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Autocad For New Macos Filesystem

macOS Catalina runs in a read-only system volume, separate from other files on your Mac. When you upgrade to Catalina, a second volume is created, and some files may move to a Relocated Items folder.

Autocad For New Macos Filesystem

macOS Catalina runs on a dedicated, read-only system volume called Macintosh HD. This volume is completely separate from all other data to help prevent the accidental overwriting of critical operating system files. Your files and data are stored in another volume named Macintosh HD - Data. In the Finder, both volumes appear as Macintosh HD.

Dear archinet friends, I'll be buying a laptop soon before I start my first year in a undergraduate school. As I had consulted the lecturers on the designing programmes that I'll be using at the school,they are archicad,autocad,photoshop and sketchup (as written at the title).In your opinion,do you think macbook is sufficient to run all the stated programmes?or should i go for pro?or you recommend something else? I heard that if you do light designing using autocad,macbook is good enough,is that true?I also heard that autocad has a lot of problems when you run it in windows of mac computer,is that true as well?have they fix the bugs?lastly, my uni specifically ask for an express card reader to be bought if a laptop does not have an in-built reader. So,if i buy an external one,will it be connecting to the USB port or some other slot?

unless money is no object, have you considered going with two PC's for what it will cost for a Mac Pro? i've been tempted to try Mac again, but have been advised by Mac friends to go Pro if doing the type of work i'm doing and that's a lot pricier than PC...seems like you are open to the idea of a non-Mac solution too...while i fully recognize that Macs are amazing machines with an OS that's miles ahead of any version of Windows, i'm also too lazy to deal with all the extra work involved in making dual OS's work on all the new native Mac software i'd need to buy/source...i run two PC's with all of the same software plus rhino and a couple of rendering programs...3D Max i stay away from, but many people use it...benefit is that i carry a small laptop (13.3) for portability day to day (meetings, presentations, etc), and use the larger one (17) for serious work (mostly at work, but still viable to take it out of the office) with the larger screen...if i were back in school again, i'd probably go with a setup like i have now...regarding which windows? XP to keep the entire system fast, not just for autocad...

yeah, I do aware of that fact and as you have notice, I keep my option open,not just to mac (though I'm quite bored with windows as I have been using it ever since I first started using computer,lol!). Right now,I'm considering between macbook and fujitsu with the following spec:Fujitsu LifeBook E8410U Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHZ, 6MB Level 2 Cache, 800MHz FSB); Intel PM965 Express Chipset; 2 GB DDR2 667 SDRAM (Max. 4GB, Dual Channel; no free slot); 250 GB SATA Hard disk; Hot Swappable Dual Layer Super Multi (DVD+-RW/CD-RW) Drive; 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT; NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G with up to 374MB; (total of 128MB Dedicated Graphics Memory and 246MB shared system memory); PC Card Type II; ExpressCard /34/54; USB 2.0 x 4; IEEE 1394; VGA External Display; SD/MS/MS Pro card slot; S-Video Out; Serial and Parallel Port; Built-in V.92 modem; Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN; Built-in Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN; Built-in Bluetooth; Built-in Infrared IrDA 1.14; Touchpad; Dual Built-in Stereo Speakers; Dual Built-in Stereo Microphone; Built-in 1.3 Mega Pixels Web Camera; Windows Vista Business; It has pre-install vista business but I prefer home premium. I read that mirosoft will stop selling xp since june and that the new autocad is built specially for vista (08' or 09', or both, i not sure).I also had checked with my uni staff that they said that mac can run perfectly well with all the application that I have mentioned at the title.The reason why I choose mac is that most com in my school lab are mac (but I don't think that will really matter), want to try new operating system apart from Microsoft, the idea that mac can run microsoft and OSX,less complaints about mac compare to pc (after making survey over the pc user and mac user) and mac does look very attractive,isn't it? =p btw, will vista runs perfectly in mac? I don't think I need to get parallel or fusion yet until when I really using autocad,so until then,I'll just use bootcamp whenever I need to use windows.The reason why I keep my option open is that mac is a bit pricey as you are well-aware,the graphic card is a lousy integrated graphic card (but does it matter with the application above except autocad?) and at the price of regular macbook, and I get a laptop that has a spec as good as macbook pro (will there be any differece then between this fujitsu and macbook pro?). Please do advise me as I have to get a laptop by next week :) thanks!

