오토캐드포맥

학생 버전의 오토캐드 맥버전을 다운받아서 테스트 해보았다. 늘 하는 “되나?”의 대답은 역시나 “되는군.” 일단, 된다. 그냥 윈도에서처럼 잘 된다. 일부러 예전 화일 중에 무거운 놈 골라 열어봤는데 잘 된다.

그리고 맥오에스텐의 손가락질도 된다. 트랙패드를 사용하면 팬과 줌인 줌아웃을 시스템에서와 같이 사용할 수가 있다. 이것은 ‘된다’의 수준. 좀더 발전되면 좋겠다만, 일단 임요환처럼 다닥다닥 ‘캐드질’해주는 야밤의 설계 사무실의 선수들의 스킬을 기대하려면 여전히 마우스가 필요하다.

또다른 하나. 윈도용에서 필요없던 기능은 역시나 맥용에서도 필요없기는 마찬가지. 도대체 오토캐드가 지향하는 바가 뭔지 알 수가 없다는 게 실은 문제인듯. 실은 오토데스크가 렌더링할 맥스도 팔고 에니메이션 및 넙스 모델링할 마야도 팔고 BIM에 패러매트릭하는 레빗도 팔고 있는데 도대체 오토캐드에 애당초 3D 기능이 들어간 것부터가 별로 이해가 안된다. 3D 모델링에선 라이노한테 밀리고 (오토캐드의 인터페이스를 따르는 녀석이라구!) 저가의 쉬운 모델링이라는 쪽에선 스케치업한테도 밀린다. (어설픈 스케치업 따라잡기 기능도 언젠가 오토캐드에 추가되었었다.) 오토데스크가 건축분야에서 잘 하고 있는 건 거대한 영업력을 바탕으로 한 레빗뿐이지 않은가 싶다. 맥스? 그게 어디 오토데스크가 만든건가. 렌더러도 어차피 다들 V-Ray 쓰지 않나. Continue reading 오토캐드포맥

Autocad for mac

With my student ID which still survives luckily, I download and tested the most wanted software from Autodesk – Autocad for Mac.

First impression: It’s possible. It simply works as the other side of Acad does. Just opened one of my old Acad DWG file. I choose most heavy 2D drawing. It works well.

Also it supports Mac OS X’s ‘finger tips.’ I always imagine it would be great all these finger actions on track pad on graphic related software. It supports. It works. That’s all. Soon I needed the old Dell mouse. Optimization needed.

Second impression: Useless features in AutoCad for Win are still useless in AutoCad for Mac. Hello global uselessness. I don’t know what is the goal of the famous drafting software. No one actually uses Acad as 3D modeling or parametric software. Even Autodesk have other BIM / Parametric / 3D / Rendering software. The only reason for ACAD is now 2D drafting. (They even try to catch up Sketch up in 3D feature!) Actually all the redundant features only make ACAD complicated. It’s same in ACAD Mac.

After 10min’s use of this old and new software, I was inspired by the two important learning of life:

1. Throw junk in the wind, if you have one. Don’t attache to the past.

Today’s AutoCad 2011 has added up new features again and again. Most of users don’t even recognize it’s there. They just make AutoCad’s interface complicated. Therefore, the fresh-starting AutoCad can be more sophisticated. ACAD Mac only inherited the essence of long history of ACAD’s development, not the same interface.

2. What you see is what you get.

Modern softwares, especially in the field of visualization, are all powerful. Every programs are actually almost equal to each other in terms of its power. The difference comes from ease of use. Ease of use is not just service. Yes, everyone’s talking about the User Experience. It’s not just eye candy. See how sketch-up grows up. It’s not only applicable fact for software of IT gadgets.

open source

Something that is amazing is not always non-understandable like X-file. For example, my friend once told me she was still amazed with flying air plane. We know how air plane flies from school or some pretty illustrated book, but it’s still amazing. Frankly it was not so amazing to me. Simply because, I didn’t care. After I heard her story, every time I fly, I feel amazed. (and scared. – It’s side effect.)

For me what amaze me all the time, is open source. How has it been possible? We know how it works. but still amazing. I’m reading a boring book, ‘The World Is Flat” which begins with some interesting facts of outsourcing services from US to India, and how it works. Until the first chapter it was fine, but suddenly it goes to history of IT. From the birth of the internet which I have lived through with. Yes, I’m not a programmer nor IT guy, but I was even among the First Korean bloggers. (It’s a dark history. And by some mistake my old blogging archives are gone.) Anyway, most of story was not history in a book to me. I have watched them grow. That’s why it was boring. However when its history comes to the stories of open source, it gets interested. Because, still for me, open source is all mystery.

The world’s biggest computer company decided that its engineers could not best the work of an ad hoc open-source collection of geeks, so they threw out their own technology and decided to go with the geeks!

Huh, even Apache was open source. I even didn’t know that. And open source was not just a fantasy of humanity. It’s result of business. Amazing business. and I’m expecting to know how it has worked.