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 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

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 4.8GHz APEXX S3) to deliver increased frequency that maximizes the application’s performance.

Suggested Systems
APEXX 1 1402

A compact, professional workstation featuring Kaby Lake, Intel’s 7th generation Core processor technology. Ideal for space-constrained environments, APEXX 1 Model 1402 offers engineers, architects, and other visualization professionals maximum performance at an affordable price.


UP To 4.7 GHz
UP To 4 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

  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor OVERCLOCKED to 4.7GHz
  • Advanced liquid cooling
  • 8GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ K620 2GB graphics
  • 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe Drive
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,108.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
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

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
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

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 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
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 VR, featuring an Intel® Core™ i7 (4.3GHz), 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 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, professional Quadro™ P3200 graphics card, and up to 64GB of RAM. The GoBOXX MXL is ideal for demanding 3D content creation and VR deployment on the go.


UP To 3.7 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 64GB

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

Basic Configuration Specs

  • DESKTOP-CLASS 6-core 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 
  • 32GB DDR4-2666MHz memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P3200 graphics card
  • 512 GB M.2 PCI-E SSD 
  • Integrated Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10
  • 17” Full-HD (1920x1080) Display

Starting at
$4,208.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
GOBOXX MXL

A compact, high performance mobile workstation featuring a true desktop class 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, professional Quadro™ P4200 graphics card, and up to 64GB of RAM. The GoBOXX MXL is ideal for demanding 3D content creation and VR deployment on the go.


UP To 3.7 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 64GB

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

Basic Configuration Specs

  • DESKTOP-CLASS 6-core 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 
  • 32GB DDR4-2666MHz memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P4200 graphics card
  • 512 GB M.2 PCI-E SSD 
  • Integrated Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10
  • 17” Full-HD (1920x1080) Display

Starting at
$5,348.00

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" 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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