autocad on vpc 7?

jelloshotsrule

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has anyone run autocad on vpc 7? a friend is looking to get a powerbook but has a few pc programs he may need to run for work on vpc (or another emulator if that's better). one of these of course is autocad. he said he has a version about 3 versions old, if that would make any difference....

any insight on how this might run would be great. thanks!
 

Peterkro

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Autocad will run under VPC7 wether its useable is another matter.Architosh is a good site to check out there are programs that work natively on Mac that will export (.dwg) to Autocad.If he checks these out he may find a solution.
 

jelloshotsrule

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yeah, i guess i should've specified that i meant if anyone had tried it and it runs decently... hah

i did mention to him the possibility of using compatible programs, but of course since it's work related stuff he'd be doing, he'd want to be sure it'd work. i'll point him to the site to check it out, thanks!
 

jelloshotsrule

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hah, i can understand that. i haven't used vpc 7, but i have had plenty of problems running vpc in general. though it did allow me to enjoy the wonders of simgolf. hah
 

Macky-Mac

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hunh???

maybe you meant that there are CAD programs native to the Mac?? AutoCad is the name of an application program itself and not the generic name of a type of application......that would be CAD in this case.

There are indeed native Mac CAD programs that can import or export files in the same format that AutoCad creates, but AutoCad itself is not available for the Mac OS
 

jelloshotsrule

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Macky-Mac said:
hunh???

maybe you meant that there are CAD programs native to the Mac?? AutoCad is the name of an application program itself and not the generic name of a type of application......that would be CAD in this case.

There are indeed native Mac CAD programs that can import or export files in the same format that AutoCad creates, but AutoCad itself is not available for the Mac OS
the other issue is that my friend has autocad from work, and would rather not have to buy another cad program, even if it is decently autocad compatible.

anyways, if anyone has tried it out (i don't know how intense of a program it even is..) on vpc, that experience would be helpful! thanks
 
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