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Matthew Stachoni

IT10685: A Hardware Wonk's Guide to Specifying the Best 3D and BIM Workstations, 2015 Edition

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover the relative computing demands of each of the applications in Building Design Suite
  • Discover the current state of the art and the sweet spots in processors, memory, storage, and graphics subsystems
  • Learn how to apply this knowledge to specifying workstations for different classes of BIM usage profiles
  • Learn how to shop for complete systems and individual components

Description

Description

Working with today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools presents a special challenge to your IT infrastructure. Wrestling with the computational demands of the Revit software BIM platform—as well 3ds Max Design software, Showcase software, Navisworks Manage software, Lumion software, and others—means that one needs the right knowledge to make sound investments in workstation and server hardware. Get inside the mind of a certified hardware geek to understand the variables to consider when purchasing hardware to support the demands of Autodesk, Inc.'s, suite of BIM and 3D applications. Fully updated for 2015, this class will give you the scoop on the latest advancements in workstation processors, motherboards, memory, and graphics cards. This year we will pay special attention to the latest advancements in graphics technologies to meet the demands of high-end rendering, animation, and visualization across a wide variety of platforms.

Target Audience

Target Audience

BIM and IT Managers who need to build out workstations that adequately meet the demands of high-end BIM usage in their firm.

Speakers

Speakers

Matthew Stachoni

Matt Stachoni is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) / IT manager for Erdy McHenry Architecture, LLC, an architectural design firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for all training and support of the firm’s digital design efforts, as well as for all things related to IT. Previously, Matt was a senior BIM technical specialist for CADapult Ltd., an Autodesk Silver Reseller servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. There, he provided training and consultation for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) customers, focused primarily on implementing BIM using Revit software, Navisworks software, and related applications. Matt also provided specialized BIM coordination and modeling support services for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) trade contractors and construction management firms. Matt has been using Autodesk, Inc., software since 1987, and he has over 20 years of experience as a CAD and IT manager for architectural and engineering firms in Delaware; Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts. He is a contributing writer for AUGIWorld Magazine, and this is his 12th year speaking at Autodesk University.

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Published

  • 2015
  • IT10685
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects
  • 3ds Max
  • Navisworks

Industry

  • General AEC

Topics

  • Design Visualization
  • CAD Management and IT