Working with today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools presents a special challenge to your IT infrastructure. As you wrestle with the computational demands of the Revit software platformas well as with high-end graphics in 3ds Max Design software, Showcase software, and Navisworks Manage softwareyou need the right knowledge to make sound investments in your workstation and server hardware. Get inside the mind of a certified (some would say certifiable) hardware geek and understand the variables to consider when purchasing hardware to support the demands of these BIM and 3D products from Autodesk, Inc. Fully updated for 2014, this class gives you the scoop on the latest advancements in workstation gear, including processors, motherboards, memory, and graphics cards. This year we also focus on the IT closet, specifying the right server gear, and high-end storage options. Included is an advanced buying guide for building out effective, cost-efficient systems without compromising performance.
- Discover the current state of the art in processors, memory, storage, and graphics, and identify today's "sweet spots'
- Optimize your hardware resources for BIM modeling, advanced visualization, and construction coordination
- Understand what is required in the IT room for hosting Autodesk back-end services like Revit Server application and Vault software
- Discover the answer to 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.