HighDesign on the App Store

HighDesign Pro is now available on the Mac App Store! As long time Mac users and developers, we are very excited to be part of this store and be able to offer HighDesign to the App Store users. Also, we felt that the community of Mac CAD users deserved a product as cool as HighDesign! Download HighDesign Pro on the App Store!  

Layers: Using the ‘Mask Others” command

Layers are one of the most powerful features in CAD, and using them efficiently can make a huge difference in how a project evolves and is managed in time. In HighDesign, layers can be quickly accessed through the Layers pane on the sidebar, that lists all the project layers and provides quick access to some basic functions for their organization and use. One of the most recent features added to HighDesign …

HighDesign 2015.2.2 – Speed and stability improvements

Continuing with the quick updates, HighDesign 2015.2.2 focuses on stability and usability. Fillet and Chamfer now provide a more consistent interface when used on non-selected objects and better handling of polylines. You can now use these commands indifferently on selected object, with the “select > activate command > apply”, or on unselected objects, with the method “activate command > click object > apply”. The Convert To Polyline tool can now …

HighDesign 2015.2.1 Available, Ready for OS X El Capitan

  The new OS X 10.11 El Capitan from Apple is now available for download on the Mac App Store. This new OS improves on the previous Yosemite in terms of user experience and, most of all, speed. Thanks to the new (for Macs) Metal technology, the increase in graphics performance is well noticeable in overall usage and in graphics-intensive applications like HighDesign. Everyday tasks and CAD operations in HighDesign, like zooming, …

HighDesign 2015.1 Released

We released HighDesign 2015.1 just a few days ago, on May 30th. This new release focuses on features in the project and user preferences, several enhancements and stability improvements. We also wanted to collect some more feedback from users, since the 2015 release was a big change from the previous 1.8.7. Project properties, like units, colours, and grid settings are now saved into the user preferences, so that new documents …

HighDesign 2015

The all new HighDesign 2015 is here! I am excited to write about this release, because after more than three years of hard work, we can say we are very satisfied with the final result. First, what catches the eye is the new User Interface. We at Ilexsoft have always been UI geeks, and even though the old interface in HighDesign 1.8 was good, we thought there was room for improvement. So we added a …