It is a common misconception that AutoCAD software doesn’t see much benefit from running on a workstation with a professional, discrete graphics processing unit (GPU). As a result, many users are not getting the full performance and productivity out of AutoCAD that they could be. In addition, a number of Autodesk® software products that are complementary to AutoCAD and enhance the workflow and results from it, benefit enormously from running on a professional workstation with a professional GPU. In this class, we will look at the model sizes, workflows, and application combinations that have a big impact when running AutoCAD and that show measurable benefits when used with a professional workstation.
- Use a workstation and GPU to take advantage of complimentary applications, including Autodesk® Showcase® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software
- Explain how the performance and productivity of AutoCAD can be enhanced by running it on a professional workstation with a discrete GPU
- Demonstrate how to properly configure a workstation with a professional GPU for measurable performance and workflow benefits