It looks like there is some confusion when it comes to just what doesn't come in ACAD for Mac 2011 (AKA ACAD 2002). Here is a link to the TS doc right from Autodesk: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Here is the text from that page:
2011: What AutoCAD features are not available in AutoCAD for Mac
Published date: 2010-Oct-14
You are familiar with AutoCAD 2011 (for Windows) and you want to know what features are not available in the first release of AutoCAD 2011 for Mac.
Although AutoCAD 2011 for Mac is based on AutoCAD 2011, it was written to be a native Mac application. As such, it is a new and separate product and not simply a port from the Windows version. In the first release of this new product, there are some features and functionality that exist in AutoCAD 2011 that are not yet available in AutoCAD 2011 for Mac, including (but not limited to):
Hi, I am just getting to grips with autocad mac 2011. I just wanted to know if the list of things that autocad mac 2011 doesn't have covers not being able to edit ctb or stb files. Seeing as I am unable to edit them as i would normally in autocad 2011 for windows adding line weights to match different colours. Have i missed something?
Sam, I agree -- I've been using AutoCAD for mac and the only big glitch I can find is editing plot styles. I click the format dragdown menu, then click on "plot style..." I then get this dialog box:
plot style mode. Change the color to change the plot style, or use the plot
style editor to change the properties of color dependent plot styles in the
plot style table attached to your drawing.
...But I can't for the life of me figure out where to go from there. I'm primarily trying to assign weights to standard colors but print them in black and white, but I'm stumped. If you figure anything out please let me know!
Thanks for the long list.
I have been using AutoCAD full time for well over 15 years and downloaded the Trial Mac Version excited at the possibility of not having to lug a Window Laptop around as well as my MacBook.
The only word for it is disappointed.
This Mac version is simply 'LT' but at the full price and unless this long list of serious shortcomings is going to be addressed at no extra cost, I for one will not be investing. I will however, keep watching, waiting, and hoping that one day is will.
No dynamic block authoring? No tool palettes? User profiles? Plot style configuration? Not even Design Centre?
All these thing and many more on the list have been around since 2009 and before. Needless to say, I have since dumped the Trial Mac version.
Well, I agree with your disappointment with the Mac version. However, I would recommend running the Autocad 2011 PC version on Bootcamp, Parallels or Fusion on your Macbook instead of hauling around a PC laptop. Autocad runs very well on the Mac platform using any of those solutions.
I have been trying to determine why I cannot expand the properties inspector. For some reason I can still display the single line but it will not expand to show the specific properties. I must have changed some setting by accident but for the life of me I do not what I changed.
Even though AutoCAD has a long history under Windows its important to remember the Mac version isn't simply a "ported" application - its a whole new program, so its better to think of it as first-release software. V1.0 rarely has all the tricks, toys, or features that are used in a production environment.
I understand the Mac product being it's a whole new package, except not all of the menu information is updated...
Before realizing Materials editor was not supported, I went through customizing the tool palettes and found "Materials Editor" as an option. I added it to the tool palette and was confused when it didn't load. Half and hour of work time wasted later I found this forum...