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An insight into the PL CAD

CAD and CAM professionals have a very specific set of needs when it comes to a workstation. In this blog, we look at how our PL CAD setup is ideal for anything your CAD/CAM project might throw at it.

James Lupton

- 1 min read

Imagine a system built exclusively to run your chosen CAD and CAM software seamlessly. But what does a system built for CAD professionals require? Let us delve into a system that could transform your workflow.

The Idea

When designing the ultra-high performance PL-CAD Workstation, our goal was to create a reliable system with the highest clock-speeds, a powerful GPU, and ultra-fast SSDs, wrapped in a sleek and quiet chassis.

We began by researching the software used by CAD and 3D modelling/animation professionals. We analysed the following software: Solid Edge, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Autodesk, Catia, Creo, Ansys, SketchUp, 3ds Max, Maya, and many more. Then we leveraged our years of technology experience and embarked upon a journey to maximise performance utilising the best components available for these workloads.


In the CAD & CAM industry, single-threaded performance is key. With most applications utilising only a small number of cores for their tasks, core frequency is paramount. The latest Intel® Core® i9 CPU boasts 10 cores with a blazing fast speed of 5.2GHz, making it a powerhouse CPU that hits that single-threaded performance sweet-spot - which is why we have chosen it for our flagship PL-CAD workstations.


Powerful graphics for the PL-CAD were essential, we knew we needed a high-quality graphics card, such as the Nvidia RTX range. Nvidia are the leading performance GPU manufacturer - their cards boast the best-in-class processing performance, and have specific cards aimed at the CAD market, which easily handle complex 2D & 3D drawings. Nvidia’s Quadro range comes with an extended warranty for professional workloads, allowing you to be confident in our systems’ longevity.


High performance, high capacity NVMe SSDs have been a major breakthrough for many industries. Working on multiple projects and workspaces simultaneously with zero slowdown takes away the frustration of managing your projects. Meaning that loading large files, managing project file structures, and creating backups is now seamless.

We have taken all these aspects above into consideration and chosen the best parts for you, then integrated them into a bespoke workstation that is quiet, stylish, and powerful. We have also utilised a lot of technology from BeQuiet, the leader in low noise PC chassis, fans, and PSUs.

Are you ready to transform your workflow?

Focus on getting work done efficiently and keeping your clients happy, without disrupting your workflow.

Seen enough? Get in touch with our experts today.

James Lupton

- 1 min read

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