Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 review
By Greg Miller | Macworld.com | Published: 16:00, 30 June 2011
Autodesk's AutoCAD 2011 for Mac is a very powerful application and an impressive 1.0 version that has been missing from the Mac universe for too long. Unfortunately, it comes up short in features and steep in price, both of which detract from my assessment. For a generic 2D and 3D drafting application that does not include any architectural or other vertical market-specific tools such as walls, floors or roofs, the price is too high, about twice as much as comparable alternative packages available for the Mac.
If you are a longtime user of AutoCAD for Windows, you might want to wait for the next version (AutoCAD 2012 is due before the end of the year), which will no doubt fill in some of the missing features and provide a better value. If you are new to AutoCAD, unconcerned about the price, and crave the native DWG file format and peace of mind using AutoCAD provides, then this version will work fine, and you can look forward to an upgrade soon.