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Before knowing how to disable something, we must know what it is and what it does.

So, What is SolidWorks Resource Monitor?


The SolidWorks Resource Monitor utility monitors resources that your SolidWorks software or your system is using. When you are running low on resources, the SolidWorks Resource Monitor provides messages in the notification area of the Windows taskbar that help you take action to avoid a system failure or a loss of data.

The SolidWorks Resource Monitor monitors these resources:

  • System memory: The combined total of physical RAM and page file size. In Windows, this combined total is known as the Commit Charge.
  • GDI handles: A finite resource used to draw user interface items on the screen. You can view GDI objects for any process in Task Manager’s Details Tab.

When running low on resources or having graphics card issues, you can quickly see what the issue is and resolve it. In theory and in practice, this can be great. However, sometimes when we want to work on a large assembly, it can become quite frustrating as the notification will keep on coming. The same thing happens if you keep on opening and closing multiple files. This can increase the amount of ram SolidWorks is occupying even though when there are no files open.

So, How do we Disable SolidWorks Resource Monitor?

Well, there really is no need to disable it. It neither occupies a lot of Ram nor requires too much processing power (CPU) to operate as can be seen in the Task Manager.

There are ways to disable the Resource Monitor but we don’t recommend doing so as there are several other easy ways to address this problem. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

First Method:

1. Access Windows Notification settings by enteringNotification” into the Search Box next to the Windows icon on the left of the taskbar.

( Tip: If the Search Box is missing right-click on the taskbar and select Search > ShowSearch Box.)

2. Then select Notifications & Action settings from the best match list:

3. In the Notifications and Actions dialog scroll in the list until you find the SolidWorks Resource Monitor.

(Tip: If it’s not listed then you likely do not have SolidWorks running, just start the application and it should appear.)

4. Click on the SolidWorks Resource Monitor item to access more settings in which you can then choose which notifications you want to receive and how you want to receive them or you can just turn them all off by turning the slider to Off.

Now, you can carry on working on SolidWorks without interruption from the Resource Monitor.

Second Method:

This is the best and easiest way to simply get rid of the graphics card issues reminder.

Go to the SolidWorks Resource Monitor icon in the right-hand corner of Windows and right-click on the icon. Select “Dismiss Graphics Notifications”.

Third Method:

You can also free up the System memory and reset GDI objects counter by closing Solidworks and relaunching it. Doing so forces Solidworks to release all the occupied memory.