For some businesses a change of platform is akin to a divorce. However, far from being a lengthy and messy process, you can switch your software from Windows to Mac OS X relatively painlessly. In the case of AutoCAD it’s as simple as asking.
If you, or one of your colleagues, have bought yourselves a shiny new MacBook Pro (or iMac, Mac Pro, etc), and want to run AutoCAD 2012, simply run the Licence Transfer utility – a piece of software that’s installed along with AutoCAD – to transfer one of your Windows licences across to a version of AutoCAD for Mac. You can use the same licence number and activation code so there’s very little hassle involved and – thankfully – network licensing is supported, meaning you can run a mixture of OS X and Windows licences on the same network.
This is also applicable if you own a Design Suite that includes AutoCAD 2012, though only the latest 2012 licences seem to be eligible.
As the UK’s largest Apple dealer and the country’s only Enterprise Desktop Alliance Systems Integrator, Jigsaw can provide more detailed consultancy on platform integration. If you’re planning a major switch, get in touch with our professional services team.