I have a brand new MBP 15" Retina top spec model, 2.3Ghz i7 with 16Gb of ram. Dowloaded 30 day trial of AutoCAD for MAC 2014.
The machine runs all other apps fine.
AutoCAD runs just ok.....a little laggy.....not really lucid..... but then intermidintatly the machine has full heart attack. I'm only drawing in 2D!
- Having the properties window open seems to be particualrly problematic
- Hatching causes a significant struggle
- Random occasions it goes all jerky for 10 seconds
- Starting a selction box always causes a hesitation
- Over time is seems to ramp down to the point where it is hardly able to continue and restart is required.
I've got transperancy set to off, dynamic input off, preselection highlight is on (don't know how to turn it off), adaptive degredigation is on.
Shouldn't the latest version of AutoCAD on the latest and fastest MBP just be smoking hot, no problems even with all juicy features running???
Keen to purchase the Mac version but I can't work like this.
Any help would be appreciated.
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To say true there are some reasons that may case behavior you described in your post. And sometimes I have some of troubles you described, but in general I'm satisfied with AC for Mac performance on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012, High-Res mdel, Intel Core i7, 16 Gb RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB memory).
Sometimes I have troubles with DWG files created in PC version of AutoCAD (especially in AutoCAD verticals, such as Civil 3D) and with files that contains a lot of text objects with True Type fonts.
So my questions to you are:
- Do you have troubles with all DWG files, or with files that comes from other peoples, maybe created with AutoCAD verticals? And how complex they are?
- Do you have dedicated Graphics card enabled permanently on your Mac?
- Have you tried to enable Dynamic Input? In some files despite the fact that it sounds like a paradox, enabling Dyn Input increases Graphics performance in AutoCAD for Mac.
You can turn off Selection preview by setting SELECTIONPREVIEW system variable to 0 (zero).
About Hatches - sometimes in complex drawings it is extremely "heavy" process for AutoCAD (end in PC version too).
Hi Matt & Maxim,
Yeah- I'm having the same issues on my MB Air (13" 4G 2010, 10.9, ACLT 2014). Panning / zooming is very laggy, I have to click on an object mutliple times just to select it, & then when copying or moving I have to click a few times to get it to recognize a base point. I'm nor sure if it's my mouse (GearHead bluetooth), ACLT, or my Mac, which is not the newest or most powerful.
And it could be the graphics card, like you guys talked about earlier. Again, I'm not running on an MBP...
Good to know I'm not the only one. :-)