Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by thesnowman16, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. thesnowman16 macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2007
    New Zealand
    I use autocad (ADT 07) for my job. What I would like to know is would this run on a macbook with bootcamp, I'm not a power user and won't be doing any 3d stuff, just the basic 2d line drawing, with some of ADT's advanced features. It's not highly demanding in the graphical sence but I'm still concerned. I will be using a 19" LCD display to do my work on so screan size isn't an issue.

    Anyone out there use autocad on a macbook? how does it run in bootcamp/paralals?

    Please note, it doesn't matter if you use ADT or not, I'm not sure if I will keep up my subscription of ADT (it costs $20,000nz per year) I may be switching to Autocad LT ($500nz a year). I don't feel that I use enough of ADT's features to justify the extra $15,500nz a year.
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    AutoCAD works fine under Boot Camp. Boot Camp makes your Mac completely like a PC, it doesn't affect performance in any way.

    I should imagine it'll be fine under Parallels as well, as it doesn't really take any advantage of 3D acceleration.
  3. gers84 macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Aberdeen UK
    I run autocad on my macbook 1.82 c2d 512mb ram and it just works as if it was on a similar spec'ed windows machine. I just use it for 2D stuff so i can't tell you what its like with 3D.
  4. pavetheforest macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2006
    worked on my mbp 1.83 fine when i had it last spring

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