Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Contributor
23 Posts
2 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-30-2009
Post 1 of 16
Accepted Solution

Inventor Shuts Down PC

562 Views, 15 Replies
11-17-2011 06:27 AM

Alright guys this one is a little tricky........

 

I am in my top level assembly about 20,000 total approx. 700 unique parts. Anytime I try to pattern (array) or mirror a set of subassemblies (could be other commands too), my machine shows the preview view and churns and churns, then all of a sudden shuts mu pc off abruptly and instanly. There are no warnings no blue screen just shuts down. Upon start-up I get the windows message that it was not shut down properly bla bla bla...

 

I am running Windows 7, 64 bit version and have a Nvidia Quadro FX 880M

Computer is pretty new, Elitebook 8540w Intel Core i7 vPro

 

I have tried everything, not sure what to do here, Anyone else having this problem or a fix tro it??????????????

 

Thanx

Something to note, although the stress test may find it anyway...

 

You may hear a fan going, but considering that pc's will be using 2 if not 3 or more fans (CPU, power supply and graphics card if equipped), I'd take the cover off and peer inside to see what fan/s are actually working.

*Pro
1,436 Posts
121 Kudos
Registered: ‎07-26-2005
Post 2 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 07:02 AM in reply to: DSNR

do you hear a cpu fan running at all?

 

Sort of sounds like your system is over heating and shutting itself down.

*Expert Elite*
7,925 Posts
657 Kudos
Registered: ‎09-13-2007
Post 3 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 07:09 AM in reply to: ampster

don't know why your blaming inventor

this is a computer hardware issue possibly a overheating problem

Contributor
23 Posts
2 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-30-2009
Post 4 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 07:10 AM in reply to: DarrenP

The computer the fan is running and running perfectly... Still not sure why this happens!!!!!!!!!

*Expert Elite*
7,925 Posts
657 Kudos
Registered: ‎09-13-2007
Post 5 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 07:12 AM in reply to: DSNR

call up computer support

not an autodesk issue

*Expert Elite*
28,672 Posts
2,132 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Post 6 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 07:20 AM in reply to: DSNR

DSNR wrote:

The computer the fan is running and running perfectly... Still not sure why this happens!!!!!!!!!


What diagnostics evidence do you have that, "everything is running perfectly"?

I'll wager that either something is overheating in your system or there is a faulty sensor in your system that is saying something is overheating or failing in some way (RAM, CPU, Graphics card or HDD).

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015-SP1 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Active Contributor
29 Posts
6 Kudos
Registered: ‎05-03-2007
Post 7 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 08:20 AM in reply to: DSNR

It could also be the power supply. Either being overtaxed or its fan is failing and it is overheating.

Dell T3500 - Intel Xeon W3503, 2.4GHz
12 gb Ram, Nvidia GeForce GTX 580
Win 7 Professional 64, Inventor 2013 Ultimate

Dell XPS M1530 Intel Core2Duo 2.4GHz
6 gb Ram, Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
Win 8 Pro 64, Inv 2013 Ultimate
Contributor
23 Posts
2 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-30-2009
Post 8 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 11:37 AM in reply to: dragondesign

This is a recent issue and I am assuming it is the CPU...

 

I never blamed this on Inventor, mearly asking if anyone has had the issue so chill with the hostility!

 

Before this started shutting down my cpu, I ran a similar pattern (array) and it took almost 2 hrs to complete!

 

So I am not in doubt that its the CPU's fault for shutting down, but does anyone have the issue of mirrors and patterning (array) taking an extreamly long amount of time, and if so how can I reduce the time it takes to process...

I have suppressed everything in the assembly that is not used on the command and still no effect in length!!!

 

What to do What to do???

 

Oh and thank you to all who helped with this I am currently running a stress test on my cpu to see where the falure is!!!

*Expert Elite*
28,672 Posts
2,132 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Post 9 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 12:24 PM in reply to: DSNR

DSNR wrote:

... but does anyone have the issue of mirrors and patterning (array) taking an extreamly long amount of time, and if so how can I reduce the time it takes to process...


AutoCAD to finish the patttern features.

 

or maybe Fusion (haven't tried large patterns yet in Fusion).  The parametric overhead in Inventor seems to be deadly for large patterns.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015-SP1 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
*Pro
1,436 Posts
121 Kudos
Registered: ‎07-26-2005
Post 10 of 16

Re: Inventor Shuts Down PC

11-17-2011 12:42 PM in reply to: DSNR

Something to note, although the stress test may find it anyway...

 

You may hear a fan going, but considering that pc's will be using 2 if not 3 or more fans (CPU, power supply and graphics card if equipped), I'd take the cover off and peer inside to see what fan/s are actually working.

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Autodesk Community? To participate in this brief usability study, please click here. Your time and input is greatly appreciated!