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AutoCad Inventor on Dell Precision T5500

Posted on 2013-06-03
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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Can anybody suggest a way to improve performance on a Dell T5500 with a 3.33 GHz xeon quad core cpu.  Inventor only uses 1 core and is very slow when handling large drawings.
Question by:Neumanntj23
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Stelian Stan earned 2000 total points
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Unfortunately, their is nothing that you can do. Inventor is currently a single-threaded application. (
Autodesk Inventor 2009 and later versions support multi-core technology in some very specific areas of the product, including:

    Animations and renderings in Studio
    ASM (Autodesk Shape Manager) kernel
    Task Scheduler
In release 2012 we added multi-core processing capability for

    Ray tracing
    Hidden line calculation in drawings (when the Enable background updates checkbox in the Application Options > Drawing tab is checked. It is on by default)

In release 2013 we added multi-core processing capability for

     Stress Analysis (no special options or settings are required)

In order to fully benefit from multi-core processors, you need to use multi-threaded software. Unfortunately, Inventor is currently a single-threaded application.

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