HighDesign R6 Pro 4+

Pro CAD & Architectural Design


    • 3.0 • 1 Rating
    • $399.99



Advanced design, drafting and layout app for professionals and creatives. Optimized for both Intel- & M1-powered Macs.

HighDesign is the full-featured, fast CAD and architectural 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 drawing and annotation tools with an elegant, 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 functions, drafting methods and 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 drawing presentation filters.

• The User Interface fits different screen sizes, optimizing 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.

• Easy project management with groups, layers, sheets, details, layouts, 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.
• Textures
• Rich library of symbols, line types, hatches and patterns.

• 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 2018/19.
• 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 Photogrammetry
• Drawing Presentation
• Adjust Image

What’s New

Version 2021.1

HighDesign R6.1 Pro includes full support for macOS Monterey, improves the overall performance, and extends the graphics features with shadows, multiple color palettes with support for .ASE swatch files, and more.

• Added full support for macOS Monterey
• Improved performance
• New stroke and fill properties, redesigned panels and added gradient presets
• Object shadows
• Multiple color palettes with import & export of .ASE files.
• Improved creation and organization of custom line types and hatch patterns.
• Improved composite walls.
• Easier insertion of title block variables.
• New Arrange panel
• Extended the Trees library with new trees for high-impact presentations.
• Improved and 3x faster splines, and a new Simplify Spline tool that optimizes the curve for best results and performance.
• Added a Continue Object option for Polylines, Splines and Paths to join the new object with the existing one.
• New hatch patterns: concrete, grout and sand.
• Resize Drawing and Drawing Scale functions now allow the definition of the origin of the transformation.
• Dozens of miscellaneous improvements and stability fixes.

Have any feedback about HighDesign Pro? Let us know at support@ilexsoft.com!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Nosinner ,

It works...mostly

A little cumbersome to get it to draw straight and get things to line up and tell you where center and even is. Hard to get it to edit once you've done it wrong because it doesn't tell yo where the lines are you're matching to. It says in the description it has a rich symbol library. I have yet to see even one. I don't see anywhere to have an additional download of the library. For $399 I expected to populate my bathrooms and kitchen with fixtures instead of blank walls and open space.

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