I am still a student and am considering buying a macbook pro as my next computer. I mostly use CAD, sketchup and adobe programs. Has anyone had difficulty switching to CAD on a mac when formerly using a PC? or any sketchup issues?
Also because I am a student I will be doing group projects and working on school pc's. Does this cause any issues when sharing files and seamlessly working on projects with others?
Any other input would be great!
I use a Mac mini for everything but AutoCAD. Like Henry C (above) I use Parallels to run the PC version of CAD. For me it was more about what I was used to, but a lot of people don't like the MAC version.
The PC to MAC conversion is not as painless as I had hoped but it's doable. The basic tools that annoy me most are the calendar and mail functions, they're just too stripped down.
Her is something that might be helpful. The good folks at LandFX hipped me to Draft sight. Runs just like Auto Desk on your Mac. Just go to draftsight.com and download the program, yes, it's free.
As a grad student with a mac running bootcamp for the same programs as you, I highly recommend sticking with Mac. Everyone in my class has had limited problems and there are multiple work arounds to share files if a problem does arise. The only issue is what your budget is, as a comprable pc laptop will cost you much less but in my opinion has a myriad of issues.
Go for the mac and if you really don' like it you can try bootcamp on it. My bootcamp/windows partition works better than must of my peers true pc's do.