# Using the Symbol Library

The Symbol Library lets you select multiple symbols from all the symbols provided by the SOLIDWORKS software. You can also use the Windows Character Map to select additional symbols to insert.

SOLIDWORKS provides symbol categories for specific types of annotation, such as weld symbols, geometric tolerancing symbols, and modifying symbols.

ANSI Weld Symbols | Geometric Tolerancing Symbols |

Modifying Symbols | ISO Tolerancing Symbols |

Symbols categories:

Category | Example | Description | |
---|---|---|---|

ANSI | Lay Symbols | Perpendicularity | |

Weld Contour Symbols | Fillet with concave | ||

Weld Spacer Symbols | Double V groove spacer | ||

Weld Symbols | Flange edge | ||

Draft | Draft Symbols | Plus Draft | |

Flag | Circle 1-99 | Circle 1 | |

Circle 1.-99. | Circle 1. | ||

Circle A-Z | Circle A | ||

Circle A.-Z. | Circle A. | ||

Square 1-99 | Square 1 | ||

Square 1.-99. | Square 1. | ||

Square A-Z | Square A | ||

Square A.-Z. | Square A. | ||

Square Circle 1-99 | Square/Circle 1 | ||

Square Circle 1.-99. | Square/Circle 1. | ||

Square Circle A-Z | Square/Circle A | ||

Square Circle A.-Z. | Square/Circle A. | ||

Triangle 1-99 | Triangle 1 | ||

Triangle 1.-99. | Triangle 1. | ||

Triangle A-Z | Triangle A | ||

Triangle A.-Z. | Triangle A. | ||

Triangle Rotated 1-99 | Triangle-rotated 1 | ||

Triangle Rotated 1.-99. | Triangle-rotated 1. | ||

Triangle Rotated A-Z | Triangle-rotated A | ||

Triangle Rotated A.-Z. | Triangle-rotated A. | ||

Geometric Tolerancing | Cylindricity | ||

GOST | Geometric Tolerancing | Position | |

Weld Symbols | Number (No) | ||

Hole Symbols | Depth/Deep | ||

Inspection Symbols | Inspection box (empty) | ||

ISO | Geometric Tolerancing | Symmetry | |

Tolerancing | Two-point size | ||

Weld Contour Symbols | Flat | ||

Weld Symbols | Butt | ||

JIS Weld Symbols | JIS seam | ||

Key Symbol | Key | ||

Modifying Symbols | Conical taper | ||

View Symbols | GOST unfold |

Contents

**Adding Symbols from the Symbol Library**

**Deleting Symbols that Appear in Text**

**Symbol Library File Location**

You can save the symbol library file, GTOL.SYM, in any searchable folder.

**Symbol Library Dialog Box**

You can use the Symbol Library dialog box to add symbols to annotations. You can insert symbols provided by the SOLIDWORKS software and additional symbols from the Windows Character Map dialog box.

**Creating Custom Symbols**

You can create custom symbols to use in most annotations, tables, and dimensions in a SOLIDWORKS drawing.