Upon its release in 1982, AutoCAD marked an important step in the evolution of CAD software and has since grown into one of the market’s more popular programs. AEC professionals rely on AutoCAD (as do a host of other users) to perform project-critical tasks like geometry creation, drafting, drawing, annotation, and surface visualization. AutoCAD is also backed by TrustedDWG technology that makes it easy to share and store anything you create across cloud, desktop, and mobile platforms. AutoCAD compatibility with other software and potential for customization further enhances its appeal. With so many critical workflows being run through AutoCAD, it's essential to have a workstation specifically configured to maximize performance.
At its core, AutoCAD is a single-threaded application. This means the number of CPU cores your workstation has doesn't matter as much as the frequency at which a smaller number of cores run. When using AutoCAD to complete 2D tasks like table creation, centerline editing, layout fine-tuning, or geometric object modification, AEC professionals benefit from a workstation featuring CPU clock speeds that allow them to interact and manipulate large datasets. A top AutoCAD workstation option to drive peak performance is the APEXX S3. With up to eight cores professionally overclocked to 5.1 GHz, APEXX S3 also features 128GB of memory and up to two GPUs to support documentation and design workflows alike.
In addition to using AutoCAD to produce 2D designs, AEC professionals can also rely on it to create 3D models. AutoCAD visualization enables you to create and communicate nearly any type of design. With tools like surface, solid, and mesh modeling, you can generate 3D models from 2D drawings and more easily demonstrate navigation around your designs during walkthroughs or fly-bys with stakeholders.
Again, it's important to note that AutoCAD is a frequency-bound application, so the best workstation is one that is optimized for single-threaded workflows, i.e. fewer cores running at higher speeds. BOXX addresses this need by working with our hardware partners to professionally overclock CPUs and deliver an optimal AutoCAD workstation.