Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Retina Display support, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2014 New Features.
In June of 2010, Apple introduced the iPhone 4 with a new display dubbed Retina, which was followed by the third generation iPad with Retina display in March of 2012, and the MacBook Pro with Retina display the following June. In November of 2012, Apple was granted a trademark for its Retina display nomenclature. As described by Apple, a display is considered retina class if it has a high enough pixel density that the human eye is unable to recognize pixelation at a typical viewing distance.
Basically, at a normal viewing distance you cannot see the small blocks that make up the image on your screen, Text is as clear as on the printed page, and images look incredibly sharp. With this release, Auto Cad for Mac 2014 takes advantage of this feature, by including high-definition graphics throughout the user interface. Including, icons, tool bars and in-canvas line rendering. If you're using a retina class device, such as a Mac Book Pro with retina display, there is nothing you have to do to enable this feature. Just start up the application and enjoy.
If you are not using Auto Cad for Mac 2014 on a retina device, the icons are displayed at whatever resolution the device is set for. If you have a second monitor hooked up to your retina device which is not retina, then Windows will down sample to the lower resolution monitor as they are dragged onto the lower res display. They will return to retina quality when they are dragged and released on the retina screen. Thanks to this advance by Apple with their displays, Auto CAD for Mac, 2014 is the highest resolution Auto CAD version ever. This means that when looking at your screen on a day to day basis, you'll experience less eye fatigue and be able to pick out details in your drawings that much finer.
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