PC or iMac?
PC. Because supported configuration.
Excellent, thank you.
Depends on your overall requirements from the machine. I know plenty of people that run SW satisfactorily on a Mac. However, they use a suite of other software historically better suited to a Mac as well.
Will you be a power user creating complex models and assemblies?Pperhaps running simulation? then a PC would be more suitable.
Running SW on a PC with certified hardware will give you the best results. SW will not support an installation on non-certified hardware (to my knowledge)
Thank you, Bjorn. I guess I'm a power user. I returned the Mac, and now trying to figure out the Graphics cards. I wish they could categorize them better....makes me head spin trying to figure out. lol
I need a good build that I can upgrade in the future, I'm an amature.
Thanks for the response, everyone.
The likes of Boxx make sound CAD specific systems World’s Fastest Custom Workstations | Configure Now | BOXX
HP and DELL also do CAD machines.
The microsoft studio looks super nice but is pricey Buy Surface Studio - Microsoft Store
And Wacom have an interesting option also, though not very expandable. Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 | Wacom
Don't know anyone thats using either of the last 2 unfortunately.
EDIT: the microsoft offering isn't ideal either Microsoft surface studio as a workstation?
The Surface Studio doesn't offer a configuration with a supported graphics card.
The Wacom does, and looks highly intriguing.
Just saw that, when it was first announces I thought it did. They've done themselves a disservice there.
Would love to get my hands on the Wacom.
Kurt, as Bjorn said above, if your dad is buying stick with Boxx. Cannot go wrong.
In the interest of thrift, when you say you are a power user, what do you mean? I consider myself a power user and my computer is very adequate, I could probably get by with less. I deal with assemblies with around 10k parts. The other day I saw someone post that they deal with assemblies with 40k+ parts. That guy is going to need the Boxx, no doubt. If you are in that class, then definitely go with the Boxx.
If you are doing complex surfacing or something like that, I have no real experience with that and can't give you any advice.
I am not trying to dissuade you from a decision, just asking for more information. So, what are you looking to do with SW?
BTW, my computer specs are: Lenovo, i7-4790 3.6GHz, 16GB Ram, Quadro K4000, 256 GB SSD. I think we got that for around 2k.
Kurt's father was willing to purchase a top-o-the-line Mac.
It seems rather obvious that money is no object...
That's fair enough, and it addresses the question at hand. I agree the Boxx is going to handle just about anything that you can throw at it. However, if his dad has set a budget of say 4k, why not get the computer he may need, and if that need is only a 2k computer, buy that. Then take the other 2k and get a really nice large monitor and 3D mouse. If I had a 4k budget, that's how I'd handle it.
But, you may be right. Money may not matter and he may end up with the 4k Boxx, a really nice monitor and 3D mouse...
As you know, the data in our files are priceless. A price cannot be put on the accurate and correct learning about design. Having the most advanced tools and methods possible can only add to the full and complete learning process.
As a student in college, the time saved with faster processing can allow for both full learning and full drinking.
You are a wise man.
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