How to Configure Your SOLIDWORKS 2018 Workstation

The experts at BOXX share this quick guide to choosing the right processors, SSDs, graphics, memory, and more so you can take full advantage of SOLIDWORKS 2018. With the arrival of SOLIDWORKS 2018 and all of the application’s new features, it may be time to consider upgrading your SOLIDWORKS hardware as well. Begin by asking…

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V-Ray 3: The New SketchUp Extension Your Architecture Firm Needs

SketchUp bills itself as the 3D modeling software that allows you to “get good fast,” but even when you have some experience with the tool, it’s still possible to get bogged down by time-consuming processes and modeling problems. Fortunately, there are hundreds of SketchUp extensions designed to help you streamline your workflow and create better…

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Time to Switch? Autodesk Discontinues Support for 3ds Max on Mac

For years, the lack of available software for Mac operating systems has been a source of frustration for many loyal Mac users and creative designers. This has never been more true than it is right now. Quietly, back in March, Autodesk announced that they would no longer support 3ds Max in the Mac OS environment.…

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Solidworks 2017 Workstation Benchmark

For Solidworks users, our goal is to provide you with faster rebuilds, reduced open and save times, and overall improved interactivity with large assemblies. – in other words, make you more productive. With the launch of Solidworks 2017, the benchmarks below show a continued performance advantage when opting for our overclocked APEXX 2 model 2402 at 4.4GHz compared to…

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Optimized Hardware For Solidworks Simulation

Solidworks Simulation allows you to test product designs in virtual, real-world environments prior to manufacture. Properly configuring a workstation for Solidworks Simulation can dramatically decrease solve times. A common misconception is that a dual Xeon workstation will offer the best performance. In this article, we’ll address this notion as well as offer insight into the speedup…

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