PC v Mac
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:55 PM
Which one is best and why?
Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:02 PM
I've just got a Mac because I just couldn’t stand Vista any longer. XP was OK, but I found Vista a daiabolical operating system.
The Mac on the other hand has been a revelation, absolutely rock solid and very easy to work with, fantastic display, very fast and simple. Love it.
I’m not a CAD man, but I’ve been looking into this because I would like to go over to the dark side in the office. We do use CAD and this seams to be the stumbling block. Maybe someone on here can help with CAD recommendations???
AutoCAD don’t do a Mac version, that’s a big downside. TurboCad do a Mac version which is a copy of ViaCad. I’ve tried that and the interface is very nice, but it is very limited in functionality and its basically unstable as far as I can see, no use at all really. VectorWorks is supposed to be quite good but I’ve not tried it yet. I’m just downloading a demo of MacDraftPro to see what that’s like.
I know you can have a dual boot system with the boot camp utility or have the parallel windows option but I really want to avoid that.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:40 PM
The youngsters love the Macs but i'm not sure whether thats more down to the chic look and design rather than the functionality.
I've got an old PC which is coming to the end of its life so i am fast approaching the crossroads. I am not a consumer so function comes first.
I've been looking into using CAD on the Mac and the stumbling block is not being able to use the "right button" click on the mouse like you can on the PC.
Can anyone advise on how this can be got over on the Mac?
(Message edited by top_gear_stig on July 10, 2008)
Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:00 PM
BUT-on the other hand- -- is ok.
(Message edited by peter_a on July 11, 2008)
Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:27 PM
Can a CAD user pick it up easily?
Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:14 PM
Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:25 PM
Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:33 PM
Just trying out High Design, very impressed with that one up to yet.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:12 AM
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:04 PM
Edited by jsharris, 04 April 2014 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:38 PM
Time to pull the plug I think all. ??