Retina: Solidworks / Pro Engineer / AutoCAD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tomf1, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. tomf1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    I have to wait until the end of July for my retina mac (unless Apple ships faster than expected) so I cannot test any of this software under boot camp but has anyone else tested these programs?

    If the machine can run at it's full native resolution under windows and run solidworks smoothly it will be invaluable, a full high res view of assembly and it will not matter if you cannot see something because it is small, just zoom in.

    Key word being smoothly, it's obviously not a full blown workstation but has anyone tested it at all to see how this stuff runs?
  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    i should get mine by end of june, i'll test out AutoCAD (both mac and pc versions) and 3Ds Max
  3. Callumbear845 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    I would also like to know how SolidWorks runs. 2880x1800 would be fine for it.
  4. Zwikker macrumors regular


    May 28, 2012
    Morgantown, WV
    If retina can not run those softwares smoothly then what else can?:) I ordered an early mbp 2011 just because of it's power and GPU and expecting it to run thos softwares smoothly. If mine can so can retina.

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