Laptop For Architect and Interior design

By Lida - October 08, 2019

There are lots of work, you will do as an architect or interior designer. you will be doing a lot of drawing, and CAD, 3d modeling, maybe some rendering, there are  lots of communication, which is both in written form, and graphic form You have schedules to write, specifications to write, you have budgets to track, there also some photo editing. Designing architecture requires we use graphically intense applications for 3d modeling, rendering, and CAD work.

You will need a laptop which suitable for your working environment.

So Who you are?

There is the difference in the way that 3d rendering, 3d modeling, and CAD drafting software assigns tasks to your processor 3d modeling and CAD drafting software are generally single-threaded tasks, while rendering,ray tracing, and video transcoding is generally multi-threaded. Single-threaded means it can only happen on one core of the processor at a time, while multi-threaded means the task can be split up and assigned to more than one core of your CPU simultaneously So, if you plan to do a lot of 3d rendering - or in my case - video transcoding, the more cores you can access, the faster your rendering times will be.

If you ‘re using BIM software like ArchiCAD, that actually does use multi-threading, so more cores will offer better performance Now, besides all this, multiple cores are good because they free up resources for other tasks to take place at the same time on the computer. Having multiple cores will allow you to be a better multitasker. In general, with CPUs, higher clock speeds - this is the gigahertz number - will provide a peppier and sort of smoother experience

For 3d modeling or CAD tasks, multiple cores would not help as the software can only assign the tasks to one core at a time So, with those, you’re  really concerned with getting the fastest speed for any individual core So, just having multiple cores don’t mean you will see an advantage because it is software dependent.

The CPU is the brain that does all the necessary calculations. Now, there lots of technical jargon to wade through when you’re looking at processors and I know it can be intimidating Kaby Lake, Ryzen, i5, i7, Intel, AMD, cores, chipsets. For most architecture tasks, you basically want to buy the fastest processor you can. Now, you will also hear about multi-core processors, quad cores, dual cores, so what does all that mean? Well, this has to do with how your software uses the CPU to do the necessary calculations.

RAM is also classed by its speed too, so higher numbers are always better. SSD or solid-state drives are really fast. They don’t have moving parts and so you can access your data extremely fast. Putting your operating system and your program and system files on a solid-state drive will give you a definite speed advantage and they use less power which is great on a laptop.

other option is the HDD or hard disk drive Now, these use disks or spinning platters to store your data. hese, of course, do have moving parts, which means they are slower and more apt to break over the life of your computer. The trend today is to use HDD drives as data drives to store the masses of files you don’t need to access all the time, and SSDs to install the operating system and applications. This allows the speed advantage of loading applications and your operating system quickly, and then you can save on the cost of a large amount of data space you will need to store all your files if you pair a 256 or 512 gigabyte solid-state drive with one terabyte or two terabytes hard disk drive. 

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