyCAD is now being used in over 40 different countries and is preferred for its simplicity and versatility. Our client base includes engineers, surveyors and architects who use AllyCAD for large scale projects, as well as thousands of smaller industrial designers and hobbyists who use AllyCAD for their designs of everything from model steam engines to garden sheds and office furniture.

Perpetual Licenses
Unlike some software providers, we believe that your software is a valuable asset and you should own what you purchase!
Permanent licenses give you the following advantages:
  • Predictable cost
  • Non-expiring software
  • Only necessary to upgrade to a later version when you are ready to do so

"AllyCAD operates seamlessly with all other software. A big advantage is that you can design using simple geometry lines which helps you get the design right the first time."
~Gary Benatar, Industrial Logistic Systems

"The construction drawings for the foundation were detailed in AllyCAD. We prefer this program because it is quick and easy to use. A particularly useful feature of the software is the specialised toolkits."
~Wolfgang Fischer, Fischer Seelenbinder & Associates

"The great thing about working in AllyCAD is that it saves so much time and can handle large volumes of data and images with ease."
~Le Grande Golf Estate, Deon Nel, Nel & de Kock Town & Regional Planners

"Draughting in AllyCAD was an amazing experience. It sparked an interest in technical design and led to me enrolling for a civil engineering qualification."
~Karoo Array Telescope, Elmine Grobbelaar, Aurecon

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