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Add more Greek letters into drawing text symbol library

Add more Greek letters into drawing text symbol library

Add more Greek letters into drawing text symbol library, for example, less than or equal to, greater than or equal to,PI .Inconvenient to use the current function, enter the Greek font. cannot copy from Word and Excel, have to change the font to cal_grek

12 Comments
ptc-893484
1-Newbie

Even better, set it up so it works like MS Word Insert Symbol. 

SvenR
13-Aquamarine

please use Unicode for this. I made a separate idea for that here Support Unicode once for all to include Chinese, Russian, Japanese etc.

Then its fully compatible with other applications that also support Unicode like Word and Excel.

RaphaelCNascime
1-Newbie

In Creo 4.0, we will be providing a comprehensive multi-language font (Arial WGL), that will have the full Greek character set.

So, while we're not including the Greek characters in the symbol font gallery, you can add them to a note if the font is set to Arial WGL (available in Creo 4.0).

Also worth noting is that the Univers OTS font, which is currently available in Creo 2.0 and 3.0 also includes Greek characters.

And, yes, it uses Unicode, so you can copy/paste text from other applications into Creo.

whu-2
4-Participant

Hi Raphael, since Creo 4.0 is released, could you please share more detailed info about this topics?

PTCModerator
Emeritus
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
adam_cad
2-Guest

related issue: if an annotation is created in the model, there is no font associated with it - the greek symbol cannot have its font changed to cal_grek.  when i call that note in a drawing with the "&" command, i cannot change the font of individual characters, only the entire note.

 

Instead of typing "μm" in notes i am spelling out "micrometer".  

Please add ability to pass Greek symbols from model to drawing - they are used frequently in engineering work!

Mfridman
16-Pearl
Status changed to: Delivered

In continuation to Raphael's comment to this topic back in 2016, it is now possible (Since Creo 4.0) to add some of the special Greek/Mathematical characters directly from the symbol palette of a note/dimension contextual ribbon.

please note that in order to get the full symbol palette you would need to make sure that your model/drawing has the detail option symbol_font set to any of the new values (asme/iso/stroked_asme/stroked_iso). PS the stroked values were added with Creo 4.0 M070 

 

If you need to add a greek characters that is missing you can copy paste it from MS word for examples, but you need to make sure that your font is set to Arial WGL

JD_9876527
4-Participant

I am using Creo 8 and the symbols requested above are not in the symbol palette.

 

Personally, I need "<",">", "<=", ">=".  I need to be able to put these in text inside a table.

 

I like the idea of just accessing the Unicode list.  I think that would give you everything.  (Ref: AutoCAD)

 

The other way this could be solved is to allow people to construct their own symbols using Sketch tools or other and save it as a file type accessible by the palette.

 

Barring any complicated development to add Unicode or user created symbols, PTC could just add the most commonly requested symbols,  This would literally take a day to do.

 

I don't believe this symbol palette is any difference since Rev 17 or earlier.

Mfridman
16-Pearl

Hi @JD_9876527 

Are you sure that you have updated the symbol_font detail setup option to any of the new values (any other than 'legacy')?

 

Here is a table with those symbols used, when my symbol_font setting is updated to "asme'

you will notice that the '<' and the '>' signs are not listed in the palette shown above, however you can just use the shift+> or shift+< keys from you keyboard to enter those. the other 2 symbols are in the text symbol palette as shown in the image

text symbols.jpg

JD_9876527
4-Participant
Thanks! That worked. I just need to get it into the Drawing Template now.
Mfridman
16-Pearl

That's Great @JD_9876527  , thanks for confirming. 

I would suggest you to update the model template too, to match the same setting for the symbol_font

JD_9876527
4-Participant

It's weird, because I think it was defaulting to asme on new drawings.  I believe I was getting this problem, because I am currently editing drawings that are older than 25 years old.