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(The New York Times)   AutoCAD coming to the Mac for the first time in 18 years, should finally give them the software to design a working antenna   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2010-08-31 10:45:09 AM  
AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.
 
2010-08-31 10:46:16 AM  
wanna know how you know your old? one of my high school autocad classes was all macs. ^^ we had an experimental test PC that had autocad on it too and it was better, but it was windows 3.1. I got a few additions to my grades for helping out trouble shoot the constant stream of OS and driver issues with that sucker. ;)
 
2010-08-31 10:46:52 AM  
Oh goody. Now I can take my work home.
 
2010-08-31 10:47:39 AM  
Good - Macs are the best systems for professional graphic artists like me (no I don't play games - I'm a professional with work to accomplish.) I'm highly skilled in many state-of-the-art software applications (Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.) so I know what I'm talking about.
 
2010-08-31 10:48:21 AM  

H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.


Yep. We're still on AutoCAD in my office. Although, we're slowly transitioning to Revit and Microstation.
 
2010-08-31 10:48:28 AM  
*golf clap*
 
2010-08-31 10:49:32 AM  
Ofcourse people still use AUTOcad. Heck i have it open behind my Fark browser.

pro-engineer...LOL really?!?! sure if you design little parts and so forth, but not the best program for commercial, retail and other building trades....besides the alst update was several years ago...so no thanks....

AutoCad is a bit outdated though, nowadays AutoDesk is pushing its Revit platform.....
 
2010-08-31 10:49:52 AM  
Who uses AutoCAD anymore?

We use a combo of UGS NX and Solidworks at my job...

AutoCAD is a turd for Mechanical Engineers.
 
2010-08-31 10:50:08 AM  

bump: Good - Macs are the best systems for professional graphic artists like me (no I don't play games - I'm a professional with work to accomplish.) I'm highly skilled in many state-of-the-art software applications (Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.) so I know what I'm talking about.


7/10 - you lost me with that last sentence. Otherwise, brilliant.
 
2010-08-31 10:50:09 AM  

H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.


People still use that nonsense? Yeah, ok, ACad is old, but Pro/E? Seriously? 1996 called and want their software back.
 
2010-08-31 10:51:31 AM  

bump: Good - Macs are the best systems for professional graphic artists like me (no I don't play games - I'm a professional with work to accomplish.) I'm highly skilled in many state-of-the-art software applications (Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.) so I know what I'm talking about.


3/10 - You got my choler up for a second, but no dice.
 
mhd
2010-08-31 10:52:13 AM  

H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.


Well, at least until you get really serious. Then it's CATIA, mon ami.
 
2010-08-31 10:52:21 AM  

H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?


I feel the same about computers in general. I use an abacus for all my computing needs.
 
2010-08-31 10:52:27 AM  
HFSS or if you're poor EZ-NEC..

Subby is a retard. He must be a civil engineer/architect, because no one else uses auto cad.
 
2010-08-31 10:52:43 AM  
I'm a master at AutoCad, but damned if I can't figure out Soildworks or Revit...and it seems everyone is asking for Solidworks experience.
 
2010-08-31 10:52:50 AM  

Anavrinman: bump: Good - Macs are the best systems for professional graphic artists like me (no I don't play games - I'm a professional with work to accomplish.) I'm highly skilled in many state-of-the-art software applications (Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.) so I know what I'm talking about.

7/10 - you lost me with that last sentence. Otherwise, brilliant.


Really? I found it to be less of a troll and more of a ham-fisted joke from the first few words.

/why I mad?
 
2010-08-31 10:53:00 AM  

bump: Cricket Presents


I know you kid, but Corel Draw really is a fantastic vector graphics program. Way better than Illustrator in its customization and its user friendliness. MacroMonster.com really brings out it's potential as well.
 
2010-08-31 10:53:07 AM  
I learned AutoCAD on a Mac. Long ago. Also learned Aldus PageMaker & FreeHand on a Mac. Along with Adobe Photoshop 3. I saved files to a Bernoulli disk. oh, those were the days.
 
2010-08-31 10:54:08 AM  
that headline brought me laughter this morning. thank you.
 
2010-08-31 10:54:16 AM  

bump: Good - Macs are the best systems for professional graphic artists like me (no I don't play games - I'm a professional with work to accomplish.) I'm highly skilled in many state-of-the-art software applications (Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.) so I know what I'm talking about.


