Bootcamp and Retina for Cad

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LongSticks, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. LongSticks macrumors 6502

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    I currently use 2011 MBP i7 with 8gb and 512gb SSD. I'm a long time Mac user for all my photo, docs etc. I also use this machine with Bootcamp for Autodesk Civil3d, Autocad, Navisworks and schedulling software when mobile for work!

    I need to increase Ram and VRAM for my mobile work so I'm looking at the new 15" MPB.

    Question though, how does Win 7 on Bootcamp handle the retina screen and in particular with vector based CAD software. Can't use Autocad for mac as I will still need access to Civil 3d.

    My main works are done in the office currently on a iMac and soon to be nMP! But I do need my mobile kit at least 3 days a fortnight.

    Anybody got any work experience of the above?
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Only Windows 8.1 supports HiDPI that the Retina display needs in order to look correct for general use. On Windows 7/8, you would have to run at native resolution but then turn the scaling up to 199%, which still doesn't look 100% correct.
     
  3. LongSticks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Thanks.

    Have you run AutoCad or similar on Retina/Bootcamp/W8.1 combo?
     

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