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Autodesk Certifies Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac

By DE Editors

Parallels has announced that Autodesk, Inc. has certified Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac for customers who want to run Autodesk’s 2011 applications on the Mac and receive product support from Autodesk.

Parallels Desktop 5 gives Mac customers fully supported use of their 2011 versions of Autodesk’s AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Inventor LT, Autodesk 3ds Max Design software, and the Autodesk Revit software platform for building information modeling (BIM).

"Autodesk’s 2011 product lineup delivers powerful new features that will help customers take their designs further,” says Andrew Mackles, director of AutoCAD Product Management. “Parallels is Autodesk’s preferred Mac virtualization software because it provides the fastest and most powerful Windows-on-Mac experience, which is why we provide full support to our customers who need to use 2010 and 2011 versions of our key design, engineering, and entertainment software on the Mac.”

For students, Autodesk provides free educational versions of its software, and Parallels offers a special student price for Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac of $39.99 instead of the regular $79.99 price.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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