Interior Designers Should Use Windows, but why? – I am actually an Apple-guy, loving my MacBook since 2009 and I owns a few iPods and iPads. It was 2010 when I got into college to pursue the study in interior design. I was so happy and proud to purchase a Apple MacBook Pro, hoping that it will be my CAD companion and my design machine. Yes, it did and, not too .I actually started using Mac 4 years back and had Windows installed on the Boot Camp partition (yes, you can install Windows on Mac). I spend most of the time back then working and using in a Mac environment, everything from UI, to app was so polished, ease, and beautiful. Mac is really a beautiful system made for designers, or artsy person like me.
Unfortunately, I made a switch back to Windows a year ago because that being an interior designer as profession, my design software especially Autodesk 3dsmax is on the Windows, which indirectly forces me to be on Boot Camp’s Window most of the time now. Although there’s 3D modelling and CAD software on the Mac, but the support is still not as strong as on the Windows.
I still ocassionaly switch between Windows and Mac, Windows for interior design with AutoCAD, Trimble SketchUp & Autodesk 3dsmax; whereas Mac for graphic design with Adobe Photoshop. It just feels like there’s something missing when you are working with Adobe Photoshop on the Windows, but when I am being lazy (most of the time), I stay in Windows for Adobe Photoshop too. It’d comes to a conclusion that interior designers should use Windows system whereas graphic & multimedia designers use the Mac.
If you are an interior designer and is using a Mac, share your experience with me. =)