The release of AutoCAD for Mac marks the return of a leading software design and engineering on the Mac platform
Milan, 31 August 2010 - Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in software design, engineering and 3D entertainment, announces the launch of AutoCAD software for Mac This version of AutoCAD, one of the professional software for the design and the 'engineering most popular in the world, will run in native mode on Mac OS X, enabling millions of users around the world to choose the preferred hardware solution. Autodesk AutoCAD WS is also launching a new mobile app for iOS devices, including iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that will allow users to edit and share their projects in real-time AutoCAD.
"The release of AutoCAD for Mac marks the return of a leading software design and engineering on the Mac platform Over 5000 customers have helped develop this product through our beta program, and are excited to experience a native version AutoCAD for Mac, "said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Autodesk Platform Solutions and Emerging Business. "This new version of AutoCAD and its extension for iPad and iPhone is a significant step forward for Autodesk has always been committed to developing solutions that simplify the design and provide tools accessible to an increasing number of users."
"Apple is pleased that Autodesk has decided to bring AutoCAD on a Mac: a solution that we think is a perfect combination for millions of design and engineering," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Apple. "Even AutoCAD WS, a mobile version of the leading software market among the world's most innovative mobile devices, such as iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, is definitely an application that will have a big impact."
AutoCAD for Mac is specially designed for Mac OS X
AutoCAD for Mac has an intuitive interface that will be familiar to Mac users and makes available many of the powerful features in AutoCAD to those who choose to work natively on Mac AutoCAD for Mac also benefits from all the advantages offered by the operating system Mac OS X, including graphical browser for the project files with Cover Flow and use of Multi-Touch with Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for applications such as pan and zoom. Even the design patterns, such as the visual approach to drawing and layout management, have been integrated in the software.
With native support for creating and editing files in DWG, AutoCAD for Mac provides maximum collaboration with suppliers, clients and partners regardless of platform adopted. Files created with previous versions of AutoCAD will open seamlessly in AutoCAD for Mac, so you can increase productivity with the ability to not have to waste time translating files or perform the cleanup of converted data. The software also has an API (application programming interface) extensive and flexible customization options to meet the needs of specific workflows and projects.
AutoCAD for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Autodesk also launched AutoCAD WS mobile application, a new free * app soon to be available on the App Store, and that Apple will provide AutoCAD software also allows users to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The application will enable AutoCAD users to create and share AutoCAD files on iOS devices so you can take advantage of a real-time collaboration on the move.
AutoCAD for Mac will be offered free * to members of the Autodesk Education Community, which includes more than 25 Autodesk software available for download in order to support the educational and professional careers of students, providing them with the tools used by design professionals around the world.
AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS mobile application will be available in North America and Europe starting next fall. For more information, visit the sitehttp :/ / www.autodesk.com / autocadformac
Autodesk, Inc., is a leading global provider of design software and 3D entertainment. Customers in the construction industry, manufacturing, infrastructure, media and entertainment industries - including the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects - use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas before they are real . Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of cutting-edge software for the global market.
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