You're too busy for games and have so much work to accomplish, yet you're wasting time on Fark. Your smugness failed.
 
2010-08-31 10:55:14 AM  
AutoCAD coming to the Mac for the first time in 18 years, should finally give them the software to design a working antenna

Yeah, but I bet they still won't run EZNEC.
 
2010-08-31 10:55:21 AM  
Re-reading bump's post, I realize I have failed.
 
2010-08-31 10:55:28 AM  

telemudcat: H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.

People still use that nonsense? Yeah, ok, ACad is old, but Pro/E? Seriously? 1996 called and want their software back.


Coincidentally 1999 was about the last time I used ProE. I have no idea what's en vogue today, but I do know I could learn it in a week if I had to.

GOML.
 
2010-08-31 10:55:32 AM  
doesnt matter it will still crash.

remember boys and girls, set your autosave and always save after each and every farking thing you do
 
2010-08-31 10:55:37 AM  
You know what bothers me most about AntennaGate? Steve Jobs thinks we are all idiots.

Is is so clearly demonstrated that they have a hardware issue, yet he still persists on trying to explain it away as normal. As if we're all stupid enough to buy it.

Then there is the whole Flash thing. Apple could easily support Flash if it wanted to. He gives a whole host of reasons why Flash is bad, but they can all be invalidated with this: OK, granted. But how about we have a CHOICE. By default it's off but we can run it if we are given a choice.

Because his technical reasons are not why he doesn't want Flash. It's all business reasons. But he doesn't want to admit that in public and so he feeds us lines.

Steve! (Like he's reading Fark, ha!). Listen up! We are not stupid out here!

Brilliant man at identifying the bleeding edge of what is cool, but I would not trust him any more than an ambulance chasing lawyer.
 
2010-08-31 10:56:04 AM  
It is too bad Microstation never really took off. It is so much more suited for design applications than AutoCAD.

Of course, CAD can't actually do database management, so GIS for the win.
 
2010-08-31 10:56:29 AM  
I was taught drafting on AutoCAD back in the early nineties. I thought it was a pretty good CAD system until I got exposed to 3D modeling. There are still some people in our office that use AutoCAD but that it primarily for 2D office layouts.
 
2010-08-31 10:56:40 AM  
bump... lol... you can do really good graphics work on a PC as well.. This mac false elitism needs to stop! There is nothing that makes your pixels better than ANY other computer.. Digital is digital.. please repeat that to yourself!
 
2010-08-31 10:57:46 AM  
Revit is a PITA... very expensive program to boot, and to learn it on your own is its own challenge...

in my Field as a Structural Engineer/Designer in the Commercial building field, Autocad is the prefered choice....Microstation is used in maybe 5%, and revit probably has around the same.....sadly i dont know anyone in my industry who used Macs at all....

I hate Revit, but you can blame Walmart for pushing it to the industry...
 
2010-08-31 10:58:16 AM  
soopey: Subby is a retard. He must be a civil engineer/architect, because no one else uses auto cad.

And they are moving to Revit. Well, the smart ones anyway.
 
2010-08-31 10:59:12 AM  

abfalter: You know what bothers me most about AntennaGate? Steve Jobs thinks we are all idiots.


Not everyone, just his user base.
 
2010-08-31 10:59:20 AM  

bump: Good - Macs are the best systems for professional graphic artists like me (no I don't play games - I'm a professional with work to accomplish.) I'm highly skilled in many state-of-the-art software applications (Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.) so I know what I'm talking about.


You know, if you need money for a system and software that actually work you can just ask...

/Farkers are a generous bunch...
 
2010-08-31 10:59:29 AM  

mhd: H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.

Well, at least until you get really serious. Then it's CATIA, mon ami.


I have been working with CATIA for almost 4 years. It's a love/hate relations......*CLICK OK TO TERMINATE*
 
2010-08-31 10:59:43 AM  
revit for BIM ftw
 
2010-08-31 10:59:47 AM  
I would love to see IronCAD with Rhino on mac !
 
2010-08-31 11:00:20 AM  
RSWarrior: I hate Revit, but you can blame Walmart for pushing it to the industry...

Get used to it, it's here to stay. And it's a whole hell of a lot better than ACAD.
 
2010-08-31 11:00:29 AM  

RSWarrior: Revit is a PITA... very expensive program to boot, and to learn it on your own is its own challenge...

in my Field as a Structural Engineer/Designer in the Commercial building field, Autocad is the prefered choice....Microstation is used in maybe 5%, and revit probably has around the same.....sadly i dont know anyone in my industry who used Macs at all....

