“For the first time Autodesk has released a major new version of AutoCAD for the Mac and Windows platforms simultaneously, further signaling its commitment to Apple’s surging platform,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo reports for Architosh.

“A big new feature in AutoCAD 2013 are the new tools to connect with Autodesk 360 cloud-enabled services,” Frausto-Robledo reports. “This will allow AutoCAD 2013 users to access their data anywhere and collaborate with colleagues in remote locations.”

Frausto-Robledo reports, “There are some interesting new social connection capabilities in AutoCAD 2013. Besides the Autodesk 360 options you can now bring in Inventor files and maintain intelligent and associative relationships between AutoCAD and Inventor files. AutoCAD 2013 gains new built-in Facebook and Twitter connection tools for sharing your designs.

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MacDailyNews Take: Concurrent releases are a Good Thing™.

Next, they’ll be dropping the Windows version. 😉

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