AutoCAD for Mac?
(Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)
Q. Hello, I am interested in becoming a CAD designer (field yet to be determined) and I was wondering if it's possible to run AutoCAD on a Mac computer?
I was looking through quite a few different college technical courses and most seem to use the AutoCAD program for CAD.
I'm sure I'll have to learn AutoCAD on a Windows platform but I was wondering I will be able to operate AutoCAD on my Macintosh as it is my preferred OS?
A. Hi Sheena, great question!
Yes, you can run AutoCAD on a Mac... BUT, you will need a third party software such as Parallels Desktop or Boot Camp.
I cannot attest to either program, but have read that Autodesk prefers Parallels software.
When using Parallels, Autodesk also fully supports:
3ds Max Design
You may also want to download a free CAD trial of any of the above Autodesk products to try out for 30 days at home before starting your course.
This will give you a good feel for what you will have in store for yourself.
So AutoCAD for Mac is doable! Best of luck with your CAD training.
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