updated 10:50 am EDT, Tue July 12, 2011
Warns current software not compatible
Autodesk engineers are "working round the clock" on OS X Lion support for AutoCAD 2011 for Mac, according to a notice on the company's support pages. The developer in fact warns of "undesirable side effects" when trying to use the design suite in Lion. These include "issues with printing/plotting, Customer Error Reporting (CER), and more."
An official upgrade for AutoCAD may still be some time away. Even a planned beta has yet to be detailed in a formal announcement. When the beta does begin, participants will have to install a service pack to enable Lion compatibility.
AutoCAD 2011 for Mac debuted in October 2010. At the time it was the first Mac version of AutoCAD to ship in over 18 years, despite the software's status as an industry-standard tool. Some Mac-specific touches include support for multi-touch gestures.