Working with today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools presents a special challenge to your IT infrastructure. Wrestling with the computational demands of the Revit software BIM platform—as well 3ds Max Design software, Showcase software, Navisworks Manage software, Lumion software, and others—means that one needs the right knowledge to make sound investments in workstation and server hardware. Get inside the mind of a certified hardware geek to understand the variables to consider when purchasing hardware to support the demands of Autodesk, Inc.'s, suite of BIM and 3D applications. Fully updated for 2015, this class will give you the scoop on the latest advancements in workstation processors, motherboards, memory, and graphics cards. This year we will pay special attention to the latest advancements in graphics technologies to meet the demands of high-end rendering, animation, and visualization across a wide variety of platforms.
- Discover the relative computing demands of each of the applications in Building Design Suite
- Discover the current state of the art and the sweet spots in processors, memory, storage, and graphics subsystems
- Learn how to apply this knowledge to specifying workstations for different classes of BIM usage profiles
- Learn how to shop for complete systems and individual components
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.