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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]