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Autodesk officially releases AutoCAD for Mac OS X

Autodesk officially announces AutoCAD for Mac – product is now available.


Autodesk today official released AutoCAD for Mac. The final shipping product is now fully available for purchase after a lengthy beta program with more than 5,000 participants. Autodesk is making a free 30-day trial version available for download and will offer a free educational license to students and educators.

AutoCAD for Mac

AutoCAD for Mac has an intuitive user-interface (UI) that will feel familiar to Mac users. The fully native OS X software takes advantage of Mac OS X’s core features and technology, including items like Cover Flow and the use of Apple’s innovative Multi-touch gesture interface technology for pan and zoom on Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.

Styles & Wood, the United Kingdom’s leading provider of property services for retailers, banks and commercial organizations, is one of the more than 5,000 participants who took part in the AutoCAD for Mac beta program. “We’ve been waiting a long time for AutoCAD to come back to the Mac,” said Andrew Handley, CAD development manager. “Our experience has been that AutoCAD for the Mac is similar enough to the PC version that the transition is easy. We’ve found it to be a very powerful and reliable product that has all the functionality we need.”

AutoCAD for the Mac compliments Autodesk’s new AutoCAD WS for Apple’s iOS devices like iPhone and iPad. From within the new CAD app you can automatically send drawings up out to the host for viewing via Autodesk’s new AutoCAD WS mobile application or web version (formerly Project Butterfly).

To learn more about AutoCAD for Mac OS X go here to the official product page.

Editor’s note:

We have a couple of blog posts about this announcement that many will find intersting. The first one is here:

Reader Comments

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    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  4. Posted by:
    October 16, 2010 10:04 am EDT

    Ralph Grabowski has adopted an unusual marketing strategy for selling his new book on AutoCAD for Mac – insult Mac users!

    What’s {really} inside AutoCAD 2011 for Mac?

    I certainly hope the readers of your new CAD for Mac books do not read your blog. Because they will surely be wondering why they wasted the money on a book from a person who cannot accept new technology.
    – SeanDotson

    Ralph often (if not always) confuses his opinions with facts.
    – Phil

    Your rant reads like someone who resists change in general.
    – okin15

    { This is the book the Mac fanbois
    don’t want you to read. }

    Wonder if it will work?

  5. Posted by:
    November 1, 2010 06:01 pm EDT

    I hate Autodesk. My first reason is the 1998 sweeping away of hundreds of third party developers (who made them) so they could go vertical with AutoCAD into AEC and mechanical markets. Put me out of business once. Then, after promoting AutoCAD on the Macintosh computer for over three years they decide they will grace the Apple community by charging you $4000 for software that is identical to lower cost “AutoCAD Like” software from companies such as Graebert in Germany (less than $1000), progeCAD in Italy (less than $1000) and others, they put me out of business a second time, by forcing me to transfer a domain I am actively promoting their software on,, without so much as an offer to compensate. I say to you interested in AutoCAD for Mac… go buy a competitors product and shaft the heartless Autodesk arrogant A$$(*$%.

  6. For some very strange reason which neither my reseller or AutoDesk in Sydney, Australia can explain they have decided not to release AutoCAD for Mac outside of US & Europe???? In the world of globisation & electronic commerce I can’t fathom what reason there would be to release computer software that works on a platform but then not getting out there to all users? I can download a 30 day trial and students can download an Educational Copy but no Commercial Copies are available and no one from AutoDesk or their supply chain can say when or if they will decide to grace our shores. How bizarre, does anyone out there have any knowledge on this matter?

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