Place Symbols in Your Drawings
Here's a sample Broadway theater lighting plan by Ted Mather that
uses symbols heavily.
Working with symbols could not be easier. To create a symbol,
you select the objects in the drawing, copy them to the clipboard,
open a new Symbol library file and choose Paste.
A symbol library file, in this case a theatre lighting library
by Ted Mather
When a symbol file is open, you can place the currently selected
symbol in the drawing by simply clicking where you want to place
The Symbol palette will change the way you work with symbols.
This unobtrusive ribbon strip floats on top of your drawing and
can be resized horizontally to show as many symbols as your monitor
To use the Symbol palette, you drag the symbols out into the drawing
The thumbnail pictorial of the symbol
is always visible and ready to use. Just drag and drop for instant
With the Symbol Report, you can generate a list of all symbols
in a drawing, along with the count, and other attached information--all
in tab delimited text format for ease in exporting to other spreadsheet
or database packages. You can even globally replace symbols.
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