AutoCad Inventor on Dell Precision T5500

Posted on 2013-06-03
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
1 Comment
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

Stelian Stan earned 500 total points
ID: 39216876
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.

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

You have seen this as an option on your internet browser before or it may be completely new to you.  But what does this mean and why would I use this?
I don't know if many of you have made the great mistake of using the Cisco Thin Client model with the management software VXC. If you have then you are probably more then familiar with the incredibly clunky interface, the numerous work arounds, and …
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now