Enterprise Applications: AutoCAD for Mac 2011 Brings Powerful Tools to Mac

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-01-27
 
 
 

AutoCAD for Mac 2011 Brings Powerful Tools to Mac

by P.J. Connolly

AutoCAD for Mac 2011 Brings Powerful Tools to Mac

Get Trained Right from the Beginning

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac offers a series of training videos in the default startup view for new users; other support resources are right at the user's fingertips.

Get Trained Right from the Beginning

Realistic Rendering

Unlike some CAD tools, AutoCAD's rendering engine is an integral part of the product; AutoCAD for Mac's graphics requirements rule out most Mac models released before 2009.

Realistic Rendering

Faithful to the Platform

AutoCAD for Mac dispenses with the ribbon interface used in the Windows version of the software; instead commands are organized in the familiar Mac interface paradigm.

Faithful to the Platform

Subtle, Yet Informative

Although gray-on-black may not be the easiest color scheme for tracking the progress of a software update, the Notifications dialog fits neatly into AutoCAD's look and feel.

Subtle, Yet Informative

AutoCAD for Mac Preferences

The Preferences pane for AutoCAD 2011 for Mac has perhaps the most Mac-like appearance and behavior of any part of the application.

AutoCAD for Mac Preferences

See It, Touch It (Almost)

AutoCAD for Mac offers a great deal of control over the appearance and visualization of objects; one can even position the lighting source for extra realism.

See It, Touch It (Almost)

Multitouch Pan, Tilt and Orbit

On supported hardware such as a Mac notebook, or Apple's Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, one can use multitouch gestures to pan, tilt and orbit in a 3D image.

Multitouch Pan, Tilt and Orbit

Organizing the Workspace

AutoCAD for Mac's default arrangement of tool palettes can be easily customized to follow the user's preferences in workspace layout.

Organizing the Workspace

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