29 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2017 5:41 PM by Jim Steinmeyer

    editing the sheet format

    Zach Worman

      Could someone please tell me how to add the degree symbol to this.   ANGULAR: MACH<MOD-PM> 3 BEND <MOD-PM>

        • Re: editing the sheet format
          Bjorn Hulman

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          • Re: editing the sheet format
            Matthew Lorono

            You can also just use the Symbol Library to insert this and any number of symbols.

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              • Re: editing the sheet format
                Jim Steinmeyer

                Matthew,

                Is it possible for us to add more symbols to this folder? It would be nice to use things like ² ³ which we frequently use. I can easily pull open the character Map for Windows but having them in the Note folder would make it easier.

                 

                Thank you

                  • Re: editing the sheet format
                    Dan Pihlaja

                    Yes, you can.

                    Although you essentially have to draw them.

                     

                    http://www.design-point.com/symbol-library-custom-symbols/

                     

                    You will find your gtol.sym file in this location:

                     

                    What S. Casale said, too.

                      • Re: editing the sheet format
                        Jim Steinmeyer

                        Scott and Dan,

                        Although maybe Matthew Lorono might be more able to answer this. That was good information you provided. The author indicated that nonstandard symbols would not be read on someone else's machine unless the symbols were in their symbol library too. Would this also be true of standard Microsoft symbols in the Character library? I suspect so but it never hurts to ask.

                          • Re: editing the sheet format
                            Dan Pihlaja

                            The ASCII Character that Glenn Schroeder suggested is a windows thing....(I think).  I don't understand it fully, but I think that in order for the Character library symbols to work across different computers, both computers have to have the same fonts installed.  This normally is not an issue.

                             

                            As for the Symbol in the GTOL file, I believe that both computers have to referencing the same GTOL file (or at least have a file with the same symbol defined in it).

                             

                            So, you can put a copy of the GTOL file on the network and reference the same file for all users byu modifying this location for all users:

                             

                            Also, the symbol that is created in the Symbol folder is not quite the same as the symbol that is created by the ASCII (although I am sure that it gets the job done).  However, since they are not the same, you might want to make sure that the same method is used throughout the drawing (some people are anal like that........like me....*grin*)

                             

                              • Re: editing the sheet format
                                Jim Steinmeyer

                                Dan ,

                                Yes what Glenn  mentioned would be an ASCI Char which I am looking for. We frequently use some of those symbols in our notes for square feet of material or a few other ASCI things that are not in the SW folders. It is fine if you have a memory like Glen's but I used up all of my RAM a few years ago so I like any shortcuts I can find. It would be nice if I could load a sym library on the network and get everyone to use it but I am having enough problems getting them to at least use only a couple different sheet formats rather than one for each person. Guess I will just have to keep the Char Map open for now.

                                  • Re: editing the sheet format
                                    Glenn Schroeder

                                    Jim Steinmeyer wrote:

                                     

                                    Dan ,

                                    Yes what Glenn mentioned would be an ASCI Char which I am looking for. We frequently use some of those symbols in our notes for square feet of material or a few other ASCI things that are not in the SW folders. It is fine if you have a memory like Glen's but I used up all of my RAM a few years ago so I like any shortcuts I can find. It would be nice if I could load a sym library on the network and get everyone to use it but I am having enough problems getting them to at least use only a couple different sheet formats rather than one for each person. Guess I will just have to keep the Char Map open for now.

                                     

                                    You're giving me way too much credit.  I have this tacked up to the bulletin board behind my monitor.

                                     

                                      • Re: editing the sheet format
                                        Jim Steinmeyer

                                        later I guess.

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                                          • Re: editing the sheet format
                                            Matthew Lorono

                                            That's mildly ironic that you are blocked from seeing a method to improve password security.

                                            • Re: editing the sheet format
                                              Dan Pihlaja

                                              Copy/paste from the webpage:

                                               

                                              ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The α and Ω of Creating Obscure Passwords

                                               

                                                      As some Microsoft Operating System geeks know, you can type many more characters than are on a standard keyboard by using the ALT+NUMPAD combination technique. For example, by holding down the ALT key, typing 234 on the number pad, then releasing ALT gives you the Ω character. I'm writing this article mostly because when I search around for information on the topic of ALT+Number key combos I find pages that are lacking in details. Most of the pages I found are coming from the angle of using ALT+NUMPAD combinations as shortcuts for typing in non-English languages, but I have another use for them. Using ALT+NUMPAD can make for some very ugly passwords to crack. These odd characters have two major advantages over normal keystrokes:

                                              1. They are unlikely to be in someone's dictionary or brute force list. Try brute forcing a password like "ace of ♠s" or "I am the α and the Ω".

