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Alternative Software for Architecture, Engineering & Design. For Mac and Windows.

Elegance and exceptional workflow in one, powerful design solution.

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Apple Silicon M1

Native on Apple Silicon

HighDesign R6 is a Universal Binary application, that runs natively, at full speed, on both Intel- and the new Apple M1-based machines.

In addition to that, HighDesign R6 has been optimized for speed, which makes R6 the smartest release ever.

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HighDesign. Your Independence.

HighDesign is the alternative software for architects, engineers and designers.

Looking for a CAD for Mac? A modern drafting and design software for your architecture studio? Get HighDesign! Sketch, design, annotate, publish in one package, with your style, all without worries thanks to the permanent license.

From architecture to product design, from engineering to landscape design, rediscover your freedom and creativity.

HighDesign is the perfect software for drawing, interior design, presentation and architectural modeling that integrates the familiar drawing and CAD tools with BIM processes.

One solution that combines unparalleled elegance and powerful drawing & design tools built around the needs of the modern designer.

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I’ve been using HighDesign everyday for over 10 years and I’m very appreciated in the work you guys have put into the program in the last few years. Last year I did architectural drawings in HD for millions of dollars in residential construction in California and in the state of Washington. Great work and look forward to the future with HD.

Steven Krebs, Krebs Design Group

Architecture
HighDesign Pro

HighDesign Pro offers advanced tools and workflow for architecture and civil engineering.

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Advanced Drafting

Sketch, draw and document your technical designs with ease and effectiveness.

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Whats-New
What's New

See the new features and enhancements in the latest version of HighDesign.

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Interoperability
Interoperability

HighDesign adapts to your work-habits and lets you collaborate with others with ease.

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DOWNLOAD & SUPPORT

We offer resources, videos, online help and tech support to help you reach proficiency with HighDesign and meet your specific needs. And if you are looking for a feature that you can't find, don't hesitate to ask us! We want to hear from you!

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Pricing 

All our licenses are perpetual and include one year of updates and support. No subscriptions, you choose when to renew your license.

HighDesign LT
$99.99

  • Extensive drawing tools
  • Unlimited layers
  • Advanced printing
  • DXF 2018/2021 and image formats
  • DWG® 2018/2021 (model space)
  • Customizable project resources
  • Unlimited Drawing Sheets
  • Callouts, Details and Layouts
  • Styles, Types, Views
  • Architectural tools
  • Photogrammetry and Drawing Presentation
  • Publish to PDF
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HighDesign Standard
$249.99

  • Extensive drawing tools
  • Unlimited layers
  • Advanced printing
  • DXF 2018/2021 and image formats
  • DWG® 2018/2021
  • Customizable project resources
  • Unlimited Drawing Sheets
  • Callouts, Details and Layouts
  • Styles, Types, Views
  • Architectural tools
  • Photogrammetry and Drawing Presentation
  • Publish to PDF
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HighDesign Pro
$399.99

  • Extensive drawing tools
  • Unlimited layers
  • Advanced printing
  • DXF 2018/2021 and image formats
  • DWG® 2018/2021
  • Customizable project resources
  • Unlimited Drawing Sheets
  • Callouts, Details and Layouts
  • Styles, Types, Views
  • Architectural tools
  • Photogrammetry and Drawing Presentation
  • Publish to PDF
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Trusted by designers in more than 52 countries around the world.

"HighDesign has been an alternative, full-featured 2D based CAD software package built on Mac OS X with a superb user interface (UI) and unique features for a software package at entry-level professional price points. The UI assists the user in all phases of the drafting and creative process."

"HighDesign has a rather gorgeous Apple-based user-interface reflecting its Mac-only roots. The app would stand out in the Windows CAD world."

Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh

"I am a really enthusiast of HighDesign."

"Keep up the great work the program is becoming more productive!!"

Tony Manias, Architect

"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

"I confirm my appreciation for your work which, as far as I'm concerned, really represents a professional turning point for how simple it has become to use a drawing program."

Panariello Engineering

"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

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

Trevor Murch-Lempinen

"Overall, I think that you have a great program with a massive potential in the American CAD market. Between signing your life away in a contract with Autodesk, selling a kidney to get Revit or ArchiCAD, I think that you will soon be the obvious choice."

Daniel Wilson Architect