Autodesk is back for another bite of Apple. The San Raphael, Calif.-based design-software developer announced on Aug. 31 that, for the first time since 1995, the current version of AutoCAD will be available for Macintosh computers running the Apple operating system as well as for AutoCAD WS, a mobile app that lets users share AutoCAD designs in the field using Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iTouches. Illustration: Richard Demler Autodesk spokesman Noah Cole says the release gives anyone with an iOS device or a modern web browser the ability to view, edit and collaborate on an AutoCAD DWG file. “We imagine
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.