HighDesign 2015 Overview

HighDesign 2015

Imagine the future. Design it.

The full-featured CAD app for your Mac. Ready for OS X El Capitan!

HighDesign the full-featured CAD app for your Mac.

HighDesign is the modern 2D CAD solution for Mac built for the actual needs of architects, engineers, and design professionals. Whether your field is architecture or mechanical drafting, engineering or landscaping, HighDesign will help you create stunning designs.
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With 80 powerful new features, a slick new user interface, and dozens of enhancements and improvements, HighDesign 2015 is the most significant update ever.
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Advanced Tools + Your Creativity

All the industry-standard drawing and editing tools are right there where you need them.

But there's much more.

HighDesign provides advanced features to let you cross the boundaries between CAD and illustration, pure drafting and BIM. Available in two affordable editions, Standard and Professional, to best suit your needs.

Now, just add your creativity.

HighDesign 2015 Design Tools.

Get more done (and save time).

With intelligent layers, groups, direct editing, shortcuts, Highdesign 2015 simplifies the creative process with features designed to streamline your workflow. The new radial menu gives even more control over the project right where your focus is.

Powerful Tools

ISO, DIN and ANSI/ASME compliant dimensions, styled texts, poly-lines and curves, alignments and snaps, transformations, offset, are just a few of the tools available in HighDesign 2015.

Elegant Interface

Create beautiful designs with beautiful tools. HighDesign's modern user interface has been conceived and carefully developed to minimize the distance between your ideas and their on-screen visualization and provide the best user experience possible.

Collaborate with everyone

Share your projects with the DXF/DWG™ format. With the Professional edition, you get more: PDF and advanced TIFF export. Print areas and the print center give you many options for quality output.


Highdesign 2015 has light and dark UI themes, customization options and support for international characters and right-to-left texts. Plus, HighDesign Professional adds templates and custom key shortcuts.


Highdesign 2015 Professional adds sheets, presets, styles and views to handle complex projects easily; parametric walls, columns and windows with multiple levels of detail; Photogrammetry for historic preservation; and much more!

Trusted by designers around the world:

"Have just bought your excellent HighDesign Professional, and am very pleased with it, even though I am just learning it I find it much better to use and learn than the program that I have been using on my PC for a number of years... Many thanks for a great program, it's a joy to use."

Peter Meure

Thanks and keep up the EXCELLENT work… so pleased I chose to move to HighDesign when needing a 2D CAD solution!!!

Trevor Murch-Lempinen

"I do appreciate all the improvements you have made to various dialogue boxes - which reinforces the essential quality of 'high design' which is 'the user experience' & which is so different to most CAD programs - it really is a joy & congratulations on a nicely evolving piece of software!"

Bruce Thomson Architect