PDMS DRAFT incorporates an alternative character set that provides useful symbols. An ‘alternative’ character is specified by preceding one of a set of normal alphanumeric characters by the tilde (~) sign. For example, the steelwork I-beam symbol could be defined as a TEXP by setting the BTEX attribute as:
The tilde may be input as normal text by doubling it (i.e. ‘~~’ produces a single tilde). Normal text, intelligent text and ‘alternative’ characters may be input in any combination.
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DRAFT Alternative Character