I personally find the name "Custom drafting symbols" a little misleading. I think it refers to a much wider variety of objects than actual symbols. Personally, I prefer defining it as "reuse library in drafting", since you can define almost every kind of drafting object. Based on my support cases I have noticed that users are not familiar with full scope of that powerful tool.
Scope of drafting symbols
In brief, the following capabilities are available:
Creating a custom symbol inside NX
When in drafting module:
When in drafting choose:
Setting user defined fields
When finishing custom symbol edit or saving a custom symbol, each annotation in the symbol would be listed in Text attributes list. There you can set the way it behaves when symbol is placed. For example "Mandatory" means that text would not change, "Controlled" would make a pre-defined list of values.
When symbol is placed
After placement you can:
About the Author
Alexander Popkov is the NX CAD/CAM method professional, currently working in Industrial Machinery.
Along with Maxim Semenenko, he runs a blog dedicated to the medium and advanced NX CAD/CAM tips.