Category Archives: Hardware

SSDs – The Need for CAD Speed

After years of hearing rave reviews about the blazing speed of SSDs (solid state drives), I decided it was time to take the plunge and get one.  It was the perfect time – my 300gb 10,000 rpm Western Digital HDD … Continue reading

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NVidia Maximus

NVidia Maximus allows you to link up a Quadro card for graphics, and a Tesla card for data processing. This allows programs to unload intensive data processing operations off of the CPU that are better suited to the parallel nature … Continue reading

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Input Devices and AutoCAD

Touch Screens We are now seeing the wide scale adoption of the touch screen as an input device.  AutoCAD for Mac supports gestures when using the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad.  We even have a version of AutoCAD (WS) for … Continue reading

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Autodesk Product Suite Cascading

Autodesk suites have been increasing in popularity since their release. They give you get a lot of power and flexibility at a reduced cost. They’re a great solution and we’ve got a lot of customers using them. However, with the … Continue reading

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Effective Inexpensive Backups – Part 5 of 5

Goal – Make backups that allow us to recreate the complete configuration of a machine to its exact state at any time in the past. This backs up the programs, all configurations, etc. and is valuable if your hard drive … Continue reading

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