I have always pondered over the phrase “it’s the same but different,” until recently when Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro was launched. Living through a pandemic and reviewing our workflows to cater for home working, has resulted in a huge surge in the AEC industry to move our work into the ‘cloud’. That solution was Autodesk BIM 360 Design.Learn more
Everything You Need For Your Mobile CAD Workstation When Working From Home
As we slowly start to ease out of lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s interesting to see how different businesses are adapting to a “new normal”. Many companies remain working from home with a few skeleton staff in the office, but quite a vast amount of companies began going back to their offices from the beginning of this month on rotation in bubbles.
To help our customers ensure they are adequately equipped for remote working, we've put together a few mobile CAD workstation bundles tailored specifically to industry software and workloads. Here's what each bundle consists of:
Depending on your workloads and the size of models you work with, we've recommended three mobile CAD workstations from Dell:
- Dell Precision 3551 mobile CAD workstation for modest workloads
- Dell Precision 5550 mobile CAD workstation for average workloads
- Dell Precision 7540 mobile CAD workstation for demanding workloads
Working in the AEC or MFG industry means that you are often dealing with CAD models and drawings which may be too hard to navigate with just the trackpad on your CAD workstation, or too small to see on just your mobile workstation screen. That's why we've included a dock in our mobile CAD workstation bundles in order to allow you to connect all your equipment to your mobile CAD workstation.
CAD software like AutoCAD and Revit is extremely graphics intensive, so the workstations used to run them tend to include high-end graphics cards. To provide you with the best experience whilst working on your designs, and also to avoid the issue mentioned above where your workstation screen may be too small for the type of work you are carrying out, we've included an Ultrasharp 24" monitor from Dell which features a daisy chain for additional screens in our bundles.
Keyboard & Mouse
As previously mentioned, simply using the trackpad on your mobile CAD workstation may present some challenges when navigating around your models, so we've included a Dell wireless keyboard and mouse in our mobile CAD workstation bundles.
If you're in need of design software such as Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign to accompany your CAD software, we can include the Adobe Creative Cloud in our bundles too.
If you're after a mouse which has been specifically designed for CAD professionals in the AEC and MFG industries to make navigating your design models seamless, there's an option to add the CAD/SpaceMouse range to our bundles also.
Whether you're still using Office 2010/2019 and want to migrate to Microsoft 365 or whether you are looking to purchase a bundle for a new project or new starter, there is also an option to add Microsoft 365 to our mobile CAD workstation bundles.
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