What spec PC for a civil engineer

  anchor 12:58 22 May 2006

My cousin is a civil engineer and uses Autocad quite a lot. He also does some house design for a project he is involved in.

He is considering getting a new PC and would like to know what spec would be advisable.

ps: He is not a game player.

  Ikelos 13:15 22 May 2006

ask him what he wants out of it, or what will the one he has now not do.............

  anchor 13:25 22 May 2006

His exiting one is about 5 years old. It does the work for him, but is very s-l-o-w.

More memory is obvious, so is a reasonably fast processor and good largish TFT monitor, but what sort of graphic card would be recommended for Autocad use.

  Belatucadrus 14:39 22 May 2006

Check out the system requirements for whatever version of Autocad that's to be used click here indicates that Autocad Mechanical at least is a real RAM hog. Considering the additional requirements for Windows, AV etc I'd suggest IGb of RAM at least.

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