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Apple computers/polyboard
January 17, 2014
10:17 pm
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terry

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Thanks for the reply Ness.

I fully understand that P.Cs or more practical and are appealing to a bigger market and the huge amount of programmimg

etc that would be involved to write a version for a Mac. Fair comments from you. 

Ive got an emulator on my mac and I am finding it a pain to go back and forth from windows to OS……and I have

actually forgotten how to use a PC as well! so Ive been slowly re-learning it. I think i will pick up a cheap PC from ebay 

or maybe a laptop and just have a dedicated machine for Polyboard. Iv’e got need for a PC anyway as my children do need

to use Microsoft programmes sometimes so I’ll be killing two birds with one stone.

 

All the best

 

Terry

January 17, 2014
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Hi Terry,

I get a lot of people asking for mac versions and I can fully understand this. However our main customer base is industrial and technical companies that use mainly PCs . As our development resources are  limited and we have made the choice to improve functionality rather than creating more versions and spreading ourselves thin. Software development requires a lot of time and resources to setup and then maintain over several platforms. 

I don’t know Macs but have had some people running our software on a Mac using a Windows emulator .
This software that several of our customers use:

https://www.vmware.com/fr/tryvmware/?p=vmware-fusion4&lp=1

Another solution is to buy a second hand PC just for design software.
You can find a windows PC that will run our software perfectly for under 100€ on Ebay .
I personally have a second hand computer that I bought for 30€, just for design and manufacturing in my workshop.
This computer  runs all my CAD programs and avoids my main computer collecting wood chips and dust in the workshop.

All the best,

Ness 

January 16, 2014
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If there ever was a mac version of polyboard available I would be very happy.

Ive downloaded Parallels etc on my Mac but it’s so annoying to going back to using Microsft windows.

Windows is incredibly clunky and buggy compared to OS. I will ge by. Im considering a cheap

laptop that I just use for Polyboard..but can you imagine polyboard on a mac!!

 

It’s not the be all and end all. I don’t suppose a mac version is in the pipeline, but most if not all 

of my carpenter/builder friends now use macs and its quite a big hurdle going back to using PCs and windows

 

Tel

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