With the recent release of Windows 8 and the earlier release of Mountain Lion many of us have questions on what to do right now. Do we invest in another couple years with a windows based system or do we finally get to call our local Apple Store Business Teams and place an order? I would like nothing more then to equip my team with those flashy new Retina Displays.
Just tell me that it is time. TELL ME! I cannot imagine why this isn't available yet. Unless you have some IT guy at your office who thinks that Mac is of the Devil; evin then, fire him. We are a design industry. Allow us to apprecieate the varius values in design that we (your customers and share holders) choose.
LET US CHOOSE MAC!
Get with the program AutoDesk. You are in San Fran, you know just how influential the Mac world is. I've never seen any lines for a windows product. I don't know anybody who slept behind a mall for two days to get their hands on anything windows.
Stop being shy. Tell us. FREAKING TELL US!
Sign an NDA with Autodesk?!! Crazy talk!
I could only image that Autodesk would then end up owning that part of my brain that contains that information and I would have to pay a knowledge reassesment fee of $1000 if I ever wanted to consider anthing else with that particular lobe.
I think the Post answer is logical, but the omission of a version Revit running natively on Mac is not (as is the omission of Inventor running on Mac although there appears to be a version of Inventor Fusion).
Yes, it is technically necessary to move it into the OSX environment which shares roots in Unix (Windows does not) and to then access the Mac version through a cloud. This will be even more important with cloud environments that have a structured platform database and hardware that are supporting alternate operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux) and alternate softwares (BIM 360).
While the Amazon cloud is fine for storage or rendering, it is not acceptable as an enterprise solution, such as Oracle (which is a Unix friendly platform).
For those excited about 4D& 5D this is an absolute necessity for progress and true collaboration.
As an Architecture undergraduate student I agree that Revit should be supported on Mac's. I know myself and several of my peers, own Mac computers and would enjoy learning Revit in our spare time; seeing as our school does not teach Revit. Therefore we do not have it on our school computers, and since the program is only supported by windows, we can not get it on our laptops, and are therefore at a disadvantage when it comes to our chosen career path.
Unfortunately, the promise of a non disclosure agreement was an empty one, one of my collegues pursued this.
I would much rather use Revit than ArchiCad. Are you able to idicate if you are working on a version for the mac cant wait much longer!