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10-28-2011 12:01 AM

I want to be able to utilize some cutting board design software but I have a Macbook, any idea how to get it to work on a Mac?


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#1 posted 10-28-2011 12:06 AM

What is the software that you speak of?

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 12:06 AM

just download sketch-up
Mac compatible

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 12:07 AM

How old is your Mac?

One option for running Windows software on a Mac is emulation via a program like Parallels. I use CBDesigner under Parallels from time to time.

Another option, if your Mac is less than a few years old and Intel-based, is to install Windows on your Mac.

Either option is pricey unless you have access to a copy of Parallels or Windows already.

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 12:12 AM

Sketch-up is free. Don’t need parallels or windows. Why install systems you don’t need? I did and was sorry. I deleted both of them them.
Of course you do need to have a mac with Intel-based. (about 3 years old or newer.)

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 12:27 AM

Sketch up free and works well.

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 02:43 AM

Macbook is less than a year old

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 09:00 AM

From what I understood, the OP was thinking of particular cutting board freeware available, not a general purpose design software. My apologies if I was wrong on that. Otherwise, yes, Sketchup is the way to go.

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