Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:26 UTC
Apple "When it comes to Apple products, the iPad and the iPhone get all the headlines. But in recent years, the company's Macintosh line of computers has enjoyed a remarkable revival that has been vital to Apple's emergence as the most valued technology company on Wall Street. In the latest sign of that comeback, Autodesk plans to announce on Tuesday that it is bringing its flagship AutoCAD design and engineering software to the Mac for the first time in nearly two decades."
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RE: Where is version for Linux?
by Stratoukos on Wed 1st Sep 2010 10:21 UTC in reply to "Where is version for Linux?"
Stratoukos
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I know almost next to nothing about CAD, but I'm setting up a friends architect's office. They use AutoCAD and from what I've seen they are more or less using it as "paint that can plot". I also have some friends that have taken AutoCAD courses, and they too use only an extremely small subset of its functionality (that could probably be covered by something that doesn't cost $4000).

I don't know if this is a general trend, but I gather that there are a lot of people out there that use AutoCAD because they just "have to" and not because of its strengths, much less because it's "high performance, scalable, network transparent".

As I said, this is only from personal observations, so I could be completely off base.

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