AutoCAD for Mac no longer follows the AutoCAD Windows release cycle but is now aligned with the Apple schedule to take advantage and be able to support major Apple OS updates. Today October 22nd, 2013 Apple announced the release of the next version of OSX Mavericks as well as some new iPads, Apps, laptop and Mac Pro announcements.
Update: Both AutoCAD for Mac 2014 on the Mac desktop and AutoCAD 360 on the new iPad Air were seen in today's Apple new products live announcement event.
Watch the Apple keynote video Watch the Apple iPad Air video
Now there is a new AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac available for trial and purchase.
- AutoCAD for Mac 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac support the new Apple Mac OSX Mavericks OS which is the release after Mountain Lion.
- Retina Display Support: If you are using an Apple laptop or desktop that supports Retina Display you are in for a treat that will make your eyes happy. The drawing lines in-canvas, icons, UCS, ViewCube on a retina display will increase the pixel density by four times. It is amazing in clarity compared to standard pixel density.
Here are a couple examples of regular display and Retina display:
- eTransmit Support: In Windows based AutoCAD there has been the eTransmit command for years to package up a DWG files and referenced files to send to someone else or archive a project. You now have this feature in AutoCAD 2014 for Mac (and AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac) and the feature is named Package Drawing.
- Autodesk 360 support including drawing sync.
- Print dialog changes
- New Help system
- and more...
Micah Dickerson the AutoCAD for Mac Product Manager produced nice overview videos:
The full version 30 day trial is now available for download, so go ahead download and give it a go. http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-autocad/free-trial
If you are customer of AutoCAD 2014 Windows or AutoCAD Design Suite your serial numbers should work on the AutoCAD for Mac 2014.