archicad workstations

archicad workstations

ARCHICAD remains one of the top CAD software suites for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals. Discover how to run this software effectively, without slowdowns, using a BOXX purpose-built ARCHICAD workstation.

ARCHICAD is a powerful 3D computer-aided design modeling software created by and for AEC professionals. The first CAD application capable of creating both 2D and 3D geometry, ARCHICAD continues to be revolutionary for architectural design and modeling. However, in order for it to operate effectively and provide a quality user experience, a high performance BOXX ARCHICAD workstation is essential.

3D Modeling

3D modeling processes consume significant hardware resources. In particular, background processes in ARCHICAD require multiple CPU cores (a staple of BOXX APEXX workstations). Background processing boosts the performance, navigation and display of large, complex models, so your BOXX workstation provides critical computing power. Without it, ARCHICAD will run slowly, resulting in a frustrating experience when trying to produce a model under strict deadlines.

BOXX APEXX workstations are also equipped with ARCHICAD recommended components to accelerate 3D modeling and design processes. For example, our APEXX S3 features a performance tuned, eight-core CPU that effectively supports the multi-threaded background processing capabilities and frequency-bound design tasks of ARCHICAD.

Because models must frequently be stored somewhere on the machine, we recommend a minimum of 32GB of physical RAM to best save models and run applications simultaneously. Contact one of our ARCHICAD performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.

  • Powerful & compact for 3D workflows

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Take BIM to the next level with new ArchiCAD 25 features

New optimizations lead to raw performance gains, streamlined workflows, reduced file sizes, and faster boot times.
 

  • -Collaborate: Easier cooperation with MEP and structural engineers. Open BIM and interoperability improvements.
  • -Design: Greater design freedom, enhanced usability and navigation, more accurate quantity take-offs.
  • -Visualize: Realistic shadows and customizable surface textures. Enhanced rendering capabilities.
  • -Document: More precise quantity and cost estimations. New labeling options for Zones and MEP elements.

Rendering

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

Featuring a powerful Intel® Core® X-Series processor and additional memory, the APEXX X3 ARCHICAD workstation is ideal for CPU-intensive applications and rendering activities within ARCHICAD, as is AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™-based APEXX Everest. Both systems allow you to produce complex projects in less time. Contact one of our ARCHICAD performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.

  • Powerful & compact for 3D workflows

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  • CAD, 3D content & motion media flagship. 

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  • Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media

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Design On the Go

For AEC professionals, onsite work is a common occurrence, so you need ARCHICAD recommended hardware like our GoBOXX SLM laptop capable of handling large data sets and performing complex modeling functions. GoBOXX SLM is ultra-thin and light, featuring a fast Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and professional NVIDIA RTX graphics. GoBOXX MXL, a true desktop workstation replacement, features 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. Contact one of our ARCHICAD performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.

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*GeForce drivers are not certified for Inventor. MXL VR is intended for delivering mobile virtual reality experiences.

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