Very frustrating…. After having used autoCAD for Mac for a little while now, and used happily for that matter, I have run into a very annoying problem after installing the first update to the software: It just keeps crashing. Usually within a matter of minutes, sometimes a little longer… I haven’t been able to use it longer then about 10 minutes at a time, before it fails. Sometimes it didn’t even start up at all…. Very frustrating as it was working just fine before the update.
I searched the Autodesk forums to find out if it was a common problem, and to see if there was a fix for it. Turned out more people were having the same problem, but there was very little information to find. The only response from Autodesk was to contact them to see if they could help fix the issue. The only helpful piece of information I could dig up, was to uninstall AutoCAD for Mac ’11 and reinstalling the application without the new update. That seems to have done the trick for me, although I think it is a sad solution… Hope Autodesk fixes this issue sometime soon.
After installing OSX Lion, it pretty much broke my AutoCAD for Mac. Not workable anymore…. Turns out AutoDesk recommended not to upgrade to Lion, but stick with Snow Leopard for now. Or at least until they made the software compatible… So for now… back to Windows it is when needing to use AutoCAD… Bummer….
Well, AutoCAD for Mac 2012 has been released. That makes this post obsolete, thankfully! Will have to give the new version a try (haven’t yet), and hopefully all the problems I had been having with the 2011 version will be solved. Or this is just a little wishful thinking on my part… who knows.
See here for my initial review of AutoCAD 2012 for Mac. The 2012 version took away most of my grievances!