Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What causes Revit to Crash?

Revit - USA: What causes Revit to Crash? - The cost of technology

Here is a great article from Revit -USA by way of Revit3D.com - BIMBoom Revitlution.


Do you remember your first PC? You know, the one with 512kb of RAM in it. Remeber the first time you doubled you RAM and went to 1024kb and how much faster your PC was? You do? Damn, you're old.

I just did a quick search on NewEgg.com. RAM is between $30 and $50 per GB. So, if it's $300 for 8 GB of RAM, what does that really cost you during a year?

Let's take $300 and divide it by 2080 work hours per year. That works out to 14 cents an hour.
Let's say that 8GB of RAM makes your computer faster

2080 * 5% 104 extra hours/year * Billable rate $75/hour = $7,800 ROI
2080 * 10% 208 extra hours/year * Billable rate $75/hour = $15,600 ROI
2080 * 15% 312 extra hours/year * Billable rate $75/hour = $23,400 ROI
2080 * 20% 416 extra hours/year * Billable rate $75/hour = $31,200 ROI
2080 * 25% 520 extra hours/year * Billable rate $75/hour = $39,00 ROI

So, the math is simple. You spend $300 and at a minimum, get back $7800. That's a 2600% ROI.

Let's say you buy a whole new computer, a Dell Precision Workstation worth $1700 that's 25% faster than your computer computer. Again, 2080 hours/year times 25% is an extra 520 hours per year of billable output. At $75/hour times 520 hours, you could bill an extra $39,000 for that $1,700 investment. That's a 2200% Return on Investment.... Click here for more

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