Solidworks on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by magnusan, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. magnusan macrumors newbie

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    I just got a MacBook Pro, (2.53GHz, 4GB Ram) and I'm trying to get Solidworks on it. I know about parallel, and Boot Camp but hate the thought of windows on my new smooth Mac. I have tried to use WineBottler, but am unsure how to make it work.
    Any thoughts on this, please share!:)
    Thanks
     
  2. baypharm macrumors 65816

    baypharm

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    Nov 15, 2007
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    It appears that the graphics card in MBP's is incompatiable with this program. Still doing research....
     
  3. yezza macrumors regular

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    The only way to have Solidworks run on your Mac is to install windows (virtual machine/bootcamp). It's most likely that your windows experience on your "new smooth Mac" will also be smooth. If you decide to go ahead with a virtual machine, I highly recommend Parallels over VMware Fusion. I have licenses for both latest versions, and I like Fusion better, however in my experience (2008 Mac Pro with 8800GT) Parallels craps all over Fusion for running Solidworks. Good luck :)
     

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