AudoCAD appears headed back to the Mac

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in Mac Software edited August 2014
After an 18 year hiatus, AutoCAD appears to be headed back to the Mac platform, according to screen shots of a new beta posted on an Italian Mac forum.



The screen shots, appearing on Italiamac depict the installation screens and interface for an upcoming Autodesk AutoCAD 64-bit early beta release for Mac OS X called "Sledgehammer."



The last time Autodesk's AutoCAD drafting software was made available for the Mac was in 1992, with Release 12. The current 2011 version, available only for Windows, is designated Release 25.



Earlier this spring, the French Mac site Hardmac reported references to Mac OS X in Autodesk's ObjectARX SDK (The Object AutoCAD Runtime Extension is an extension mechanism for customizing the application) and offered a confirmation of previous rumors that a private beta release of AutoCAD for the Mac was being prepared.









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  • Reply 1 of 86
    Good bye BootCamp partition !!!!



    Christmas comes early, I am keeping my fingers crossed for a quick release !
  • Reply 2 of 86
    agl82agl82 Posts: 15member

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  • Reply 3 of 86
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Market_Player View Post


    Good bye BootCamp partition !!!!



    Christmas comes early, I am keeping my fingers crossed for a quick release !



    Amen to that!



    The only real reason I keep Windows alive. I've nearly gotten the wife converted....the first and second generation MBP didn't do it, but she loves the new i7 15". Even if she won't admit it

    If I get her one, and AutoCAD finally gets to OS X, I will be able to abandon Windows at home. Yay!
  • Reply 4 of 86
    tazinlwfltazinlwfl Posts: 117member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by agl82 View Post


    "AudoCAD appears headed back to the Mac"



    What the heck is AudoCAD?



    LMFAO

    That's a heck of a mistake...



    No once-throughs on these articles, AI?
  • Reply 5 of 86
    clexmanclexman Posts: 170member
    Yay! I won't have to learn Vectorworks!
  • Reply 6 of 86
    sybariticsybaritic Posts: 340member
    It's about time for this very welcome addition to the Mac OS canon. Bravo.
  • Reply 7 of 86
    tazinlwfltazinlwfl Posts: 117member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by clexman View Post


    Yay! I won't have to learn Vectorworks!



    My Boss will be SO happy! He hates Vectorworks, and he wants to avoid putting too much Windows stuff on his mac...



    (We're all PCs in the office, he's the only one with a Mac. We all use AutoCAD)
  • Reply 8 of 86
    drowdrow Posts: 126member
    oh sweet awesome, yay!
  • Reply 9 of 86
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,605member
    This is the only reason I run VMWare. I hope for sooner than later and then no morevirtual machine junk!
  • Reply 10 of 86
    aldarisaldaris Posts: 16member
    I'm excited!



    That was my biggest fear in going into Arch was having to run on windows...
  • Reply 11 of 86
    intenseintense Posts: 106member
    F. I. N. A. L. L. Y.





    Thank you, very very very Much !
  • Reply 12 of 86
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,605member
    I also pray it is not as buggy as r12 was on the Mac back then.
  • Reply 13 of 86
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Yay! Mac using engineers rejoyce!
  • Reply 14 of 86
    HOLY SHIT i'm so learning AutoCAD again! Going back to my old career choice with this set of good news
  • Reply 15 of 86
    Hopefully SolidWorks comes to the mac then I will be able to abandon windows too.
  • Reply 16 of 86
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by agl82 View Post


    "AudoCAD appears headed back to the Mac"



    What the heck is AudoCAD?



    from hundreds of article written and covered, once in awhile AI also make a mistake..



    Btw regarding to the rumor itself, I'm glad to see AudoCAD really is going to Mac platform *again*.. The last time I used one was AudoCAD 4 on PC..!
  • Reply 17 of 86
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MexiChriS View Post


    HOLY SHIT i'm so learning AutoCAD again! Going back to my old career choice with this set of good news



    what was your old career..?? Don't tell me you were an architect..

    so what do you do now (with your Mac)..?
  • Reply 18 of 86
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by applejamrock View Post


    Hopefully SolidWorks comes to the mac then I will be able to abandon windows too.



    so right now you haven't leave Windows completely..? You cheater you.. \

    so in short; Windows for painful work and Mac for fun life..?
  • Reply 19 of 86
    Its an unfortunate reality



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kilimanjaro View Post


    so right now you haven't leave Windows completely..? You cheater you.. \

    so in short; Windows for painful work and Mac for fun life..?



  • Reply 20 of 86
    inklinginkling Posts: 731member
    Too bad Apple and Adobe are in the midst of a spat. Now would be great time to return FrameMaker to the Mac. It's only been gone one-third as long as AutoCad and there's a still-in-production Unix version that might provide a foundation for an OS X version.
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