"I'm running 2010 on an Intel core 2 3GHz CPU with 2Gb RAM & an NVIDIA Quadro FX540 graphics, not a high spec machine but it all works OK.
If you get odd things happening, check that you have the latest Inventor graphics driver for your card."
"Edith, 2010 does not seem to need more resources than 2009 & my install on 3 machines was trouble free. You get the new 'Office' style toolbar which you will either love or hate but you can go back to the classic style (like I did) if…"
"We had some thin section washer shapes cut from 50 micron silver/copper alloy. The manufacturer made a hardened steel shape the same size as the washer & cut the pieces by pressing into a urethane pad."