Working with today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) and high-end visualization tools presents a special challenge for your IT infrastructure. Wrestling with the computational demands of the Revit-software BIM platform (as well as related applications such as 3ds Max software, Showcase software, Navisworks Manage software, Lumion software, Rhino software, and others) is a challenge. One needs the proper knowledge to make sound investments in workstation hardware. Get inside the mind of a certified hardware geek as he explains in plain English the variables to consider when purchasing hardware to support the demands of BIM, and he also explains the latest advancements in workstation processor and memory architectures, storage, and graphics. This year we will pay special focus on the latest advancements in graphics systems to understand how they meet the demands of high-end visualization, animation, and real-time rendering. Along the way, we’ll look at specific hardware configurations to meet your specific budget. This session features Revit and 3ds Max. AIA Approved
- Understand the relative computing demands of each of Autodesk's AEC applications
- Understand today's powerful and sweet spots to be found in processors, memory, storage, and graphics subsystems
- Learn how to specify workstations for different classes of BIM usage profiles
- Learn how to best 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.