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Hear from the SolidBox crew as they review hardware and software offerings as well as provide updates on the business and industry events.

SolidBox Laptops — Now With 50% More Cores!

For years now, SolidBox has been providing laptops purpose-built for SOLIDWORKS. Until now, all those laptops have had one thing in common: 4 processor cores. The quad-core processor has been a trusted workhorse since the beginning, but the latest generation of SolidBox laptops is moving to Intel’s newest line of mobile processors with six core CPUs. While most functions in SOLIDWORKS are single-threaded (negating some of the benefits of multi-core processors), simulation and photo-renderin

published August 21, 2018

NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver Update How To

We've been getting calls from customers reporting messages within SOLIDWORKS stating it's time to get an updated NVIDIA graphics card driver. In fact, all CAD programs lean pretty heavily on your GPU. Therefore, it's a good idea for you to always use the latest driver even if you haven't received a message. NVIDIA is regularly modifying the drivers that control NVIDIA graphics cards. Furthermore, these updated drivers are often released through their website every few weeks. Installing the late

published April 06, 2018

CAD and Digital Manufacturing – Autodesk Live Session

Join SolidBox's own CAD-master Matt Perez and engineering training consultant Eli Delia for a live session with Autodesk on their facebook page for CAD and Digital Manufacturing.     Here's the official invite from Autodesk: Join us for a Facebook Live session hosted Tuesday, April 3rd at Noon PDT. Altogether, this live Q&A session will feature 3D Model Creation with Autodesk Fusion 360 instructor, Matt Perez, and engineering training consultant, Eli Delia, an indust

published March 28, 2018

Indmar Marine Engines – Customer Spotlight

Working in the world of 3D-CAD is great because talented people use the tools to design such a wide variety of products. At SolidBox, we have worked with people designing everything from electric heating elements to mountain bikes, pizza ovens, and even monster trucks. Repeat SolidBox customer Indmar designs some of the best marine engines available for high performance towboats (used for wakeboarding and waterskiing) and jetboats (used for going up and down whitewater rivers). They do this

published February 15, 2018

SSD vs HDD – A Hard Drive Comparative Analysis

Maximizing CAD Performance and Stability At SolidBox, every decision we make regarding our hardware is done in the interest of maximizing CAD performance and stability. One example of such a decision is the SSD vs HDD debate. For the purposes of maximizing CAD performance and stability, we have chosen through a hard drive comparative analysis to spec our systems with nothing but Solid State Drives (SSD). In fact, the primary drive on all of our systems is the fastest variety of SSD available: M

published November 24, 2017
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