Do you mean rendering sketches? I use photoshop directly on the surface, I do the linework in Leonardo. Do you mean CAD Rendering? I don't do that on the Surface. No way I will inflict that pain on me. I mean, yeah, technically you can. But you don't really want to. After all it is an Ultrabook so it has as much power as an macbook air or maybe the smaller macbook pros if you spec it out. Nowhere near workstation capabilities.moczys wrote:@Mrog
I'm curious, how do you handle rendering?
Does anyone have experience running Solidworks on the newer Wacom MobileStudio Pro models?
I prefer Windows to iOS, so the idea of the Surface is really compelling. However, the price point is really high for models with enough processing power to do real CAD work (i.e. larger assemblies & complex part design/surfacing). I've heard from a couple people who have bought Surface products that they are still kind of buggy and don't really operate as well as a standard laptop. Wacom still seems to be the gold standard for pen/display interfaces, but I am skeptical of their ability to execute a fully function computer. And the cost of their Mobile studio products is at the same level as the Surface products (which is too much if the computer part of it doesn't work well).
When will one of these players just go ahead and execute the perfect portable ID sketch/CAD/render machine?!?
Opposite. Latter options costs $150. Good point about the refresh rate with sketching. Never thought of that and was going to ignore refresh as I don't play any games. Hmmm.. I guess can never go wrong getting the latest tech possible. Usually that's my approach. I drove to the US to get the first iPad before it was available in Canada and couldn't even download any apps as there was no Canadian App Store (workaround with a US iTunes GC, but anyhow).Mrog wrote:moczys wrote:@Mrog
You mean with the latter option you would save 150 bucks? Then I would take that one. I haven't witnessed it myself but people say the display in the 2017 version with the high refresh rate gives a nice fluid feeling when sketching. And, this is my personal opinion, I never use much of my storage on iOS. I stream everything, I don't play games and I don't download silly apps. To this day I use a 16GB iPhone 6 and have enough space. I wouldn't even know what to put on 64GB. But you might be different. Also you could spend the 150$ on the pencil and some case, which is both not really optional. So you can get the full package.
Yes, I meant CAD rendering. That's what I thought, just making sure. I'm sure the Surface *could* do some test renders in a pinch, but it would take forever to do final renders.Mrog wrote: Do you mean rendering sketches? I use photoshop directly on the surface, I do the linework in Leonardo. Do you mean CAD Rendering? I don't do that on the Surface. No way I will inflict that pain on me. I mean, yeah, technically you can. But you don't really want to. After all it is an Ultrabook so it has as much power as an macbook air or maybe the smaller macbook pros if you spec it out. Nowhere near workstation capabilities.
Wacoms products are clearly priced for businesses, so I would never pay for it with my personal money. It is just has a horrible bang to buck ratio, so let your company buy one for you if you can .