Working from home or offsite?

We hope all of you are staying safe and well and trying to look on the bright side of things during this crazy time.

Many of you are faced with working remotely (from home?), some for the first time. 

We wanted to assure you that we are here to help any way we can. As always, our tech-support are ready to help at no cost to you.

Remote CAD Office
Tablet with Windows 10 running AViCAD

Typical remote CAD office checklist

We are also happy to offer you free support to help with setting up your new office or home, by answering any CAD questions you may have.

Suggested CAD workstation

  • 64 bit Windows 10
  • Desktop or Laptop
  • Good graphics card (ie Nvidia or similar) with latest drivers installed
  • Hard drive space 2 GB min. The more the merrier.
  • RAM 8GB or more
  • Mouse with scroll wheel (recommended but not required)
  • Google Drive or similar cloud sharing (recommended but not required)

* Handy way to both backup or share files remotely

Suggested software

  • AutoCAD or IntelliCAD (we also offer AViCAD)
  • Add-ons for productivity (see our Mech-Q tools for example)
  • Excel or similar for doing schedules (LibreOffice is good)

Both our Mech-Q engineering tools and AutoCAD alternative (AViCAD) are available by monthly subscription  – each allowing you to cancel at any time. 

For those needing a new perpetual license (never expires, non subscription) we will work with you to lower the startup cost.

If you need to transfer your existing license to a remote location (or home) – we can help you to do that. 

Check for latest updates

As mentioned above, make sure your graphics card is up to date. Do a search for the manufacturer and the model of card. Then look for driver updates, download an run the installer. Be careful to only download directly from manufacturer.

It’s always a great idea to be working with the latest version of software. Feel free to ask us how to upgrade.

We’re here to help.

If you do have further questions about setting up your remote CAD hardware and software, please get in touch with us.