And don't forget to register for the upcoming What's New with Autodesk InfraWorks and Civil 3D webcast, on April 19th. Ever wonder what Autodesk is thinking when we release new features? Why certain additions, improvements, and enhancements are or are not included in the latest releases of Autodesk InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D? This webcast will be your chance to find out, provide comments, and ask questions.
You 'll also probably want to review some of our handy What's New guides and other learning materials as you get acquainted with this newest version of InfraWorks. Here's an overview of free learning resources available to you:
One of our stellar premium support specialists, Louisa Holland, recently put together a great overview of hardware specs and recommendations for InfraWorks and Civil 3D. I thought her recommendations were spot-on, so I wanted to share them with you here. Keep in mind, that this is not an endorsement of any specific hardware companies, nor a list of formal system requirements -- but more of a helpful tip for some nice options, based on experience working in Civil 3D and InfraWorks.
You can find minimum system requirements and Autodesk's Certified Hardware Page here:
This document is meant to provide a comparison guide between currently available hardware technology with respect to working with Civil 3D and Infraworks. When it comes to Civil 3D and Infraworks, there is no such thing as “too much” RAM or graphics capability. On the Ideal side of this chart, Lou put forth suggestions that are high end, but fall within a realistic budget.
*Since AutoCAD is not multithreaded, fewer cores with stronger individual cores is preferable.
** Memory and storage are effectively commodified resources; brand and/or manufacturer makes very little difference.