Column: Herrera on Hardware
New Computing Solutions for CAD Take Fuller Advantage of the Cloud Article
New Computing Solutions for CAD Take Fuller Advantage of the Cloud   29 Feb, 2016

Herrera on Hardware: New tools are needed for efficient CAD collaboration, and the cloud — from workspaces to hosted workstations — is looking like the best place to find them.More>>

New Display Developments Hold Potential for CAD Applications Article
New Display Developments Hold Potential for CAD Applications   21 Jan, 2016

Herrera on Hardware: Curved, 4K, HDR, and other technologies all promise better viewing experiences for professional users — but which will go mainstream, and which will fade away?More>>

Input Technologies for CAD: What’s the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 2 Article
Input Technologies for CAD: What’s the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 2   30 Dec, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: In addition to the standard and more elaborate models for general use, the market offers CAD users mice designed just for them — and the future holds new possibilities in gesture-recognition technologies. More>>

Input Technologies for CAD: What’s the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 1 Article
Input Technologies for CAD: What's the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 1   23 Dec, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Although the wired, optical mouse is ubiquitous, there are many other options on the market today, including devices that promise improved comfort and efficiency.More>>

Herrera on Hardware: More CPU Cores or Faster CPU Clocks? Article
More CPU Cores or Faster CPU Clocks?   1 Dec, 2015

To best address the demands of a modern CAD workflow, look for a balance of CPU core count and clock rate in your next CAD workstation.More>>

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The Next Generation of Small–Form Factor (SFF) Workstations    15 Oct, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Intel releases Skylake processors, triggering the launch of a new round of workstations — including boundary-bending SFF models.More>>

Virtual GPU Technology Gains Steam, Diversifies Options for CAD Computing Article
Virtual GPU Technology Gains Steam, Diversifies Options for CAD Computing   29 Sep, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Nvidia dials up its commitment with the release of GRID 2.0, while AMD and Intel join the party with solutions of their own.More>>

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Why Workstation Ergonomics Matter    28 Jul, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Modern machine design involves more than just speeds and feeds. Industry trends indicate that your next workstation will be easier to move, service, and forget about.More>>

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What Do Windows 10 and DirectX 12 Mean for CAD Users?   30 Jun, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Should you upgrade to the new version of Microsoft's operating system, or hold off? More>>

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It's Time for a CAD Monitor Makeover   14 May, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Are your desktop displays doing all they can to maximize your productivity?More>>


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