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Any suggestions on Hybrid Symbol Editing with VW 2011

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Any suggestions on Hybrid Symbol Editing with VW 2011 ...

Not to get the Layer Plane / Screen Plane issue going again. Editing of Hybrid Symbols is more complex more steps in 2011. Looking for suggestions on connecting the 2D with the 3D When editing.

Typically this is with existing Hybrid Symbols or Symbols created from other Hybrid Symbols.

One example of an induced problem with 2011 is when a Hybrid Symbol is rotated on the drawing. Double clicking an instance on the drawing is now a different "edit mode" than locating the symbol in the Resource Palette and selecting edit. To work around this issue, we no longer double click an instance on the drawing to edit. In place we use the Locate Symbol in Resource Browser option from the contextual menu (right click) and edit from there.

Pre VW 2011, one could edit the 2D portion and create / edit any needed 3D. Now the 2D may end up as 3D ie: Layer Plane. At this point, we find it easier to draw / redraw new geometry, then edit the symbol in question by pasting in the new and deleting the old. This sometimes requires one to get the geometry from inside the symbol. Two Trips or two "Convert to Group" operations ... Any easier suggestions?

P.S. It appears that VW 2011 SP4 has a bug fix for the disappearing 3D (VB-93548 3D elements of symbols disappearing during edit) ... that may help

Thanks in advance - Peter

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