Presentation: Making Custom Symbols in SolidWorks

3rd Angle ProjectionAuthor:  Matthew Lorono

Source: SolidWorks Legion

Learn how to make custom symbols for SolidWorks annotations and dimensions.   This presentation covers the basics on categories, symbol tags, structure of the GTOL.SYM file, and building symbols using rectangular coordinates.   The example in this presentation is the Third Angle Projection symbol.

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Author: fcsuper

As a drafter, mechanical designer and CAD engineer, I've been in the mechanical design field since 1991. For the first 8 years of my career, I was an AutoCAD professional. I utilized AutoLISP and many other AutoCAD customization features to streamline drafting activities for 6+ drafters and designers. I authored several custom functions, one of which was published in the March 1997 issue of Cadalyst Magazine. Since 1998, I've been used SolidWorks non-stop. I've worked to utilize the SolidWorks' user environment to simplify drafting and design activities for 20+ engineers. I've created this website to provide current information about SolidWorks from a variety of contributors. More recently, I am now employed by Dassault Systemes as SOLIDWORKS Sr. Product Definition Manager to improve drawing, annotation and MBD related areas.

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