Sorry, I don't own new MacBook with Retina display, so I never have seen how AutoCad looks on it. As I understand you say, that the contents of Drawing area are blurted. Never thought about this....
Well quite opposite — interface parts should be blurred. I'll receive a MacBook Pro with Retina display in a couple of days and confirm.
mountain lion was announced on february 2012, there where like 4 developers preview. now it's out and beta programs to test a patch for acad have YET to be announced. it's... baffling, to say the least.
should we expect autocad 2014 for mac to fix the problems?
You totally understand my point.
Autocad 2013 does work with Mountain Lion so far. No Problems here.
Personally I haven't faced any report for faulty running AutoCAD under OS X 10.8. So why to open a thread with warnings and place warnings all over the web, Autodesk?
I've got the be honest..... I don't give a monkey's about Retina display support (or Lion for that matter).
I'd rather have .................
Retina display support doesn't even factor on what the application actually needs to get the job done properly. AutoCAD is a business application and the bottom line is I use it to make money. To me it's kind of sad that AutoDesk are getting caught up in making things pretty over making it functional and productive. Personally I measure the success of AutoCAD in the amount of time I spend using it - the less the better - I want productivity over anything else.
You're completely right on all the limitations you've mentioned. Today I'm using AutoCAD under OS X only for some quick fixes. It's so frustrating you have to keep Windows and a separate AutoCAD (I'm running Civil 3D as well) for all heavy work. Good to know I'm not alone here.
Personally I'm not using any online "social services" and hate all that "sharing" crap over the web too (as well as everything except iMessage which is pretty handy). However you're a bit off when it goes to "eye-candy" of the application. Blurry things on the screen make your eyes work harder. So that's bad for your health.
P.S. It's funny how Autodesk representatives are ignoring this thread.
I gather the blurryness is only with the Retina display & not the normal one?
My comments about eye-candy were directed at the development path in general. It seems to be part of AD trying to make it appear user friendly, when what makes it user friendly (or not) is the functionality.
I don't have a Retina diplay on my MBP and it also spends 90% of its time plugged into a 4 year old 20 inch cinema, so I'm unsure it will effect me for a few years.
Someone said this earlier but I'll confirm that AutoCAD 2013 is working fine with no problems on Mountain Lion. I have macbook pro 13" 2010 mid.
Did you upgrade or did you do a clean install of the OS?
When I upgraded from snow leopard to lion, autocad 2011 for mac (that was already installed) worked fine.
When I did a clean install and installed lion the autocad 2011 for mac installer refused to launch.
The project can be accessed in the AutoCAD Futures project at https://beta.autodesk.com
I agree with everying you're saying! But I have to say Mountain Lion and the Airplay Mirroring to the Big screen at the office makes this new OS amazing for client presentations!
No iAutocad 2013 for mac is not operating properly. Do not do the upgrade if you depend on Autocad. Inability to use certain drawing tools properly with certain ortho modes. Cant draw a vertical line with ortho on...etc Do not upgrade.