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rlantzjr
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Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

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06-05-2012 08:51 AM

The company I work for has requested what PC specifications Autodesk recommends for use with inventor.  We are currently using 2011 but would like to have the recommendation for the latest release.  We are having major issues with crashes, and running out of memory constantly on working with images as well as routing tubes in assemblies.  Any recommendations for PC specifications I should report?  Thank you!

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Cadmanto
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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 08:54 AM in reply to: rlantzjr

I would check out their website here as a start.

http://usa.autodesk.com/autodesk-inventor/system-requirements/

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Scott McFadden
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rlantzjr
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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 09:28 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Scott,

Thanks for the site, I printed that page out to give them but the specs dont seem that high as far as memory, which suprises me with all the crashes we are having.  Is there any more specific detail like the speed or RAM, size of memory card, just a single core processor?

 

All I know is I have never experienced Inventor crashing as much as it has in the past, and i have been using Inventor since 5.3.  What are the PC specs that people here use that dont experience crashes? that would help as well.

 

Thanks again all.

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mcgyvr
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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 09:46 AM in reply to: rlantzjr

Its actually very simple...

-12G RAM (minimum)

-3.0+ Ghz multicore processor (core i5 or i7's work nice)

-Solid State Hard Drives (I run the OS and Inventor ONLY on the SSD and everything else on a regular HDD and its working perfectly)

-top of the line gaming (GTX series) NVIDIA graphics card (direct x10 or higher)

 

 

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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 09:47 AM in reply to: rlantzjr

Have a look at this thread.  Most people attached their machine specs so you can compare performance

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Rebuild-time-comparison-volunteers-wanted-for-5-mins...

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06-05-2012 09:56 AM in reply to: stevec781

My spec's below, work really well. I do a lot of Rendering and really need the multi-core CPU. Inventor loads in 15 seconds.

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vmcarbonneau
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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 10:14 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Really depends on what you are doing, Autodesk requirements are too low.

 

We are 4 Engineers, 3 of us are using HP z400, about 2 years old, still perfect for what we are doing (Assy of 1000 to 1500 parts). We had very good luck with these workstations, never had any problems. 

 

Here are the specs:

xeon w3540

8gb ram

quadro fx580

300gb 10000 RPM

 

I would definitely go with the new HP Z420, here is the guidelines I would use.

 

CPU: go with the fastest quad core you can afford. (More cores will only help for ray tracing or FEA analysis)

Ram: 8gb is minimum, probably enough, 16gb is more than enough (choose the fastest)

Video: Quadro 600 is good, Quadro 2000 is perfect (Nvidia should release new quadros soon, I would wait)

HD: Go with a sata3 SSD, 120gb is enough if you are using Inventor only, no other large software.

 

For business environment, do not build your computer or buy consumer computers. Go for a dedicated workstation. If you are on a budget, buying a used Z400 is a good idea (don't go with older workstations).

 

If you need mobility, mobile workstations are now very powerful, not the case 2 years ago. You will, by cons, definitely pay more than a desktop for the same specs. I own a Dell M6600, it does the job perfectly.

 

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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 11:04 AM in reply to: blair

blair wrote:

 Inventor loads in 15 seconds.


Really?.. I just installed my SSD last week and Inventor loads in 5 seconds flat. (it was 19 seconds with a regular HDD)

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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 11:04 AM in reply to: rlantzjr

I am running 12 GB of memory on a 64 bit Dell T7500 w/3.5 GHz machine.

I crash once in a while, but not all that often.

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Re: Autodesk Inventor PC Recommendation

06-05-2012 11:22 AM in reply to: rlantzjr

The load times were on IV2012, IV2013 loads in 5 seconds.

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