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 …

OS X Yosemite and HighDesign

  On October 16 Apple released its latest OS X, named Yosemite. There are many new features, the most obvious of which is the user interface. The look and feel of OS X now adheres to the principles of flat UI design, and the elements of the venerable Aqua interface which debuted at Macworld 2000 have done away with the glossy effects, reflections, pseudo-3D and hyper-realistic textures (the now infamous “skeuomorphism”). Very welcome changes. In …

Welcome to the Ilexsoft Blog!

Welcome, reader! This is the first post of the official Ilexsoft blog! We will talk about HighDesign, its development, some less known shortcuts and helpful tricks, and the best, smarter ways to use HighDesign to achieve your goals. But we will not just talk about our products. Together, we will explore topics like: great architecture news from the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) world design new technology We hope you …