Is there a way for me to save the inspection dimension symbol as a custom note ? I would like to show it in a table for our companies standards on all of are drawings. Thanks
Can you use block?
Create a slot sketch and save that as block. Then you can insert that into drawings as required.
You can also create your own symbols by editing C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\gtol.sym (the path may be different, so better to do a search if you can't find it in the location described) file using any text editor. Make sure to make a back up copy.
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At the top of the Dimension manager there is a button to save your dimension style.
Scott but that will not allow to insert the style as custom note/block
Sorry Guys. We currently use a table to place certain standards on all of are drawing. I want to be able to add the symbol to a table and save it in this table template.
Then try creating a custom property linking the dimension to it and set your dimension
style under Tools>Options>Document Properties.
WOW tough one! There is a trick. In your drawing add a dimension to your inspection hole and add the symbol there. Add a note and click on your inspection dimension in the drawing, your note now has the dimension with the inspection symbol that now incircles it. Carefull place/overlap to the corrosponding dimension in your table. You can now right click the inspection dimension to the hole and hide. There is no otherway to link the symbol to the table sorry. I hope you dont have to do this to too many holes. Hope my information helps.
assuming you want the inspection "balloon" around text in a table, I believe your only option to actually put it IN the table would be to manually edit you GTOL.SYS file. note this is not supported or recomended by solidworks. also evy solidworks user that opens the drawing would need the edited GTOL file available. if you want to do this, a search of these forums should get you several links to instructions on how to edit the file.
Yes, and you don't need blocks or anything. Just use a border around empty spaces (2 or 3 should be fine). This should will in SW 2010.
If you don't like that, I've made a symbol for the gtol.sym file: Gtol.sym add-on
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