AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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huntjody
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AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

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11-02-2011 06:46 AM

Hi,

 

Very new to AutoCAD. Using an educational version as i am studying yacht design at SOuthampton University.

 

They are teaching in AutoCAD 2010 on Windows - using classic workspace view/settings....... im spending most of my time locating the various tools on the mac copy....

 

Is there anyway i can set my MAC copy up to look like the 2010 classic view??? have looked through other posts but cant find anything suitable...

 

I have attached a screen shot of the style the university are using...trying to replicate this as much is possible??

 

Please help!!

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mathewk
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-02-2011 07:10 AM in reply to: huntjody
I would doubt it since the Mac version is very new. There is no Classic Mac look. The interface is very different as you know and that's just because it's a Mac;; it has to be.
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DarrenP
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-02-2011 07:11 AM in reply to: huntjody

autocad for mac is completely different from the windows version

your probably going to be lost in your class

i suggest running windows through your mac and running autocad for windows on it

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huntjody
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-02-2011 08:39 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Thanks gents, assumed that might be the case....oh to be a mac user?

 

i run parallels.... do you know if there would be a conflict if i was to download a second copy into the windows VM....would it cause issues with the mac copy?? would i have to uninstal the mac version?

i would like to get comfortable with the mac version but need  the education in windows to get me going i think...

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maxim_k
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-02-2011 09:31 AM in reply to: huntjody
Hi,
You can use AutoCAD for Win inside virtual mashine without uninstalling AC for Mac, as it will run absolutely separate.

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huntjody
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-02-2011 10:15 AM in reply to: maxim_k

great thanks again. am in there like swimwear....nice company! dishing out multiple copies of edu. software :smileyhappy:

looking forward to getting to know what its capable of!!

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d-web
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Message 7 of 19 (9,695 Views)

Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-22-2011 02:37 PM in reply to: mathewk

"Classic" on the Mac would be equivelant to the classic window on the PC. The interface on Mac's Autocad v13 had a very similar interface as that on the PC back then. They should be able to develop a similar interface between the two now.

 

Considering that the majority of Autocad for Mac users will probably be moving over from the PC platform, it would definately be beneificial for Autodesk to make the interfaces between the two platforms as similar as possible. As an example. the interfaces for Rhinoceros and Photoshop on the PC are very similar to the Mac versions. When there are cross platform projects, it's preferable for the people working on them be able to function no matter what type of machine they are working on.

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huntjody
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-25-2011 01:24 AM in reply to: d-web

Couldnt agree more!

Although a new comer to the product, i have had to run it through Windows to make the most of the education i am being given. To have run it through Mac would have left me at a great disadvantage in my studies.

 

You would think that Acad would make it a requirement of people developing the program for different platforms to keep it similar so as not to isolate any customers.

 

Having said that....Apple are Apple and they like to do things differently! and to be fair some of the things they do hit the nail on the head in comparison to Microsoft!

so perhaps who are we to argue with the great minds at Apple??

 

Still...some consistency would be nice though :smileyhappy:

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d-web
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-28-2011 08:18 AM in reply to: huntjody

While "Apple is Apple", Apple didn't develop the Autocad for Mac. Autodesk did.

 

Yes, apple has some different ways of doing things, however, most of what has been incorporated into Autocad UI is already based on Apple structure. It's just that they are trying to focus too much on the Mac aspect over the Autocad standard.

 

There are some Mac elements that would be definate imporovements over the Windows version. But they can be implemented within the standard Autocad UI.

 

All in all, their approach to the Mac platform was misguided and should be brought back in line with the Autocad UI that has pretty much been consistant since it's inception.

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huntjody
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Re: AutoCAD 2012 for MAC - display in Classic view??

11-28-2011 10:29 AM in reply to: d-web

I hadnt realised that it was developed by autodesk...

 

It does seem a starnge decision to potentially alienate users. It shouldnt be too difficult to create a "classic" or at least some "common" view that can be shared and/or disabled...

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