Will this configuration work (involves Autodesk, Boot Camp, Windows 7)?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kennedy, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Kennedy macrumors member

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    Feb 17, 2009
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    I want to know if anyone can identify compatibility issues with this set-up, it's for architecture school and it is very important that it works.

    17" Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz
    8GB RAM
    128GB Solid State Drive

    Here's where it gets confusing:

    through Boot Camp 3.0, run Windows 7 Home Premium
    run AutoCAD 2010
    run 3Ds Max 2010
    run Revit Architecture 2010

    (Each of these have well-documented problems running in Boot Camp regarding broken licenses, however, no information I can find since 2008 identifies issues. Autodesk's website does specifically say each of these products are supported on OSX through Boot Camp.)

    I will be saving all files to either an external HDD (these also have been documented to cause problems concerning the license in Boot Camp, I am presuming that since Autodesk now supports Boot Camp, this issue has been/will be resolved through Autodesk) or a networked storage system at the university.

    OSX will be used primarily for using Adobe CS4 Design, OpenOffice, and internet browsing. Basically, pleasure use with a minimum of curriculum-related applications (except for CS4).

    Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

    -Kennedy
     
  2. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 11, 2009
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    I can confirm that max 2010 works fine, 09 doesnt tho! which I found out and was very p***ed about. It gets a licensing error after a few restarts but this issue doesnt exist with 2010 so happy days.

    I was running 2010 on windows 7 rtm and rc ultimate and now im running windows 7 proffesional (got it for free for being a uni student through microsoft adacemic allience yeyyy!!!!!)
     
  3. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    yes you can, other students here run Autocad at least on their macs and have zero problems.
     

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