Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor

December 26, 2023

Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor

SOLIDWORKS, a powerful 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software, is an integral tool for engineers and designers. To ensure a seamless user experience, SOLIDWORKS comes equipped with a Resource Monitor utility, which plays a crucial role in monitoring system resources and preventing potential issues. In this blog post, we’ll explore the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor, its notifications, and effective ways to manage and optimize your system for optimal performance.


Typically, notifications will appear at the bottom right of your screen in the Windows notification area if your computer begin to run low on system memory or resources. Usually, these alerts provide advice on how to prevent data loss or system failure.

Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor

Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor

The question, “How do I get rid of these SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor pop-up messages? They keep coming up no matter what I do.” is one that our SOLIDWORKS Technical Support team receives frequently.


Dealing with Persistent Messages: Quick Fix

While the Resource Monitor is a valuable tool, some users have reported persistent messages, specifically the “Check Your System” notification, appearing more frequently than intended. If you encounter this issue, consider the following quick fix:


Dismiss Graphics Notifications:


  • Locate the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor icon in the Windows notification area.
  • Right-click on the icon and select “Dismiss Graphics Notifications.”

Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor      Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor

Note: The SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor has no user interface other than the icon and messages. Nothing appears on the screen if you double-click the icon or click it before a message has appeared.


Best Practices for System Maintenance

While it could be easy to dismiss notifications and carry on with your work, it’s essential to adopt best practices for system maintenance. Here are some recommendations:


Run System Diagnostics:

  • Periodically run the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor’s System Diagnostics.

To do this, right-click on the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor icon and select “Run System Diagnostics.”

Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor

This will bring up the SOLIDWORKS Rx and redirect to diagnostics tab. The system and graphics card information are displayed as shown below.

Understanding and Managing SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor


In the screenshot below, most of the report is green checkmarks. We can ignore everything else, but if we want the best performance and stability, we should correct as many of the known issues as possible.

  • The supported graphics card is using a newer driver that is not certified. That is one reason why the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor error message can appear. The Hardware Certification helps find a qualified workstation and graphics card including certified drivers for use with SOLIDWORKS. Visit our blog for “How to check what hardware your SOLIDWORKS is running on
  • Rebooting consistent basis often is an easy method to keep Windows operating at its best by refreshing all of the system memory.
  • To diagnose your system and capture problems kindly refer to our blog on How to use SOLIDWORKS Rx


By following these best practices and utilizing the SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor effectively, you can maintain a stable and efficient CAD environment, reducing the risk of disruptions and enhancing your overall workflow. Remember that proactive system management is key to maximizing the benefits of SOLIDWORKS and ensuring a seamless design experience.


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