Symbol Erase All ( Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Automatically deletes all symbols that are on shown layers in your current drawing.
  • Erasing symbols in your current drawing severs the links to the original drawing(s) that the deleted symbols are linked to. It does not remove the original drawing(s).
  • Shown layers are visible layers (layers marked " Show "). Since Symbol Erase All only works on visible layers, you can -- prior to activating this tool -- turn off particular layers to exclude symbols that are on those layers from being deleted.
  • The selection of objects that is made prior to using Symbol Erase All does not affect the operation of the tool, but the tool does affect the selection. All selected items are automatically deselected as a result of Symbol Erase All .
  • To invoke Symbol Erase All and delete all symbols that are on shown layers:

    Method 1 : Click the Symbol Erase 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 > Erase All .

    Method 3, 4 or 5 : Symbol Erase 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 Erase All is a tool)
  • Symbols (topic)
  • Undo (can undo Symbol Erase All )
  • Show ( Symbol Erase All deletes objects on visible layers only)
  • Delete (the generic Delete tool)
  • Layer Erase All (erases all objects in your current drawing)

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