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 specialised functions like walls, windows and photogrammetry. When we presented it at the Apple Expo …

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 enhancing the overall documentation features. In HighDesign Pro, the PDF export tool now supports project …

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 solution to the needs of design professionals and a focus on a clear organization and management of complex projects.   …

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!  

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, …