3D Design for Engineering

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  1. johnywalker1989, Dec 1, 2011
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    johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

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    I want to know if there is any app out there which is natively created for Mac and can work like Inventory or Catia.
     
  2. fuxl macrumors member

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    I'd be curious to see something like that too!
    Have been using Catia and Inventor for years at work on a Windows machine.
    Would be nice to see something native for the Mac.
     
  3. Pedro Julio macrumors member

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    The only CAD programs I've heard of that run native on Mac are AutoCAD and Rhinoceros. Neither would be ideal though; AutoCAD is clunky, and Rhino isn't parametric.
     
  4. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Pedro Julio macrumors member

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    No one cares about what, exactly?
     
  6. tslewis macrumors member

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    yes it is and has been for over two-three years if you use grasshopepr which is a free plug-in on the pc side. It is currently being devleoped for rhino OSX. Both the pc and os versions of rhino are being developed from a common language called rhinocommon, ideally any parametric workflwos/scripts/plug-ns you develop on pc side can be used on the OS side.

    Why are people still usign autocad?its a 2 d drafting program and no where near as powerful as 3d nurbs modelling programs like rhino/inventor/catia.
     

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