3D Modeling with Retina Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Starfyre, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Does anyone do 3D modeling work with CADD or Inventor, etc on their retina macbook pro? Does it perform good?
  2. Acidsplat macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    I've just started using Maya for my game design class, and it works really smoothly, at least in my experience.
  3. zI INFINITY Iz macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2013
    Now that we're asking.. How about Solidworks? Somebody got some feedback about that on a rMBP? :)

    I know it's pretty usable (otherwise I wouldn't even consider a rMBP, Solidworks is essential to me). But maybe people here could give me more details.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I've used Solidworks 2013 and Inventor 2014 a bit on my classic MBP (very similar specs to the retina, apart from the screen) and it does fine.

    I wouldn't personally use it for overly large assemblies or parts with an insane amount of features, but for simpler stuff it does good.

    I have my desktop at work for the heavy lifting, and that runs circles around any laptop out there...

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