Computer Workstation Archive

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

Screen setups – Landscape vs. Portrait for CAD

The first thing that comes to mind when I personally want to setup a new system or rig is the display. That’s because at the end of the day, the display will be what I use to see what the system chooses to show me. For that

Top 5 SSD of 2017

With almost 4 new mainstream abstractions for the SSD technology, we got around to putting the best options available in the market head to head. Reviewing the top products from each category we also added an extra product from the category we think will be the new

Best Mobile Workstation for CAD in 2017

The best mobile workstation for CAD is a notch above in performance to the rest of the personal computers. It requires stability in architecture and a clockwork-precise arrangement of hardware for the ultimate level of internal communication and processing. Furthermore, it requires a CAD GPU (Graphics Processing

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

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

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

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