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MAC or PC to learn....

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01-23-2013 08:52 AM

Evening everyone. My first post here so I want to start off on the right foot.

I am just about to commence learning AutoCad. I am going to run through the Lyndacom AutoCad DVD Tutorials and I am also going to enrol in a City & Guild accredited course.

I am an avid MAC user and all the computers in my office and house are Macs.

I know that there now are MAC versions of AutoCad and I was excited to see them.


The DVD and no doubt my upcoming course will be using the windows platform.

What I want to know is should I Bootcamp my MAC PRO (late 2008) to run windows?

Or can I get away with using a proprietary fix such as Paralels for mac e.t.c

Or even pick up a CHEEEAP second hand windows desktop and install purely for the purposes of CAD?

How hardware intensive is the software in it's 2d form?


I hope that someone can assist and point me in the right direction this early in my career.



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Re: MAC or PC to learn....

01-24-2013 06:49 AM in reply to: LuthersBoots

you might have better luck with your questions over in the AutoCAD for Mac forum;



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Re: MAC or PC to learn....

01-24-2013 06:57 AM in reply to: LuthersBoots

Be aware the the OSX version of AutoCAD is lacking some of thefunctionality of the Wintel version.  If you want to avoid puchasing a Wintel PC, Bootcamp or Parallels  are said to be viable options for runnin AutoCAD on an Apple computer. 


Regardless of 2d or 3d, AutoCAD is a huge program, and 'cheap pc' are never going to be happy environments to work with it in.

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