Hello All. I have looked everywhere, but can't find an answer if a USB 3.0 docking station works well for just doing run of the mill Civil 3D and Infraworks stuff (Revit is another consideration but not necessary.) The laptop is new and top notch, but I keep hearing issues about the USB cord being a limiting connection when connecting two monitors. Thanks for your help.
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Dean is right. Plus, a docking station typically has an unintended side-effect of having its own network MAC address. This can cause serious issues with licensing.
For example, if you have network licenses and you borrow a license while docked, then undock, your borrowed license will no longer function. This can also affect stand-alone in the same way, if you have activated while docked. Sometimes the perceived hardware change will invalidate your stand-alone licensing.
I too recommend direct connect of the laptop to the network and external devices. This is what I do in my enterprise.
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