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Anthony
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How to delete a sketched symbol

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04-03-2013 04:10 AM

 

I have created a sketched symbol for use in a drawing and inserted the symbol into my drawing. My user defined symbol appears in the symbols list but I cannot seem to delete it. How do I now delete this user defined sketch symbol from my drawing please ? Thank you

 

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 04:22 AM in reply to: Anthony

If it wont let you delete it from your browser the most likely reason is because you have it placed somewhere. You can't delete something from your browser if it is on one of your sheets. Delete all placements of the symbol and then it should allow you to delete it form the browser.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 04:26 AM in reply to: mrattray

Hi, thank you for your reply. The sketched symbol is not present in my drawing or the browser tree but it is shown in the symbols list under Annotate-Symbols-User.

 

I was wondering how to remove it from this list if it is no longer present in the drawing and browser ?

 

Thanks

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 04:33 AM in reply to: Anthony

That list is driven by the contents of the sketched symbol browser node. Are you sure the symbol your trying to get rid of isn't in that list (the one highlighted in red)?

 

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 05:26 AM in reply to: mrattray

I have double checked in the browser list and the sketched symbol is not present in the list however it is present under the symbols list - not quite sure why this can be ? Any ideas would be much appreciated

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 05:30 AM in reply to: Anthony

I don't think that's normal behaviour. My understanding is those two lists should always match.

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 05:42 AM in reply to: mrattray

I agree. I am wondering if this has anything to do with the fact that I have a user defined title block in the drawing ? Sorry I didn't mention this earlier. I am using a title block that I have defined myself, not entirely sure how this could affect sketched symbols if at all ?

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 05:56 AM in reply to: Anthony

It shouldn't matter what your doing with titleblocks.

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Re: How to delete a sketched symbol

04-03-2013 06:05 AM in reply to: mrattray

I thought similar. It's not a massive problem, would be nice to know why it's happening. Thanks again for your comments.

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
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