SOLIDWORKS Inspection uses special fonts to create many of the symbols used in detailed drawings. These special fonts are already installed as part of the process for an Inspection user. When reports are exported, the Excel templates use these special fonts to show the proper values in the characteristics column. If the reports are opened on a computer where SOLIDWORKS Inspection has not been installed, the characters will likely show as boxed “?” symbols. To resolve this issue, SOLIDWORKS has provided a font installer that can run on any computer where Inspection reports may be viewed in native Excel format.
To install the special GD&T fonts:
You can verify that the fonts have been installed by searching for GDT in the Windows Fonts folder.
Reports that have been created with templates using these fonts will now display correctly. The GDT Font Installer can be used on as many computers as needed within your organization.
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