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AutoCAD and New Macbook Pro's Retina Display

“If I were a drafter, I’d drop everything and buy it.”

So said Rob Maguire, the product manager for Autodesk’s AutoCAD, describing the new 3D-rendering drafting applications that will run on Apple’s latest MacBook Pro.

The new MacBook’s distinguishing feature is its souped-up Retina display  - which boasts 4 times as many pixels as its predecessor, 75% less reflection, and 29% higher contrast.

The implications for architects will be practically life-changing. But there is a catch…

Get the scoop on the new AutoCAD App for Macbook, after the break.

Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote

Adobe shared the stage with AutoCad on Monday, and both are in the same boat when it comes to development (having only just been given access to the Macbook Pro recently). As Adobe spokeswoman Marissa Lee put it: “What was shown at WWDC 2012 was an unreleased build of Photoshop. This updated version of Photoshop is expected to be available later this year.”

Delaying the AutoCad App’s release is the need to make sure the user will be able to switch from an AutoCAD window with Retina display to a standard-definition display and back again. “Without bugs cropping up,” Maguire explained.

Despite the lag, we don’t doubt the new App will be well worth the wait.

Story via MacWorld.

Cite:Amber P. "AutoCAD and New Macbook Pro's Retina Display" 14 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>