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Autocad on surface pro

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06-15-2013 12:38 AM
Hi everyone. Just wondering if anybody uses autocad on their surface pro? Is it reasonable at everything? Does it seem slower than it should be? And would it be better to choose a laptop for the same price over the surface? Thanks guys,
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Re: Autocad on surface pro

06-15-2013 11:09 AM in reply to: Jude27

One consideration is that the Surface Pro is Windows 8 and only AutoCAD 2014 is certified to be compatible.  Running any previous version may present problems (display, fonts, open file dialog, etc)..


I run 2014 on a Surface Pro 128 and it works well.  If you don't plan on detaching the keyboard and using the Surface like a tablet, you are just as well off with a laptop (running Windows 7) for your situation.

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Re: Autocad on surface pro

06-18-2013 06:16 AM in reply to: Jude27
There are quite a few blogs on the topic of touchscreens and AutoCAD if that's what you are really going after explore it here
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Re: Autocad on surface pro

08-30-2014 04:06 PM in reply to: TerryDotson


How did you get it to run on the Surface. I just installed it on a Surface pro 3 and when I try to run it I get "This application was unable to start correctly"


I'm considering purchasing a Surface but only if I can get it to run Inventor for on the road stuff.


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