Selecting a Workstation

Ensuring that you have an adequate system to accomplish the type of design work you intend to do is an important but often overlooked step in achieving successful large assembly design with any parametric modeler. Understanding the capabilities and limitations of your computer and then budgeting for upgrades is an important part of working in today's design world.

If you consider the time you spend waiting and the loss of work experienced when working on an undersized computer, you will likely determine that a workstation upgrade will pay for itself within a year. If you budget for upgrades every two years, then you could argue that the upgrade is actually paying for itself in the second year of use. Although this scenario ...

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