- Architosh Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 25 April 2003
CEO says Apple is going to make big push into CAD market
According to a CAD product review in CADENCE magazine online, veteran
CAD/CAID (computer aided industrial design) CEO, Robert Bou, of
Ashlar-Vellum, stated that he feels that Apple is going to make
a big push into the CAD market. This statement did not come as a
surprise to Architosh as industry executives in some CAD companies
that currently support the Mac have shared various tidbits with
Architosh in recent months along the same lines. "This is not
a surprise to me," said Anthony Frausto, Architosh's editor,
"a major CAD vendor recently shared info with me that Apple
had some new people directed at addressing this segment of the market.
My only thought is -- it's about time."
Signs of Interest and Growing Mac CAD Community
Architosh's Forums also
have a thread
from a reader who made note of the April 1st, publication of reported
genuine screen shots of Autodesk's Revit 5.5 for Mac OS X. It is
not clear whether or not this product is a true creation. Additionally,
Architosh has published numerous reports on Autodesk's interest
survey for Autocad on Mac OS X. "We think Apple may be
keeping some big secrets about the engineering and CAD market and
that these will reveal themselves possibly in the coming months",
says Anthony Frausto. "It's not like Apple doesn't get it...that
they don't hear the recurring message that CAD and technical visualization
professionals want more support of Mac OS X in their industry. Why
wouldn't you want more support for the best UNIX OS with the best
user interface of any operating system in the world? It's a no brainer."
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