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Will Inventor run faster on a multiprocessor PC?

A - answer Yes, it will. Autodesk Inventor (R4, 5, 6, 7, 8+) is a partially multithreaded application which makes use of multiple CPUs, hyperthreading and dual-core, quad-core, multi-core processors for some operations (of course only in OSs supporting multiprocessing - WinNT, Win2000, WinXP Pro, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10).

Inventor 4 up to 7, and 2012+ supports multiprocessing for computing of drawing views (view updates, IDW/DWG).

Inventor 9, 10, 11, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012+ supports multiprocessing in rendering (Inventor Studio), FEA computations, sheetmetal unfolding (ASM), OLE objects, Excel-linked parameters, printing, for the Job scheduler, and for updates of the capacity-meter.

Inventor 2012 supports multithreading for drawing views (hidden lines) when "Enable Background Updates" is checked in the Application options. Plus for ray-trace display.

Inventor 2013 uses multithreading for CAE stress analysis.

Inventor 2016 then uses multi-threaded computation for processing of CAD files in foreign formats (AnyCAD).

In any case, workstations with dual-core and quad-core (multi-core) CPUs will make Inventor faster thanks to distribution of concurrently running system processes in Windows 10, 8, 7 and in Vista plus WinXP.

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31.1.2001    19358x   FAQ  
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