Hear from the SolidBox crew as they review hardware and software offerings as well as provide updates on the business and industry events.

Johnnie Floyd—Homo Fabian

This 90-Year-Old Engineer Uses SOLIDWORKS Everyday to Help Make the World a Better Place. Longtime SolidBox customer Johnnie Floyd has an invention that can change the world. I called it a “paradigm shift” which he justifiably said is a cliché, but it really is. It’s a new way of approaching prescription eye wear. His invention, called Lnzwear, would eschew the existing labor-intensive process of matching a person with the right glasses. Better yet, the user wouldn’t even need to

published February 24, 2021

SolidBox and Dell

SolidBox stands for two things when it comes to hardware: performance and reliability. First performance: everyone who’s ever sat down at a computer has hoped for the best performance possible. This is a given, but not all of us have the time or knowledge necessary to build a workstation that provides optimal performance for the tasks we ask it to accomplish.     SolidBox provides the right workstation for each individual customer with the right hardware to ensure not on

published March 15, 2019

SolidBox vs Manufacturer Direct for CAD/CAM Workstations

People ask us almost daily, "why should I invest in a SolidBox rather than buying direct from Dell, HP, etc.?" Short answer: time-value. Time-value is a concept that is on or near the top of every CFO's priority list. If just one engineer is unable to get the job done because of computer failure, the cost of that downtime is threefold. You're not only losing just the time of the engineer, but also the time of the IT professional who is tasked with fixing the issue, and quite often, the time of o

published March 13, 2019

SolidBox and Computer-aided Design (CAD)

We talk a lot about CAD here at SolidBox, but rarely in the context of what CAD actually is, and why SolidBox is the best possible solution for the demands of it. Computer-aided Design (CAD) as we know it today is vast and interactive. But it didn’t start that way. In fact, we’re just now reaching the maturity of several key players in the CAD world, most notably SOLIDWORKS, to where easily interacting with models that are generated by a computer, and collaborating with other designers is j

published November 05, 2018

Why do I need a CAD Workstation for SOLIDWORKS?

SolidBox has become SOLIDWORKS’ go-to for CAD workstations when people call in asking about hardware for SOLIDWORKS. Every week we get calls transferred from Waltham, MA and it’s usually someone wanting to know which NVIDIA GeForce video card to put in his or her computer or whether or not a Microsoft Surface can run SOLIDWORKS adequately (the answers are none and no). The larger question here is why do I need a CAD workstation for SOLIDWORKS? Why can’t I just use a gaming computer or a h

published October 23, 2018
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