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Updating Symbols in Drawing

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I create some custom symbols/lighting instruments and added them in my drawing. Now I went back and edited those symbols slightly but I'm wondering:


1. Does the lighting instrument automatically update with the new symbol changes?


2. How can I update all of the currently used symbols on the drawing? Is there anyway just to make it auto-update?


I searched but couldn't find a clear solution to this.


Thanks for your help

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Lighting symbols that have been converted to instruments only update when you edit them or run the "Update Instruments" command from the SPOTLIGHT menu. If you click on a symbol or selection of symbols then you run this command it will only update the selected instruments or click the "Refresh Instruments" button in the Object Info Palette.

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I see, thank you for the detailed answer. I actually don't have "Update Instruments" on my Spotlight menu, only "Refresh Instruments"

What I'm really trying to figure out is -- I have a certain class set to be the color GREEN, but for some reason it won't show up as green in wireframe view but DOES in other views (top/plan, openGL, etc). Any idea on why that might be? Other classes DO show color in wireframe view so I'm pretty confused.

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