I have a note that I would like to reuse with a custom symbol in it. Basically the note is a legend for the custom symbol to make sure that it's meaning is understood in the drawing.
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You can place a symbol in a note using the syntax &sym(SYMBOL_NAME). The one catch is that the symbol has to exist in the drawing (been placed previously) before you add the note otherwise it won't show the symbol...
I have the note placed and the symbol inserted as you have stated. The question I have is saving the note to be used again as a note from a file. It seems that when I save the note and reuse it as a test within the same drawing, the note is placed without the symbol text.
I want to save the note as a separate file to be used again later. I able to create a note with a symbol callout, but when saving/retrieving the note file, the callout disappears.
The note will be saved to file without the symbol. Open the note in a text editor and manually add the &sym(SYMBOL_NAME) into the note and Save. Now it should bring in the symbol when you place the note, assuming the symbol exists in the drawing. I only tried it in a 2D drawing, not sure how it would work in a 3D model...
Ok... that worked... so how did you get the symbol to stay with the note?
Edit: I was able to keep the symbol reference in the text by editing the text file in Notepad and adding it there. Not ideal, but usable.
That makes sense, since I had to modify mine in Notepad to add the symbol reference. I don't know why PTC hasn't taken care of this.