Name: HighDesign 2017 Pro
Release Date: March 11, 2017
Languages: English, French, German, Italian
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.7.3 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: http://www.ilexsoft.com/highdesign/index.html
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/highdesign-2017-pro/id1099120356?mt=12
Full-featured, fast CAD (Computer-Aided Design) solution to create precise drawings, projects, layouts, and work with DWG® drawings.
Developed specifically for the actual needs of architects, engineers, and design professionals, HighDesign Pro combines advanced drafting and design tools with a modern, efficiency-oriented user interface designed to assist the user in all the phases of the creative process. HighDesign Pro provides an extensive range of powerful technical functions, from the essential drafting methods to more advanced, parametric tools like vector hatches and patterns, smart annotations, symbols with multiple views and more.
Compound walls, columns, and parametric doors and windows with variable level of detail allow the quick creation of accurate architectural plans.
Multiple layers and sheets with own drawing scale, units, and page size allow to have an entire project contained in one document. Add named project views, styles, presets, custom shortcuts, and templates for an efficient and time-saving workflow.
HighDesign Pro also provides special tools such as 2D Photogrammetry, to produce scaled and perspective-correct elevations from a single picture, image editing functions, and Render to create high-quality images of the drawings.
The responsive User Interface fits different screen sizes, maximising the use of space and focusing on the project.
The Radial Menu brings together all the relevant tools and functions in one, convenient visual menu. The tools are presented where they are needed according to the current context, allowing the user to stay focused on the drawing.
• Easy project management with groups, unlimited layers, sheets, project views, styles, templates and resources like symbols, line types, hatches and vector patterns that can be easily extended and customised.
• Advanced selection and search functions.
• Bindings between tools, layers, colours, and pen weights for one-click project organisation.
• Geometric snaps and smart alignments that automatically recognise perpendicular and parallel directions and intersections between two alignments.
• Color fills and gradients with varying colours and transparency.
• Rich library of symbols, line types, hatches and patterns.
Printing, Publishing, Import and Export:
• Advanced Print functions: layout, multiple pages, margin marks, optional monochrome output, scaling, and the ability to print the entire drawing, the selected views or a defined print area.
• HighDesign Pro imports and exports AutoCAD® DXF, DXB and DWG® files from version R12 to 2015.
• Ability to open, embed and export images as JPEG, PNG with alpha channel, GIF, PDF and TIFF.
• Construction objects: datum points and guides.
• Lines, multiple lines, double lines.
• Polyline tool with line segments and arcs.
• Rectangles and parametric Regular Polygons tool.
• Parametric vector Hatches and Patterns with islands and Gradient Fills.
• Parametric Walls with automatic intersections, Columns, Doors and Windows
• Circles and Arcs, Ellipses and Arcs of Ellipses.
• Curves: Freehand; Bezier Path; Spline; Revision Cloud.
• Texts tool with support for multiple styles and writing directions.
• Smart Annotations that automatically extract the information from parametric objects.
• Linear, multiple, radial, angular, ordinate and elevation dimensions.
• Parametric Symbols with multiple views and the ability to extend the custom libraries.
• Panning and Zoom tool with support for gestures.
• Print Areas of printable rectangular portions of the drawing.
• Measure tool.
• Transformations: Move, Duplicate, Multiply, Rotate, Mirror, Stretch, Scale and more.
• Linear Editing: Mark Intersection, Join, Extend, Split, Trim, Divide in Parts, Break.
• Modifications: Fillet and Chamfer, Offset, Extrude, Explode, Convert Into Polyline, Apply Hatch, Calculate Area and more.
• 2D Render
• Adjust Image
What's New in Version 2017.1.0:
● New Rectangle by Center method
● Faster refresh during construction and editing of objects
● [PRO] PDF: added support for project views
● [PRO] PDF: added new, cross-platform filters
● Angular and Radial dimensions can now be fully associative
● Improved angular dimension construction and editing
● Texts and Annotations: added hexagonal shape; improved appearance and spacing of other shapes; changed Ellipse shape to Oval shape; improved support of border colour
● Annotations: improved position of label and edit box
● Object Info now shows a Properties button for objects that have advanced properties
● Print Area by default now shows only the page sizes that are appropriate for the current unit system
● Linear Dimensions: added new Automatic label orientation to have the label always oriented to top and left directions
● Miscellaneous fixes and improvements
HighDesign 2017 Pro v2017.1.0
│── HighDesign Pro 2017.1.0 [k].zip (2.74 MB)
└─ HighDesign-2017.1.dmg (97.97 MB)