The real AutoCAD on the Apple Mac platform is now shipping as of this morning October 15th, 2010. There is a plethora of new information and a 30 day full trial available for download from http://www.autodesk.com/autocadformac.
Press Release Autodesk Brings AutoCAD Back to the Mac
AutoCAD for Mac - Getting Started Videos http://bit.ly/bIXMUg
After a few years of development and millions of lines of code this first native AutoCAD for Mac is a giant leap forward in providing Autodesk customers the choice of platforms for their trusted AutoCAD and DWG files.
With the great deal of anticipation for the native OSX version of AutoCAD it will be crowded download line which could cause network congestion and slower download speeds in the initial rush to download the long awaited release. We just recovered from the over quarter of a million new users in under 2 weeks that immediately went to use new & free AutoCAD WS for all major web browsers and the AutoCAD WS Mobile products for the iOS devices like the iPad blowing away our expectations and bringing servers to their knees. We are now comfortably scaled up with AutoCAD WS but I dare another 250,000 to sign up in the next two weeks. ;-).
Students can download AutoCAD for Mac FREE from the Autodesk Education Community and their special page http://www.autodesk.com/mac4students. Autodesk licenses over 25 products to students for a 3 year term for free. You need the best education, you should use the best software as well.
Be prepared to attend several events where Autodesk and our partners will be showing AutoCAD for Mac. There will also be several hands on labs and sessions for AutoCAD for Mac at Autodesk University 2010 just 45 days away.
Download AutoCAD for Mac http://www.autodesk.com/autocadformac Post your feedback in the blog comments after you have given it a good workout.