ConstructionPro Week, Volume: Construction Advisor Today - Issue: 81 - 11/12/2010

AutoCAD For Mac Available for Purchase

Autodesk Inc. earlier this month announced that AutoCAD for Mac is now available for purchase. This version of AutoCAD software, one of the most widely used applications for professional design and engineering, makes AutoCAD features and functionality available to customers who choose to work natively on the Mac.


"AutoCAD for Mac has an intuitive interface that will feel familiar to Mac users and takes full advantage of Mac OS X, including graphical browsing of design files with Cover Flow and use of Multi-Touch gestures for pan and zoom on Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad," Autodesk stated. "With native creation and editing of files in the DWG file format, AutoCAD for Mac also supports easy collaboration with suppliers, customers, clients and partners regardless of platform. AutoCAD for Mac is also integrated with AutoCad WS, so users can also upload and manage designs in their online workspace directly from the desktop and easily edit and share those designs through a Web browser or Apple iOS devices using the free AutoCad WS mobile application." 



Autodesk is making a free 30-day trial of AutoCAD for Mac available for download and will offer free educational licenses to students and educators. AutoCAD for Mac is available for free to students and educators through the Autodesk Education Community, where more than 25 Autodesk software products are available for download to inspire learning and "help prepare students for successful careers." Autodesk said it is providing AutoCAD for Mac to students so they can build skills by having access to the same software that design professionals use every day.


San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk recently announced the availability of AutoCad WS, a free Web application that uses cloud computing technology to enable AutoCad software users to view, edit and share their AutoCAD designs and DWG files through Web browsers and mobile devices. The AutoCAD WS mobile application for iOS also is now available as a free app in the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.


"Through anytime-anywhere access to AutoCAD designs, the AutoCAD WS Web and iOS app greatly simplifies the way designers and engineers work in the field and with multiple stakeholders," said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Autodesk Platform Solutions and Emerging Business.


The AutoCAD WS Web application previously was available as "Project Butterfly," a technology preview on Autodesk Labs that was used by more than 75,000 people to view, edit and share AutoCAD designs through their Web browsers.


With the commercial launch of AutoCAD WS, users can upload and manage designs in their online workspace directly from their AutoCAD desktop software through a new free plug-in now available for download, or as part of the Subscription Advantage Pack for AutoCAD 2011. The plug-in is compatible with 2011 English language versions of AutoCAD, AutoCad LT and other AutoCAD products. This capability will be integrated into the soon-to-be-released AutoCad for Mac software.


AutoCAD WS enables AutoCAD users to conduct virtual design reviews with stakeholders across the globe, helping to avoid issues of version control and accuracy associated with design teams sharing files via email or relying on paper documentation in the field, Autodesk stated. "Using an integrated service from Google Maps, AutoCAD WS also helps users to better demonstrate designs in their environments by underlaying maps in CAD drawings."


Additional AutoCAD WS functions include the following, according to the company:


  • Web and mobile DWG viewer provides access to AutoCAD drawings from anywhere using a Web browser or mobile devices.
  • Online DWG editor supports more than 100 familiar AutoCAD drawing and editing tools that are intuitive for CAD and non-CAD professionals alike.
  • Built-in sharing provides the ability to generate a unique URL and invite stakeholders to view DWG files online, as well as set permission controls for how others can view, edit, or download drawings and folders.
  • Convenient online storage organizes DWG and DXF files, image files and other related documentation in project folders, with support for multiple file types, including DOC, JPEG, PNG and PDF.
  • Real-time collaboration enables people to work on the same DWG file simultaneously and see changes reflected in the file as they are made.
  • Design timeline captures and tracks all changes made to drawings for version control and auditing.



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