I hate Revit, but you can blame Walmart for pushing it to the industry...


Electrical engineer and I also hate Revit. Our architects are switching over to it though so it is being forced on the rest of us too.

We only use Microstation when a client requests it.
 
2010-08-31 11:00:38 AM  
The positives of programming for osx is standard hardware and software which equals more stability and better performance than the mix and match abilities of building a windows pc.
 
2010-08-31 11:01:45 AM  
I work for structural engineers that are slowly making the switch to Revit. However, in my field (restoration) Revit is mostly useless. I am not drawing a heritage building in 3D just to replace some bricks.

The key with AutoCAD is to program it to suit your needs, modifing the PGP file is a quick way and easy way to start. Progaming LISP routines is a bit more complex, but worth it in the long run.
 
2010-08-31 11:01:51 AM  

Burr: mhd: H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.

Well, at least until you get really serious. Then it's CATIA, mon ami.

I have been working with CATIA for almost 4 years. It's a love/hate relations......*CLICK OK TO TERMINATE*


NX for us. Problem is there a patch, to fix a patch, to fix a patch every other month.
 
2010-08-31 11:03:17 AM  

abfalter: You know what bothers me most about AntennaGate? Steve Jobs thinks we are all idiots.

Is is so clearly demonstrated that they have a hardware issue, yet he still persists on trying to explain it away as normal. As if we're all stupid enough to buy it.

Then there is the whole Flash thing. Apple could easily support Flash if it wanted to. He gives a whole host of reasons why Flash is bad, but they can all be invalidated with this: OK, granted. But how about we have a CHOICE. By default it's off but we can run it if we are given a choice.

Because his technical reasons are not why he doesn't want Flash. It's all business reasons. But he doesn't want to admit that in public and so he feeds us lines.

Steve! (Like he's reading Fark, ha!). Listen up! We are not stupid out here!

Brilliant man at identifying the bleeding edge of what is cool, but I would not trust him any more than an ambulance chasing lawyer.


1/10

/perhaps if you added something about Jobs parking in handicap spaces I might of given you more points
//and guess what both the false antenna problem and non-existence of flash are complete non-issues. no one cares.
 
2010-08-31 11:03:23 AM  

soopey: HFSS or if you're poor EZ-NEC..

Subby is a retard. He must be a civil engineer/architect, because no one else uses auto cad.


HFSS looks pretty snazzy, but I'm poor enough that I'm still using the *DEMO* version of EZNEC.

/works great for fairly simple antennas
 
2010-08-31 11:03:50 AM  

pe_md: Of course, CAD can't actually do database management, so GIS for the win.


I'm the raster master.
 
2010-08-31 11:04:15 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: soopey: Subby is a retard. He must be a civil engineer/architect, because no one else uses auto cad.

And they are moving to Revit. Well, the smart ones anyway.


That's fine, but no way in hell are you going to design and characterize an antenna in either. It's like trying to frame a house with a fish.
 
2010-08-31 11:04:19 AM  

H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.


This
 
2010-08-31 11:04:45 AM  

bump: Hypercard, Corel Draw, MacPaint, Cricket Presents, etc.


LOL. 8/10, just because you made me chuckle.
 
2010-08-31 11:05:05 AM  

Reaperman: Burr: mhd: H31N0US: AutoCad? People still use that nonsense?

Pro-Engineer all the way, baby.

Well, at least until you get really serious. Then it's CATIA, mon ami.

I have been working with CATIA for almost 4 years. It's a love/hate relations......*CLICK OK TO TERMINATE*

NX for us. Problem is there a patch, to fix a patch, to fix a patch every other month.


You mean like something along the lines of CATIA V5R20SP56732948191878219?

/installation and support
 
2010-08-31 11:05:45 AM  
Only through pain and suffering do we reach perfection.

Haven't use AutoCAD since the mid 90's, been on Pro/E since and I'm a lot closer to perfection.
 
2010-08-31 11:06:35 AM  
I wish we could switch to Revit exclusively. I push it as hard as I can. Still have to use CAD for Arch most of the time. Old people fear change.
 
2010-08-31 11:08:41 AM  
My last job had three engineering units designing a giant assembly with three different drafting applications - AutoCAD, ProE, and SolidWorks.

They also wondered why there were so many production delays.
 
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