I don't think that would be a problem, as long as it's formatted with the Mac OS X file system. In fact, every Apple Store sells a number of non-Apple external hard drives.Now, allow me to hijack the thread for a Mac-related question that's been churning in my head for the past few days...I'll need a new computer for grad school, and I was considering getting a 17" MacBook Pro, possibly with an external monitor and keyboard, etc. That's one option.Thing is, the base 17" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) costs exactly the same as the base Mac Pro desktop tower (Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon). For pure processing power for renderings, etc., the 8-core Mac Pro blows the 2-core MacBook Pro out of the water.Of course I'd still need a monitor for the Mac Pro, but I have a decent Dell monitor now, and can upgrade to an Apple monitor later.If I decide to go the Mac Pro route, I was thinking of keeping the Mac Pro in the studio (with appropriate security measures), and then getting a bare-bones Macbook laptop for basic stuff like writing papers, web surfing, etc. outside of studio. During break periods, I'd keep the Mac Pro at home.Would the extra rendering power be worth the cost of an entry-level Macbook, or would the Mac Pro be overkill for school projects? How well does the MacBook Pro deal with typical M.Arch. rendering needs?

difference between FUSION and PARALLELS with PARALLELS if u want to use "the dark side of the force (windows)" you have to reboot your computer as also to come back to the MAC side, in other words, you have to reboot in order to use any of the sides...and you can never run both (MAC and WINDOWS) at the same timewith FUSION u dont have to reboot, you can run both OS (operative systems) at the same time, you can even place windows as an icon of your MAC side, and just click in it as any other aplicationRhino does not have a MAC version... YET, there's a BETA version that was circulating from the rhino website, but it was pretty basic... still seems that it will be a rhino version for MAC before u get to your junior year.REVIT (no clue)get a WINDOWS XP for ur MAC, dont get VISTA, please, VISTA is like the worst version of windows ever!!!, if u need windows to run autocad or your "revit" do it from a windows XPwhatever u get...macbook or PRO just try to boost ur RAM as much as u can, forget your MICROSOFT WORD (deliver ur essays by hand) and better invest in a RAM boost, hehehehehe, no but seriously, get RAMany external HD with a USB cable will work in a MACyeah i sometimes understand de fear to try a MAC, but is way more what people speculate than actually the reality, in other words, the adaptation is not that difficult, and you dont regret it, at least in my case, after doing all my school and first years of my profesional life with PCs and lately changing to MAC, the simple fact to try MAC, made me realize there's another complee different way to do architecture, to work of architecture, to see computers as a completelly diff tool, etc., i kind of realized is not about your machine bt about you, the machine is just a tool.... if your machine also inspires you to think different than the pack, then i guess thats where the plus come from.....but yeah, at the end, get whatever makes you feel more comfortable.... i have an i.mac at the office, and a MACBOOK PRO at home, i did all my school with one PC laptop, right now i will do it again only with one laptop, but this days i will no doubt, get a MACbests

About Apple. I think one of the very first questions you have to ask yourself is, are you going to use the OS X if you buy a macbook (pro), or just the Windows side? Some people make this mistake and are not comfortable with OS X in comparison with Windows. Thus they end up paying an extra 1k. Nonetheless, OS X is a very unique, powerful, and fun operating system, I personally love it. And to be honest, if your an Apple Virgin, OS X is very easy to learn ang get use to. For example about using the two operating systems, I do all my photography editing, rendering, surfing on the OS X side, I just use Windows for Microsoft office (actually, can save text files as .doc or .docx on os x!), AutoCAD, and Rhino. If you are going to consider an Apple for A-school, consider a Macbook Pro. Macbooks are more for mobility and are not as powerful as Macbook pros. You will need to use windows for some software, like AutoCAD, 3DStudio Max, Rhino (BUT Rhino for OS X is under development).AutoCAD run perfectly on my windows which is on my macbook pro. As a matter of fact, many people have noticed that Apple run windows better than PC's. If you decide to get an apple, use BOOTCAMP, do not use Fusion or any other emulator. You only use fusion or any other emulator if your using the two operating systems for light use, like downloading music, typing, and surfing the web, they shouldn't be used if you want to play games or going to have a lot of rendering programs open at once, it will become slow. It does suck that you have to reboot for BOOTCAMP, but its better to have everything run smoothly and efficiently. If you decide to go Apple, USE A STUDENT DISCOUNT!!! Youll get about 300 dollars off, and a free 8gb ipod or ipod touch AFTER REBATE, hehe. Also, do not upgrade RAM through Apple, its a hundred dollars more expensive. Go to amazing, buy 4GB ram for about 90 dollars instead of 180 dollars. Also, try to get a hardrive with 7200RPM and not at 5400 RPM. PC'sI personally do not like any laptop other than IBM's. IBM lenovos - ThinkPads - are powerful and very durable laptops witch will last you just as long as an apple (and apple computers last very long). Many people say, Lenovo is just like an apple, with out the OS X. This statement is somewhat true. Performance aspect - yes. Build quality - no. Don't get me wrong, Lenovos are bult very well, but it is built differently. Apple has a lot of interesting mechanics that you will see if you look at it in the apple website. Lenovos are...well, theyre just simple-business looking lap tops, nothing fun (neglecting the owner identification system it has).The Lenovo is also, MUCH cheaper than a macbook pro, and it will offer you the same performance or even stronger, at half the price. Downfall, windows is soon to enforce that all selling pc's use Windows Vista, so grab an XP right away, doesnt matter if your going with apple or pc. Unless you like vista..........


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