Building a system for CAD

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  1. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    I haven't had to build a system this powerful before and I'm looking for some advice on what I should be looking for. The system will be running Unigraphics NX5, Imageware, and ToolDesigner softwares and used for 3d free form modeling and rendering. I want something that I can have multiple windows and programs open on and still running smoothly.

    I've been browsing the Siemens UGS website and I can't find a solid area that states system requirements for their software. :hs:
     
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    Quad-Core is a must. Then 4GB of RAM if all the programs you mentioned will run on 64bit.
     
  3. DAN513

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    get a good CAD video card, skip the geforce and radeon cards and go to the Fire GL from ATI or the Quadro from nVidia.
     
  4. ady

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    You should try and find a user group or other people that use the software and see how they get on. You will, as DAN513 ,said want a workstation card. Though you will need to find out if there are issues with the software and certain cards.
     
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    Actually, get a Matrox Parhelia card. It's specifically designed for CAD/GIS work.
     
  6. Peyomp

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    Isn't this a good application for dual quad core processors? And isn't 4GB a little on the low side? Make it 8 for running several of those programs at once.
     

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