Friday, February 29, 2008

Is AutoCAD supported on Apple MacIntosh?

In general, no. Despite the fact that all new MacIntosh computers seem to meet the system requirements of the typical "normal PC workstation", the underlying platform is still not supported. Apple MacIntosh computers are designed to run MacIntosh operating systems first and foremost, and depite the availability of Apple Bootcamp and Parallels Desktop, Autodesk software is not yet supported on those operating platforms at this time.

So, basically, if you do run your Autodesk software intended for PCs on a MacIntosh computer, you do so at your own risk. While no major compatibility issues have been noted, Autodesk will not support any data corruption issues or hardware/software compatibility issues you may run into.

2 comments:

rob said...

Yes, but does it run on Mac or not?

Jeff Lotan said...

While we have had reports of it running just fine. We don't have any way to test it or even tell you how to set it up or how to get it to work. Also, as the posts says, Autodesk will not support it. If you must run it, then the best chance of getting it running is to check the Autodesk discussion groups for others that do have it running.