                                              2. Some hardware key loggers will not log these odd characters. Your mileage may vary on this as some key loggers can, so don't rely on it to keep you 100% safe.

                                                      I'll cover the 2nd point more in an upcoming article. Using ALT+NUMPAD to type odd characters into your password also has a few disadvantages.

                                              1. The way they are described in this article only works in Microsoft Operating Systems (DOS, Windows 9x, Vista, XP, 2000), and there may be some variation amongst the different versions. If you know of a good way to do the same thing in Linux please email me.

                                              2. Not all applications will let you use these odd characters. For testing I tried the password "Ωÿ" (ALT+234 and ALT+0255) on a Windows XP local account, and on the IP.Boards at  BinRev.com and it worked fine, but not all application will let you use these sorts of characters in your password.

                                              Microsoft has the following to say on the subject of ALT+NUM key codes:

                                               

                                              From:http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/glossary.mspx

                                              Alt+Numpad: A method of entering characters by typing in the character's decimal code with the Numeric Pad keys (Num Lock turned on). In Windows:
                                              • Alt+<xxx>, where xxx is the decimal value of a code point, generates an OEM-encoded character.
                                              • Alt+<0xxx>, where xxx is the decimal value of a code point, generates a Windows-encoded character.
                                              • Alt+<+>+<xxxx>, where xxxx is the hexadecimal Unicode code point, generates a Unicode-encoded (UTF-16) character.

                                                      Shortly I'll explain explain the first two methods further. The 3rd is more problematic to work with. First, you may have to edit your registry and add a the REG_SZ value  "HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method/EnableHexNumpad", then set it to "1". Also, depending on where you are trying to type the character the application may interpret your hexadecimal Fs as attempts to bring down the file menu. Since method three is so problematic I'll focus on the first two methods.

                                                      First, make sure you are using the number pad and not the top roll number keys, only the number pad works for this. Second, make sure NUM LOCK is on. It does not have to be on in all cases for these key combos to work, but it helps by keeping the number pad from being misinterpreted.

                                                      The chart below shows the relevant key codes to get various symbols. The table on the left shows the OEM Extended ASCII character set (AKA: IBM PC Extended Character Set; Extended ASCII; High ASCII; 437 U.S. English). True ASCII is only 7 bit, so the range is 0 to 127. IBM extended it to 8 bits and added more characters. To type these characters you merely have to hold down an ALT key, type the numeric value of the character, then release the ALT key.

                                                      The table on the right shows the ANSI character set (AKA: Window's ANSI/ISO Latin-1/ANSI Extended ASCII, though technically they are not exactly the same thing.). To use the ANSI character set you do the same thing as the OEM set, but you preface the number with an extra zero. Notice that the first 127 should be the same in both sets, though values 0-31 may not be viewable in all cases. I've been in "character encoding hell" just trying to get this article on my site in a readable format.

                                                      I'm only covering the first 256 characters of both sets in my chart, in some cases you can go higher but it depends on the application you are typing in. For example, ALT+257 gives me ā in Wordpad, but in Notepad it loops back around the character set and gives me☺(257-256=1 which is ☺ in the OEM set) . If you want to know what key code will bring up a particular character in a certain Windows font run Windows Character Map (charmap.exe) and look in the bottom right corner to find out.

                                                      I hope this information is useful to some of you, I'll be referring back to it when I start to write my hardware key logger reviews. Check out the links at the bottom of this page for further information on the topic.

                                              IBM (AKA: OEM) / PC Extended ASCII

                                              Window's ANSI/ISO Latin-1/ANSI Extended ASCII

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                                              ALT+0253ý
                                              ALT+0254þ
                                              ALT+0255ÿ

                                              Links:

                                              How to enter Unicode characters in Microsoft Windows
                                              http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm

                                              ASCII and Unicode and other character encodings
                                              http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~nixon/links/asciiUnicode.html

                                              Microsoft Character sets
                                              http://www.microsoft.com/typography/unicode/cs.htm

                                              Wikipedia Article on Windows Alt Keycodes
                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Alt_Keycodes

                                                • Re: editing the sheet format
                                                  Jim Steinmeyer

                                                  Dan,

                                                  Yes I know that these symbols are readily available using the Windows Character Map. That is how I placed them in the above message. Yes they are readily available there. However my memory isn't the best for something I don't use frequently. Symbols like the diameter or centerline symbols are readily available there too, however if they are in the SW symbol folder there are fewer clicks or mouse travel than if I have to open the Char Map, select and copy to place them.

                                            • Re: editing the sheet format
                                              John Stoltzfus

                                              If you want to try something different and add your own symbols, take a look at Rob Edwards replies here

                                               

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