After hearing of a book publisher canceling their Acad/Mac text until the academic market is proven, Bill Fane remarked to me:
Interesting. They are either right or wrong:
- Macs are not often used in engineering.
- Macs are much more heavily used in certain architectural areas.
- There has been a lot of excitement in the CAD community (blogs, etc) about CAD software generally on the Mac, and not just AutoCAD.
- Is there a real market, or are the bloggers simply hyped because it is something different to chat about?
I would add that Acad/Mac is up against ARES for Mac at a quarter the price, and (soon to be) DraftSight for Mac (free). What with Ashlar, Vectorworks, Graphisoft, and more, Autodesk is facing a crowded market of both direct and indirect competitors.