Laptop for CAD/Ansys/college

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Quiny96, Aug 19, 2018.

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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Workstation GPU are good when every design you make nets you more than 500$ per hour, then Quadro/FirePro is suitable GPU since you can earn more and waste less time and complete your projects much faster and reliably.
     
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    I don't feel put down, merely educated. You clearly have experience with this that I don't personally have with the package in question.
     
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    Aroc Notebook Consultant

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    I second the use high computing setup for solving. We use that in my industry, too. I didn't think about steering clear of quadro in student laptop for that reason, but I agree with him.
     
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    You probably don't even need a dGPU to run Solidworks in most cases. For example, you could probably design a limited slip differential (generally less than 100 parts) in Solidworks on the iGPU.
     
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    I concur with that. In my 4 years of uni engineer student's life I had these:
    1. a Fujitsu Lifebook with a weak GeForce 640M LE
    2. a Dell Latitude with 1st-gen Intel HD Graphics
    3. an HP EliteBook with Intel HD Graphics 4000
    as my trusty partners and I had little to no slowdowns with Solidworks. The largest model I've done is an aircraft structure with 50+ parts, my Latitude initially struggled with that in SW 2016 (no problem in SW 2014) but once I turned off anti-aliasing it ran just fine (albeit with jagged edges), the other two didn't break a sweat even with AA turned on.

    With a newer iGPU you don't even need to worry about performance issues.
     
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