SW 2016 has been working fine for me. And now it's crashing and running really slow. Everything is updated, I have plenty of RAM and I have a NVIDIA quadro k4200 graphics card. Is there any reason for the crashes and running slow all of a sudden?
I'm sure there's a reason, but it may be difficult to diagnose. Which service pack of SW2016 are you using? Are there any recent Windows updates on your computer? Are you using an EPDM system? Are your SW files on a network, or local on your hard drive?
As far as I know there hasn't been any Windows updates in the past week or two for me. I'm using SW Professional, and all my files are on an external hard drive that is hooked up to my computer directly.
Are you experiencing these problems when viewing a file or is it just in general?
If you are viewing a file, what type of file is it? (part? assy? drawing?....)
Does this problem occur if you start a file from scratch?
What is the performance like when you copy the files from the external drive to the local drive?
It is when I am working with a part. I am not sure if it does it in assy or not. It happens at random times. Sometimes SW will warn me that it's using too much, even though when I run task manager everything is still really low on use. And other times it'll just shut down SW. Like yesterday I was just trying to extend a surface and it shut down on me.
I am not able to start from scratch since I have to use a car part supplied from our customer.
I have not tried copying files from external to local. I will give that a try.
I would try saving locally to single out that's it's not the external drive.. Have you run a Solidworks diagnostic? Also, defrag and scan for Malware?
I did try SW diagnostic, didn't help at all. I just tried defrag and scan this morning so we will see how it goes.
Are you on SP 3.0? if not try updating. It should be faster if you work off your local drive.. Turn off any visual tools.. real time graphics etc. and don't have any other files open.. The more files you have open.. the more likely the resource monitor will pop up..
I am on SP 3.0, I put it on local this morning still didn't help, don't have any other files open, and realview graphics are off.
The next thing I would check is to see how many GDI objects the program is using. If one single process hits 10,000 - then the program is terminated. Open Windows Task manager.. Hit the Processes tab. You will probably need to add the GDI objects column.. add that under View - select columns... Then see how far she goes..
Now i take it that you don't have windows 10 installed? because my task manager doesn't look like that at all.
In windows 10 - go to details tab - right click next to one of the names of the columns - then... select columns. You can also watch the resource monitor - or performance tab - to see if your memory is getting maxed out..
I agree with Jason. Looks like the GDI thing. We had a user here hit it after getting a brand new computer with 16Gig ram.
Bumped up the limit and presto. Problem gone.
Search the forum for GDI resource fixes.
As you can see here I sometimes get a little popup window and it warns me. Other times it just shuts down.
Jared Murray wrote: As you can see here I sometimes get a little popup window and it warns me. Other times it just shuts down.
Jared Murray wrote:
Wow. I have never seen this warning. This is very interesting.
So I've raised my GDI limit, but it still runs quite slow. I've closed everything and then reopened SW and as you can see I'm approaching 3k with nothing open in SW. And when I open one of my larger parts, it immediately jumps up close to 8k. Anyone know how to clean this up a little so that it'll run smoother?
Did the crashing stop at least?
So far it hasn't crashed, but I am basically done with the parts I was working on. So I can't give a definite answer.
I have SPR 944803 submitted for this issue. When you extend a surface and while the preview is showing you rotate the part, the gdi objects will climb rapidly until it reaches 10,000 and crashes SW. It was supposed to be hot fixed because it is a serious problem for us here as we are building tooling from customer data and use extend surface a lot on a daily basis, but I have not heard anything on it for about a week.
I've had Solidworks crash 5 times in less than 6 working hours. I'm going to try updating to SP4 and see if it is better. 2/5 crashes occured after trying to apply a weld corner on a miter.
did you just upgrade to windows 10?
If so try to update your windows 10 to 1511 10586 build
We had a similar issue, All the specs were up to par.. After switching out the same graphics card for a new one... We had to go to a different graphics card.. For some reason SolidWorks didn't like that specific set up.. Even though the original card was a widely used card... You may have a different issue.. just thought I put it out there.. because it was very frustrating trouble shooting something that should have worked..
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