HighDesign R5.3

The third update to the HighDesign R5 line is now available for download, either from the Downloads page or from the Update directly in HighDesign. Quality of projects and workflow are extremely important to us. As all CAD and architecture design professionals know very well, those two key factors influence each other for the eventual […]

Styles and Building Element Types

In the previous article, we familiarised with the concept of Style in a HighDesign project and learnt how to create a new style. Now, it is time to see the differences between a style and a type, and learn to manage styles. Styles vs Types A Style is a named, predefined set of properties and […]

Design with Style

Learn how to use styles effectively in your projects. A typical CAD project contains a very large number of objects, which can often reach the thousands. With the increase of graphic objects, parametric elements, groups and symbols, the complexity of the project also increases exponentially, and so does the time needed to find and modify […]

Creating New Symbols

One of the most used features in CAD are undoubtedly symbols and blocks: you design a component once and re-use it many times in different projects, saving time and resources. HighDesign includes a default library of pre-made symbols ready to use in your project, but you can easily make your own library of custom symbols […]

HighDesign R5 Update 2 Now Available

The new HighDesign R5.2 and HighDesign LT (2019.2) update offers improved performance and new software enhancements and tools to simplify your workflow. In this update we focused on productivity, reliability and performance. Here’s everything you need to know about this update. Ready for macOS Catalina and the latest Windows 10 HighDesign R5.2 is fully compatible […]

HighDesign R5 Now Available for Mac and Windows

We’re excited to announce the availability of HighDesign R5, the fifth major release of our design software. HighDesign R5 marks a turning point: after a deep internal redesign, the new features integrate processes and tools typical of Building Information Modeling processes into a traditional CAD environment. The project structure now includes specialized sheet types with […]

A Peek at the Future: What’s Ahead for HighDesign

May 2018 marks the 15th year of development of HighDesign. When it was introduced, HighDesign was a light-weight CAD tool intended to assist professional designers in their every day tasks. It ran natively on the relatively new Mac OS X as well as OS 9 and featured the fundamental drafting tools plus a couple of more […]

Summer 2017: HighDesign 2017 Update 2

The first half of 2017 is behind us, and this is a good time to sum up what we’ve been working on. March: Release 2017.1 In March, we released HighDesign 2017.1, the first update to the 2017 product line. The updated focused on dimensions, texts and annotations by expanding the range of associable dimensions, improving text blocks and […]