Does Solid works allow the creation of symbols ? and can they be brought in and used in drafting ???
You can make a "block" to do anything you want. Have you looked at the symbols in the Note under 'add symbol'?
Yes you could as Blocks
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Blocks
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Making Blocks
SOLIDWORKS - How to Use Blocks - YouTube
3D ContentCentral Block libraries
In addition to Steve Calvert :
You can sketch a custom symbol, save as block in User Library and drag it into any drawing as needed.
If the symbol is already included, you do not have to create it new as a block, although you can do that also.
By "View in Direction Arrow", do you mean something like this which is already available? It is found under the category View Symbols.
Ref 2018 SP2, but this has been available for years AFAIK.
Many years as I remember.
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