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AutoCAD powered by Quadro GPUs
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DO YOUR BEST WORK FASTER

The latest NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics cards take advantage of NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture to provide exceptional performance for AutoCAD®. This means you can now work more quickly, explore more ideas, and still get your projects done faster.

NVIDIA professional graphics provide leading performance that also lets you easily use the other applications in the AutoCAD Design Suite — such as 3ds Max — with complete confidence. This is something integrated graphics just can’t handle.

 

AUTODESK AUTOCAD BENCHMARK RESULTS1

AUTODESK AUTOCAD BENCHMARK RESULTS

 

Create fast photorealistic renders

 

3ds Max in your 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. Why wait overnight and catch mistakes too late?

Now, you can render up to 14x faster in 3ds Max using while still working in all your other apps. This enables you to reduce, or in some cases eliminate, the number of expensive and time-consuming physical prototypes needed.

Empower more users with NVIDIA GRID™

 

The NVIDIA GRID portfolio of technologies leverages the power of the GPU to deliver 3D applications over the network for a native PC experience. Choose from two options to match your specific IT infrastructure, bringing the Autodesk Product Design Suite to more users, in more places:

With either NVIDIA GRID option, Autodesk Product Design Suite users can enjoy the same highly responsive experience they get at their desk—from any device, anywhere.

 

AUTODESK 3DS MAX 2014 IRAY 3.1 PERFORMANCE2

Relative Performance

AUTODESK 3DS MAX 2014 IRAY 3.1 PERFORMANCE

 

UNLEASH YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WITH QUADRO GRAPHICS CARDS

 

3D Hidden Visual Style

3D Hidden Visual Style

 

Realistic Visual Style

Realistic Visual Style

Conceptual Visual Style

Conceptual Visual Style

 

Visual Accuracy

Visual Accuracy

 
 

Testimonials

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.

 

JOIN THE RENDERING REVOLUTION

Create stunning photorealistic renderings using 3ds Max and NVIDIA GPUs

Create stunning photorealistic renderings using 3ds Max and NVIDIA GPUs.
Image courtesy of Jeff Patton.

See how nView can boost your AutoCAD 2011 productivity!

See how nView can boost your AutoCAD 2011 productivity!

 

NVIEW MULTI-DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY

 

AutoCAD professionals can efficiently leverage multiple displays using nView® desktop and application management features that are unique to Quadro graphics solutions. nView provides a robust set of tools to efficiently set up multiple monitors, manage a variety of different desktops, and run multiple windows and applications simultaneously to maximize productivity. Key features include:

EXTENDED TASKBAR

Extend the Windows taskbar across multiple displays so that each taskbar contains only the programs that are open on that display.

GRIDLINES

Divide monitors into grids for more efficient use of larger screen real estate.

VIRTUAL DESKTOPS

Create, customize, and switch between different desktops for specific jobs, to reduce on-screen "clutter".

 

RECOMMENDED AUTOCAD GRAPHICS SOLUTIONS

  QUADRO K600 QUADRO K2000 QUADRO K4000 MULTI-GPU (MAXIMUS) GRID VCA GRID
Usage

Small assemblies in AutoCAD.

Medium assemblies in AutoCAD.

Occasional use of 3ds Max with AutoCAD.

Intensive use of CAE or 3ds Max rendering.

Turnkey appliance that delivers Autodesk over the network.

Multiple GPUs can be assigned to deliver fast NVIDIA® iray® rendering in 3ds Max.

Existing VDI environment.

GPU Memory 1 GB DDR3 2 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 Varies 4 GB GDDR5 per user Varies
 

Autodesk

 

NVIDIA professional graphics solutions are certified and recommended by Autodesk. Close collaboration during product development guarantees stability and reliability of the platform just the way you expect from day one.

 
 

1 - AutoCAD performance test: Catalyst 3D tests run on Windows 7 64bit, 32Gb RAM, Xeon 3.1Ghz.
2 - Test scene collection run on Windows 7 64-bit, 32 GB RAM, HP Z820 with one Xeon 5650 @2.67 GHz with six cores using NVIDIA iray® technology in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014.

 

Image courtesy of Jeff Patton.

 
Workstation Graphics

Workstation Graphics Overview
Quadro Desktop Graphics Cards
Quadro Mobile Graphics Cards
Tesla High Performance Computing
NVS Commercial Graphics Cards

Advanced Technologies

NVIDIA Multi-GPU Technology
Quadro Digital Video Pipeline
Quadro Scalable Visualisation Solutions
3D Vision Pro
Advanced Rendering
SLI Technology
NVIDIA Multi-OS
Quadro for the Cloud
CUDA Technology

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