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CADspeed -- Optimizing Hardware for CAD Software

Recommended Hardware for CAD, Part 1: AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and Other Autodesk Applications

Posted by cadhardware

Sep 19, 2012 2:36:29 PM

Here at CADspeed, we get a lot of questions about buying new hardware for CAD applications. While the answer to, "What CAD hardware should I buy?" varies widely based on the person asking the question, it always starts in the same place: with the requirements of the CAD software you plan to use.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hard Drive, AutoCAD, Processors, Revit, GPU, Inventor, Graphics Cards, Benchmark, Mobile Workstations, Video Cards

Buying a New CAD Workstation? Know Your Software System Requirements

Posted by cadhardware

Aug 29, 2012 11:21:45 PM

Where do you begin your quest for the right workstation? This particular hardware search should start with your software.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hardware, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, Processors, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, AMD, Connectivity, Video Cards, Intel, CAD

Autodesk 360, Part 3: Collaboration Between Fixed and Mobile Locations

Posted by cadhardware

Aug 1, 2012 4:57:02 PM

In Part 2 of this series, I showed you some of the functionality of Autodesk 360. We are now going to look at how we collaborate using Autodesk 360, using a fixed location (PC on a network) and a mobile location (iPad on a remote site with Wi-Fi).

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, Facilities Management, AutoCAD, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

Optimizing Your Revit Workstation for Point Clouds

Posted by cadhardware

Jul 25, 2012 2:22:39 PM

Reality capture is a boom business for the building industry. With roughly 5 million existing commercial buildings in the United States alone, it’s easy to understand why. Laser-scanner-based reality capture is the dominant methodology used today to accurately capture the 3D state of an existing building. However, the typical laser-scan-based point cloud is in the hundreds of millions of 3D points, sometimes even going into the billions of points. With this additional data overhead on top of an already dense Building Information Model, it’s important to optimize your workstation hardware to deliver a productive user experience.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hardware, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, Processors, Revit, SSD Drive, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, Connectivity, Backup System, Video Cards, CAD

Autodesk 360, Part 2: What Can You Do With It?

Posted by cadhardware

Jun 20, 2012 2:56:03 PM

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced you to the new cloud-based collaboration tool from Autodesk, called Autodesk 360. In Part 2, I am going to show some of the functionality of Autodesk 360.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, Facilities Management, AutoCAD, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

Autodesk 360, Part 1: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Posted by cadhardware

May 23, 2012 1:31:34 PM

I was fortunate to attend the Autodesk Media Summit in March this year and discover the company's new cloud initiative, Autodesk 360.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, Facilities Management, AutoCAD, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Laptops, Mobile, 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

AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management – Part 4: Managing Your Move to AutoCAD WS

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 31, 2012 2:31:41 PM

Welcome to the fourth part of the series of AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management (FM).

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, Facilities Management, AutoCAD, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management – Part 3: Managing Your Room Changes from the Cloud

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 10, 2012 11:12:55 PM

Welcome to the third part of the series of AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management (FM).

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, Facilities Management, AutoCAD, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

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