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Expand Symbol and Annotation Plane in the part browser, right-click Design Blocks, and select Add Schematic Block. Select the plane on which the 2D sign should be oriented, then the geometry of the symbol and press Enter. The symbol is usually oriented along the Symbol and Annotation plane.

  • Begin by creating a character map.
  • Select the font you want to use in the Font box.
  • Click the special character you wish to put, then select it, then copy it.
  • Place the insertion point in your document where you want the special character to appear.
  • Select Paste from the Edit menu.

To launch the palettes, go to Ribbon panel -> View tab -> Palettes panel and look for the available symbols. Alternatively, you can access the same palettes by pressing CTRL+3 on your keyboard. The sample files that come with AutoCAD contain certain symbols.

The following is a list of the most commonly used AutoCAD commands:

  • New: This command enables you to create a new symbol.
  • Open: This command enables you to open an existing symbol.
  • Insert: This command enables you to insert a selected symbol into the current drawing.
  • Save As: This command enables you to save the current symbol under a different name.
  • Rename: This command allows you to rename an existing symbol in the drawing.

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