Autodesk Unveils AutoCAD for Mac
Autodesk is releasing AutoCAD for Mac, offering its software for drafting and editing 2D and 3D models on Apple's platform for the first time in 18 years.Autodesk is releasing AutoCAD for Mac software, returning to the Apple platform after 18 years. In addition to a version running natively on Mac OS X, Autodesk also plans on releasing an AutoCAD WS mobile application for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. AutoCAD allows illustration-minded professionals, including engineers and architects, to draft and edit 2D and 3D models. The Mac version will be available before the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the company, and cost either $3,995 without a support subscription of $4,445 with one.
"The release of AutoCAD for Mac marks the return of professional design and engineering software to the Mac platform and an important convergence of power and design," Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Autodesk Platform Solutions and Emerging Business, wrote in an Aug. 31 statement. "The combination of this new version of AutoCAD and the extension of AutoCAD to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is a big step in Autodesk's efforts to accelerate design and make design more accessible for an ever-greater number of people."