[prMac.com] 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:
Textures: The HighDesign library now includes a selection of textures ready to use in projects. Textures can have custom origin, scale and orientation. In the Standard and Pro editions, the Drawing Manager allows the user to extend the library with new, custom textures.
Improved drafting: many tools have been improved to provide more powerful drafting features, such as circular holes inside hatches, more accurate input and dimensioning, new special line types such as grass and ridge, more options for poly-lines, and better management of the project resources.
Smarter Columns: the Columns tool in HighDesign Pro now automatically aligns the insertion point of new columns to the grid defined by existing columns. With this feature, it is now possible to effortlessly create structural grids at a defined angle and offset.
Better DXF/DWG compatibility: HighDesign 2017 adds a much improved layout support, more entities and better support for user coordinate systems which is critical when importing drawings created by BIM packages.HighDesign 2017
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