Need to know.

I’ve just recently purchased a laptop, and I looked very closely at the specs to make sure it could run the student version of Inventor.

I just need to make sure that I made the decision of purchasing this new laptop with the correct assumptions and whatnot.

Here is the link for the exact laptop purchased:

Let me know of anything you see that might be problematic!

UPDATE I based this off of the 2014 version, not the student version. Sorry ^.^

From what I can tell, it should run Inventor 2014 just fine.

The only thing I don’t like about it is the Hard Drive. 1TB is big but 5400 RPM is quite slow. A SSD would be much faster for opening and saving files, and longevity due to the lack of moving parts.

That can most likely be upgraded at a later time, but for now, I think you’ll be happy with it.

There is a very active thread discussing this topic.

As always, I direct teams to the recommendations posted on the Autodesk Inventor site.

My concern when looking at this question is does the graphics card meet the requirements?

I will take a longer look at your proposed purchase and give some feedback.

I believe that the hard drive is fine because a friend of mine has a year old pavilion, and that has a 5400 rpm hard drive, and his laptop can run inventor just fine. I will watch for anything though!

Thanks for the tip! :smiley:

I took a look at that thread, and I felt that I made a good decision. I just wanted to double check.

As far as the Graphics card goes, I don’t think I will be running Inventor at max settings. If I do, I know what the chances of it crashing are.

My school’s CAD computers have trouble with Inventor on max settings, so I know how well that would turn out for this laptop.

Thanks for the tips and concerns! :smiley:

I have a HP Pavilion with probably the same hard drive in it. I can run Inventor just fine, but loading files and programs and booting up takes forever. You might be able to latter swap out the hard drive for a SSD.

Good to know. I just need the computer to be able to load the stuff eventually. It will be better than not being able to run it at all. :stuck_out_tongue:

I run Inventor 2014 on a 2008-spec Dell Latitude D830 configured thusly:

. win7 amd64
. Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M
. 8G RAM
. 7200RPM 500GB Seagate HDD with 8MB RAM

It takes a while to start, but editing is fine. I suspect complicated assemblies might take a while to load.