There are a couple of reasons why you may get the low resources warning in SOLIDWORKS that reads, "SOLIDWORKS has detected that your system resources are running low. It is recommended that you close some applications to free additional resources. Those reasons are low RAM and GDI objects limit. We'll dive deeper into what causes this warning here.
The SOLIDWORKS System Requirements states at least 8GB of RAM or more is recommended. We recommend at least 16GB of RAM; therefore, if you have less, you may want to consider adding more.
To check your system's RAM
Windows has a default limit of 10,000 GDI Objects per process. Therefore, if SOLIDWORKS reaches that limit, it will shut down. Opening, working in, and closing files can cause the GDI (Graphics Device Interface) objects to increase. They do not always get released when closing, and you end up needing to restart the program when the GDI Objects reach their limit.
There are a couple of options to alleviate this warning:
By having the Windows Task Manager open while working in SOLIDWORKS, you can monitor SOLIDWORKS’ GDI objects.
Increasing the limit provides more GDI Objects per process.
I hope you found this article helpful. For more SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks check out the links below.
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