3D Modeling with Retina Macbook Pro?

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

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68000

    Starfyre

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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