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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 D4

Configurable with dual Intel® Xeon® processors (up to 56 cores), the powerhouse APEXX D4 provides maximum core count for unparalleled rendering and simulation. The APEXX D Class is our most versatile platform with maximum memory, up to four professional GPUs, and plenty of hard drives.


UP To 3.5 GHz
UP To 56 cores
UP To 4 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

  • Dual Intel Xeon SP 2.1 GHz Processors
  • 48GB DDR4-2666MHz memory
  • Nvidia® Quadro™ P2000
  • 512GB SSD M.2 PCle Drive
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$7,941.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX S3

Optimize your 3D design, CAD, and motion media workflow with APEXX S3 featuring a 9th Gen, overclocked, eight-core Intel® Core™ i7 or i9, along with support for multiple professional GPUs. If you require a full-size GPU for light GPU compute or VR, need increased storage and prefer upgradability, our flagship workstation is ideal.


UP To 5.1 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 2 GPU
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

  • 8-core Intel® Core™ i7/i9 5.1GHz processor
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™, NVIDIA® GeForce™, or AMD® Radeon Pro™ graphics
  • M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,786.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX X3

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


UP To 4.5 GHz
UP To 18 cores
UP To 2 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

  • 8-core Intel Core i7 3.8GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Starting at
$4,996.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET

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 5.1GHz APEXX S3 to deliver increased frequency that maximizes the application’s performance.

Suggested Systems
APEXX S1

The smallest professional workstation, APEXX S1 features an overclocked Intel Core i7 with up to eight cores for demanding 3D content creation, CAD design, motion media, and more. If you have limited desktop space, work in an open environment where aesthetics are a high priority, and your graphics card is mainly used for display, this is your workstation.


UP To 4.9 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 1 GPU
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

  • 8-core Intel® Core™ i7 4.9GHz processor
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ or AMD® Radeon Pro™ graphics
  • M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$2,799.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX S3

Optimize your 3D design, CAD, and motion media workflow with APEXX S3 featuring a 9th Gen, overclocked, eight-core Intel® Core™ i7 or i9, along with support for multiple professional GPUs. If you require a full-size GPU for light GPU compute or VR, need increased storage and prefer upgradability, our flagship workstation is ideal.


UP To 5.1 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 2 GPU
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

  • 8-core Intel® Core™ i7/i9 5.1GHz processor
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™, NVIDIA® GeForce™, or AMD® Radeon Pro™ graphics
  • M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,786.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
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, featuring an Intel® Core™ i7 (3.7GHz), 64GB of RAM, and high-end NVIDIA graphics, is a true SketchUp desktop replacement.

Suggested Systems
GOBOXX MXL

A compact, high performance mobile workstation featuring a true desktop class
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, professional Quadro graphics, and up to
64GB of RAM. The GoBOXX MXL is ideal for demanding 3D content creation and VR
deployment on the go.


UP To 3.6 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 1 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

  • Desktop-Class 8-core 3.6 GHz 9th Gen. Intel Core i7
  • 32GB DDR4-2666MHz memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4200 6GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Dual-Band Wireless AC + Bluetooth 5.0
  • 17.3” Full-HD (1920x1080) Display
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Starting at
$5,419.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
GOBOXX SLM

Featuring an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and professional NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 4GB graphics on a gorgeous full HD display (1920x1080), GoBOXX SLM delivers quality performance for the architect, product designer, or content creator on the go.


UP To 2.6 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 32GB

Typically ships in 8 - 10 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 6-core Intel® Core™ i7 2.6GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 MHz
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) display
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,099.00

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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