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Does this mean AutoCAD is going to be shipping with Mono? Quite a bit of AutoCAD functionality is now written in .NET.



As a .NET developer for Autodesk Revit (and soon to be Autocad) I am interested to see if they are going to make us rewrite our applications in a different language to be compatible with the Mac.

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Unlikely Acad is heavily DirectX

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No. Recent version of AutoCAD are customizable via .NET and core libraries that ship as part of AutoCAD are written in .NET too. If you have AutoCAD installed look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R18.1\ACAD-9007:409\Applications, all of the sub entries that have a entry MANAGED of Type REG_DWORD with a value of 1 are .NET extensions. With that being said they either have to ship Mono with the Mac version or rewrite a ton of code in C++.

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