When architecture, engineering and construction professionals need a quick and easy way to render CAD designs into striking visual displays, they turn to Lumion. The software allows users to transform models into richly textured renders and even make real-time alterations to designs.

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Lumion is a widely used software among AEC professionals because of its ability to render intensely realistic building interiors and exteriors. Users can also create lush landscapes of hundreds of trees and animate humans interacting with their models, which helps to bring models to life for clients and other collaborators. Functionally, Lumion is compatible with a host of other CAD applications, making it a versatile tool for fast and high-quality rendering. Though Lumion requires little training to operate beforehand, AEC professionals must have a high-powered workstation to ensure they're able to maximize the software's potential.

 

 

 

Dedicated Lumion Workstation

When viewing a Lumion-rendered model, it may come as a surprise to some that they aren't watching real-life video. The visuals are so realistic, textured and smoothly animated that it makes interacting with Lumion almost like playing a high-end PC game. Indeed, like those games, Lumion works best with a graphics card posting a PassMark score of 6000 or higher (e.g. NVIDIA GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GeForce).

But graphics cards aren't the only hardware components AEC professionals need to optimize. They also need a Lumion workstation that's configured to support single-threaded workflows and high viewport frame rates that enable such realistic visuals. As opposed to multi-threaded tasks that benefit from more CPU cores, Lumion workflows benefit from increased CPU frequency.

A Lumion workstation to consider is the 4.8GHz APEXX S3 featuring six CPU cores and support for up to three professional GPUs.

Suggested Systems

GoBOXX SLM VR

Basic Configuration
  • 4-core Intel® Core™ i7 3.1GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q 8GB
  • 15" Full HD (1920x1080) display
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10
Processor Type Intel Core i7
Processor Cores 4
Overclocked No
Overclocked Frequency
Cooling
Max Configurable Memory 32GB
Total GPUs
Max Hard Drives 0
Total USB Ports
Certifications
Optical Drive
Power Supply (W)
$4,445.00
Ex. VAT, shipping and payment fees

Lumion 8 Keeps it Real

The new features in Lumion 8 enable you to capture your architectural vision in the best possible light. Press a button and select a style, visualize creativity with the new Sky Light daylight simulator, and communicate architectural designs with the “hand-drawn” outline feature.

  • Styles at the push of a button
  • Sky Light daylight simulator
  • Soft and fine shadows
  • Hand-drawn outline effect (Pro only feature)
  • Mass placement for curved shapes
  • 150+ new HD materials (some Pro only)
  • New HD objects include pets, cyclists, and more (some Pro only)
  • Render 4K res video

 

 

Lumion with other CAD Apps

Because Lumion can be effectively used alongside a number of other CAD modeling applications, AEC professionals can simultaneously edit Lumion visualizations as they make changes in BIM software, even after they've spent time adding textures and materials.

Of course, when using applications side by side, it's important to remain aware of the potential compute bottlenecks that may result from such a configured workstation. Both Lumion workflows and BIM workflows are single-threaded, and thus frequency bound - meaning the number of CPU cores doesn’t affect performance. AEC users can address these needs by looking at the overclocked, six-core APEXX S3, a system designed to accelerate both creative workflows.

Suggested Systems

GoBOXX SLM VR

Basic Configuration
  • 4-core Intel® Core™ i7 3.1GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q 8GB
  • 15" Full HD (1920x1080) display
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10
Processor Type Intel Core i7
Processor Cores 4
Overclocked No
Overclocked Frequency
Cooling
Max Configurable Memory 32GB
Total GPUs
Max Hard Drives 0
Total USB Ports
Certifications
Optical Drive
Power Supply (W)
$4,445.00
Ex. VAT, shipping and payment fees

On the Go...

Lumion makes it easy to change visualizations on the fly, which is how many AEC professionals often work. Mobility is highly desired for any task, whether making a presentation to various stakeholders or working with a client across the country. When looking for a mobile Lumion workstation, users have to pay attention to the same criteria that enable peak desktop Lumion performance

Our GoBOXX mobile line has a number of workstations that fit functional and computing needs. The 3.1GHz GoBOXX SLM VR features four CPU cores and is the lightest, thinnest Lumion workstation available, while the 4.2GHz GoBOXX MXL VR (with an Intel® Core® i7 processor and 64 GB of storage) is the perfect desktop replacement.

Suggested Systems

GoBOXX SLM VR

Basic Configuration
  • 4-core Intel® Core™ i7 3.1GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q 8GB
  • 15" Full HD (1920x1080) display
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10
Processor Type Intel Core i7
Processor Cores 4
Overclocked No
Overclocked Frequency
Cooling
Max Configurable Memory 32GB
Total GPUs
Max Hard Drives 0
Total USB Ports
Certifications
Optical Drive
Power Supply (W)
$4,445.00
Ex. VAT, shipping and payment fees


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.

 
 

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