The AutoCAD 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack has now been released to Autodesk Subscription customers. Subscription Advantage Packs are where Autodesk adds a few features from the next release of AutoCAD for your current version. We have added the Batch DWG conversion tool in core AutoCAD. Now there is no need to download and install AutoCAD TrueView DWG viewer to convert the files. No need to use eTransmit as a file conversion tool, instead use the purpose built tool for batch...
Product Updates (aka Service Packs) have been released specifically for AutoCAD Architecture 2011 and AutoCAD MEP 2011. These updaters contain fixes to address customer, product support, partner, community, and CER reported issues. Please review the ReadMe document prior to installing.
Students can now get licenses and download most Autodesk products free and now for a new three (3) year term instead of the 13 month term previously offered. All you need to do is register for free at the Autodesk Education Community http://students.autodesk.com. Members of this worldwide student community with more than 1.3 million members in 145 countries should also get AutoCAD for Mac free when it is released this Fall!
This week I have been in London for a few events with Apple and with Autodesk customers. I love the reaction when people get their first taste of the new AutoCAD for Mac, they usually say something out of shock, then focus in and say how native the Mac Mac experience, but it is AutoCAD with the real native DWG.
I will be in London next week for some business events and meetings. To make more use of my time and energy while in London, and to keep me out of trouble we thought it would be ideal to hold two relaxed social media events. A Tweetup for Twitter users and a blogger meetup where you can see the upcoming AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS as well as meet new people, and have some fun.
Autodesk University is only 82 days away and early registration has opened up. Early issues with #AU2010 registration are now resolved and advance registration now officially open: http://www.autodesk.com/auregsm My AutoCAD for Mac sessions at Autodesk University 2010 including Apple hardware Labs. I will be joined by two lab assistants Shobhit Baadkar and Rick Graham and perhaps a few others from the AutoCAD for Mac Team. More labs may be added due to demand.
I was writing some content this weekend for an event in London next week and decided to post some screen shots of AutoCAD for Mac. Realistically the UI of both AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD Windows are not all that different if you collapse the ribbon of the Windows version. They are similar when you consider the AutoCAD commands entered in the command line are the same. No real training is required to if you know AutoCAD, it is just a choice of platforms.
Last night in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market there was a gathering of press, Autodesk customers, Autodesk employees, and Apple employees to celebrate the new products that were announced. AutoCAD for Mac A native 64bit Mac application. AutoCAD WS for the Apple iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone ,iPod.