- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 27 Feb 2001
Q: I am looking for CAD applications for the Mac?
A: You have come to the right place!
Architosh has been covering the Macintosh CAD/3D/AEC market for over two years and we are more informed than any other source on the Net.
Answers: A Listing of Mac CAD Apps
Simply browse our older Mac CAD apps listing here. It is from our older site but covers more than 85% of what is out there. We will be building an interactive DPG soon.
If you want to find out more we suggest you search our site using any of the methods listed on our Site Map / Find page. And in particular there are some notable newcomers which are not listed on our older Mac CAD List.
BOA - An architectural CAD product that is fully model-based.
RealCADD 2.0 - new cross-platform and very affordable CAD product
Abracadata Home Design CAD Software - affordable consumer CAD for Mac
Maya for OS X - incredibly powerful 3D software for Macintosh
LightWave 3D - mind-blowing 3D software for Macintosh
VersaCAD for Mac - the return of a legendary CAD product. Hooray!
New Beginnings for Macintosh in CAD/3D/AEC
Since we have ran the Architosh site the Mac platform has only lost one CAD application in AEC, that being Microstation development on the Mac. But in the same time we have gained all of the applications listed above and more. And in 3D this growth is even stronger.
Since 1999 the Macintosh has entered a Mac CAD/3D Renaissance of sorts with new applicationssome revolutionary (Maya, BOA, LightWave)and others just newly recommitted to the platform. There is an industry leading solution for everything on the Mac. And if you can't find what you are looking for write us. We'll help you find it.
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