2017 was the first time that I saw this occur as often.
We are just mindful of how many SW windows we have open.
Try running SolidWorks RX and see if the diag.'s give you some input, specifically about your Vcard.
I have already nailed down the 'resource' that is limited, which is the GDI Objects. GDI objects are limited to 10,000 per application and 65,000 total. This is a windows limitation that is independent of hardware. If you are seeing this more often yourself you may want to see if it is, in fact, GDI objects rather than hardware related computer resources. You can do this by opening the Task manager, going to Details, right click on a column header, select columns, then check the GDI Objects column. When GDI objects approach 8000 you will get the yellow !, when it hits 9000 the ! will be red.
Some info on my system:
Xeon E5-2687W v3 (hyperthreading disabled)
128 gig RAM
NVIDIA Quadro K4200
Duel SSD Raid 0.
Yes & no. I have a big issue with it on the system that is running Windows 10 & no on the system that's running Windows 7. I think I found the issue in Windows 10 when I checked the GDI items in feature manage. The 3D RSS reader that is part of my 3DConnexion Space Pilot Pro was already at 10,000 GDI objects when I start up the computer. I turned that off and don't seem to have as big of an issue with it. I still get it once in a while. When running Windows 7 I very seldom get the resource error & that's when running several programs at once. If you have one of the 3DConnexion devices that has the LCD screen, turn off the RSS Feeds in the LCD Manager especially with Windows 10.
I'm receiving GDI crashes in EPDM Windows Explorer daily.
I have the regedit fix it, however even after applying this to increase the Windows default from 10,000 processes per application it never helped. I did do a restart after increasing the limit. Now I have our VAR involved and I was a able duplicate the Windows Explorer crash once the GDI reaches the 10K limit in EPDM fairly easily.
Anyone else have this issue, and fix all other then just changing the GDI limit in their registry.
Dwayne Parrott CSWP
SolidWorks Certified Instructor and Support Technician
Found some instructions to increase GDI number as follow:
GDIProcessHandleQuota 10000 -> 15000
There was a warning that will not help in Windows10 but if you have Win7 might help.
I just found out that SolidWorks has once and for all fixed the integrated Windows Explorer crashing because it reaches the GDI limit in EPDM.
Just have to install 2018
Bug report (SPR) 725263 states that the right mouse
click command while in the search window is what causes the GDI objects to
balloon. In the video of our remote session, we are doing exactly that.
Thanks for the information. We see crashed like this daily here, on a Windows 7 machine and now on a brand new Windows 10 Precision.
Does going to 2018 really help? We usually wait to do the upgrade until another SP gets rolled out, but we are seriously considering it.
We have many people in our engineering group who continue to crash EPDM on Windows 10 and we are unsure if 2018 is our fix for good......
Hi Like Scott said above you need to run SolidWorks RX to see what is found.
However; I can tell you first hand this can also happen if you have more than one SolidWorks process running at one time. Therefore go to the task manager and clear out any SolidWorks.exe processes and try again without having to close everything down and restart.
please try and let us all know!
It's a constant bane to my existence.