Nov 16, 2011
Jorge Fernandez

Hardware Benchmarks and more for working with large assemblies in Inventor

Applies To : Autodesk Inventor


In Autodesk Inventor I have very large assemblies that are well over 1,000 parts.  I am starting to experience performance issues and the standard recommended settings just aren’t enough.  I would like to optimize my hardware performance but I’m not sure where to start or what will make a difference.  Will installing more RAM help?  What sort of procedures should I do to keep my system clean? I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t find more specific data for large assemblies and hardware recommendations or benchmarks.



There is no exact number that defines a “large” assembly. However, generally speaking if you have more than 1,000 unique parts an assembly then you might start feeling a hit on your computer performance.  Although there isn’t a list of benchmarks, there are some best practices and Hardware optimization suggestions such as 16 GB of RAM being a minimum requirement, info on dual processors, info on motherboards, and many more subjects that pertain to performance etc…

The following is a link to the Inventor Wiki site that explains recommended hardware specs specifically for large assemblies:

For a printable PDF version use the following link: