- Getting comfortable in the AutoCAD for Mac interface
- Managing files in the Finder
- Saving files
- Setting up 2D layers
- Working with 2D layouts and paper space
- Using external references
- Using the Sheet Set Manager (aka the Project Manager)
- Printing in AutoCAD for Mac
- 3D modeling
- Customizing AutoCAD for Mac
- Understanding renamed and missing features
Skill Level Beginner
- [Jim] Hello, I'm Jim Lapier and I want to thank you for joining me as we take a look at the process of switching from AutoCAD for Windows to AutoCAD for Mac. The purpose of this course is to focus on users who have experience with AutoCAD in the Windows operating system environment and who are migrating to Mac OS 10 and want to use AutoCAD as a native application. AutoCAD for Mac was released in 2010, after a hiatus from Apple of nearly 17 years. Autodesk rewrote the application from scratch to take advantage of the Mac OS 10 environment and all of its underlying resources.
To that end, there are certain features and tools that were examined and retooled or re-imagined and certain others that were unable to be brought over due to operating system restrictions or other issues. Fortunately, the past seven releases have made leaps and bounds to balance the tool sets between the two versions, and while there are still differences with a little review, I'm sure you'll have no issue making the transition. Now, let's jump in and begin our tour of AutoCAD for Mac for users looking to switch from AutoCAD for Windows.