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dblincoe
02-17-2012, 09:57 AM
Hey guys was wanting your opinions on the best cam/cad program that will run on a mac and play nicely with LW?

Thanks!
Dan

renderwerx
02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
the giants have ported their hero package to the Mac
with some limitations
so far for CAD
that is the company that starts with a big "A"

with CAM
dunno
maybe PTC
but not sure
go and check their website


regards

dblincoe
02-17-2012, 12:00 PM
the giants have ported their hero package to the Mac
with some limitations
so far for CAD
that is the company that starts with a big "A"

with CAM
dunno
maybe PTC
but not sure
go and check their website


regards
I knew that the "BIG A" would come up. Was hoping for different options. PTC? What are we talking about there. Maybe I need some caffeine, I'm not following the acronym.
Thanks!
Dan

renderwerx
02-17-2012, 12:20 PM
http://www.ptc.com/

PTC creo

renderwerx
02-17-2012, 12:24 PM
http://delcam.co.uk/

I'm not sure if they do for the Mac
only way finding out is to register
don't wanna register for being bombarded
with daily mails to by delcam stuff


hmmm
try to think what else

...

gristle
02-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Proe/creo is not available for Mac.

NX is though

http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/newsroom/press/press_release.cfm?Component=82370&ComponentTemplate=822

Pretty sure Rhino runs on Mac OS now as well.

sami
02-17-2012, 02:04 PM
Hi, check out the Chief Architect products. They are awesome and easy to use and play nicely with LW and LwCad if you wanted to make things to import into it. I have Home Designer from them, but can upgrade to the blueprint printing versions of their pro stuff. There is alot of bargain bin junk out there for homes - but this is not one of those- this is pro stuff and well built software, and has lots of real world accurate models and content from actual home vendors so things look accurate and can generate reports of building costs etc.

Unless of course you didn't mean for architecture but meant for mechanical engineering or product design and then obviously ignore this.