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 …

HighDesign 2017.1 Beta 4

A pre-release, beta version of HighDesign is now available for download. Install this version only if you experienced troubles loading DWG files and using associative dimensions. Caution: this is beta software and as such may contain bugs. We strongly recommend you always backup your projects when working with beta software. …

HighDesign 2017. Alternative CAD and Beyond

HighDesign is, in its essence, a CAD software. Yet with its design tools and an approach to projects rather than drawings it is also much more. Whereas most other solutions on the market offer traditional drafting tools, which keep in line with the digital drafting board paradigm, HighDesign adds an object oriented …

HighDesign for Education

At Ilexsoft, we strongly believe in the critical importance of education and research in the world of today. Breakthrough innovations and new technologies empower people, open new opportunities and change lives. And changes begin with design. Accessing the best tools available is essential for effective collaboration and creative thinking. That is why we …

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 …

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 …

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 …