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Virtual reality isn't just for video games anymore. In fact, VR has multiple uses in architecture, engineering, and construction, and as the technology becomes more widely available, professionals are learning just how impactful VR experiences can be.

 

Although virtual reality has been around for some time, what's changed for AEC professionals is the availability and refinement of the technology. For example, headset makers like Facebook-owned Oculus and HTC have developed consumer-friendly apparatuses that, while still costly, have opened up a new world of VR capabilities, while other key developments offer significant meaning for those in architecture, engineering, and construction. The role of VR in AEC is now plain to see, whether it's using headsets to immerse stakeholders in a presentation, or to gain a further appreciation for the details and specifics of a particular model in process. Best of all for AEC projects, there's continued room for growth in VR's usability and versatility. In order to get ahead of the curve, users need a VR workstation that can harness the raw power of the technology.

 

 

 

VR & CAD Design

The potential of using VR and CAD applications like Revit or 3ds Max is an enticing one for AEC professionals. With intricate modeling functions and richly textured visuals, the outcomes could be astounding. However, before users dive into VR and CAD, they have to understand the optimal workstation configurations needed to support those workflows. CAD software is predominantly single-threaded, meaning core frequency is the primary performance driver; VR, on the other hand, relies on game engine technology that requires high-end graphics capabilities for a seamless experience.

AEC professionals can get the best of both worlds with a BOXX VR workstation like the APEXX S3. Professionally overclocked to 5.1 GHz, APEXX S3 can support up to three GPUs and 64GB of memory.

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
$2,802.00

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
$3,726.00

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

  • 10-core Intel Core i9 3.3GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Starting at
$4,877.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
Mobile VR

One obvious use of VR in architecture, engineering, and construction is the process of stakeholder collaboration. When everyone has the same experience using VR, professionals can more easily communicate designs and coordinate their analysis. This also means AEC professionals are often on the go and in need of a mobile solution capable of handling the demands of VR. The GoBOXX MXL VR, equipped with NVIDIA GeForce graphics*, is an ideal solution for this task, while the ultra-light GoBOXX SLM VR couples computing power with graphic capability and features the new NVIDIA Quadro® P4000 GPU.

GeForce drivers are not certified for CAD. MXL VR is intended for delivering mobile virtual reality experiences.

Suggested Systems
GOBOXX SLM VR

Featuring an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and professional NVIDIA® Quadro™ P3200 6GB 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 P3200
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) display
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,548.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET

 

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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.

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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.

 
 

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