AutoCAD for Mac Survey

AutoCAD was the first CAD package I really felt comfortable using and designing in. I've since realized that part of being an engineer is being familiar enough with dozens of different CAD packages so that you can recognize which one is the best tool for the specific challenge at hand.

Since I use a Mac, I keep a copy of Windows running under Parallels primarily for CAD packages. This is actually a pretty common theme with people working at the various Squid Labs-related companies. I could probably walk just a couple of offices down and see SolidWorks on a MacBook Pro screen right now.

So, I'm happy to read that AutoDesk is asking for input on a version of AutoCAD for the Mac:

Mac Fanbois Get their Wish: AutoCAD

Nearly two decades ago, Autodesk abandoned AutoCAD on the Mac. But now perhaps it is seeing too many sales lost to the likes of ArchiCAD to architecture clients, NX to mechanical engineering customers, and SketchUp to designers. Autodesk marketing calls it "trying to stay in tune with our customers," and are asking Mac and AutoCAD users to fill out a survey. ..."


Honus8 years ago
Oh yes!
LinuxH4x0r8 years ago
FINALLY!
gmjhowe8 years ago
The Mac pro workstations are most appealing for autocad. I use vmware, and a bootcamp partition for my windows needs, which is mainly playing a game every now and then.
KentsOkay8 years ago
wahooo!!