Thanks for the suggestion! I've been buying macs and running windows on them since 2008! I finally go rid of my last PC from 2006 (Sony vaio laptop) last month when I purchased the Retina Macbook Pro. I've been trying out the AutoCAD for Mac to see if I finally make the switch from Windows to Mac. I have to say that if I can work around some of the issues I'm definitely going to upgrade from my AutoCAD for windows 2010, by the end of the month to take advantage of old upgrade pricing and subscriptions promotions.
There are a lot of little thighs that are done differently in the Mac, like not being able to plot .PLT's drives me crazy! Also, the preview PDF deal, not sure why... Changing to a new layer and not having the default filters also kills me...
BTW, I stopped using ortho when Polar tracking came out, and that is working just fine in 2013 Mac... I guess the real question for me is, am I wiling to work with work-arounds to get to know the software in this new operating system? I do depend on it for work... I'm trying to get a project out now, if I'm able to do it, I think I'll make the move to Mac, even if it's not perfect!
I made a full back up before upgrading to Moutain Lion, so far i've been lucky and everything seems to be working well! I think I will be upgrading for sure as I already traded my 3ds Max for Maya Mac last month!
System was fine and working mostly, but now I can just leave a new blank model space there and then it just crashes, pretty poor really.
Getting tired of trying to work around what is a poor product.
Installed all 3 updates in 2011 and its still very bad
I'm running 2013 on a new MBP Retina display. I don't notice any fuzzyness in the drawing area, but my autoCAD window does develop a black zone at the top right corner from time to time and necessitates quitting out of the software to fix. Also crashes when certain blocks are inserted. Sometimes the cursor disappears as well.
Biggest problem for me is the things that are missing from Windows versions, which I didn't know about before going over to Mac this summer. What's up with no 'flatten' command? I don't even know how to begin using this software without it. Going back and forth between rhino and autocad, it's a must.
I've seen the suggested macros online but none of them seem to work, including the older lisp routines. If anyone knows a sure-fire flatten work around, I would be really grateful to hear about it.
Autodesk should hand out free windows copies to us until this thing is working!
Have you tried this:
for flatten your drawings?
I had tried that, but only after trying some other macro, and it didn't work for me. Going back and trying again on a clean file it worked fine. The macro must have screwed up that first file. So, thanks - this did the trick!
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