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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.

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

SolidBox Partners With SIMSOLID Simulation Software

We here at SolidBox love the Simulation tools in SOLIDWORKS and Fusion 360. However, this is mostly out of necessity, as a mesh solver has always been the best way to accurately simulate your designs under stress or strain. This is the case for both SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Fusion 360. The one drawback is that as your mesh gets finer, your hardware requires more resources. This is in order to calculate all the stress and strain in every single tetrahedral in your geometry’s mesh. This is why

published February 28, 2017

My Gaming Computer Will Run SolidWorks, Won’t It? – SolidBox Spotlight

Here at SolidBox, we encounter SOLIDWORKS and Mastercam users from a vast amount of industries. Consequently, there seems to be one common question that we get from CAD/CAM folk across that wide array of industries. That SOLIDWORKS workstation question is some variation of this: I just built an expensive gaming computer, can I use it to run SOLIDWORKS/Mastercam as well?” The honest-to-God truth is yes. In fact, most gaming computers would accept an installation of SOLIDWORKS. And yes, yo

published December 06, 2016

Pluralsight and SolidBox Team Up To Provide Fusion 360 Training

For the past year+, the SolidBox team has been making the most of our partnership with Autodesk. Most noteworthy, this includes the SolidBox team training and evangelizing about Autodesk's cloud-based CAD suite, Fusion 360. As a result, SolidBox has engaged in several highly-successful live training events as the premiere provider of Fusion 360 training. Additionally, SolidBox has participated in webinars and remote training across the US. Based on the buzz created by these publ

published November 14, 2016

Dell Mobile Workstations – Dell M5510 & Dell M7510 Review

Here at SolidBox, CAD and CAM hardware is part of our DNA. We are constantly on the lookout for tools that will help us do our jobs better, and the workstation is still a huge part of that equation. Furthermore, tt's our pledge to constantly evaluate our product line and offer workstations and accessories that enhance a CAD/CAM workflow. Consequently, we try to share our thorough opinion of the new products we adopt. Dell Mobile Workstations - The Dell M5510 and the Dell M7510 In this prod

published October 27, 2016
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