The architecture, engineering, and construction applications in Building Design Suite present a special challenge to your IT infrastructure. As you wrestle with the computational demands of Revit®-based software, as well as AutoCAD®, 3ds Max® Design, Showcase®, and Navisworks® Manage software, you need the right knowledge to make sound investments in your workstation hardware. Get inside the mind of a certifiable hardware geek and understand all of the variables to consider when purchasing new hardware to support the demands of the BIM and 3D products from Autodesk. Fully updated for 2013, this class gives you the scoop on the latest advancements in operating systems, processors, motherboards, and graphics cards. Learn how each part of your system affects your day-to-day workflow and how to optimize each part. Included in this class is an advanced buying guide for building out the best, most cost-efficient workstations without compromising performance.
- Explain the technical demands of each application in the Building Design Suite
- Describe the current state of today's processors, memory, storage, and graphics hardware
- Optimize your hardware resources for BIM modeling, advanced visualization, and construction coordination
- Answer the question, Should I build or should I buy?
Matt Stachoni has over 25 years of experience as a Building Information Modeling (BIM), CAD, and IT manager for several architectural, interior design, and engineering firms. He has been using Autodesk, Inc., software professionally since 1987. Stachoni is currently a BIM specialist with Microsol Resources, an Autodesk Platinum Partner serving New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. He provides training, implementation, specialized consultation services, and technical support across a wide array of Autodesk architecture, engineering, and construction applications. Previously, Stachoni was the BIM and IT manager for Erdy McHenry Architecture, responsible for handling all digital design application efforts and IT support. Stachoni has experience providing on-site BIM modeling and 3D coordination services for construction managers, and also for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) and electrical trade contractors for a number of projects. He is a contributing writer for AUGIWorld Magazine, and this is his 19th year speaking at Autodesk University.