Archi-talk 2003

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Okay architecture folks, let's talk about the State of the Mac and architecture for this year. Here are some starter items:

- any chance of the biggies (autoCAD, MicroStation) getting ported to OS X this year?

- are there any unix-based CAD packages that could be run on OS X? Are unix-based CADs a growing segment this year?

- any funny architecture/Mac stories?

- generally incoherent rambling statements (like all of you do most of the time)

have at it


  • Reply 1 of 4
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    im most likely going to be majoring in architecture next year.

    How is the current state of architecture on the Mac? Will i be forced to buy a ....GASP..... PC!?

    surely not!? i hope
  • Reply 2 of 4
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    University of Cincinnati's architecture program (one of the best in the country) uses Powerbook G4s.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member
    I'd like to find out from the folks who are working at firms if they've seen any Macs. The long-standing trend has been a total removal to PC's, seeing them in a university setting is a rarity, but not totally unexpected.

    I expect that Form?Z is being taught on those Macs.

    BUT, the big firms use AutoCAD and MicroStation and both of those are now solely PC apps. Berkely stopped dev on the Mac about three or four years ago.

    I'm interested in hearing some anecdotal stories from people in the practice...we did this about a year ago if memory serves...
  • Reply 4 of 4
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:

    <strong>University of Cincinnati's architecture program (one of the best in the country) uses Powerbook G4s.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    kind of funny.... nearly every architecture program is described as one of the best in the country. ;-)

    i guess this a pc dominant field huh <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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