Workstations are powerful computers designed for professional applications and usage. Their faster performance, superior expandability and greater reliability is better suited to the demanding nature of work in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industries than a PC.
What are the benefits of a workstation vs. a PC?
A workstation is purpose-designed for professional use, with CAD workstations specifically engineered to handle the data-and-graphics-intensive nature of the AEC industry.
Unlike a PC, workstations are also designed to meet the reliability needs of professional users. The best will have components that have been extensively tested and are fully certified for CAD use. They come with excellent customer support and are specifically designed for durability and easy maintenance.
Workstations are also more future-proof; CAD workstations are not only more powerful to start with but are easily upgradable for future demands.
Can I pay consumer-level prices for an AutoCAD system?
Traditionally more expensive than off-the-shelf PCs, entry-level CAD workstations are now delivering an impressive blend of performance, reliability and affordability at a competitive price. Once our customers shift their perspective from initial outlay to total cost of ownership, CAD workstations are inevitably revealed as the superior investment.