Steel wrote:it's also a huge program so I'd consider a 240GB drive the minimum size
DPete27 wrote:Steel wrote:it's also a huge program so I'd consider a 240GB drive the minimum size
Are you kidding? I'm staring at my Autodesk program folder right now and the toal size is 3GB.
Welch wrote:*DPete27* I did provide you with usage, about 4 minutes before your post ahah. Meaning you should have received a message when posting yours that another post was made while you were writing yours
Thrashdog wrote:I've seen AutoCAD used in 3D for architectural products twice, ever
Deanjo wrote:Just an observation with the recommendations so far, you guys might want to find out the complexity of the cad projects
DPete27 wrote:Good point, I get a little careless sometimes since I've had no problems with my 2 Vertex's and Force 3 for 6+ months. Sandforce 22xx based SSDs have been out for over a year now and based on what I've seen, the problems associated with it have been largely solved. A crucial m4, samsung 830, or Intel 520 may be more "reliable" options which is definetly a good idea since this "older" architect will assumedly not be able to troubleshoot any problems that may arise. But I would also like to point out that ALL ssd's regardless of the controller/manufacturer (yes, even Intel) have had problems. I don't feel comfortable with early adoption either, but I feel that at this point sandforce, marvell, samsung, intel SSDs are all rougly on the same playing field as far as reliability. (IMO) But by all means, pay $150 - $180 for a 120GB Intel 520 with "rock solid" reliability.
flip-mode wrote: Of course, we don't use Autocad at all anymore; we use Revit, and thank gord.
Thrashdog wrote:flip-mode wrote: Of course, we don't use Autocad at all anymore; we use Revit, and thank gord.
At the risk of wandering off topic... I adore/despise Revit. It's a godsend for documentation and a lot of the tools it provides are very slick. On the other hand, it's a massive resource hog and when you run across a task that it doesn't do well, you'll spend hours or days just trying to come up with a workaround -- for chrissakes, why can't I use a custom panel in a non-rectangular curtain-wall opening!?
Back on topic: I'm going to go out on a limb and say that an SSD is straight-up a waste of money for Welch's client, and of questionable value for most other architectural workstations -- all the heavy content is going to be coming in over the network anyway. Spend the money on good GigE switches instead!
That's interesting. I've not run into that issue.Thrashdog wrote:why can't I use a custom panel in a non-rectangular curtain-wall opening!?
I'd say that's a pretty thin limb you walked out on. SSDs are totally and completely worth it at this point. SSDs make a big difference on the machines in my office even though our NAS is the slowest possible storage device you've ever heard of (reads and writes max out at about 15 MB/s).I'm going to go out on a limb and say that an SSD is straight-up a waste of money for Welch's client, and of questionable value for most other architectural workstations -- all the heavy content is going to be coming in over the network anyway. Spend the money on good GigE switches instead!
Welch wrote:LOL... sorry to skip ahead from reading the last few comments (I'll go back later... i promise). Why would you think that the majority of the information would be coming over the network??? All of his drawings and any of his data is local to his machine. I know for a fact that the SSD would be a huge upgrade performance wise, I was just curious before with the amount of read/writes if CAD work was in some way prone to killing a SSD as they are limited in the number of read/writes they can do. I'd imagine that some of the newer SSDs don't have this issue due to newer controllers and memory types.
flip-mode wrote:Thrashdog wrote:why can't I use a custom panel in a non-rectangular curtain-wall opening!?
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