adam randall

Not showing Ø symbols ( <mod-dim> )- FIX for 2016 - Problem solved :)

Discussion created by adam randall on Jun 9, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2016 by Mark Matthews

Hi guys,


I'm sure most people know this or have figured this one out, if not hopefully this is of some help! (Frustrating for sure...)


After an install of SW 2016, diameter symbols were not showing during detailing!


If you follow the following will fix the problem:


1. Open file explorer

2. Open local disk C: (If this is where solidWorks has been saved, generic location)

3. Open program files

4. Open SolidWorks Corp

5. Open SolidWorks

6. Open lang

7. Open English

8. Scroll down until you see gtol97.sym

9. Rename the file Gtol.sym

10. You must restart SolidWorks to take effect, once open all dimensions will show the Ø in drawing sheet.

11. Have a cup of coffee and smile




Adam Randall


RandallDesigns - 3D CAD Design Dorset