AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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maxim_k
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AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

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07-24-2012 12:54 AM

Hi,

 

The release of Mountain Lion is near.

And I just want to point everybody to this article in Autodesk Knowledge Base:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=20109560&linkID=15839490

 

"AutoCAD 2013 for Mac, AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac are currently NOT supported on the Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating system.

Until such time as a service pack is available, Autodesk highly recommend NOT installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on any machines where AutoCAD 2013 for Mac, AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac, or AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac is required."

 

Maxim

 

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knmdk
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-27-2012 05:30 AM in reply to: maxim_k

It's been three days since Mountain Lion has been released.

 

1. When Autodesk plans to allow it's customers to upgrade to a more secure and up-to-date operating system?

 

2. Will Autodesk finally make AutoCAD 2013 support MacBook Pro with Retina display with the upcoming OS X 10.8 compatibility update? It's been over a month since WWDC where Apple told us Autodesk will update AutoCAD for Mac with Retina support shortly...

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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-27-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: maxim_k
Hi,
I'm nit aware of the date of the Update for AutoCAD, but I'm just curious what do you expect from "support for Retina display"? How do you think this technology can be used in AutoCAD? I thought it could be successfuly used in raster processing software, such as Photoshop, or in video application, or at least in word processing software. But in AutoCAD?
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-27-2012 08:20 AM in reply to: maxim_k

That's quite simple. Without Retina support interface looks blurry. I can't confirm if it goes to Model space as well at the moment. Probably not since you can scale Model window to any size and it's being processed with computer's 3D architecture. Anyway such expensive piece of software should meet highest standards. ArchiCAD has been successfully updated to meet Retina standards a while ago.

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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-27-2012 08:39 AM in reply to: maxim_k
Sorry, I don't own new MacBook with Retina display, so I never have seen how AutoCad looks on it. As I understand you say, that the contents of Drawing area are blurted. Never thought about this....

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vitale.simone
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-27-2012 11:43 PM in reply to: maxim_k

same thing happenend with lion and autocad for mac 2011 if i'm correct. and the patch was called autocad for mac 2012 (a.k.a. the first usable version of autocad for mac).

 

mountain lion was announced on february 2012, there where like 4 developers preview. now it's out and beta programs to test a patch for acad have YET to be announced. it's... baffling, to say the least.

 

adobe announced creative suite from 3 to the latest and greatest 6 are fully compatible, microsoft's office 2008 and 2011 are compatible.

 

vectorworks 2012 and 2011 are compatible like ArchiCAD 15 and 16.

 

should we expect autocad 2014 for mac to fix the problems?

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David_Stacey
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-28-2012 03:38 PM in reply to: maxim_k
I agree with what you're saying Vitale. Autodesk appear to be exceedingly slow in supporting updates for AutoCAD for Mac. Is anyone out there beta testing updates for AutoCAD for Mac?

I've always found it humorous the product name doesn't correspond with the year of release (2013 released in early 2012?????).

AutoDesk? Hello? Anyone there?
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raumpunkt
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-31-2012 07:06 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Autocad 2013 does work with Mountain Lion so far. No Problems here.

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K00da
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-31-2012 02:21 PM in reply to: raumpunkt

I've got the be honest..... I don't give a monkey's about Retina display support (or Lion for that matter). 

 

I'd rather have a design Centre to replace the "Content" (ahem....),

I'd rather have Dynamic Blocks Editor/Author,

I'd rather have some toolbars,

I'd rather have a functional layer manager,

I'd rather have a Layer states manager,

I'd rather have a CTB editor,

I'd rather have a sensible plot dialogue,

I'd rather have .................

I'd rather have .................

I'd rather have .................

I'd rather have .................

 

Retina display support doesn't even factor on what the application actually needs to get the job done properly. AutoCAD is a business application and the bottom line is I use it to make money. To me it's kind of sad that AutoDesk are getting caught up in making things pretty over making it functional and productive. Personally I measure the success of AutoCAD in the amount of time I spend using it - the less the better - I want productivity over anything else.


Having just watched the trailer for Lion, its just full of new toys I don't use.

Iphone & Ipad integration - I don't have either.

ICloud - I don't use it

Integrated Facebook, twitter..... I don't use any of them,

Imessage - I don't use it.

Notification Centre - Is this different from the red dot that pops up in the dock?

Safari - Opera? Firefox?

Dictation - What for?

Streaming to HD TV - I dont have a TV.

Gaming centre - Where do people find the time?

All toys for the home user.

 

Grumble, grumble..........

 

 

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Message 10 of 33 (4,745 Views)

Re: AutoCAD for Mac and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

07-31-2012 03:22 PM in reply to: David_Stacey

David_Stacey wrote:


I've always found it humorous the product name doesn't correspond with the year of release (2013 released in early 2012?????).




At one of the ADT user groups years ago the developers where asked that question & the respose was " because that's about when you guys will actually start uising it"

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