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Lighting Symbol Greyed Out

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Hi,

 

This is probably a stupid question, but does anyone know why my Lighting symbols are appearing greyed out? If I zoom or move the page, the symbols look normal, but a few seconds later they revert to grey.

 

I'm on the correct layer, and the symbols are selectable.

 

I've attached two pictures, one is the normal greyed out version and the other is whilst moving.

 

Any help would be gratefully received. 

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Most often visibility issues are associated with Classes or Layer or Class Options.

 

Do you have the Class Options (or the Layer Options if the lights are on a different Layer) set to Grey or Grey/Snap Others?

 

Do you have the Class the light objects are in set to display as Grey in the Visibility column of the Navigation Palette?  (Third column, looks like a light grey eyeball. Second column is Invisible).

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Thanks for taking the time to get back to me.

Classes and Layers are set to Show/Snap others

The Class is active

The Layer is active

The Class and Layers are set to visible.

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Hi Sheriff,

 

Is there any class nesting in your symbols? It may be a case of the symbol being built from different classes - are those classes on as well?

 

Gabriel

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Hi

 

If I edit the 2D component of the fixture it is made up of 3 classes, but these all have standard visibilities.

 

Interestingly, if I cut and paste into a new document I don't have the problem...

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Update.

 

I deleted the layer and removed all instances of the fixtures and Records in the Resource browser. I then imported the fixture from the library onto a different layer and still had the problem.

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If you don't mind maybe send me a file with just the symbol?

 

Or if this is from a stock inventory shipped with Spotlight just let me know which symbol it is. 

 

Gabriel

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It has something to do with the LXTest Class.

 

If you edit the Class and check the Use At Creation and click Yes to apply to objects already in the drawing you get the proper display.

 

Beyond that I don't know where the objects are currently getting their attributes from.

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Just have to share. I just spent an hour trying to figure out why my symbols were grey when copying from one file to another. First file, all was fine with nice black lines. Pasted into second file, several symbols were grey. Not all. An hour I tell ya'!

I had forgotten that earlier in the day, I had changed the class options to "grey/snap others". Oy. Just had to laugh out loud at myself. Time for bed.

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