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 S3

This S3 features 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors with six cores, liquid cooling and support for up to 3 professional GPUs. Our best-selling system in 2018 is a good choice if you seek to match the configuration of prior system purchases.


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
$3,662.00

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APEXX T3

Delivering rock-solid performance for a variety of content creation tools, APEXX T3 features an AMD 32-core Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2nd Gen processor. The APEXX T3 family is a versatile platform for demanding 3D content creation workflows. In addition to the blazing fast CPU, the T3 offers ample memory, up to three professional GPUs, and plenty drive capacity.


UP To 3.6 GHz
UP To 32 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 128GB

Typically ships in 18 - 20 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 3.6GHz 32-core AMD™ Ryzen™ Threadripper™
  • 128GB DDR4-2666MHz
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB
  • 3x M.2 PCIe SSD (Up to 2TB each)
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$5,009.00

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APEXX X3

Whether you’re editing feature films or deploying cutting edge VR experiences, the APEXX X3, with support for up to three graphics cards and 128GB of memory, is an ideal platform for extreme multi-tasking in your complex production pipeline.


UP To 3.6 GHz
UP To 18 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 128GB

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 3.6GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,896.00

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 D5

The APEXX D5 is our most advanced workstation platform. With support for up to five GPUs and powered by dual Intel® Xeon SP Processors with up to 56 Cores, the APEXX D5 can support a variety of professional workflows.


UP To 3.6 GHz
UP To 56 cores
UP To 5 GPU
UP To 2TB

Typically ships in 13 - 15 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • Intel® Xeon® Gold 5122 3.6 Processor
  • 64GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • Nvidia® Quadro™ P2000
  • 512GB SSD M.2 PCle Drive
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$13,097.00

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APEXX W5

The APEXX W5 is our most advanced workstation platform ideal for rendering, simulation Deep Learning and other professional GPU accelerated compute applications. The system is optimized for GPU centric workflows. 


UP To 4.0 GHz
UP To 18 cores
UP To 4 GPU
UP To 512GB

Typically ships in 13 - 15 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 4-core Intel® Xeon 4 GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 ECC memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10 Pro Workstation

Starting at
$6,868.00

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APEXX X3

Whether you’re editing feature films or deploying cutting edge VR experiences, the APEXX X3, with support for up to three graphics cards and 128GB of memory, is an ideal platform for extreme multi-tasking in your complex production pipeline.


UP To 3.6 GHz
UP To 18 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 128GB

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 3.6GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,896.00

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

 

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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 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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