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A Hardware Wonk's Guide to Specifying the Best BIM and 3D Workstations, 2017 Edition

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    Today's 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) and visualization software makes specifying a workstation a critical process. As you wrestle with the increasing demands of the Revit design platform and BIM-related applications such as 3ds Max software, Navisworks software, Rhino software, Lumion, Stingray gaming engine, and so on, you need to understand the art to make sound investments in computing hardware. This class will take a deep dive into today's advanced PC hardware so you can understand the important variables to consider when purchasing new workstations. 2017 was a watershed year for almost every aspect of computing hardware. Today's CPUs are more powerful and diverse than ever before. Advances in graphics must keep pace with the highly competitive PC gaming market, and are directly used by the Autodesk AEC portfolio. Properly optimizing your RAM subsystem is critical, and even mass storage has evolved past simply a fast solid state drive. We cover the latest hot peripherals to round out your system and review the latest buying guide.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand the latest advancements in workstation computing technologies and how they affect your users' productivity in Autodesk AEC applications
    • Discover today’s advancements in the latest Central Processing Units (CPUs), graphics, memory, storage, and peripherals
    • Learn how to intelligently specify workstation components for different classes of BIM and 3D usage profiles
    • Discover the best shop for complete systems and individual components in today's marketplace