Smart questions
Smart answers
Smart people
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Member Login




Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Join Us!

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips now!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

Join Eng-Tips
*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Donate Today!

Do you enjoy these
technical forums?
Donate Today! Click Here

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.
Jobs from Indeed

Link To This Forum!

Partner Button
Add Stickiness To Your Site By Linking To This Professionally Managed Technical Forum.
Just copy and paste the
code below into your site.

guimba (Mechanical) (OP)
19 Jan 10 14:31
Hello, I opened up some of my drawings and found my diameter symbol in the hole callouts changed to <MOD-DIAM> all over.  Any idea why this happened and how to fix it?  Thanks!

Engineering isn't about perfect solutions; it's about doing the best you can with limited resources. - Randy Pausch

handleman (Automotive)
19 Jan 10 15:13
Sounds like a problem with your gtol.sym file.  It should be located somewhere in your install directory.

-handleman, CSWP (The new, easy test)

guimba (Mechanical) (OP)
19 Jan 10 15:48
Thanks handleman, but I am referring to the standard diameter symbol that appears at the front of every hole callout, not the GD&T symbol in frames.   

Engineering isn't about perfect solutions; it's about doing the best you can with limited resources. - Randy Pausch

handleman (Automotive)
19 Jan 10 16:35
I know.

-handleman, CSWP (The new, easy test)

CorBlimeyLimey (Mechanical)
19 Jan 10 16:47
FAQ559-1229: How Do I Create Custom Symbols?

Don't be mislead by the title; the gtol.sym file is used for all/most of the dimension related symbols.

The attached is a copy of my gtol.sym file for comparison.
guimba (Mechanical) (OP)
19 Jan 10 18:16
Thanks CBL, where should the file go?

Engineering isn't about perfect solutions; it's about doing the best you can with limited resources. - Randy Pausch

CorBlimeyLimey (Mechanical)
19 Jan 10 18:46
Check the FAQ
fcsuper (Mechanical)
19 Jan 10 20:21
That usually happens when your computer has run out of resources.  Exit and restart SolidWorks, or if that doesn't work, reboot your computer.

Matt Lorono
Lorono's SolidWorks Resources & SolidWorks Legion

&

PeteDB (Mechanical)
20 Jan 10 9:52
I have seen this happen when you have two applications of SolidWorks running on your computer at the same time. Check to make sure this is not the case.
guimba (Mechanical) (OP)
20 Jan 10 14:12
Thanks all, but PeteDB hit the nail on the head.  If only I would remember to reboot every time I run into a weird situation. . .  thanks again!

Engineering isn't about perfect solutions; it's about doing the best you can with limited resources. - Randy Pausch

dogarila (Mechanical)
6 Feb 10 9:21
It just happened to me, out of the blue. Last night was ok, this morning it does the "MOD-DIAM" thing instead of the diam symbol. I've never seen this in 10 years of Solid Works. I don't have two instances running.
dogarila (Mechanical)
6 Feb 10 9:29
Rebooting my computer fixed the problem.
SW2009 SP4.1 Windows XP x54
mjcole (Mechanical)
7 Feb 10 6:29
Leaving SolidWorks running overnight will always cause it to misbehave in the morning. Several days at a time can be done but I would highly discourage it.

Michael
Performance comparison
roll2 or roll1 or rofl

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close