I Want to prepare for CSWA-academic certification. Please suggest a laptop model to learn and practice SolidWorks.
How much do you want to or can spend?
Basically any laptop running Windows 10 will work.
I use Dell e7420 for out of office work.
Intel 4400 video
Pretty much anything you buy will run SW well enough (using Software OpenGL) to do the CSWA. How much money do you have to spend? Where are you located?
spend more time in the lab using the school computers. There have bound to be some open lab time. Unless you want to add about 5k to a student loan for a laptop that will be out of date by next year.
David Matula wrote: spend more time in the lab using the school computers. There have bound to be some open lab time. Unless you want to add about 5k to a student loan for a laptop that will be out of date by next year.
David Matula wrote:
Even a way under-spec PC will run SW well enough (again, using Software OpenGL) to do anything CSWA level. I've run it on ~$500 machines for tasks that small.
My Dell run well without using Software OpenGL.
Also bought it used. Cheap cheap.
i have run the program on some of those computers. My time is worth spending the extra $$ on a machine that will get the work done in a timely manner. That is why anytime someone will ask about a computer i suggest the best that cost close to $5k, but can be gotten for less if you find the right sale.
True, I don't believe student should spend $5k for a single course.
I'll start with what I have and see how it works out.
Depends on how well you can tolerate SW Rx's complaining.
I bought a 17" Dell last fall for ~$600 and it's good enough for study purposes.
I have Student Standard installed on it.
I also have Inventor on it, which doesn't complain.
Be sure to turn off all add-ins that aren't needed at the moment.
Kevin Chandler wrote: Depends on how well you can tolerate SW Rx's complaining. Kevin
Kevin Chandler wrote:
I think I've done pretty well getting everyone to ignore whining .....
If you don't NEED it to be a lappy, you can get a pretty decent off-lease workstation from newegg pretty cheap. Check this one for $400
Has a Quadro K4000, which is a bit old, but still certified. That by itself is about $100-$200.
I bought a similar one several years ago that is still humming along just fine.
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