UI styling is normally dictated by the tools provided by the OS developer, intended to speed development along, make it easier to find programmers with the necessary skills, and to help ensure consistency between applications from different developers. If the provided UI interface isn't used then the developer is responsible for creating and maintaining that UI system, which represents a significant drain on development resources both now and on future releases.
is it confirmed that there is NO CLASSIC VIEW for 2012 AutoCAD for Mac??
If so, no bueno. I'll need to sell my 2012 for Mac and go back to Windows vesion using Parallels. I don;t have time to learn a new program (again).
Why on Earth would resources go into other new features and "improvements", and you TAKE AWAY something universal that SO MANY rely on: the tried and true look and feel of good old Classic View?
if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it ! !
Go ahead and make improvements, but don't change the way CAD looks & functions, because it sets so many of us BACK.
My impression ist that Autodesk it trying to create a "Mac-like" interface. Unfortunately, as most users that will be using the Mac version will be moving from the Windows/PC version and will prefer that the interface be the same as the PC version so that it doesn't matter what platform they are working on.
While there may be some Mac elements that might be beneficial, I believe that they are making a BIG mistake deviating any more than slightly from the PC UI.
Back when Autocad 12 was on the Mac, it was pretty much identical to the PC version. As was mentioned earlier, other applications (Phoitoshop, Rhino, etc) have kept their UI pretty close between platforms, making it easier for users to work on whatever plateform that might be handy.
I have been pretty pointed to Autodesk (including their CEO at a recent meeting) that I feel their Mac attempt has been far from adequate. Being that, after learning Autocad on an old DOS 8086 machine, I've been on Mac's for over 20 years since then, I would say that Autodesk should NOT try and make the Autocad UI be Mac-like at the expense of the users who most likely will be coming from the PC.
In other words, they need to go back and rework what they have done to bring it to as close to the PC version as possible.
Thanks for the info. I wish I had tried the trial version first. Unfortunately my old Mac, where I used Parallels and AutoCAD 2007, was not able to run the new Mac version. The machine was on its way out and my new Mac had not arrived yet. I had to make a quick transition to keep my projects going. I just dont have time to learn a new UI - I want to get stuff done and move on. Call me an old dog (though I don;t think as old as some of those commenting - I learned on AutoCAD 2000 ). If I had my way, CAD would essentially be the same as 2000 or 2010. Nearly all of the things they've added since that time I have not found a use for. I know they put a lot of resouce toward development, I'd just hope they would simply make it more intuitive, and less complex. And certainly not chage the UI. I don;t use the ribbon views. I just like Classic. I don;t think I do too many fancy things (3D, ultra complex drawings) with CAD based on what I see in the industry - just construction details, electrical drawings, site plans, etc. I agree with the last comment, that AutoDesk is overlooking and probably losing a lot of valuable customers branching out with their new Mac version, rather than making is seemless with older PC versions.
I agree with you concerning the classic Autocad UI. Moving to Autocad 2012 was frustrating as they eliminated several elements I bacame very familiar with like the Sceen Menu on the right. I finally created a Toolbar version of it so that I could still access those tools I used so frequently from the loaction I was familiar with.
Learning to create your own toolbars and menus can be a big help if you want to maintain a (somewhat) familiar UI. Of course, doing so means having to keep a copy of your CUI with you and be able to access it from whatever platform you may be using at the time. At times, I have gotten lost when using the generic Autocad UI on other machines.
Does anyone know if you can have more than one Tool Set (tool pallate) open at a time in AutoCAD 2012 for Mac? I only see that you can toggle between different Tool Sets, but I like having access to multiple tools (more than will fit on the side of my screen). Again, in Classic View, I could have dimension and layer tools across the top, and drafting tools along the side. Hopefully I'm missing something here. Seems like there would be no advantage to limiting the user to just one tool bar. thanks in advance.
Hi, I am looking for the paste special command
on the MAC AClt13, `I want to import a spread sheet.
would appreciate someones help PLEASE
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