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A Hardware Wonk's Guide to Specifying the Best Building Information Modeling and 3D Computing Infrastructure, 2014 Edition

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    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 platform—as well as with high-end graphics in 3ds Max Design software, Showcase software, and Navisworks Manage software—you 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.

    Key Learnings

    • 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?