AutoCAD Returning to the Mac

AutoCAD, the big name in CAD design applications, looks like it’s returning to the Mac after a multi-year absence. Screenshots of an early beta version of the application showed up at the Italimac online forums over the weekend showing off a few details such as Magic Mouse and trackpad gesture support and 64-bit support.

The images were later pulled from the Italiamac forum, but for at least a few hours, a glimpse into what looks to be on the way was available.

The return of AutoCAD to the Mac is big news, at least for architects and product designers. The application is currently available only for Windows and its return to the Mac could be a catalyst to move at least some AutoCAD users to Mac OS X.

Autodesk isn’t officially talking about AutoCAD for the Mac yet, to there isn’t any word on when to expect an official release.