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Aug 30, 2010

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Steve Johnson

I wasn't under any embargo, verbal or otherwise. I was simply not informed about the product in any way, at any time. The irony is that this made me totally free to discuss it in any way I saw fit.

http://www.blog.cadnauseam.com/tag/autocad-for-mac/

Steve Johnson

Oh, and do you still think it's fake? ;)

http://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/blog/2010/05/italian-mac-site-posts-screen-grabs-video-of-autocad-2011-running-on-mac-os-x.html

Dave Ault

I allways have this little idea that most companies that announce MAC HAS ARRIVED with trumpets blaring have run out of meaningfull things to do. When an appeal to maybe 5% of the potential user base becomes a highlight of the release cycle you know the long term problems for day to day users are in all likelyhood not be addressed.

Dave


Wheres the ribbon? ;-)

DF

Heh. Try telling that to companies like Nemetschek Vectorworks, Graphisoft, and Siemens PLM Systems

Or Google, as many (most?) will be aware (SketchUp and Google Earth).

When an appeal to maybe 5% of the potential user base becomes a highlight of the release cycle you know the long term problems for day to day users are in all likelyhood not be addressed.

Y'know, I'm getting sick of lazy references to "5%". Are Mom and Pop interested in CAD? Are office cubicle drones? Every survey seems to indicate that at least half of those attending third-level use or plan to use Macs - including the CAD users of the future.

Clearly Autodesk and others can see the writing on the wall - maybe it's time for CAD bloggers to catch up?

DF

After all, Windows AutoCAD users are not customers for the Mac version.

I wouldn't be so sure of that. The younger CAD users (and I'm in that demographic myself) that I support are excited by this news and we use MicroStation on Windows XP, so presumably have less interest even than most.

Larry Leake

From your post - "After all, Windows AutoCAD users are not customers for the Mac version."

Really? I beg to differ....

I've been a Windows ACAD user since R11, and I'm more than ready to switch platforms - My experience with Win7 Pro has been horrendous, and I've used a Mac for all my other essential functions for more than 5 years. ADESK, please provide a crossgrade option of some sort!

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