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Civil 3D Workstations

Custom Workstation PCs optimized for BIM using AutoDesk Civil 3D. Take your civil engineering design, construction documentation, and visualization analysis workflows to the next level with specially optimized hardware.

Performance Optimized

Our Civil 3D workstations are specifically designed for single threaded workflows to maximize performance without wasted resources. You won’t find a faster PC for Civil 3D anywhere.

Expert Build Quality

Every AutoDesk workstation PC we create is meticulously crafted by expert hands using only premium grade parts. The end result is a faster, more reliable PC that helps you get more done.

25 Years Experience

We’ve been building award winning workstations for professional workflows since 1997. It's that legacy that we continue to bring to every workstation PC we create today.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

ProMagix™ HD60

AutoDesk Civil 3D is exclusively frequency bound, meaning the core speed of the processor is more important to overall performance than core count. For this reason, we recommend our ProMagix HD60 with clock speeds up to 5.3GHz to maximize this system’s performance and your productivity as a result. For accelerated rendering times, we also recommend Quadro graphics such as P2200.

ProMagix HD60
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Civil 3D FAQ

How many CPU cores do I need?

For most Civil 3D workstation users and BIM software in general, the ideal configuration is a high CPU core frequency with fewer CPU cores. Unless you’re also doing heavy rendering, more than 8 cores won’t provide much performance advantage. Not all user workflows are the same though, so be sure and contact us for an optimized configuration.

Don’t I need Xeon?

Intel Xeon processors are great for highly threaded applications or those that require ECC RAM, but for Civil 3D, Core i7 or i9 are a much better value and typically will perform better overall.

Quadro or Geforce graphics – which is best?

That answer depends on your specific workflow. For most Civil 3D users, Geforce cards are a better value. But for the heaviest of users, the durability of Quadro does provide some value. Check out this blog post for more details.

Is Hard Drive speed important?

Yes, to an extent. As a general rule faster SSDs will reduce load and save times, especially when working with very large, complex models. You may see some diminishing returns with the very fastest PCIE Gen 4 drives though.

I don’t know what I need – can you help?

Yes! Our sales team is happy to help with putting a configuration together to meet your needs and budget. Email or call us at 804-419-0900 for assistance.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes, we do accept purchase orders with Net Terms from pre-approved accounts. Contact us for details or complete our application here.

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