AutoCAD returns to poppies
Autodesk, the world’s standard architecture, design, and engineering program, announced it’s returning to Mac OS after 18 years of absence. The company has planned to do more than just introduce AutoCAD for Mac OS X. They promise to release a free version of AutoCAD WS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that will allow users to view, modify, and share AutoCAD files using these popular mobile platforms.
The company promises that AutoCAD for Mac OS X will be a completely native application that uses libraries, as well as Mac OS X interface features. AutoCAD for Macs will take full advantage of the operating system, including graphical preview of created files using Cower Flow, and will Use MacBook multi-touch gestures and Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad features for intuitive panning and zooming. User behavior patterns, such as a visual approach to drawing and drawing management, were also included in the Mac version of AutoCAD.
AutoCAD for Mac OS has an API that manufacturers describe as “extensive”, has flexible configuration options and will allow users to easily adapt the system, its parameters and configuration to individual requirements, in accordance with existing workflows and project requirements.
Deliveries of the new AutoDesk software promise to begin in the fall. Mac OS X version will cost as much as the version for Windows - $ 3995 without a subscription to technical support and $ 4445 with it.
Apple has already managed to notify all of its familiar editors in the media about the return of AutoCAD, today. The company is delighted that such a serious and necessary application is returning to Mac.
AutoDesk stopped supporting Macs in 1992, and now the return of AutoCAD marks the latest recognition of Steve Jobs, Mac OS protection, and iOS strategies.
based on infoworld