Appendix G PC Hardware, Printers and Plotters, and Networks

This is another collection of topics that can easily span volumes, and indeed much has been written about all of them. We try to focus on hardware from an AutoCAD user’s point of view exclusively, which may be a less covered topic (if only slightly).

Hardware, in my opinion, goes hand in hand with the software. And, while computers, like cars, have become so reliable that a “hands off” approach works fine, remember that CAD in general and AutoCAD specifically, is not ordinary software. It is a high-end, powerful application that places heavy demands on the associated hardware and does not run at its peak on a clunky PC. Much like the case that the owner of a Porsche is more likely ...

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