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Switching Units in Symbols with Dimensions

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I have about 100 symbols that have dimensions embedded within the symbols. They were originally created in a document with imperial units, but I recently learned that we will need a metric version as well. Unfortunately, I realized that they do not automatically convert when the units are changed to metric. Part of the problem may be that I created them with world based units rather than page based units?

I did a quick test creating a new symbol with page based units, and then the new symbol converted automatically when the units were changed. However, it does not seem to be an option to simply edit the existing symbols to switch to page based units ? when this was done, the symbols multiplied in size. Do I have any other options to fix this situation? The symbols are complex and there is not enough time to rebuild them all.

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