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GPU-Accelerated Transparency for 3D CAD with Creo Parametric 2.0 and AMD FirePro

Posted by cadhardware

Jun 27, 2012 2:45:40 PM

Order Independent Transparency (OIT) in computer graphics programming terminology denotes any technique that can correctly render overlapping semi-transparent objects without having to sort them before they are being rendered. Rendering semi-transparent objects has always been a problem because the blending operation is order dependent: when a semi-transparent fragment is rendered, the underlying color (i.e. the background) is crucial for the final color to be correct.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, GPU Accelerator Technology, Graphics Card, GPU, Graphics Cards, AMD, Creo Parametric, CAD

Plan a CAD Software and Hardware Upgrade, Part 3: Find the Right Solutions

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 28, 2011 2:31:22 PM

The first part of this series about upgrading CAD software and hardware talked about using the Information Technology Lifecycle to help define how computer software and hardware can support your company’s business goals. The first three steps help you define the needs and measure your current productivity levels. Next we’ll discuss how to recommend solutions.

Step 4

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Topics: Workstations, RAM, Hardware, Displays, GPU Accelerator Technology, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, Processors, Operating Systems, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Video Cards, Laptops, Display, Mobile, CAD

How GPC-Based Accelerator Technology and Multi-Threading Support Can Improve TurboCAD and DoubleCAD Performance

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 6, 2011 7:22:47 PM

In the past year, the developers of TurboCAD have been taking advantage of hardware enhancements and overall processing power increases on the PC in order to significantly improve the performance of our CAD applications.

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Topics: Hardware, GPU Accelerator Technology, Multi-Threading, TurboCAD, GPU, CAD

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