Good Morning kids....
What is the alt-code for the depth symbol?
I can't find it in my extended list of alt codes. Of course if you want to put it in a drawing note you can select it from the symbols library.
Edit:.. Or just type in <HOLE-DEPTH>
Not sure but..........Thanks for the smile (kids) if you'd only know how we park our walkers
Look under the Palmetto Soolidworks User Group "Groups section" and you will find in the documents section alt asci codes in pdf format.
Palmetto SolidWorks User Group
I have the complete ascii list of alt-symbols from the American Standards Institute, but there are no codes for certain drafting symbols. I thought there was a special character list in Solidworks i could draw from that I haven't discovered yet and was hoping existed.
I've seen a few in the past but have never been able to get them to work ...
You can use a font if you really need it ... It's the X key on the AMGDT font type
Thanks a million!!
Lots of great options here! Cool!
Check the awesome reply by Rob Edwards in this thread https://forum.solidworks.com/message/674886#comment-674886 - almost at the end of the thread - you should be able to draw whatever you want and add the symbol...
The Alt code is Alt+21A7 but not sure ho to use it, so simply use <HOLE-DEPTH>
Found it ... Woohoo
Alt+08615 ... Oddly enough though, it only seems to work in MS Word and SW. It generates this code [ § ] everywhere else, go figure.
i've used this is word as well, but seems to be much skinnier, and when i change the kerning width, it looks weird.
You are correct, i get the funny box symbol as well in Solidworks.
I have just tried the same thing and experienced the same thing (it looking "weird"). I was/am trying to include this DEPTH symbol in a note, instead of a dimension. I have used the typical character keys, such as ALT+0176 = " ° ", ALT+0216 = " Ø ", ALT+0177 = " ± ", and they all look fine. I am picky about something not looking EXACTLY how it should.
Anyways.. I figured, since it works in the dimension, it should work in a note.. I ended up copying & pasting "<HOLE-DEPTH>" into the note and Wow.... It did the job!
Hope that this works for everyone else!!
Thanks alot John, was tired of having to import an image into word or powerpoint docs and mess around with layers and text wrapping to get the depth symbol to show up there. Strangely I had tried searching on Google in the past for the Alt Code for the Depth symbol but no dice. This will definitely save me alot of annoyance. Now if anyone knows the alt codes for various GD&T symbols I'd be all set
Eric, check out the "AMGDT" font in MS Word ... It's not perfect, but it's the best I've ever seen.
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