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helavagal
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2012 vs 2013

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01-30-2013 11:19 AM

looking into upgrading to Inventor 2013 from 2012 - what are your thoughts?  does it seems to run faster to you?  we have a very fast computer with 32GB RAM but it stills seems VERY sluggish....

 

Any input is appreciated :smileyhappy:

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helavagal
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:21 AM in reply to: helavagal

also is it worth upgrading windows to 8 and not use 7?

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mpatchus
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:23 AM in reply to: helavagal

From what I understand Autodesk does not officially support Windows 8 at this point in time.

Mike Patchus

Inventor 2012 SP3 ~ Vault Pro 2013
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mrattray
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:29 AM in reply to: helavagal

Although it's still not near 100%, 2013 is much more stable then 2012.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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helavagal
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:35 AM in reply to: mrattray

do you find it is faster though?  we are experiencing lag times....  we are beginning to think that it is the content server being on a busy netwrk server....

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mrattray
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:41 AM in reply to: helavagal

I barely noticed a near negligible difference, but I don't work with very many large files. However, I also have problems with server lag and, if anything, the lag is worse.

2012 was a horrendous cluster of instability for me, so it was a huge sigh of relief when I upgraded.

 

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j_berry
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:46 AM in reply to: helavagal

helavagal wrote:

we have a very fast computer with 32GB RAM but it stills seems VERY sluggish....

 


I also have 32 GB of RAM (windows 7 64 bit and two 6 core dual processors), but I have a HDD and not a solid state hard drive, so this limits my "windows experience level" to a 5.9 (two 7.8 scores and two 7.4 scores otherwise).

 

When I first installed and worked with Inventor I was surprised how sluggish it was. Not all the time, primarily when constraining parts in assemblies that require constant zooming in/out and rotating views. I found out through google'ing and searching the forums how to set up levels of detail, multi level subassemblies in large assemblies, monochrome for the visual styles, no fancy appearances applied, and different workflows in general. This definitely helped some of the larger assemblies, but it will still pause for this new massive assembly I am currently working on.

 

Based on what I've read on this forum and from google searches, I have come to the conclusion that although my machine is much more capable than anything I've used before, the limiting factor is the HDD.

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mrattray
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:50 AM in reply to: j_berry

Those 12 cores aren't doing you any good in the assembly and modeling environments. Inventor only uses 1 core for these operations. What's the clock speed of the individual cores? If it's a small number, then this is likely your bottle neck.

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j_berry
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 11:57 AM in reply to: mrattray

2.3

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dgorsman
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Re: 2012 vs 2013

01-30-2013 03:32 PM in reply to: j_berry

I'd call that a 'bingo'.  CPU speed for heavy duty CAD applications should be on the order of 2.8 - 3.0 GHz or faster.  Machines for very heavy lifting should be 3.4 GHz or factory-overclocked to faster.

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