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

    Feb 17, 2009
    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.

  2. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    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

    Nov 4, 2007
    yes you can, other students here run Autocad at least on their macs and have zero problems.

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