Computer Processing Power for OpenRoads

I've started with a new company and I've started modeling more in OpenRoads with SS4 and Geopak. OpenRoads is new to me, but I do have experience with InRoads modeling. I've been watching another engineer working on his station recently and noticed how slow it is to process and how he has to separate the model to allow the computer to keep up. I have some other colleges at other firms that do modeling that have killed multiple computers modeling and have convinced their firm to get them a high end gaming computer.

I'm curious what everyone else is using and get an opinion on what is economical and efficient for working in modeling with OpenRoads.

The computer they just got me is an Intel Xeon 3.3GHz with 16 GB of RAM on Windows 10. This is similar to the other engineer using a Xeon 3.6 GHz with 16 GB of RAM on Windows 7 mentioned that separates everything.

Thank you in advance.

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  • Interestingly enough, this is the same question which a colleague of mine and I were talking about today. SS2 and MicroStation V8i work extremely well with the computers we currently have (many of them being over five years old already). I have an HP Z Book (bought late last year) with a solid state drive and 16GB of RAM (Windows 10) and running Openroads 2019 R1 is quite slow at times (especially when it comes to annotating cross sections). I cannot help but think that there must be a spec'd workstation which delivers almost instantaneous results for both Concept Station and ORD.

    So, what is the Workstation of choice for the financially able?

    Fantastic question!

    Mark

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  • Interestingly enough, this is the same question which a colleague of mine and I were talking about today. SS2 and MicroStation V8i work extremely well with the computers we currently have (many of them being over five years old already). I have an HP Z Book (bought late last year) with a solid state drive and 16GB of RAM (Windows 10) and running Openroads 2019 R1 is quite slow at times (especially when it comes to annotating cross sections). I cannot help but think that there must be a spec'd workstation which delivers almost instantaneous results for both Concept Station and ORD.

    So, what is the Workstation of choice for the financially able?

    Fantastic question!

    Mark

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