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Mac native AutoCAD 2011 sighted in beta SDK

Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 Mac beta build could be in the works. Code snippets from SDK for ObjectARX seem to indicate evidence of Mac port says AutoCAD blog site.

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ARES CAD coming to Mac in 2010

ARES CAD for Mac coming later this year promises another option for CAD for Mac users.

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Autodesk continues to embrace the Mac

Autodesk expands Mac support via virtualization officially with Parallels agreement. Now Autodesk customers can get official support for running programs like AutoCAD and Revit under Parallels Desktop for Mac.

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Autodesk expands support for Mac Users

Autodesk announces support for Apple’s Boot Camp technology to enable official support of Windows-based Autodesk products.

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A Case for 2D CAD in a 3D BIM World

Architosh continues its new Viewpoints series with esteemed guest contributor Tom Lazear, CEO of Archway Systems and the co-creator of the venerable VersaCAD product line. Mr. Lazear, who has double masters in engineering and an MBA from the prestigious Sloan School of Business Management argues that there is a case for 2D CAD in a 3D BIM world and encourages readers to recognize that as the market makes this big transition to BIM certain users still fair better with 2D. Mr. Lazear offers an outline of how to approach that appraisal.

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Autodesk puts out new survey on Mac version of AutoCAD

Autodesk seems more interested than ever in gauging interest in Mac users about a native version of AutoCAD.

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MWSF: Autodesk Loves Apple – New Mac Ports Coming

Autodesk will make major announcements at Macworld Expo tomorrow that point to a more robust support of the Mac within their software portfolio.

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Tidbits: Rhino, Manga Studio 4, Vectorworks news

Mac CAD and 3D News: Smith Micro releases Mac version of Manga Studio 4, new Spanish-language version of Vectorworks 2009 product line and Rhino news.

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Bricscad coming to Mac – smaller companies look to Apple

CAD blog reports that Bricscad coming to Mac in the next year or so, as Bricsys NV has re-written their code base for operating system portability.

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Parallels 4 – Offers More for Mac CAD/3D Users

Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac Opens Up More Windows and Linux CAD and 3D Applications to Mac Users

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Swedish AutoCAD developer unhappy: Develops Alternative

Henrik Vallgren and I have had long email discussions in the past about Autodesk. He has informed me several times about the history of the company and many of its practices that are not always flattering.

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StreamCAD beta available for Mac

Swedish developer Streamspace launches new StreamCAD beta for Mac and Windows. New cross-platform CAD application aims to provide AutoCAD alternative, designed and created by longtime AutoCAD third-party developer.

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Ashlar-Vellum Graphite v8 SP1 Beta Now Imports AutoCAD Layouts Directly Into Graphite Sheets

New AutoCAD Compatibility Highlight Feature in SP1 Beta for Graphite v8

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AIA: National Convention Indexes Strong Interest in Macs

The recent National Convention and Exhibition of the American Institute of Architects in Boston showed testimony to increased use and interest in Mac computers and the iPhone

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Adobe to ship Acrobat 9 for Mac soon – new 3D CAD conversion technology to be built-in to Professional Version

The ability to convert 3D files from Autodesk’s AutoCAD and other similar programs to native PDF format will be available in the Professional version of Acrobat

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