Why does this software run terribly on my laptop. I have a high end MSI gaming laptop that should be able to handle this software easily, but it runs terribly. My laptop runs games perfectly with no error, and everything else works fine. Why does Inventor professional 2014 run so badly? I'm only using the monthly autodesk 360 trial and I need this software to work to get schoolwork done. Any suggestions?
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you might think/know it's a high end gaming laptop, but we don't... Can you please post your hardware specs and driver version.
... I'm only using the monthly autodesk 360 trial ....
What does this mean?
"Games" can cover a wide range as well. Most will run acceptably on most hardware because they can take all sorts of shortcuts and optimizations: they only need to do *one* thing. Inventor is more taxing than pretty much any game simply because it has to do many things.
MSI gt60 2oc-o22us
Well, my laptop should be able to handle inventor professional 2014. I have an MSI gt60 2oc-022us. It's got a 4th gen I7-4700, 8 gig RAM, Nividia gtx770m graphics.
Devil's in the details:
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ - a little pokey, but not horrible
RAM 8 GB - should definitely be more for a 64-bit technical software package
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM - not sure with every description packed together like that, but if this is a conventional disc drive its WAY slow. Solid state is preferred, or at least a 7800 RPM drive.
You're machine specs are decent enough, I don't see any deal-breakers there.
Some laptops (maybe all? I don't use one...) come with a graphics chip integrated into the motherboard. If both the graphics card (your GTX770M) and the integrated chip are enabled, this can cause major performance problems in Inventor. You should check to see if this is the case with your computer. If so, try disabling the integrated graphics and see if this clears up the performance issues.
By the way, 8 GB RAM is probably the minimum I would ever recommend for Inventor, but that is the minimum needed to RUN WELL. In other words, 8 GB is just fine to do a lot of work in Inventor. Of course, this really depends on what you are trying to do--massive / complex assemblies and drawings of those assemblies are going to require more than 8.
I work in the water treatment industry designing industrial equipment and systems, and I have gotten adequate performance from Inventor with my computer specs (listed below) most of the time. I have only occasionally done work that has maxed out my computer's performance (although, when this happens, it can be excruciating).
IV2014 Pro SP 1, Build 222; Vault Basic 2014 Update 1
Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1; Intel Xeon Duo @2.40 GHz, 9 GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 1024 MB GDDR5
7200 rpm HDD (nothing special)
Two 1920x1080 monitors
Ok well I appreciate the responses from you guys. Yes my laptop has the integrated graphics. I'm thinking that it's just the intel hd graphics that are being used all the time though. I haven't really tried turning on the nvidia graphics yet. So I would think that inventor would work ok. Anyone know how to turn one graphics card off vs the other?
If you reboot with the power supply plugged in - it should default to the nVidia card.
Open Inventor and go to Tools>Application Options>Hardware tab and click Diagnostics.
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