CADspeed -- Optimizing Hardware for CAD Software

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Part 4: Processor, Video Card, RAM and Hard Drive

Posted by cadhardware

Oct 31, 2012 2:37:24 PM

So far in this series, I've discussed how to determine if your hardware can handle the AutoCAD 2013 upgrade, how to outline your current and future needs and how to find new hardware if you decide it's time for a new system. If you are looking for new hardware for AutoCAD 2013, here's some specific components to look at closely.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hardware, Hard Drive, AutoCAD, Processors, Operating Systems, RAID, Upgrade, Video Cards, Operating System, Windows, CAD

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Part 3: Review Recommended Hardware

Posted by cadhardware

Oct 24, 2012 4:42:15 PM

AutoCAD 2013

As I mentioned before, you will be better served if you treat the recommended specifications as the minimum requirements. So let’s say you have determined that you need new hardware to run AutoCAD 2013. How do you pick the proper hardware?

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, AutoCAD, Operating Systems, Upgrade, Operating System, Windows, CAD

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Part 2: Current and Future Needs

Posted by cadhardware

Oct 18, 2012 2:10:00 PM

AutoCAD 2013

We started this series by looking at our current hardware and if it’s up for the job. Next, let’s examine if your hardware will still work with your future needs, which may include going from 2D to 3D or adding cloud computing and mobile devices to the mix.

2D vs. 3D

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, AutoCAD, Operating Systems, Upgrade, Operating System, Windows, CAD

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Part 1: Can Your Current Workstation Handle The Upgrade?

Posted by cadhardware

Oct 10, 2012 3:53:46 PM

AutoCAD 2013

Autodesk releases a new version of its flagship design software AutoCAD every year, as it has since AutoCAD 2004 came out in 2003. This yearly cycle poses a dilemma for CAD and IT managers because new software may require new hardware. Before you install AutoCAD 2013, you need to know if your current hardware can handle it. Budgets are tight (when aren't they?), and production cannot stop.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, AutoCAD, Operating Systems, Upgrade, Operating System, Windows, CAD

Got a CAD Hardware Question? Ask the CADspeed Experts.

Posted by cadhardware

May 14, 2012 12:20:35 PM

Want to optimize hardware for 3D CAD applications? Have a question about your CAD hardware? Looking to upgrade? Confused about the options? Here's your chance to get help from the expert team here at CADspeed.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, Upgrade, CAD

Hardware Requirements Released for AutoCAD 2013

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 24, 2012 3:07:04 PM

Autodesk has released the platform and system requirements for AutoCAD 2013, which was launched on March 27, 2012. You can review the system requirements on the Autodesk website.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hardware, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, 32-Bit, AutoCAD, Processors, Operating Systems, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, Upgrade, Video Cards, Operating System, 64-Bit, Windows

Mobile CAD: Discover Three Cool New Features of AutoCAD WS v1.4

Posted by cadhardware

Mar 12, 2012 12:01:15 PM

Every time we put out a new version of the AutoCAD WS application, the first meeting we have after the release is about what we are going to add to the next release. Our product development strategy has always been to listen closely to the feedback and emails we get from our users and to try and provide functionality and workflows that addresses their needs.

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Topics: Autodesk, AutoCAD, Mobile Workstations, Upgrade, Mobile

Four Things to Do With Your Old CAD Hardware System, Part 2: Donating and Recycling

Posted by cadhardware

Dec 1, 2011 12:58:47 PM

We're talking about what you can do with the older CAD hardware systems after an upgrade in this two-part series. The first section reviewed possible internal needs. Now we'll look at what to do with hardware systems that are surplus or simply too outdated to be reused.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, Sustainability, Upgrade, CAD

Four Things to Do With Your Old CAD Hardware System, Part 1: Internal Needs

Posted by cadhardware

Nov 29, 2011 2:11:33 PM

Exponential growth in the capabilities of CAD software eventually will require companies to upgrade CAD hardware systems so an organization can benefit from the new design functions. The overall goal of any upgrade should be to maximize these benefits to improve the company's workflow (and the bottom line).

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, Sustainability, Upgrade, CAD

Installing Autodesk 2012 Software? Prep Your System First!

Posted by cadhardware

Nov 1, 2011 1:59:49 PM

Autodesk has released it's juicy new 2012 software upgrades, and you finally have that software license in your hand. Here's a few tips from the Autodesk folks on preparing your system before installing Autodesk software.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hardware, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, AutoCAD, Processors, Operating Systems, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, Upgrade, Video Cards, Operating System, Windows, CAD

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