Symbol Edit All ( Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Automatically opens a window for multi-editing all symbols that are on shown layers in your current drawing.
  • For symbols with different names, the Edit Symbol window opens. For symbols with the same name, the window that opens is named X Edit (where X is the symbol name).
  • Shown layers are visible layers (layers marked " Show "). Since Symbol Edit All works only on visible layers, you can -- prior to activating this tool -- turn off particular layers to exclude symbols that are on those layers from being edited.
  • The selection of objects that is made prior to using Symbol Edit All does not affect the operation of the tool, nor does the tool affect the selection. For example, if you have clouds selected before you activate the tool, the clouds remain selected after Symbol Edit All is done.
  • To invoke Symbol Edit All and edit all symbols that are on shown layers:

    Method 1 : Click the Symbol Edit All icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Objects -- Symbols ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

    Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Objects > Symbols > Edit All .

    Method 3, 4 or 5 : Symbol Edit All can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

Also see :

  • Drawing Editor (where Symbol Edit All is a tool)
  • Edit Symbol (window for editing symbols with different names)
  • X Edit (window for editing symbols with same name, where X is that name)
  • Show ( Symbol Edit All edits symbols on shown layers)
  • Undo (can undo Symbol Edit All )
  • Grayed out fields (indicate mixed entries or that the field is disabled)
  • Symbols (topic)

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