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So in the current set of drawings I am working on for some reason the various files have different dash lengths.

Our projects are set up with a shared symbols file from which symbols are referenced into the various drawings.

What is happening is that when a symbol is drawn with a dashed line it looks fine in the symbol file. Once it is referenced the dash is too long. The dashes in question are set in the object info box not in the class definition.

Mind you, the class definitions are supposed to be referenced from the symbol file also, but the people who set up this particular set of drawings seem to have done something not standard so the class definitions are not overridden by the symbol file. Boo hiss.

Is there an easy way to get the classes from the symbol file to rule in the file into which they are referenced? If not, is there a way to set/import the first dash style in the pull down list so that all files will at least have the same definition. I am looking at a set with over 100 files so simplicity is key! Would adding a class for the dashed line that has the dash length in the definition solve this?

thanks much . . .

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