Autodesk ( — which specializes in 2D and 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software — and Parallels,
which makes virtualization and automation software, have signed an
agreement to make Parallels Desktop for Mac Autodesk’s preferred Mac
virtualization software.

Autodesk will now support use of AutoCAD software, AutoCAD LT
software, Autodesk Inventor Professional software, Autodesk 3ds Max
software, Autodesk 3ds Max Design software and the Autodesk Revit
software platform for building information modeling (BIM) on Mac OS X
via Parallels Desktop. Autodesk added official support for these
products on the Mac via Boot Camp earlier this year.

With the launch of the Autodesk Alias family of software for Mac OS X
earlier this year, Autodesk now offers six native Mac OS X
applications for the entertainment, multimedia and design industries,
including Autodesk SketchBook Pro, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox and
Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited software.