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A Hardware Wonk's Guide to Specifying the Best 3D and BIM Workstations, 2013 Edition

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    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.

    Key Learnings

    • 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?