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UNLEASH THE FULL POTENTIAL OF AUTODESK PRODUCT DESIGN SUITE WITH NVIDIA

Model data sets are growing increasingly large and complex, and advances in technology such as large 4K monitors are facilitating CAD workflows. This is leading design and engineering professionals using Autodesk tools to demand increasingly powerful and reliable graphics performance.

 

[With an] NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, the outputs are very realistic, very fast and very powerful.

Jon Wells, Senior Designer, Morgan Motor Company

 

NVIDIA brings together hardware and software elements that provide designers and architects with the power to interactively visualize their products or buildings as they’ll photorealistically appear in any lighting environment. NVIDIA Iray physically based rendering software enables fast interaction with forms, materials, and lights, so you can precisely visualize the final products and buildings you are creating. Designers, architects, and engineers who didn’t previously use rendering during their design process can explore more design iterations in less time with the confidence that they’re seeing a lifelike, photorealistic virtual product.

Autodesk certifies and recommends NVIDIA professional graphics processors, so it’s not hard to see why Autodesk software users rely on NVIDIA Quadro cards more than any other when working on their critical projects.

Also, since Autodesk supports NVIDIA GPU pass-through technology for AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, users can now get the same graphics performance and experience in a virtualized environment, as they would expect from their PC or workstation with NVIDIA GRID™.

 

Performance

DO YOUR BEST WORK FASTER

Design professionals using Autodesk software tools rely on NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics cards more than any other when working on their critical projects.

NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics cards provide exceptional performance for the latest releases of Autodesk® AutoCAD, Autodesk® Inventor, Autodesk® 3ds Max, and Autodesk® Maya. This means you can easily dial up the complexity of your designs, visualize every angle faster, and work out issues earlier in the design cycle.

3ds Max 2015

AutoDesk Inventor 2015

AutoDesk AutoCAD

 

QUICKLY PREPARE FOR DESIGN REVIEWS

NVIDIA enables you to work faster in Autodesk® Showcase® as part of the Autodesk Product Design Suite for reviews and product walkthroughs. The more graphics horsepower you have, the faster Showcase will run. So you no longer need to worry if you have enough time to set up that perfect scene.

Autodesk Showcase

Visualisation

CREATE FAST PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERS

Autodesk® 3ds Max in your Product Design Suite makes creating stunning photorealistic renderings for client reviews or marketing materials faster and easier. Plus, it takes full advantage of your graphics card, so your renders will finish faster. No more waiting overnight and catching mistakes too late.

NVIDIA Iray physically based rendering software lets product designers visualize predictable digital prototypes at speeds never before possible. Now, designers and engineers who didn’t previously use rendering during their design process can photorealistically visualize their models interactively and seamlessly interchange physically based materials across their workflow. They can explore more design iterations in less time with the confidence that they’re seeing a lifelike virtual product.

With NVIDIA Iray, architects can interactively show photorealistic representations of their building designs—both exteriors and interiors—in any lighting environment. They can interact in real time with forms, materials, and lights to precisely visualize all aspects of the buildings and structures they’re creating. Design reviews with clients and colleagues are more effective, and architects can explore additional design concepts more quickly, confident that they’re seeing a lifelike virtual model as they iterate.

Breitling

Modern Exterior

 

Productivity

ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY WITH NVIDIA GRID

Until recently, the benefits of virtualization weren’t accessible to designers and engineers at manufacturing and AEC firms because a satisfactory user experience with their 3D graphics-intensive design software simply wasn’t possible.

NVIDIA GRID technology leverages GPUs in the data center to deliver 3D applications over the network for a native PC experience, bringing Autodesk software to more users, in more places. AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit users can now access the power of the GPU to get the same highly responsive 3D graphics experience from the cloud that they have with their professional workstation.

NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 boards can be added to existing Citrix, VMware, or Microsoft VDI environments, enabling Autodesk users to be even more productive—from any device, anywhere, anytime.

Help me choose

FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR HOW YOU USE AUTODESK PRODUCTS

Whether your workflow includes desktops, workstations, mobile workstations, or remoting, NVIDIA has a solution for you.

NVIDIA has a history of the industry's best performance on leading Design and Manufacturing applications. This includes:

  • Driver quality and stability – by working closely with the leading software companies, NVIDIA develops mission-critical drivers certified on 100+ applications.
  • Preferred, trusted brand – the vast majority of today's design work is done on Quadro professional graphics cards.
  • Compute leadership - leading solutions for GPU rendering and simulation rely on NVIDIA CUDA® parallel computing technology.
  • Workspace and IT management – NVIDIA tools designed for professional display management and infrastructure include Mosaic, nView®, and NVIDIA Enterprise Management Toolkit (NVWMI).

 

Recommended Graphics Solutions for Autodesk AutoCAD

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Videos

See what everyone is talking about!
Watch architects and designers talk about their experiences with AutoCAD software and Quadro graphics.

Dave Geist, Celebrity Custom Homes, tells us why he is using Quadro for Autodesk applications.

Dave Geist, Celebrity Custom Homes, tells us why he is using Quadro for Autodesk applications.

Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist, talks about Quadro and Dell Precision™ workstations with AutoCAD.

Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist, talks about Quadro and Dell Precision™ workstations with AutoCAD.

 

  • Cole & Associates
    By leveraging the strengths of Quadro GPUs and AutoCAD, Cole has seen 25 percent productivity gains.
  • Layton Construction
    AutoCAD, Navisworks and Revit enable Layton to view and modify projects in real-time.
  • Neenan Company
    With Quadro-powered Autodesk software, Neenan can more quickly and efficiently achieve its design and LEED ratings goals.

 
 

Image courtesy of Jeff Patton.

 
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