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by John Compiani
Tue May 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: Post moved to Feedback forum
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Post moved to Feedback forum

Post moved to feedback forum... Not sure if it's possible to delete the entire post?
by John Compiani
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: exporting/saving to previous versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: exporting/saving to previous versions?

Have you tried emailing ilexsoft support?

They are probably more likely to help if you write to them directly.
by John Compiani
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: exporting/saving to previous versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: exporting/saving to previous versions?

I don't think it's possible. You can save an HD 2016 format file from HD 2017, but not earlier. HD 2016 does not have an option to save as 2015 (or earlier) file. Your only option is to export as DWG and hope HD 2015 doesn't make a complete mess of the subsequent import (which in my experience it pr...
by John Compiani
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: highdesign 2017 - first try
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: highdesign 2017 - first try

Draw a rectangle. Duplicate it. Now I have two rectangles and I want to draw a line that joins the two rectangles, so I click the line tool. Then I click on the corner of the duplicated rectangle to snap the new line to the corner. Start drawing. What shape should be drawn? In my book, it should be...
by John Compiani
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: highdesign 2017 - first try
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: highdesign 2017 - first try

in particular on this, I agree with you. Besides, I find the management of texts frustrating.. What concerns me is why the behaviour I mentioned above seen as being the right way to do things? It's so contrary to what makes sense on the Mac that I have a hard time thinking of a single argument in i...
by John Compiani
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: highdesign 2017 - first try
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: highdesign 2017 - first try

I am still finding many frustration in the general UI. I still don't have any confidence what the next click will do. And if that click results in something you don't want, don't expect Undo to come to your rescue. Here's an example of the kind of thing that drives me nuts ;-) every time I use HD: D...
by John Compiani
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: HighDesign 2017.1 BETA
Replies: 13
Views: 4901

Re: HighDesign 2017.1 BETA 4

I've briefly tested Beta 8 and it appears to have fixed the greyed out DWG issue for me.
by John Compiani
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: HighDesign 2017.1 BETA
Replies: 13
Views: 4901

Re: HighDesign 2017.1 BETA 4

No change from Beta 4 for me. Exactly the same issues, the same DWGs are found by spotlight search in the import dialogue box, and vice versa. When not using search the DWGs that can be found by spotlight are not greyed out, all others are -- even ones created by HD. When searching via spotlight in ...
by John Compiani
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: HighDesign 2017.1 BETA
Replies: 13
Views: 4901

Re: HighDesign 2017.1 BETA 4

Same here too, DWGs are greyed out. I have discovered another strange issue related to importing DWG files. I created a test DWG document from HD and called it "TEST.DWG". I searched for that file in the open dialogue box in HighDesgin 2017.1 BETA 4 (Including "Name matches: Test") and HD couldn't f...
by John Compiani
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: Mac OS Sierra
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: Mac OS Sierra

A couple of bugs I've noticed in the first 2 minutes of use with Sierra... 1. If you use spotlight/search inside an open dialogue, any found HD documents are greyed out and can't be opened. 2. If you duplicate an object then try and edit the duplicate with the info palette, changing the point will m...
by John Compiani
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: Mac OS Sierra
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Mac OS Sierra

Any news on HD compatibility with Sierra?
by John Compiani
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: unable to paste objects onto a new layer
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: unable to paste objects onto a new layer

I get the objects pasted to "Layer 0" too, but it's selectable and doesn't then disappear. In the drawing manager dialogue box, it also shows Layer 0 and is responsive. BTW The object counts in the drawing manager are still as inaccurate as ever. I created a new document, cut an object from default ...
by John Compiani
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: exporting to pdfs
Replies: 8
Views: 3829

Re: exporting to pdfs

Yes, exporting to PDF is totally broken for me too. You can set any paper size if you go to page setup then select the custom paper size. You can enter any dimensions you like in there, regardless of whether your printer supports that page size or not. You can set the printer to "Any Printer" first ...
by John Compiani
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: Centre Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Re: Centre Marks

I think I will just use good old fashioned centre lines instead!

No point making life complicated!
by John Compiani
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: HighDesign User Forum
Topic: Centre Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Centre Marks

Hello I've recently switched to HD from VW. The simplified tool set is quite refreshing, but after being a VW (and MiniCad before it) user for so long, you do tend to miss the odd tool. One such tool is the centre mark tool. In VW you click anywhere on an object to create a centre mark. The centre m...