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    Question Two Plus: Monitoring Needs for Process Plant Design

    Does anyone find that using more than two monitors useful/more efficient for process plant design work than a dual monitor setup?
    At work, I currently have two Samsung SyncMaster P2770 and know that the Nvidia Quadro FX4800 graphics card in my Dell Precision T7500 workstation can support up to four monitors!

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    Default Re: Two Plus: Monitoring Needs for Process Plant Design

    All our modellers use two monitors, mind you we are a Bentley house but that should not make any difference. In fact it enhances the modellers ability to work in the 3D world even using paper space/model space

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    Default Re: Two Plus: Monitoring Needs for Process Plant Design

    I no longer work in engineering (or anywhere else) but my primary pc at home has three 22" HDTVs as monitors and I would now be lost with only two or less.
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    Default Re: Two Plus: Monitoring Needs for Process Plant Design

    Consider field of view. With two decent-sized widescreen monitors on my desk, they extend almost to where I can readily see with both eyes (give it a try - look at one monitor, close one eye at a time and see what's visible). If this were a 3-monitor set-up, I'd be working off the center monitor with about the outer half of each of the other monitors effectively unusable. I'd have to turn my head to see those parts. A 2 wide x 2 high set-up might be workable, but I'd be tilting my head back frequently to better focus on the top row. Again, not ideal.
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