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ILEXSOFT Releases HighDesign 2016

64-bit, up to 10x faster, this new update adds associative dimensions, compound walls, enhanced groups, and more.

March 15, 2016

PERUGIA (ITALY)--March 15, 2016--ILEXSOFT today announces HighDesign 2016, the latest version of its powerful computer-aided design (CAD) software for Mac. HighDesign 2016 offers 64-bit support, with a significant speed boost in all areas of the software, associative dimensions, compound walls, enhanced input and output with improved support for DWG files, GIF and PNG with alpha channel, and more - all within an advanced workspace that emphasizes user experience and productivity.

"With the support for the 64-bit architecture and many new improvements, HighDesign 2016 is a very important update as it focuses on the core drafting features: speed, workflow, and interoperability, as well as adding some tools that had been requested by our users in the fields of architecture and mechanical design," said Andrea Suraci, co-founder of Ilexsoft.

HighDesign 2016 offers dozens of new features that enhance the experience of CAD professionals:

Other features include improved handling of multi-page PDF documents, more linear units and preset drawing scales, including the full range of engineering and architectural scales. HighDesign 2016 also adds a number of options and preferences for a more flexible and accessible user interface, like the new option to enlarge the tooltips and info boxes.

Learn more about the new features in HighDesign 2016.

About HighDesign

HighDesign is the full-featured 2D computer-aided design (CAD) app for OS X 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 2016 runs on Macs with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.8. HighDesign 2016 is available in two main editions, Standard for 199.00 USD and Professional for 349.00 USD. A third option, called "Professional Plus", offers two Professional licenses at the convenient price of 499.00 USD. Registered HighDesign users of any previous version are eligible for an upgrade price of 149.00 USD for HighDesign Standard and 249.00 USD for HighDesign Professional.

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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