Michael Walch

AutoCad on the Mac

Posted in General Architecture by michaelwalch on 24 May, 2010

Just re-posting Screenshots at ArchDaily of the new AutoCad being developed for Mac OS.

Codename: Sledgehammer.  (Weird?)

It’s interesting to think that AutoDesk is expanding platform capabilities of AutoCad even as it tries to get everyone onto Revit/BIM.  They always seemed fairly anti-Mac.  Having worked in a Mac-based architecture firm, I can attest to the insufferable limitations of VectorWorks.  The most recent versions of AutoCad seem to be based on the principle that hiding functionality is a way to make a ‘friendlier’ UI.  I can’t believe how much of a dinosaur I feel saying this, but I actually turn it back to the ‘classic’ environment.  I’d say things have been going downhill since about AutoCad 2006.  Hopefully AutoDesk will make the experience slick-er for the Mac… I hear gestures are going to be incorporated… looking forward to it!

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