SketchUp makes 3D drawing a cinch for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals. With a range of easy and intuitive controls, SketchUp offers AEC professionals a way to transform 2D sketches into detailed 3D models. The best way to optimize this essential software is with a BOXX SketchUp workstation.


The acclaimed SketchUp has gained widespread use in designing architecture, construction, and engineering projects. With a number of other applications (cinematic and video game modeling), SketchUp markets itself as offering all the functionality AEC professionals need, while sacrificing none of the usability required to make designing a painless process. Primary workflows include surface creation and manipulation, as well as 3D object rendering, as the software hosts a library of prefab items users can place in their own models. However, even with simple controls, users still must consider the best workstation for SketchUp, i.e., which configurations will enable peak performance.




SketchUp PC Local Rendering
Local Rendering

When AEC professionals need to render 3D models in SketchUp, they have a list of add-ons and extensions from which to choose. These options include V-Ray and Octane Render, but each rendering plugin may require different specs, as V-Ray can take advantage of CPUs or GPUs, while Octane only uses GPUs.

AEC professionals can solve this dilemma by choosing a BOXX SketchUp rendering solution. For CPU rendering, configurations are available with up to 56 cores while local GPU rendering solutions can accommodate up to four GPUs in a single workstation tower. 

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 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

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 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

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Do great work in
SketchUp Pro 2018

New SketchUp 2018 features:

Smarter Sections

  • Named Sections allow easy access and management.
  • Filled Section Cuts let you select a color and bake them into templates.
  • Fast Sections improve performance for models that use section planes to hide extensive geometry.

Make Better Drawings

  • Scaled Vector Drawing lets you add linework that’s not in your model.
  • DWG Import allows you to import a DWG into LayOut and find illustrations scaled to paper size.
  • Draw better with inferencing, chamfering & filleting, arcs, offset arrays, and selections.

Better BIM

  • Advanced Attribute fields embed component price, size, URL, type, status, and owner.
  • Aggregated Reports enable configuration of component data reports to sum parts and quantities for schedules and cut lists—or to create detailed estimates.
  • IFC Import/Export allows you to move information freely between applications.


Sketchup Workstation Design and Modeling
Design & Modeling

In just a few short steps, SketchUp allows AEC users to transform a single line into a box with custom depth. With functions like push and pull, line weight adjusting, and dimension altering, SketchUp offers users precise tools for detailed design and modeling of any project, whether grand cityscapes or small, intricate assemblies.

Selecting your SketchUp workstation is critical because supporting these workflows should be as easy and functional as possible. The first thing AEC professionals should know is that SketchUp is a frequency-bound application (the dominant variable in determining performance). The number of CPU cores in your workstation is less important than the frequency of the single core that SketchUp uses.

To address this need, BOXX professionally overclocks our SketchUp workstations (like the 4.8GHz APEXX S3) to deliver increased frequency that maximizes the application’s performance.

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 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

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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 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

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SketchUp Laptop
On the Go...

AEC professionals are naturally on-the-go. Whether they're visiting a site, traveling to make a presentation to stakeholders, or working away from a desk, these users need a mobile SketchUp laptop that is configured to enable them the full capability and support they'd expect from the best PC for SketchUp.

Not every mobile option can utilize large data sets and SketchUp applications like our GoBOXX mobile workstations. For example, our GoBOXX MXL VR, featuring an Intel® Core™ i7 (4.3GHz), 64GB of RAM, and high-end NVIDIA graphics, is a true SketchUp desktop replacement.

Suggested Systems

Optimized for seamless deployment of incredible VR experiences in entertainment, VFX, product design, and architecture, GoBOXX MXL VR houses a desktop-class 8th generation Intel®  6 Core™ i7 Processor at 3.7 GHz (Turbo Mode up to 4.7 GHz) And, with up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, this mobile powerhouse makes for an amazing desktop replacement.

UP To 3.7 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 64GB

Typically ships in 11 - 13 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • DESKTOP-CLASS 6-core 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1070 8GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

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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.

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.



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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