Solidworks now inserts "<MOD-DIAM>" in most my dimensions, both model view and drawing views. What is going on at Solidworks? This crap has to stop!
That's usually caused by a 'corrupt' gtol.sym file. Do a search for MOD-DIAM to find several fixes.
It looks like your Symbol Library File location is not pointing to the right place or the gtol.sym file is not in the folder pointed to. The images below show the default location for 2016.
Thanks, I got it fixed. I'm REALY tired for Solidworks pointing to the wrong directories and then have the links are broken when I uninstall an older version.
Sorry about the font. I'm not sure how that happened!
Thanks for making me chuckle
Why chuckle? Just get the right software. The competitor software has this!
... and SW will be releasing their cloud based version soon.
Kelvin Lamport "release soon"? I thought they did that awhile ago. See this SW webinar. But be warned this isn't your SW desktop.
That's Conceptual Designer. I was referring to XDesign currently under Beta testing.
SOLIDWORKS Will Launch a New CAD Program This Year > ENGINEERING.com
Yes, I understand about XDesign it is the 3DEXPERIENCE apps and not SW desktop. It is funny to note that I did Google Solidworkds cloud and that webinar is what came up. All you have to do is look at frame: 1:08 to see the lovely blue and gray icons and the matching iPad to know that is part of the Apps. Revised to include: Viewing the Xdesign video at 1:08. Sorry about that.
For what it's worth, I've had this happen a few times and it is aggravating to say the least. However, I didn't really have to do anything except restart SWX. I suspect what happened was we lost our connection to the server at some point during the situation. Our reference files like this are kept on the server so that if a change is made to one it benefits everyone without having to change their individual installation.
Our server crashed yesterday and was down all day. I recently put all my templates on to the server so they could be shared and our files be consistent. Using SW yesterday it made new templates in a location on my local C: drive, just so I could get through the day. Turning it on this morning everything was still wonky, all my locations were back to the tutorial folders and what not. But the saving grace was, once the server was back I also had access to my settings files (which are also on the server) so I could use the copy settings wizard and restore everything as it should be, no hassle.
Now, only if you had a cloud based version of your settings! You could then move to any pc/workstation with internet connectivity, fire up SW and get your settings!
The issue is Solidworks Install Manager has issues. Who puts a (2), (3), etc behind each new version because they can't actually use the current version in the directory naming. Then when the version is deleted the software is too crappy to delete the unused registry files. I feel like I'm dealing with Autodesk all over again.
Matt Hendey It's worse! You are dealing with Dassault Systems and a CAD software that is basically retired. I wouldn't expect things to improve at all. Just nudges and pushed to the new 3DEXDPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS apps. That's my opinion based on Dassault System's history, new products, spending of marketing money, etc.
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Mt. Dew and Code Red all the way! No kid stuff for me. Although, I will admit I am sucker from orange Kool-Aid in the summer!
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