Inserting a Notation in Drawing
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How to make it Ø?   When I tried with Ø symbol in PM a window pop-up.

 

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Last comment By: Tony Cantrell   Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:54:25 GMT
Re: Inserting a Notation in Drawing

What do you show here?

 

 

If all else fails, instead of using that to get the diameter symbol just hold down the Alt key while typing 0216.  When you release the Alt key you'll get the symbol ( Ø ).

By: Glenn Schroeder  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:38:34 GMT
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It would appear that your setting for the symbol library is incorrect. As the message indicates you need to go to the File Locations part of  System Options and set it to the correct setting. the standard setting is below.

 

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If that doesn't work, your library might be messed up.

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:42:07 GMT
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Hi Maha,

go to windows explorer, search c: for GTOL.SYM

Either note location and add to System Options > File Locations  > Symbol library file

Or, copy the GTOL.SYM from the search window, navigate to directory specified in system options > file locations > symbol library file and paste.

 

If you can't find GTOL.SYM, or perhaps it's corrupted for some reason, I've attached one that should be standard.

By: Bjorn Hulman  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:42:19 GMT
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By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:42:56 GMT
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Looks like you need to delete all the clutter and stick with one directory. We have all pointed to the same one you should be using.

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:45:23 GMT
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By: Tony Tieuli  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:10:24 GMT
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Even though I set for Symbol Library File, it is defaulting to Document Templates.

 

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By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:31:13 GMT
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How old is your installation?

By: Bjorn Hulman  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:33:46 GMT
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Wow, that's very strange.

I think you might need to contact your VAR for that one.

By: Tony Tieuli  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:38:14 GMT
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By: Deepak Gupta  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:38:43 GMT
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Before I was with student edition. It was yesterday I moved to 2017 commercial licence. I know there may be teething problems at the beginning.

By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:39:09 GMT
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Did you do a clean install? It looks like your install may have some issues.

By: Bjorn Hulman  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:42:25 GMT
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VAR is know everything he did not give any instruction about this. 

By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:43:20 GMT
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Only thing was I uninstalled the the student edition and shut down and boot the computer again. According to your literature it seems many things have to be done before installing a new edition.   

By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:59:28 GMT
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Maha, the drop down is not a setting.  It is a list of settings.  You pick the one you want to change each time you go to File Locations.  Find GTOL.SYM at C:\Program Data*\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS Corp 20XX\lang\English (or whatever your language is for your install).  If the folder is hidden, follow the instructions on Deepak's blog to show it.  Then, set that location as your File Location for Symbols Library File.

By: Matthew Lorono  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:00:40 GMT
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The clean install has been recommended for as long as I can remember. It's not strictly necessary, but it definitely helps prevent install issues.

 

If you do a clean install, then still get the issue, it would be time to contact your VAR as Tony Tieuli suggested.

By: Bjorn Hulman  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:03:57 GMT
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Deepak, has your file download been updated?  We've added functionality and symbols each year.

By: Matthew Lorono  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:05:03 GMT
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Good catch Matthew. I'll upload for each version such that a higher version file doesn't create issue for lower version OR changes made in higher version file would be compatible with lower version

By: Deepak Gupta  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:09:59 GMT
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What has always worked for me is using the dropdown - Symbol Library File - Delete all folder locations - then hit OK.. You get this message. Pick Restore default installation folder. Then all is well.

By: Dennis Bacon  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:25:17 GMT
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They wouldn't say anything about this unless you specifically ask them about it.

Give them a call and tell them about the problem you're having. They'll be able to help you.

By: Tony Tieuli  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:44 GMT
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Maha Nadarasa -

 

Attached is a copy of my Tools/Options setup page, now the big difference here is my file location directories and yours are not going to match so you should create a folder and point all your stuff to that directory/folder..  Here is a snap shot of my folder structure

 

 

I point everything to here,  (this folder directory is on our server so all our computers go to this directory)

 

See the attached PDF for an example...

By: John Stoltzfus  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:34:47 GMT
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Could you tell me please what is happening under the hood? Because you are asking me to delete all folder locations.

By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:18:05 GMT
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Matthew Lorono wrote:

Then, set that location as your File Location for Symbols Library File.

File is there. But how to set that as a File Location for Symbols Library File.

 

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By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:46:41 GMT
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Thank you very much for your help.

By: Maha Nadarasa  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:54:05 GMT
Re: Inserting a Notation in Drawing

You are showing document templates not symbol library

By: Tony Cantrell  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:54:25 GMT
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