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==Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)==
==Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)==
 
Choose this command in the '''Object''' menu or click the [[File:Icon ChangeSymbolForAllObjectsWithThisSymbol.PNG]] '''Change symbol for all objects with this symbol''' button to change all objects with a symbol A to symbol B. The '''Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)''' dialog appears.<br />
When changing symbols, you can change only to existing symbols. You must enter a symbol number which exists in the symbol box.
In the '''Change all objects with''' field you can choose wheter you want to changes all objects with a specific symbol number or all objects which are in an imported layer. Enter a symbol number or select an imported layer. The given number in the box is the currently selected object.<br />
 
Enter the symbol number of the new symbol. The given number in the box is the currently selected symbol in the symbol box. Click the '''OK''' button to finish.
'''Hint:''' Select the desired symbol in the symbol box before you choose the '''Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol)''' command.
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[[File:Hint.jpg]] This command is especially useful to '''translate the layers''' of an imported file to OCAD symbols.
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.

Revision as of 09:53, 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)

Choose this command in the Object menu or click the Icon ChangeSymbolForAllObjectsWithThisSymbol.PNG Change symbol for all objects with this symbol button to change all objects with a symbol A to symbol B. The Change Symbol (All Objects with Corresponding Symbol) dialog appears.
In the Change all objects with field you can choose wheter you want to changes all objects with a specific symbol number or all objects which are in an imported layer. Enter a symbol number or select an imported layer. The given number in the box is the currently selected object.
Enter the symbol number of the new symbol. The given number in the box is the currently selected symbol in the symbol box. Click the OK button to finish.
Hint.jpg This command is especially useful to translate the layers of an imported file to OCAD symbols.