I am configuring a batch of workstations for my CAD engineers. Right now I'm looking at Dell Optiplex 9010's because I can put i7 processors and a nice pile of RAM in them. That said, the only video cards I can configure them with are radeon HD 6350s or radeon HD 6450s. Can anyone confirm or deny that these cards support hardware acceleration in AutoCAD LT 2013?
We recently upgraded from 2011 -> 2013 and I was annoyed to discover that our workstations now all popped up with the dreaded 'heidi error' until I killed off hardware acceleration.
Thanks in advance,
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Cheers Charles, I appreciate the effort, but I obviously already checked that hardware configuration page. They don't even list LT as an option.
Anyone else have any input?
Treat it as AutoCAD because... it is, at least up to the point you need to consider. Also consider separately buying some gamer grade video cards - just make sure they will fit in the Dell case, they can play some games with compact or proprietary case sizes. The limitations of LT will more than likely limit the full range of graphics features required.
Later generation i3, i5, and i7 processors have on-chip video hardware that can conflict with a dedicated video card. While you can set things to automatically its probably better to disable the on-chip system through BIOS when a dedicated video card is in use.