Using sheets, layouts and viewports

A typical project is usually made of many different drawings that range from site studies to structural grids, from floor plans to sections and elevations. All these drawings must then be presented in a conventional form through layouts that will be printed or published as PDF. HighDesign Pro provides an easy way of managing the […]

Happy New Year (and Next Release)

This year has certainly been unique, and given the expectations everybody in the world was having about 2020 exactly one year ago, one would be excused for being a bit hesitant about openly showing optimism for 2021. Yet we think we should, for many reasons, so let’s take a look at what’s coming next month. […]

Apple Silicon, Big Sur and HighDesign

In its November 10th 2020 event, Apple unveiled the first machines using their own ARM-based M1 chip. While the exterior design was overall left unchanged – and that is a good thing, why change something that is good just for the sake of change? – the machines internal components are impressive. A week after the […]

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 […]