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Optimized and BORING!!!

Optimized and BORING!!!

Optimized and BORING!!!

We just downloaded the Autodesk file to optimize settings for Inventor at :


and these suggestions have us reducing the screen resolution and turning off all the XP features and effects that make the screen visually appealing.  Our question is do these things actually help Inventor much at all?  If not then we're not going to drop down to 1024 X 768 resolution and crap like that just to increase system speed by 1%.

Anyone have any advice on this?


    ~ Phlyx ~

RE: Optimized and BORING!!!

A lot of these things do help.  I ignore the resolution suggestions however.  One of the best things you can do is go to


and follow his instructions on turning off services for Win2K and XP.  I recovered 35-40MB of RAM that was being sucked up by useless processes.

Sean Dotson, PE
CAD Professionals & Consultants Discussion

RE: Optimized and BORING!!!

Hey Sean, Thanks for the link.  On his website there is a configuration page at :


Do you follow this to the "T" or tweak around his recommendations?  I am tempted to just run down the Power User settings and go for it.

Hope things are well up the road,

    ~ Phlyx ~

RE: Optimized and BORING!!!

Much of this info is relevant to SP2.  Have you guys 'upgraded' to SP2?  I did and then ending up going back to SP1 because I had all kinds of problems while using Inventor.  Lock ups, ghosting, lost time & info. were common, especially in large (500 part+) assemblies.  Went back to SP1 and have no issues.  

Is it just me?


RE: Optimized and BORING!!!

We're on SP2 and have been since it came out.  We've had our share of problems but no more or less then pre-SP2 as far as I can tell but we did the IV8 to IV9 around the same time, too.  So we may of attributed a lot to IV9 rather then SP2.  That would be a call for IT and not us, but I think I might see if the BV recommendations might help speed things up.


    ~ Phlyx ~

RE: Optimized and BORING!!!

I did the safe to start out.  I picked and chose the ones that looked safe to me.  Even at the safe level I saw big savings.

Sean Dotson, PE
CAD Professionals & Consultants Discussion

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