toggle

AAPL Stock: 116.47 ( 0 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Autodesk ships AutoCAD 2011 for Mac

updated 11:25 am EDT, Fri October 15, 2010

Software absent for over a decade

As promised in August, Autodesk has begun shipping the first new Mac version of AutoCAD to be released in over 18 years. The program carries over most features of the recent Windows editions, and uses similar interface tropes. Some notable differences include the ability to browse files through Cover Flow, or use multi-touch gestures on Apple controllers like the Magic Trackpad.

DWG files produced in the Mac software can be exchanged with Windows users, and vice versa. The suite also supports AutoCAD WS, an online workspace where editing and sharing can be accomplished via the web or the iPhone/iPad app. The Mac program normally costs a minimum of $3,975 in non-subscription download form; a free trial version is also available however, and two educational options are present. The first is free, but only for three years and with watermarked output. An unrestricted educational copy costs $395.








by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. BelugaShark

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    OMG!

    Now that's some good news! I wonder if they're planning an iPad version :P

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    First mac experience from Autodesk...?

    Failed to install client: Disk I/O Failure. Failed in writing contents of file /Applications/Akamai/client.ini to disk.
    Aborting installation.

    Aren't these guys are the MS of the cad world? ...good luck to all...

  1. emig647

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Installed fine for me...

    No problems here with installation. Seems to be running very well for a first version.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro notebooks have been impressive, right from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, t ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a for ...

toggle

Most Commented