Running DynaScape on a Mac

Can I run DynaScape on a Mac computer? #

The answer is yes you can run DynaScape products on a Mac computer, but not in the native Mac environment.

How do you run DynaScape on a Mac computer? #

There are several products available that allow you to install a Windows Operating Systems (Windows 8.1 or 10 preferred) on a Mac computer. Each requires a separate purchase of a Windows Operating System (OS) and each operates a little differently, so you need to choose the one that is best suited to your needs. The following are three options to consider:

  • Boot Camp – free with Mac’s OS, plus your licensed copy of Windows
    • This allows you to partition your hard drive and install Windows natively on your Mac
  • Parallels Desktop – costs $79.00, plus your licensed copy of Windows
    • This allows you to install Windows in a virtual environment on your Mac
  • VMware Fusion – costs $79.00, plus your licensed copy of Windows
    • This allows you to install Windows in a virtual environment on your Mac

Note: you will need a 2-button mouse for DynaScape Design’s right-click options. We have found success with a wired Might Mouse when using Parallels.


Option A: Boot Camp #

This application comes free with Mac’s OS. All you need to do is purchase Windows, start up Boot Camp to install a Windows OS. To run the Windows OS, reboot your computer and choose Boot Camp to start up with. DynaScape products can be installed and used from within Windows installed on your Mac using Boot Camp.

Link: Mac 101: Using Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp

What’s good about Boot Camp?

  • Comes free with Mac’s OS
  • Allows you to run Windows natively on your Mac
  • Requires minimal keyboard mapping to get the same functionality as Windows

Challenges with using Boot Camp?

  • You cannot switch to the Mac environment unless you reboot
  • Sharing folders with the Mac OS requires some technical skill
  • Using the [Delete] key to undo requires the use of two keys [fn]+[Delete]

Option B: Parallels Desktop #


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What’s good about Parallels Desktop?