I have been hunting what causes daily "memory critically low" - errors and eventually crash. I'd like to hear if someone else is experiencing similar issues and perhaps have found solution. This is what I have found and learned:

  • GDI do not hit the bottom when memory error appear, it can be below 5000 or sometimes just 2000
  • GPU memory is not close to hitting bottom, it can be about ~50% or less
  • RAM used is typically below 50%
  • If I make drawings I receive memory error sooner than just on modeling space
  • Memory error disappeared when I changed resolution to HD for some time and returned back to 4k. This I tried once yesterday and will repeat once next error appears. Solidworks WAS NOT restarted in between resolution change and model WAS NOT reloaded. I guess key for the problem is this (EDIT 2: This helped few times but not whole day design with several rounds of error messages).
  • Solidworks is 2016 SP5.0
  • GPU drivers was first official SW2016 certified and now 2017 certified. I don't see any difference.

Edit 1:

  • After hours of error free design I got "memory critically low" when opened first drawing
  • Only thing I did to get rid of warning was that I changed screen resolution to 1920x1080 for a while and error message was gone.


Categories: Modeling and Assemblies

Last comment By: David Matula   Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:43:07 GMT
Re: 4k screen and false memory errors - large assemblies 2000 - 5000 parts

instructions in the link will tell you how to turn off the warning....we where having it to and there was not need for it....lots of mem left....ect...



By: David Matula  Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:46:05 GMT
Re: 4k screen and false memory errors - large assemblies 2000 - 5000 parts

It's good to know these warnings could be disabled, thanks! However I don't believe removing messages makes difference for crashing Solidworks. It's odd that if message service is causing crash.

By: Henri Hiisila  Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:13:16 GMT
Re: 4k screen and false memory errors - large assemblies 2000 - 5000 parts

it was annoying when it would come up and it was not even getting close to the limits of our pc.....for production and sanity reasons we turned them off and for the most part solidworks seems to be running more stable....

By: David Matula  Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:43:07 GMT
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