Autodesk releases AutoCAD 2018 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2018 for Mac

“We’re excited for you to get to know AutoCAD 2018 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2018 for Mac. Read on to find out about updates to existing functionality and all-new features,” Rajeshree Dembla writes for Autodesk’s official blog.

“We know that re-customizing AutoCAD every time you get a new version can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. That’s why we’re happy to announce that with AutoCAD 2018 for Mac, you can seamlessly migrate your custom files and settings from AutoCAD 2017 for Mac. The migration utility will automatically start the first time you launch the new release after upgrading,” Dembla writes. “Choose which settings you want to migrate (if you don’t want all of them) by clicking the Details button. In just a few minutes, your settings will be migrated, which means you can start designing again instantly!”

“What are you waiting for?” Dembla writes. “We know you’ll love these new features and enhancements, so if you’re on a Subscription or Maintenance plan, head over to your Autodesk Account and download it today. Just curious? Download a 30-day free trial of AutoCAD 2018 for Mac or AutoCAD LT 2018 for Mac and explore.”

Read about many more new features, and see all of the screenshots, in the full post here.

MacDailyNews Take: Rejoice, architects: Custom settings migration! Hooray!

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  1. Macs aren’t real computers because there is no AutoCAD. Wait..there it is! Remember when that was on the Mac hater short list? They only have custom builds and “real games” now 😉

    1. For many years I was glad AutoCAD was not on the Mac considering the way Autodesk ported AutoCAD to the Mac. The initial version of AutoCAD on the Mac was the DOS version inside a single window on the Mac while a fully multi windowing version was available on Windows 3.0 (then 3.11). I remember because I and a couple other people I knew tried to use it back then. As a Mac user, it was horrible. There were many other Mac focused design tools out there that were much better. AutoCAD just had the name.

      Eventually, the Mac implementations of AutoCAD became tolerable (but almost always feature deficient compared to the Windows version).

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