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Optimize ArchiCAD 3D BIM Models to View on Mobile Devices

Posted by cadhardware

Feb 29, 2012 2:27:49 PM

BIMx is GRAPHISOFT’s solution to explore, present, communicate and share design. BIMx enables architects and their clients to walk through professionally rendered 3D models with an easy-to-use navigation interface.

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Topics: ArchiCAD, Hardware, Graphics Card, Building Information Modeling, Graphics Cards, Mobile Workstations, Video Cards, Mobile

The CAD World Thanks You, Steve Jobs

Posted by cadhardware

Oct 6, 2011 8:56:16 PM

CADspeed editors would like to pay tribute to Apple cofounder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away on Wednesday. Although PC users outnumber Mac users in our field, often it was technology conceived by Jobs and developed by Apple that influenced and even transformed the CAD world over the years.

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Topics: Workstations, Apple, ArchiCAD, Hardware, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, CAD

Find the Optimal Hardware Configuration for ArchiCAD

Posted by cadhardware

Aug 23, 2011 4:52:40 PM

One of the most common questions our tech staff gets from customers is “What is the best hardware config for ArchiCAD?” It’s easy to go overboard and buy the most expensive of everything, but many times less expensive components are almost just as good. The “optimal” configuration is almost as fast as the “best” configuration, with a more attractive price tag.

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Topics: Workstations, RAM, ArchiCAD, Hardware, Displays, Graphics Card, Multi-Threading, Hard Drive, Processors, Operating Systems, SSD Drive, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, Video Cards, Operating System, 64-Bit, Display, CAD

Memory Makes A Difference: Performance of ArchiCAD on 64-bit Versus 32-bit Operating Systems

Posted by cadhardware

Mar 14, 2011 10:21:46 PM

When Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 14 was released last year, a client called us about upgrading. The upgrade was a significant one, as this company was still using ArchiCAD 10. At this point, the company’s drafters were essentially working around problems with their system, which included “Memory Full” errors when updating elevation sheets and other system timeouts.

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Topics: Dell Business Workstation, ArchiCAD, 32-Bit, Operating Systems, Operating System, 64-Bit, Dell Workstations, Windows

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