• AutoCAD 360 optimized for iPad Air, iPad mini

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    Autodesk recently reported that Autodesk AutoCAD 360 is the first professional software app that is optimized for the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. The new Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture provides designers and engineers a much improved experience when working with AutoCAD 360.

    “We are thrilled to be the first professional application to be ready for prime time iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. From a user’s perspective, navigating and editing large models will be snappier and much more fun,” said Jonathan Seroussi, director of AutoCAD web and mobile. “Users will see an immediate improvement in a number of functions such as rendering—render time is twice as fast in both navigation and editing.”

    In addition to faster rendering, opening drawings is much faster, and selection is also twice as fast. AutoCAD 360 is one of the most popular and widely used Autodesk mobile apps, with more than 5.5 million downloads on the App Store, more than 40 million uploaded drawings, and there are more than one million active monthly users on iOS alone.

    AutoCAD 360, optimized for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, will be available on the App Store.

    AutoCAD 360’s compatibility with the new iPad is the latest evidence of the company’s ongoing commitment to development on Apple platforms. In addition to optimizing the user experience for the new iPad, Autodesk has already updated seven of its mobile apps to take advantage of iOS7. Users can now experience enhanced functionality with AutoCAD 360, BIM 360 Field, BIM 360 Glue, Sketchbook Mobile, 123D Creature Show, InfraWorks mobile and Pixlr on iOS7.

    Further demonstrating the company’s commitment to Apple platforms, it announced that Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac are available immediately.

    Support for Retina display on the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, synchronization with Autodesk 360 and other enhancements make AutoCAD 2014 for Mac the most powerful 2D &3D CAD application for Mac. AutoCAD 2014 for Mac is one of the first major professional software applications to include retina display support, which delivers a superior user experience. AutoCAD 2014 for Mac also boasts major improvements such as synchronization with the Autodesk 360 cloud platform, Package Drawing (like eTransmit on Windows), overall performance enhancements and UI improvements.

    “AutoCAD for Mac users are extremely passionate, and we have worked hard to incorporate their top requests and feedback into this release,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products at Autodesk. “Customers will find the overall experience much faster and cleaner, enabling designers to be more efficient and collaborative with their teams.”

    The enhancements in both AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac are the result of rigorous development work to give customers a better experience and connect them to the platform, giving customers access to cloud-based storage and collaboration capabilities.

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