Jump to content
Cubes CDS

Apple MAC for CAD

Recommended Posts

Cubes CDS

Hi all

 

My computer is now due for an upgrade (3 year shelf life these days)

I have toyed with the idea of buying an Apple Mac after reading good reviews and recommendations.

 

I use ACAD 2008, SketchUp and various rendering programs, also I will possibly be purchasing Solidworks or Inventor (££ ouch) for my freelance company.

 

I understand that you can run windows on the Mac's, so are there any pro's or con's for CAD applications etc.

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es
Hi all

 

My computer is now due for an upgrade (3 year shelf life these days)

I have toyed with the idea of buying an Apple Mac after reading good reviews and recommendations.

 

I use ACAD 2008, SketchUp and various rendering programs, also I will possibly be purchasing Solidworks or Inventor (££ ouch) for my freelance company.

 

I understand that you can run windows on the Mac's, so are there any pro's or con's for CAD applications etc.

 

Thanks.

 

Hello Cubes, yes you can run Windows on current Intel based Macs. The cons will be the increased price. Macs cost more than PCs, then you will either run boot camp or pay for Parallels and then pay for a copy of either XP or Vista. The Pros would be being able to use some mac only application that you might need or want. As I sad before you will either have to use Apples Boot Camp, Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd10_4/?gclid=CIKNlPPgupUCFQS7sgodOUYnQQ)

or Vmware Fusion (https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/)

Looks like both cost about $79 plus the cost of a copy of Windows.

I have a few macs myself and while they are cool I thik you would be better off with just a PC unless like I said you have a specific reason for wanting a mac and OSX. Best of luck :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cubes CDS

Thanks for that.

 

I think you have cleared that up for me.

 

I'll stick to the PC's.

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...