But, the iPad is for consumption: AutoCAD is back on the Mac, iOS

Woah, woah, woah. What right does Autodesk have bringing their awesome creation tool to not only the Mac, but also iOS? Don’t they know we only use iOS to consume media and not create it? Isn’t that what all these haters keep telling us?

I guess the fine folks at Autodesk not only made hell a little frostier today, but they also missed the memo. I’d like to take this moment and salute who ever decided to end the lack of native support for AutoCAD on Mac OS X. I’m sure a lot of people are really ecstatic right now—at the very least the 5000 beta testers that they had looking for bugs.

In addition to having AutoCAD run natively on OS X, they’re also bringing tools to the iPhone and Touch, as well as the iPad. These tools will let users edit and share their designs remotely. It’s a huge deal, and probably a major step in proving that the iPad can be a creation tool for professionals. All it takes is a little gumption and a whole lot of ingenuity from software designers and amazing things will be created for iOS.

Apparently we’re not the only ones who are pretty excited about the new release. “Apple is thrilled that Autodesk is bringing AutoCAD back to the Mac and we think it’s the perfect combination for millions of design and engineering professionals,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The AutoCAD WS app is a bold new idea, a mobile version of industry-leading design software for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the world’s most innovative mobile devices.”

The application will be available some time in the fall, but no prices have been announced just yet. We’ll try to keep an eye on this as it develops and moves towards release.

Article Via Macworld

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