Developer: TouchAware Limited
Current Version: 1.1.2
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Download Size: 2.8 MB - Download
Precision 2D vector drawing & design for the Mac
Make professional quality designs, illustrations and technical drawings on the Mac with XDesign, and on the move with iDesign.
Full feature compatibility and automatic sync of designs via iCloud with iDesign (Mac version of XDesign - Available on the iOS AppStore), keep all your designs in sync automatically between your Mac, iPad and iPhone.
Check out the XDesign Product Tour (YouTube) & User Guide (PDF) - at www.touchaware.com.
- Create designs using the traditional keyboard, mouse and large screen on the Mac using XDesign
- Full feature compatible with iDesign for iOS to take your designs on the move on your iPad/Phone
- Toolbars and panels with easy access to frequently used functions for a fast work flow
- Unlimited fast and smooth multitouch zoom with sharp and clear images
Standard Tools & Functions
- Line, polyline, square, rectangle, circle, arc, ellipse, polygons, stars & path tools
- Copy and paste selected shapes and groups
- Group and ungroup shapes hierarchically to create complex designs
- Edit points, convert shapes to path, close shapes, add and remove points, break, weld, explode and join
- Keyboard input options for setting the shape attributes and dimension values
- Precise rotation with ability to rotate at user defined center
- Object alignment tools
- Fill color and pen color swatches with opacity controls, custom RGB mixer
- Stroke width, line style, line caps and corner join styles, arrow ends and dash patters
- Text insertion with fonts, styles, sizes, paragraph alignments, multilingual, rotate/resize
- Set a background image for tracing/marking over it
- Insert images, copy, paste, move, resize and position them accordingly
- Multilevel Undo/Redo for all edit operations
- Undo/Redo individual points and move previous points even while creating multisegment lines and paths
- Autosave for all operations to ensure work is saved at all times
- Create multiple layers to organize & separate design components
- Add, remove, merge, reorder, lock, hide layers independently
- Set layer transparency
Advanced Tools for Graphics Design
- Advanced path editing options for corner, smooth and symmetric control points, straighten and curve segments
- Text to path conversion
- Boolean operations on shapes, unite, intersect, subtract, exclude
- Freehand drawing, auto smoothened paths
- Gradients / color blends
Advanced Tools for Technical Drawing
- Circle and Arc tool based on center, start/end point, radius and angle of arc
- Dimensioning tools, length as well as angular with customisable settings
- Support for Feet+Inches+Fractions (U.S & older unit system) - Architectural formatting option for Dimensions, to format values in Feet + Inches (eg. 12' 3 1/4" ) - Dynamic grid supporting feet, inches and inch fractions at different zoom levels
Units & Board Setup
- Support for standard board sizes (A1 to A5, B4, B5, Letter, Tabloid) and custom board sizes.
- Set a drawing scale of upto 10,000 times screen size with four decimal place precision
- Full set of standard unit systems, Points, Inches, Feet, MM, CM and Meters
- Unit aware Grid with customisable settings for grid lines and separators
- Snap to grid, snap to object and points, rotation snap and custom snap settings for precise positioning
- Unit aware rulers
Export/Import & Print
- Export designs to JPEG, PNG, PDF & SVG formats for Hi-Res professional quality output
- Import SVG files (from email attachments using “Open In” option and also via Dropbox)
- Full iCloud support and automatic sync of designs between devices, design files can be saved locally or on iCloud
- Standard support for printing
Bug fixes and enhancements:
- Added support for inserting PNG images with transparent background.
- Newly inserted shapes to be automatically selected except in continuous insert mode.
- Fixed grouping separators not showing for length dimensions.
- Fixed unit suffix for new length dimensions to be enabled if the setting is enabled as default.
- Fixed copy and paste onto a hidden or locked layer is not allowed with message to alert user that the active layer is hidden or locked.
- Fixed hiding or locking a layer to de-select current selection if objects in the layer are selected.
- Fixed arrow keys not working for moving copy-pasted shapes immediately after paste without reselecting.
- Fixed de-selection of shapes if the de-selecting touch outside the shape is over a shape in a locked layer.
- Fixed backspace/delete key to remove selected shapes, cmd-delete key sequence also works as before.
- Fixed data changes after migrating older design files to be saved even without any new changes.
- Fixed opacity input control in Fill color panel not to show decimals.
- Added Aspect Ratio option for background image.
- Added Opacity controls for background image to set transparency level.
- Setting a background image will also enable the background image to be rendered on the board.
- Clearing a background image will also disable the background image.
- Fixed issues with SVG import (import of files without any groups)
- Fixed issues with undo/redo for image shapes.
- Fixed issues with cut/copy/paste for image shapes.
- Fixed undo-redo not working again after undo/redo on image shape and autosave of design.
- Fixed images not re-saved when using .idesign format.
- Added options to include Background Image and Grid for Export.
More features and enhancements in the next update. Thank you for your support!
Most Helpful Reviews
Light weight, easy to use vector app that merges iphone and mac! - As a user of Inkscape, I wanted something that could do a bit of vector graphic editing on the iphone and stumbled across the iDesign app and found it to be a pretty powerful app for the phone. I was very pleased that they made XDesign for the mac that bridges the two worlds so seamlessly. Light weight, easy to use vector app that merges iphone and mac! Good work. I would suggest making the saving/retrieving on the phone a bit easier, but the mac version is ace! Easy to design graphics, or even technical drawings. I’d like to see an option to “lock” an object in place, and move objects infront or behind another object. It’s probably in there already and I haven’t found it yet. For the short while I’ve used it, it has done everything I was expecting, and then some! Good work. Looking forward to what ever updates you make to this app. I think you’ve got a customer for life.
Bomb - 0 Stars if I could choose it instead of one star. - It downloaded to Applications in about 2 Seconds. Will load to task bar but it will not open the program, only the application screen again in a constant non-working do loop. The XDesign Support tab in the review links to an error page. This is a rip off. Do not purchase.