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HIGHDESIGN 2017 Now Available for macOS Sierra, Coming to Windows

Introducing a brand new LT edition, Windows support and dozens of enhancements for the alternative CAD software for architects, engineers and design professionals.

November 17, 2016

PERUGIA (ITALY)--ILEXSOFT today announced HighDesign 2017, the new release of their professional computer-aided design (CAD) software for Mac, ready for macOS Sierra.

This latest version introduces a new, entry-level LT edition aimed at individuals who simply need professional-grade drafting tools within an easy-to-use, yet affordable solution.

HighDesign 2017 is also coming to the Windows platform. HighDesign for Windows has been designed to preserve the same user experience, features, file format and usability as the Mac version, thus enabling the users to freely choose the platform that best suits their needs. HighDesign for Windows is currently in the final beta testing stage and will be available in the first quarter of 2017.

Other new features in HighDesign 2017:

Learn more about the new features in HighDesign 2017.

About HighDesign

HighDesign is the alternative, full-featured 2D computer-aided design (CAD) software that combines advanced drafting and design tools with a modern, efficiency-oriented user interface designed to assist the user in all phases of the creative process. HighDesign has been developed from the ground up as a new product aimed at satisfying the actual needs of design professionals, and has grown to be a well recognized and appreciated app in the Mac community, actively used in more than 40 countries worldwide by individuals, firms and institutions.

Pricing and Availability

HighDesign LT 2017 and HighDesign 2017 run on Macs with macOS Sierra, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.8. HighDesign LT is available for 69.99 USD, and HighDesign 2017 comes in two main editions, Standard for 199.99 USD and Pro for 349.99 USD. A third option, called "Professional Plus", offers two Pro licenses at the convenient price of 499.99 USD. Yearly renewals for existing customers are available starting at 99.99 USD.

A free, thirty-day trial is available from

One-year educational licenses are available free of charge for qualified students and teachers. More information at


Founded in 2003 and based in Italy, ILEXSOFT is committed to creating innovative solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) design community by developing advanced software with a focus on user experience characterized by simplicity and elegance. ILEXSOFT's vision is to create modern software that is enjoyable to use and tailored to the actual needs of professionals, in which the user interface plays a central part by translating the complexity of building and product design into a smooth workflow.

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