As you may have heard, macOS Catalina is now available. If you haven't heard, apps with any 32-bit code won't run. Design 3D CX 8 for Mac still has some 32-bit UI code (the important parts are 64-bit), and this means it won't run on Catalina. We are working hard on our update to eliminate the remaining 32-bit code, but it's not ready yet.
So, what should you do? Here are some thoughts from prominent publications and sites:
Waiting is often a good choice, but if you're not in a position to wait on this OS update, here are some additional options:
If you're open to running Windows software (Design 3D CX is fully 64-bit on Windows) you may want to consider this option – Strata is extending a special offer on our "CrossGrade" Windows license (saving nearly $550 off a regular new license). Why would you want to do this?
- You get a completely separate Design 3D license for just $49.00
- The Mac license will still be eligible for an upgrade
- A world of Windows software opens up to you
You don't have to buy a new Windows PC in order to run this new license (though there are some very good PCs at amazingly low prices). You can also run Windows on your Mac – either within a virtual machine (Parallels is a great option) or in dual-boot (using Boot Camp).
Click here to get the PC CrossGrade for just $49.00 or go to https://www.strata.com/cx-crossgrade, click on the "1 Seat, $395 option and be sure to input coupon code STRATAPRO8 at checkout.