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 Lynda.com 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.
cheers maxim. when yoy say will run, do you mean comfortably? Will it be nic and snappy? I've got 8gb of ram installed. If I go down thisroute I am pretty sure I can allocat the required Ram to parralels and sacrifice the native mac programs.
I dont mind allcating more as i will only need to use Parralels whn I am using AutoCad.
It is a Mac Pro. http://support.apple.com/kb/SP11
The Graphics card is : ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB
I'll install paralels and CAD now and giveit a shot.