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Friday, October 15, 2010

Autodesk - AutoCAD Mac Services & Support - Support for AutoCAD(R) and AutoCAD LT(R) on Apple computers

I almost forgot.  AutoCAD Mac starts shipping today.




Published date: 2010-Oct-12 
ID: TS1070248

Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2011
AutoCAD® 2010
AutoCAD® 2009
AutoCAD® 2008
AutoCAD® 2007
AutoCAD LT® 2011
AutoCAD LT® 2010
AutoCAD LT® 2009
AutoCAD LT® 2008
AutoCAD LT® 2007

Issue

You want to know if AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT® are supported on Apple computers.

Solution

Autodesk offers a Mac-spe cific version of AutoCAD® but not AutoCAD LT®.  More information on AutoCAD 2011 for Mac can be found at AutoCAD for Mac.

AutoCAD 2010 (and later) is supported on the Mac via Parallels Desktop for Mac 6 and Apple Boot Camp.  More information can be found at the following link:

Apple® Boot Camp Support for AutoCAD® 2010

Although earlier versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT appear to function correctly on a Windows operating system running on an Apple computer using Apple Boot Camp, this environment has not been fully tested for those releases and is not officially supported by Autodesk.




AutoCAD for Mac Now Available for Purchase or Free 30-Day Trial



SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced that AutoCAD for Mac is now available for purchase. This version of AutoCAD software, one of the most widely used applications for professional design and engineering, makes powerful AutoCAD features and functionality available to customers who choose to work natively on the Mac. Autodesk is making a free* 30-day trial of AutoCAD for Mac available for download and will offer free* educational licenses to students and educators.



“We have been waiting a long time for AutoCAD to come back to the Mac”
Styles&Wood, the UK’s leading provider of property services to retailers, banks and commercial organizations, is one of the more than 5,000 participants who were part of the AutoCAD for Mac beta program. “We have been waiting a long time for AutoCAD to come back to the Mac,” said Andrew Handley, CAD development manager. “Our experience has been that AutoCAD for Mac is similar enough to the PC version that the transition is easy. We’ve found it to be a very powerful and reliable product that has all the functionality we need.”



AutoCAD for Mac has an intuitive interface that will feel familiar to Mac users and takes full advantage of Mac OS X, including graphical browsing of design files with Cover Flow and use of Multi-Touch gestures for pan and zoom on Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. With native creation and editing of files in the DWG file format, AutoCAD for Mac also supports easy collaboration with suppliers, customers, clients and partners regardless of platform. AutoCAD for Mac is also integrated with AutoCAD WS, so users can also upload and manage designs in their online workspace directly from the desktop and easily edit and share those designs through a web browser or Apple iOS devices using the free* AutoCAD WS mobile application.



AutoCAD for Mac is also now available for free* to students and educators through the Autodesk Education Community, where more than 25 Autodesk software products are available for download to inspire learning and help prepare students for successful careers. Recognizing the popularity of the Mac platform among students, Autodesk is providing AutoCAD for Mac so they can build skills by having access to the same software that design professionals use every day.



AutoCAD for Mac is now available for purchase in English in North America and Europe from leading resellers, online retailers and Autodesk.com. For details, purchase options or to download the free 30-day trial, visit http://www.autodesk.com/autocadformac. Students and educators are also eligible to purchase commercial seats of AutoCAD for Mac at a substantial discount. For more information and to download the free* education version, visit http://www.autodesk.com/pr-mac4students.

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