ArchiCAD remains one of the top CAD software suites available to architecture, engineering and construction professionals. Find out how to run this software effectively without any slowdowns!

ArchiCAD is a powerful 3D computer-aided design modeling software created by and for AEC professionals. ArchiCAD was the first CAD application capable of creating both 2D and 3D geometry and continues to be revolutionary for architectural design and modeling; yet in order for it to operate effectively and provide a quality user experience, a specific, high performance hardware configuration is required.

3D Modeling

3D modeling processes consume significant hardware resources. As ArchiCAD evolves with background processes utilizing multiple cores, CPU performance is becoming increasingly essential. Background processes in ArchiCAD leverage multiple cores intensively, making the CPU capacity more essential for running these operations. Background processing helps the performance, navigation and display of large, complex models, but if your computer hardware doesn't have the necessary computing power, your experience can be severely impacted.

In addition, models must frequently be stored somewhere on the machine. This is why 8GB to 32GB of physical RAM is necessary in order to save models and run applications simultaneously.

If your workstation lacks essential computing power, your software applications will run slowly—a frustrating experience when trying to produce a model under strict deadlines. BOXX recommends an overclocked CPU to accelerate 3D modeling and design processes, so APEXX 2 3402, featuring a professionally overclocked eight-core CPU, effectively supports the multi-threaded background processing capabilities of ArchiCAD and frequency-bound design tasks.

Suggested Systems
APEXX 1 1402

A compact, professional workstation featuring Kaby Lake, Intel’s 7th generation Core processor technology. Ideal for space-constrained environments, APEXX 1 Model 1402 offers engineers, architects, and other visualization professionals maximum performance at an affordable price.


UP To 4.7 GHz
UP To 4 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 32GB

Typically ships in 5 - 7 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor OVERCLOCKED to 4.7GHz
  • Advanced liquid cooling
  • 8GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ K620 2GB graphics
  • 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe Drive
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,107.00

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APEXX S3

The APEXX S-class hosts our most popular configurations for CAD design and 3D modeling applications. With support for three professional GPUs and the world’s fastest processors, APEXX S3 is the ideal platform to accelerate your creative workflow.


UP To 4.8 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 64GB

Typically ships in 5 - 7 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 6-core Intel® Core™ i7 4.8GHz processor
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,657.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET

Take BIM to the next level with new ArchiCAD 21 features

 

  • Designing stairs is one of the most complex tasks in architecture, particularly because they must comply with stringent standards. Now, thanks to new Stair and Railing Tools, you can extend your creativity on the fly with automatic validation against human ergonomics.
     
  • The updated CineRender engine by MAXON provides integrated, photo-realistic rendering options in the BIM context.
     
  • A flexible new Element Classification system supports any national or company-standard system and provides unprecedented interoperability among disciplines.
     
  • IFC Model Referencing enables you to place IFC files as hotlinks into ARCHICAD projects as protected reference content. Model Filtering narrows the inserted IFC reference content by categories, such as Structural or MEP, or by element selection and the inserted IFC model content can be updated easily from the linked source file.
     
  • Because you increasingly receive consultant information in a BIM format, Collision Detection will assist you as lead coordinator of the model.

 

Rendering

Rendering within ArchiCAD is an increasingly intensive process, so whenever possible, your rendering should be offloaded to a dedicated system. ArchiCAD integrates well with Cinema 4D to merge changes made in ArchiCAD into existing Cinema 4D visualizations. CPU will be an important factor in time spent rendering high-end visualizations and animations within these programs.

Users can leverage single-socket APEXX 1 1802 for CPU-intensive applications and rendering activities within ArchiCAD. The hardware features a powerful Intel® Xeon® processor with up to 22 cores and additional memory, making it a perfect enabler for producing intensive projects in less time.

Suggested Systems
APEXX 4 7404

The ultimate combination of power and performance, APEXX 4 7404, featuring an overclocked, liquid-cooled, ten-core Intel® Core™ i7, is ideal for both single-threaded and multi-threaded applications.


UP To 4.3 GHz
UP To 10 cores
UP To 4 GPU
UP To 128GB

Typically ships in 8 - 10 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 10-core Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme 3.0 processor
  • One core OVERCLOCKED to 4.3GHz (nine to 4.1GHz)
  • 16GB DDR4-2133 memory
  • 1 x NVIDIA® Quadro™ K620 2GB graphics
  • 512GB SATA 6GB/s SSD


DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX 4 7902

With dual Intel® Xeon® processors (22 cores max), up to three professional, dual-width GPUs, and an unmatched 256GB of maximum memory, APEXX 4 7902 provides unparalleled multi-threaded performance for ANSYS and other professional applications.


UP To 3.5 GHz
UP To 44 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 512GB

Typically ships in 8 - 10 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • DUAL 12-core Intel® Xeon® 2.2GHz processors (24 total cores)
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • 1 x NVIDIA® Quadro™ K620 2GB graphics
  • 480GB SATA SSD 6GB/s
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$7,392.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
Design On the Go...

For AEC professionals, doing field work at a future site or outside the office is a normal occurrence, meaning that your resources need to travel with you. An ArchiCAD mobile workstation is capable of handling large data sets and performing complex modeling functions. GoBOXX SLM is an ultra-thin and light mobile workstation featuring a fast Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Our GoBOXX MXL VR, a true desktop workstation replacement, houses NVIDIA GeForce graphics, along with a desktop-class Intel® Core™ i7, 64GB of RAM, and enough power and performance to support complex VR experiences on-the-go.

Note: GeForce drivers are not certified for CAD. MXL VR is intended for delivering mobile virtual reality experiences.

Suggested Systems
GoBOXX 15 SLM

The most powerful ultra-compact mobile workstation on the market, now with NVIDIA Pascal graphical architecture and increased storage.


UP To 3.1 GHz
UP To 4 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 32GB


Basic Configuration Specs

  • 4-core Intel® Core™ i7 3.1GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P3000 6GB
  • 15" Full HD (1920x1080) display
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10


DETAILED SPEC SHEET


Manufactured
in the USA

At BOXX, we’re engineers and creative professionals too. In fact, we rely on SolidWorks, 3Ds Max, and other applications every day. Our chassis are designed by BOXX engineers and proudly manufactured in the USA, but they aren’t built for sending emails or gaming. They’re crafted out of aircraft quality aluminum and steel strengthening components. That means maximum airflow and cool, quiet operation—even with the most demanding hardware configurations.

Legendary
Tech Support

At BOXX, we understand that you need to be back working just as soon as possible when something goes wrong. That's why YOUR productivity is always our top priority. Our in-house technical support operatives will attempt to recreate any issues you have in an effort to reproduce even the most obscure problem. We'll even overnight parts when necessary during your premium warranty period.

 
 
 

The BOXX Workflow

Keep working while you render! BOXX offers unique hardware packages specifically designed to reduce the bottlenecks that plague professional software applications. By offloading your rendering, simulation, or other multi-threaded tasks, creativity never has to be put on hold by your hardware. That's the philosophy behind The BOXX Workflow.

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOXX?

We understand that it's important to know where your money goes when purchasing a premium workstation. BOXX offers services and solutions that go far beyond what you'll find at Dell, HP, or Apple.

 
 

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

 

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