HighDesign Tech Specs

Supported Systems


  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

 Windows (coming soon)

  • Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1

Minimum Configuration

  • One of the following Intel-based Mac computers with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor: Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini.
  • OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 250MB of disk space for application and documentation


  • Mac computer with an Intel i5 processor (or faster)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra

File Formats

  • DXF R12-2015 in/out
  • DWG R14-2015 in/out (Standard/Pro)
  • DXB R12-2015 in/out (Standard/Pro)
  • PDF out (Pro)
  • JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF in/out
  • Drag and drop files from any volume

Drawing Tools

  • Rectangular and polygonal selection
  • Construction points and lines
  • Line by endpoint, by midpoint; segmented line; double lines
  • Polyline with line or arc segments
  • Rectangle, rotated rectangle, regular polygon by center or by side
  • Linear and pattern hatch
  • Circular arc by center, diameter, three points, tangent
  • Ellipse by box, radii, quarter arc.
  • Freehand line, bezier path, spline, revision cloud
  • Styled text, rotated labels, annotations
  • Dimension: linear, multiple linear, radial, angular, ordinate, elevation
  • Walls with automatic connections, columns, doors/windows (Pro)
  • Symbols

Editing Tools

  • Move
  • Duplicate
  • Linear and Polar Multiply
  • Rotate and Rotate by Angle
  • Mirror and Mirror a Copy
  • Stretch
  • Scale/Resize
  • Intersect
  • Join
  • Extend
  • Split
  • Trim
  • Divide
  • Break
  • Fillet and Chamfer
  • Offset
  • 2D Extrude
  • Explode
  • Convert into Wall

Advanced Tools

  • Convert Into Polyline
  • Apply Hatch
  • Calculate Area
  • Find Center of Mass
  • Tangents to two Circles
  • Delete Duplicates
  • Fit Text Box
  • Rebuild Wall (Pro)
  • Associate Dimensions
  • Photogrammetry (Pro): scientific 2D geometric measurement from a single image.
  • Create Image (Pro): apply filters and graphic options to create high quality images of your project
  • Adjust Image (Pro): edit and improve any image directly inside the project. Filters include Brighten, Sharpen, Blur, Saturation, Grayscale, Invert, Mirror, Crop.