Autodesk updated its well-known professional programs AutoCAD and Autodesk Maya this week so that they operate directly on Apple Silicon Macs. The news was published on the Autodesk site. AutoCAD and Maya now fully utilize Apple Silicon chips for better performance and efficiency after the latest update. This means that the M1 and M2 chip-powered Macs will operate the apps faster while also consuming less power, which is great for MacBook users.
For those who don’t know, AutoCAD is one of the most widely used 2D and 3D modelling programmes in the market. Architects, engineers, and other experts use it frequently. On the other side, complex 3D animations are made using Autodesk Maya.
Previously, Rosetta, the technology that converts Intel applications to ARM architecture, allowed users to run both AutoCAD and Maya on Apple Silicon Macs. Users, however, were displeased because Rosetta-run applications simply cannot operate as quickly as native ones. This issue has now been resolved.
Users who still use Intel Macs will be able to run AutoCAD and Autodesk Maya, of course. Current customers are not charged for the update that adds functionality to Apple Silicon Macs. On the Autodesk page, you can look up the costs for AutoCAD and Maya.