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WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 1: WiFi-G and WiFi-N

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 17, 2012 1:33:43 PM

So the whole world has gone mobile. Where we once had been tethered to our desks, chained for productivity’s sake, we are now free to roam the corporate wilderness. People are grabbing their tablets and laptops and running out the door to continue working at the job site, in coffee shops, and from home. And thanks to the wonders of wireless networking, you can keep right on working just about anywhere you go.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, WiFi, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Network, 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

Mobile Vs. Deskside: CAD Workstations Don't Follow Conventional Rules

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 3, 2012 8:00:54 PM

A disconnect has been emerging between the perception and reality of mobile workstation sales and usage. Since its emergence almost a decade ago, I've viewed the mobile workstation as a slam-dunk when it came to replacing conventional corporate/consumer notebooks, as they are far more appropriate devices for hard-core graphics professionals. But especially recently, the buzz about mobile machines becoming more than road-warrior tools — but instead deskside replacements —has gotten louder.

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Topics: Dell Business Workstation, Workstations, Hardware, Mobile Workstations, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management – Part 2: Managing Your Space from the Cloud

Posted by cadhardware

Dec 22, 2011 12:08:34 PM

Welcome to the second part of the series of AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management (or FM as we call it).

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

AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management – Part 1: Collaboration in the Cloud

Posted by cadhardware

Dec 13, 2011 2:38:33 PM

I was one of those CAD geeks who did the loop around my small office when AutoCAD WS was released. It is a sophisticated mobility tool that Autodesk was savvy enough to release for free. Now available on the App Store for Apple devices and native Macs as well as the Android Market for Android devices, it gives a massive scope to CAD users and facilities managers alike.

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

What Type of Computer Do You Use for CAD Work?

Posted by cadhardware

Sep 23, 2011 2:32:59 PM

Since early August, Cadalyst.com has been running a poll asking users, “What type of computer do you use primarily for CAD-related work?” As this post went live, 905 people had voted.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, Mobile Workstations, Laptops, Windows, Mobile, Macintosh, CAD

AutoCAD WS: Go Mobile and Collaborate in Real Time

Posted by cadhardware

Jul 12, 2011 6:27:27 AM

With over 2 million downloads in less than a year — AutoCAD WS has become quite the mobile sensation. Thanks to Cloud technology, you can now upload your drawings to AutoCAD WS — and access them from any iOS (iPod touch, iPAD, iPhone) or Google Android device.

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Topics: Workstations, Autodesk, Hardware, AutoCAD, WiFi, Connectivity, Laptops, Dell Workstations, Windows, Mobile, CAD

Hardware Configurations for Solid Edge and Other CAD Applications

Posted by cadhardware

Jun 14, 2011 8:32:48 AM

Since high performance, high scalability workstations can cost a bit more than traditional desktops or laptops, people should do some comparison shopping first. An entry-level desktop workstation can be both price competitive and still offer many features of traditionally higher priced workstations. So what should you look for when you are comparing hardware features?

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Topics: Dell Business Workstation, Workstations, Solid Edge, RAM, Hardware, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, Processors, Operating Systems, GPU, Memory, Graphics Cards, Mobile Workstations, Video Cards, Operating System, Laptops, Dell Workstations, Windows, Mobile, 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

Plan a CAD Software and Hardware Upgrade, Part 2: Define Needs, Measure Productivity

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 27, 2011 5:06:09 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. These first three steps help you define the needs and measure your current productivity levels.

Step 1

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

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