Intel NUC 3D mechanical CAD demo large assembly

Just thought I would share my PC specs as I’ve seen a few people with SE speed issues.

I recently added more RAM to my self assembled machine and it’s running ST9 MP03 without any major trouble. Before I added more RAM it was beginning to slow down in a medium sized assembly (255 total parts, 42 unique parts, 6 simplified parts, 3 levels, 10 subassemblies, 5 unique subassemblies, 140.62MB)

Intel NUC Mini PC Kit NUC6I5SYH A$599

fitted with

Intel 540s Series 240GB SSD, m.2(SATA) A$119

1x Kingston KVR21S15S8/8 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 SODIMM A$69

1x Kingston KVR21S15D8/16 16GB (1x16GB) 2133MHz DDR4 SODIMM A$135

that’s it

the PC kit has the same graphics engine as a Microsoft Surface Pro 4

one tip with this setup is to keep the graphics driver up to date manually, the automatic driver update doesn’t always do the job.

I’ve also witnessed a speed improvement when updating my monitor, I’m now using a BENQ EW2775ZH A$329

Is this the cheapest SE CAD workstation in the world?

here’s a link to the Intel page with specifications

http://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc6i5syh.html

it has two video outputs, 1x full-size HDMI & 1x mini displayport

here’s a video of it in action, it’s a bit jumpy when zooming because I’m using a mouse wheel

here’s also a video of a zoom operation using a 3D controller, quite a lot smoother although still a bit jumpy when close up and zooming out.