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==Change Symbol (Selected Objects)==
==Change Symbol (Selected Objects)==
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You can find this function either in the '''Object''' menu or by clicking the [[File:Icon ChangeSymbolOfObject.PNG]] '''Change symbol of object''' button in the '''Edit Functions Toolbar'''. This command is enabled when at least one object is selected and the symbol selected in the symbol box is compatible with it.<br />
With this function you can change a selected object's symbol.
# Select at least one object in the drawing area.
# Select the new symbol in the symbol box.
# Choose the '''Change Symbol (Selected Objects)''' function.
OCAD assigns all selected objects the new symbol.


==Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)==
==Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)==

Revision as of 09:35, 4 June 2012

Change Symbol (Selected Objects)

You can find this function either in the Object menu or by clicking the Icon ChangeSymbolOfObject.PNG Change symbol of object button in the Edit Functions Toolbar. This command is enabled when at least one object is selected and the symbol selected in the symbol box is compatible with it.
With this function you can change a selected object's symbol.

  1. Select at least one object in the drawing area.
  2. Select the new symbol in the symbol box.
  3. Choose the Change Symbol (Selected Objects) function.

OCAD assigns all selected objects the new symbol.

Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)

When changing symbols, you can change only to existing symbols. You must enter a symbol number which exists in the symbol box.

Hint: Select the desired symbol in the symbol box before you choose the Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol) command.

Choose this command to change the symbol of all objects with a symbol A to symbol B. The Change Symbol of Objects dialog box is displayed.

This command is especially useful to translate the layers of an imported file to OCAD symbols.

  • Change all objects with: Enter here the symbol number or the name of the layer of the objects to be changed. If an object is selected this edit box initially contains the symbol number or the layer name of the selected object.
  • To symbol no.: Enter here the new symbol number to be given to the objects. Initially this edit box contains the number of the currently selected symbol This command is enabled when 1 or more objects are selected. This command will change the specified vertex types of all the selected objects in one step.
  • Normal vertex: The Change Vertex Types dialog box is opened. Check the vertex types (normal, corner, dash, virtual gap) that should be changed to normal vertex. Click OK button to execute this command.
  • Corner vertex: The Change Vertex Types dialog box is opened. Check the vertex types (normal, corner, dash, virtual gap) that should be changed to corner vertex. Click OK button to execute this command.
  • Dash vertex: The Change Vertex Types dialog box is opened. Check the vertex types (normal, corner, dash, virtual gap) that should be changed to dash vertex. Click OK button to execute this command.