After a 17-year hiatus, AutoCAD for Mac software returned in 2010. Since its initial offering, Autodesk has improved stability and reliability and has added numerous features in every release. But what is different? Can it do everything the PC version can do? Can it do anything better? This direct, objective comparison of the 2 products looks at both the similarities and differences between both offerings and hopefully puts to rest some misconceptions about them. We also venture ever-so-slightly into a comparison of the general operating system features for those who are looking to either switch or set up their first office.
- Make an informed decision about which operating system, and therefore version of AutoCAD, will best serve your particular needs
- Differentiate between the 2 versions of AutoCAD
- Describe the features and tools available in AutoCAD for Mac
- Make a transition from AutoCAD for Windows to AutoCAD for Mac
Micah Dickerson is a Product Manager on the AutoCAD team focused on AutoCAD for Mac. He brings a passion for user interaction and clean design, a solid background in Web technologies, and more than 13 years professional software experience to the role. Micah is an avid runner, epicurean, and aviation enthusiast and is a graduate of the University of California with additional education in graphic design and architecture.
Jim is the Owner of IMPACT Designs, LLC, a consulting firm based in Maryland. Jim has worked with AutoCAD for 15 years in varying disciplines, including commercial and residential architectural design, mechanical engineering, materials handling, and telecommunications. He is skilled in customization, efficiency and speed, as well as being adept in information technology. He also worked as a genius at an Apple® Retail Store, becoming a certified Apple® technician. Jim combines paper and pencil drafting knowledge with his love of cutting edge technology, both Mac® and PC-based. Currently, Jim travels around the country giving workshops and classes on AutoCAD for Mac® and using Apple® computers in today's design offices.