I am currnetly using AutoCAD 2012 and I mainly do 2D work. I work on some projects where I am accumulating drawings from other professions that are drawn in 3D.
My current computer is becoming very slow as so it is time for an upgrade.
I am a small business so am budget concious and I'm wanting to get something that will last me a few years.
Other than the AutoCAD minimum system requirements, does anyone have any recomendations for me particularly in regards to the best operating system to use. I currently use XP as at the time I purchased this computer it was the most stable with Autocad.
Any feed back would be much appreciated.
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Currently what I have seen with the 2012 product, the best environment for success is a 64x system (preferable Windows 7) with 8 gigs of RAM along with a mid level graphics system (with Win 7 I have seen best results with Nvidia cards). Please let us know if this helped and if there is anything further we can answer and/or assist within in helping answer this inquiry.
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Windows 7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM minimum, and an AutoCAD-compliant video board. Hands down bullet proof for your needs. Then what everybody else said.
Thanks everyone for your help!
I have forwarded this info to the computer supplier and he has come up with two options for me to choose from. I have attached these and if any one has any comments on which would be best or whether either are suitable it would be very much appreciated.
To each his own, and all that, but unless you are supremely happy with Norton security software I don't go that way anymore. Norton is notorious for messing things up at times. I have used Kaspersky Internet Security for many years now at the recommendation of my local hardward provider. Kaspersky updates every day and has never let anything in nor messed with any of my other software installations.
I don't think i'ld spend my own money on either of those choices for anything other than web surfing email. I'm also leery of anyone who thinks that putting "High Quality" as a descriptor in a quote is a good thing. Kinda implies that his normal stuff is very low quality. And everything bad that's ever been said about Norton AV and autodesk is probably understated.
Keep it simple, and go to Xi Computers www.xicomputer.com and put together a basic package. this is afterall for a tool you will be working with and using to make money.
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