Column: Herrera on Hardware
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>>

Herrera on Hardware: 3D Printing Can Speed Modern CAD Workflows — or Slow Them Down Article
3D Printing Can Speed Modern CAD Workflows — or Slow Them Down   30 Apr, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: The advent of cheap, fast, and easily accessible 3D printing shouldn't fundamentally change the way we design and validate products.More>>

Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum Article
Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum   29 Mar, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Budget-friendly models and wallet-draining heavyweights mark the extremes of a workstation market that's as broad as it's ever been. But what's the difference between entry-level and high-end options?More>>

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Do You Have the Power? Part 2   19 Feb, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Don't make an aftermarket upgrade; choose the right power supply unit for your workstation configuration from the get-go.More>>


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