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Custom Symbols in Drafting

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Gears Phenom

NX10.0.3.5

Drafting

Custom Symbols

 

How can I change the name of a Custom Symbol?

I have the Custom Symbol Library set up  But cannot seem to change the name of some symbols that were added to the library.  The added symbols were made by copyng existing symbol .prt files and saving as.  A new .bmp was created for each new symbol.  However the "Old" name still displays on the list when it is used.

 

 

 

 

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace

NX 11.0.2.7 Vericut 8.0.3 - Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race
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Re: Custom Symbols in Drafting

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
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@joycejo the quick way to rename this is to right click on the symbol and then use rename.

rename.jpg

 

 

When you make a save as of a existing custom symbol it's better to copy that into a new folder. change there the things that you want and place it then back to the folder needed.

When you have 2 symbols (exisitng and saved as) in one folder it's not clear which one you are going to change.

 

it should be nice if the displayed name in NX should be the part name.


Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions

Re: Custom Symbols in Drafting

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

When I open the dialog I do not have any menu when I right-click on the Symbol.  Either from theCustom Symbol or  Edit Custom Symbol dialogs.

 

I have the advanced role active

 

This is in NX10.0

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace

NX 11.0.2.7 Vericut 8.0.3 - Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race

Re: Custom Symbols in Drafting

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom
can you add a screenshot of your NX member select tab?

Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions

Re: Custom Symbols in Drafting

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

custom_symbol.JPG

 

 

Here is what I see . I want to change the names of the last 3 items

 

Thanks

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace

NX 11.0.2.7 Vericut 8.0.3 - Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race

Re: Custom Symbols in Drafting

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

if you go to the reuse library navigator (below part & assembly navigator)

Here you can also select/add custom symbols to your drawing.

In this navigator you are able to right click a custom symbol and select the options.


Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions

Re: Custom Symbols in Drafting

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Thanks That was the trick!!

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace

NX 11.0.2.7 Vericut 8.0.3 - Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race