One of the most common issues we come across at the Pytha Partners support desk has little to do with PYTHA software. Often our biggest challenge lies with the clunky hardware driving our gear, and the associated headaches old hardware can cause.
The downtime afforded after the Christmas rush can be an excellent time to set up new equipment, and you may have been thinking about an end-of-year upgrade. But if your ‘Santa’ needs a little more convincing to fill your stocking with new hardware, we’ve got four ripping reasons for him to come to the party.
#1 Need for Speed
Competent CAD users can be speed demons when driving their favourite software. If your hardware is not keeping up, you could end up with the tech-version of road rage in your office, which will never end well! To get the most out of your software and the maximum out of your operators, you’ll want to make sure your hardware can keep up.
#2 Be Done with Downtime
When old equipment has suffered through multiple installations and subsequent un-installs, it’s likely to be bearing a few scars and housing the remnants of various versions of software. This can slow down processing significantly, or cause conflicts in what should be standard operations. If you or your operators are spending more time looking at a whirring wheel on your screen than you’d like, it may be time to look into some new machinery.
#3 Vibrant Visuals
With rapid advances in retina technologies, new computers have far more impressive graphics cards (and/or the ability to support graphics) than hardware even a few years old. The better your hardware capabilities, the better your PYTHA modelling will be. PYTHA’s standard premium quality Modeller renders are a part of your package, and they should be a key component of your sales toolkit; you may be pleasantly surprised by the significant improvement your existing software will produce when it’s paired with a more capable processor.
#4 Timely Troubleshooting
Software is continually developed to work best with the most current Windows platform. If your hardware is pushing its limits, you may have noticed your Windows auto-updates are lagging (or no longer happening at all). If Windows is not up to date on your computer, it’s highly likely you’ll be missing out on the advantages of any of your preferred software updates. From a PYTHA point of view, when we know your Windows platform is where it needs to be, we can spend less time looking for workarounds and more time ensuring you and your team are as proficient and productive as possible.
If you’re an existing PYTHA customer, or are seriously considering upgrading to PYTHA soon, we encourage you to check out our handy specification sheet before you trade in your tech gear. Contact us for a copy today.