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What is the best way to get Revit and Blubeam to work on a new Mabook Air I7 with big sur?


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adrian_ych
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This is the fist line I saw on Autodesk site....

"Autodesk don't have a Revit for Mac version"

I know that Autodesk had stopped supporting MAC for several products like AutoCAD etc for a while...its on & off....

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David_CSG
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Same for BlueBeam. https://support.bluebeam.com/articles/revu-for-mac-end-of-life-eol-announcement

So the answer is: Don’t. Buy a Windows based laptop. Bear in mind, I work extensively with Macs and PCs, and have zero bias against Apple’s hardware and software, BUT:

one must buy the most appropriate hardware for an established workflow, and if these are your main apps, don’t use a Mac.

In pinch, as a purely stopgap measure, Bootcamp or emulation (VMware Fusion or Parallels) and running Windows might work (poorly) on an Intel-based Mac, but I’d recommend against it.

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WarKraft
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David_CSG wrote:

Same for BlueBeam. https://support.bluebeam.com/articles/revu-for-mac-end-of-life-eol-announcement/

So the answer is: Don’t. Buy a Windows based laptop. Bear in mind, I work extensively with Macs and PCs, and have zero bias against Apple’s hardware and software, BUT:

one must buy the most appropriate hardware for an established workflow, and if these are your main apps, don’t use a Mac.

In pinch, as a purely stopgap measure, Bootcamp or emulation (VMware Fusion or Parallels) and running Windows might work (poorly) on an Intel-based Mac, but I’d recommend against it.

So you would not recommend using vmware fusion or parallel to run windows to use revu and bb in it?

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David_CSG
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Correct. What does your own research show about emulation of x86 on Arm processors ?

You’ll be doing emulation within emulation, expect issues with stability and performance. Totally non-ideal as your daily driver. https://www.theverge.com/22383598/parallels-desktop-mac-windows-10-install-m1-macbook

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WarKraft
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David_CSG wrote:

Correct. What does your own research show about emulation of x86 on Arm processors ?

You’ll be doing emulation within emulation, expect issues with stability and performance. Totally non-ideal as your daily driver. https://www.theverge.com/22383598/parallels-desktop-mac-windows-10-install-m1-macbook

Thank you Mr. David I was really hoping the vmware fusion or parallels was going to work. Even using the mac and having the user RDP to a windows machine that has Revit and BB on it the screen view is limited??? This sucks....

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