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Thread: AutoCAD for Mac & iOS Due This Fall

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    Default 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

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    It must be a severely simplified version for ios, can't wait to try it though!!

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    this looks awesome. Love going to my dads work and playing with this program. On a Mac or even my ipad would so cool.
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    Nice! One of the few programs I still dual boot to use.

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    i have been waiting for this day for 18 long years

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    This is some great news. What a great reason to buy the next gen iPad!

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    iPad 2 with retina display and autocad me like.

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    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...

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    what about revit and other auto desk products
    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    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!

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    that would be very nice.

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    wow this will be awesome especially being able to go mobile on the iPad or iPhone, great for construction business

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    finally, sick of having to have windows around for autocad

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    This makes me a VERY happy drafting panda. Now all OS X needs is solidworks and I'll be set!

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    That is awesome! Great for making mods for games!
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    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.

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    Just in time for uni.

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    Sweet now we just need 3DS max.. Come on autodesk

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    Fantastic.

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    Just in time now that Architecture is my main Goal :P

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