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Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Part 3: Selling to the Boss

Posted by cadhardware

Sep 8, 2011 1:07:10 PM

So far, we've covered the advantages of upgrading a 64-bit operating system for Civil 3D and other CAD applications as well as the benefits in non-CAD tasks also.

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Topics: Workstations, RAM, Hardware, Processors, Operating Systems, Memory, Upgrade, Operating System, Windows, CAD

Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Part 2: Non-CAD Tasks

Posted by cadhardware

Sep 6, 2011 11:14:49 PM

We’ve been discussing Civil 3D and other CAD applications up to this point. But the average CAD workstation has to do so much more than CAD. Well if you are running a 64-bit operating system you are going to see benefits in these non-CAD tasks also.

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Topics: Workstations, RAM, Hardware, Processors, Operating Systems, Memory, Upgrade, Operating System, Windows, CAD

Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Part 1: The Benefits

Posted by cadhardware

Sep 1, 2011 2:33:13 PM

I am going to make this THE shortest and easiest tech blog post you’ve ever read: Go install Windows 7 64-bit on your Civil 3D workstation. Now!

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Topics: Workstations, RAM, Hardware, Processors, Operating Systems, Memory, Upgrade, Operating System, Windows, 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

Four Practical Approaches to Improving SolidWorks Performance

Posted by cadhardware

Jul 27, 2011 1:58:37 PM

What goes into improving SolidWorks performance? Way too much. Really, programs, CAD software should be more simple. Hardware should be more simple, but for the very reason that software and hardware are not developed together, we're faced with attempting to optimize both and you... are faced with this article.

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

Optimize AutoCAD Civil 3D Performance: Hardware, Operating System and Workflow Upgrades

Posted by cadhardware

Jul 25, 2011 2:11:55 PM

Many AutoCAD Civil 3D users are aware that upgrading to a 64-bit operating system, preferably Windows 7 and Windows Vista (in that order), will give the biggest return on investment when looking at improving performance. Other opportunities to improve performance also exist.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, Multi-Threading, Hard Drive, Processors, Operating Systems, Operating System, 64-Bit, Windows, Civil 3D, 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

How Advances in Mobility Technology Will Affect the CAD Workplace, Part 2

Posted by cadhardware

May 26, 2011 4:07:49 PM

In my last post, I theorized how advances in mobility technology will affect the CAD workplace. Now, what are these wandering CAD minstrels going to work on? Oh, that is the beauty of it all.

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Topics: Workstations, RAM, Accessories, Hardware, Multi-Threading, Hard Drive, Processors, Operating Systems, GPU, Graphics Cards, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Backup System, Video Cards, Dell Workstations, Windows, Display, Mobile, CAD

Select the Right System Configuration for AutoCAD 2012

Posted by cadhardware

May 10, 2011 1:52:35 PM

Whether you are an individual user upgrading to AutoCAD 2012 design and documentation software or a CAD manager/IT professional upgrading the entire company, selecting the right system configuration is essential. The wrong decisions can cause years of frustration for the user. To build a system with greater longevity and better performance, use the recommended system requirements over the minimum requirements. In addition, when buying new hardware, consider certified hardware from Autodesk hardware partners. This is the hardware used in the development of the product.

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Topics: Dell Business Workstation, Workstations, Autodesk, RAM, Hardware, Hard Drive, AutoCAD, Processors, Operating Systems, SSD Drive, Memory, Video Cards, Operating System, Windows

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

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