The acclaimed SketchUp has gained widespread use in architecture, engineering, and construction projects. With a number of other applications (cinematic and video game modeling), SketchUp offers all the functionality AEC professionals need, while sacrificing none of the usability required to make designing a painless process. Even with simple controls, however, you still need the best workstation for SketchUp, i.e., a BOXX APEXX system.
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 Render only uses GPUs. You can solve this dilemma by choosing a BOXX SketchUp rendering solution. For CPU rendering, configurations are available with up to 64 cores while local GPU rendering solutions can accommodate up to four GPUs in a single SketchUp workstation tower. BOXX recommends the APEXX W4L (up to 38 cores) or an APEXX T4 (up to 64 cores). Contact one of our SketchUp performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.
SketchUp features include:
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 SketchUp workstations is critical because supporting these workflows should be as easy and functional as possible. The first thing you 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 performance tunes our SketchUp recommended APEXX S3 to 5.2GHz to deliver increased frequency which maximizes application performance. Another highly recommended system is the APEXX A3 (4.9GHz and up to 16 cores). Contact one of our SketchUp performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.
AEC professionals are naturally on-the-go. Whether you’re onsite, enroute to make a presentation to stakeholders, or remote, you need a SketchUp laptop configured with full performance and support you expect from the best PC for SketchUp. Not every laptop can utilize large data sets and SketchUp applications like our GoBOXX laptops. The ultra-light GoBOXX SLM offers eight CPU cores and NVIDIA RTX™ graphics. Contact one of our SketchUp performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.
An easy one to add to your workflow, if it’s not there already, is SketchUp. Its main selling point is that it’s just plain easy to use.
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