CAD Hardware Archive

CADers vs. Gamers – Which Version of SSD is for you?

We all know the mighty step technology took with the introduction of NAND based SSDs to replace the inefficient solution of the time, the HDD. However, if you’ve kept up with our remarks about the different kinds of SSD available today, or if you’ve just kept up

What Should the Best CAD Setup Include in 2017?

Professional or hobbyist, your CAD gear is your arsenal and needs to be the all-in-one for a smooth and hassle-free CADing session. If you can dish out the cash, this article aims to take you through each of the items that you definitely need for a setup (workspace

Best Cooling Kits for your CAD Workstation

Cooling is necessary whenever you’re about to commit some serious number crunching. Even though many systems nowadays come with some kind of cooling solution already in place, gamers, CADers and pretty much every performance-enthusiast wants to tweak around for more number-crunching power. And that’s when custom cooling

Five Best Computer Casings for CAD

Only those serious about performance and aesthetics go as far as thinking about custom casings, one very essential piece of a tech aficionado’s setup. For that very purpose, we took out the time to inspect a few of the hottest and hippest system casings available in the

Best CAD Gifts for Christmas 2016

Christmas is a time to give. And as a friend or partner to a CADer, the question is a tough one. What to get for the CADers in my circles? And because we suffer from the same question, we have put together our holiday season gifts list (or

Choosing the Best CAD Workstation Furniture

CAD furniture by itself is an extension of furniture and arrangements that maximize a CADer's comfort during the experience. The furniture complements the person more than the software, as is the case when you're building your workstation from scratch. The furniture allows you to house all your

Guide to the Best CPU for CAD Workstation

The CPU is the core of your system unit. It is the source of all logical reasoning and processing power whilst maintaining a queuing mechanism stronger than any human mind or hand is capable of. This scheduling or queuing mechanism allows every nano-second's worth of time to

3DConnexion SpacePilot Pro Review

Whether you are a CAD specialist or graphics designer, at some point you would come across some form of 3D mouse aimed at improving your work efficiency. The popularity and knowledge of such computer accessories although considered a bit arcane can not overshadow the efficacy of these

Best Graphics Card for CAD Programs in 2017

The graphics card or GPU is either the second or the third most important element to CADing, no matter what your experience or nature of the job. The GPU aids the processor by taking over the visual components freeing the CPU for its own workload. Nowadays, GPUs

Best RAM for CAD Workstations in 2017

RAM or Random Access Memory is the primary memory unit in a computer workstation, whether desktop, laptop or mobile device. It's faster than your 2TB hard drive because it has no moving parts and can works faster than any other memory since it's just electronic circuitry navigating

Best CAD SSD Reviews for 2017

Secondary memory, as we computer scientists call it, is one of the most neglected aspects of computing. Up until a few years ago, if you had enough space, that’s all that mattered. Even the transition from ATA to SATA wasn’t as phenomenal a shift, as was brought

Best CAD Keyboard Reviews for 2017

With CAD becoming increasingly popular it is hardly surprising to find computers and accessories tailored for CAD professionals. There is one accessory however that has not taken its turn towards CAD which is the CAD keyboard. Let me get this out of the way first. There is no such

Best Laptops for Engineering Students

Engineering students need tools to supplement their theoretical studies and that often requires the use of CAD softwares which brings me to write an article highlighting the best laptops for engineering students. Choosing the right laptop can be a confounding process sometimes but by the time you

Review Guide for the Best 3D Mouse for CAD

For people involved in CAD projects, having a simple mouse would suffice but that is because the idea and reasoning behind purchasing a 3D mouse is quite obscure to most people. Here in this article I will discuss why you should buy the best 3D mouse for CAD,

Best CAD Workstation Reviews of 2017

CAD is no longer a software category. It’s no longer committed to mini computers the size of a car. CAD is now an entire discipline. It encompasses masses of hobbyists, engineers, construction professionals, architects and builders of all sorts. This discipline in turn requires a separate category

Best Laptop for Solidworks in 2017

Here we will discuss the ingredients needed for a laptop for Solidworks. We will focus on the best laptop for SolidWorks, because of the much needed mobility for everyone from freelancers to professional CAD designer, illustrators etc. SolidWorks due to its industry-wide reputation & fundamental design has become the unofficial

Best CAD Monitors for Various Budgets

When it comes to selecting hardware for your CAD system, the first thoughts that come to mind are often related to “horsepower” – lots of RAM, a high-end graphics card, a large and fast hard drive.  While having a high-end system is one of the most important

A Guide to the Best Computer for SolidWorks

If you’re thinking about getting SolidWorks, one of the first things to consider is the computer you’ll be using to operate the software. SolidWorks is high-end software, and it’s an immensely powerful tool when it comes to design. Consequently, it runs best on higher-end hardware, and you

A Guide to the Best Mouse for SolidWorks

One of the more overlooked aspects of selecting an appropriate system for 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks is also, perhaps, one of the most important – the computer mouse. While modern computing is moving in the direction of touchscreen-only interfaces, it will likely be many years

Build Your Own CAD Workstation – Build List and Reviews

Recently, I have had the chance to put together a CAD workstation build for myself. I finally was able to afford and build my own workstation. But in doing so, I was unable to go to the very extreme and build myself a system which could, if