Member Since: Aug 04, 2010
08-04-2010, 01:07 AM
I am a Civil Engineer working on Special Bridges Design & Construction. I am actually working for a company but plan to start working as an independent consultant.
I am personally fully equipped with Mac and I would like to keep this OS to work. I am looking for the most suitable cross-platform to use my windows design softwares on Mac and donít quite understand which one works the best? BootCamp, VMware, Parrallel Desktop 5? Below is a list of the softwares I regularly use for my designs:
- Autocad 2008 or 2010
- Microstran V8
- RDM6 (French freeware similar to Microstran)
- Solidworks (2007 or 2009)
- Autodesk Inventor (2008 or 2011)
My other concern is about the classic bugs & viruses from Windows. How does this work on a cross platform? Is there a risk of getting the viruses from Windows infecting the rest of the computer?
Thanks for your advices; any answer / advice will be very helpful!