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  • AutoCAD for Mac & iOS Due This Fall

    After an 18-year absence from the Mac world, AutoCAD is back. AutoCAD 2011, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is computer-aided design software that is used by millions of engineers and architects around the world. Autodesk estimates that there are about 10 million AutoCAD users worldwide, and many of their customers have been asking for a Mac version for quite some time. They are now about to get their wish.

    AutoCAD for Mac will be more than just a port of the PC version; its designers are working hard to make sure the look and feel is MAC-worthy, while still maintaining the unique features and keyboard shortcuts longtime users will expect.

    Even more exciting is the new AutoCAD WS mobile application for iPad and iPhone. With this app users will be able to view and work with AutoCADís DWG files directly on their mobile devices. Imagine carrying hundreds of blueprints with you at all times- on your iPhone or iPad. Well, with AutoCAD WS you can do just that. The mobile app will allow you to use familiar multi-touch gestures to view, edit and share your design ideas in new and exciting ways.

    Expect AutoCAD 2011 for Mac, PC and mobile to be released by the end of October. If youíre an architect or engineer who is a Mac fan, your long wait is finally at an end.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AutoCAD for Mac & iOS Due This Fall started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      It must be a severely simplified version for ios, can't wait to try it though!!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      this looks awesome. Love going to my dads work and playing with this program. On a Mac or even my ipad would so cool.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Nice! One of the few programs I still dual boot to use.
    1. lmm112190's Avatar
      lmm112190 -
      i have been waiting for this day for 18 long years
    1. freakshowexces's Avatar
      freakshowexces -
      This is some great news. What a great reason to buy the next gen iPad!
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      iPad 2 with retina display and autocad me like.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Not sure why though...
      People using CAD will most likely to use CAM
      How friendly is Apple to hooking up to these devices? Are they compatible with Apple? or are they just going to transfer to a PC device to run the machines? If that is so why even bother putting the program on Apple...
    1. ianbroste's Avatar
      ianbroste -
      what about revit and other auto desk products
    1. ill_graphics's Avatar
      ill_graphics -
      Auto CAD on an ios device, but I'll be excited when Maya is on ios devices. Maybe it's just a pipe dream but if they can put Auto CAD on, hopefully it's useful enough to use & maybe Maya isn't so far away...only time will tell. I for one will be waiting for that day!
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      that would be very nice.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      wow this will be awesome especially being able to go mobile on the iPad or iPhone, great for construction business
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      finally, sick of having to have windows around for autocad
    1. e2theric823's Avatar
      e2theric823 -
      This makes me a VERY happy drafting panda. Now all OS X needs is solidworks and I'll be set!
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      That is awesome! Great for making mods for games!
    1. Silencer_0's Avatar
      Silencer_0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by e2theric823 View Post
      This makes me a VERY happy drafting panda. Now all OS X needs is solidworks and I'll be set!
      My thoughts exactly.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Just in time for uni.
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Sweet now we just need 3DS max.. Come on autodesk
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
    1. Hellboy's Avatar
      Hellboy -
      Just in time now that Architecture is my main Goal :P