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Tom Klaber

Multi Layer Symbols

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It would be really useful to have 'Multi-Layer Symbols'   -  These would be symbols that would appear on multip design layers.  Similar to how the section tags work - you would first check the symbol option box "Multi-Layer" and then select the layers that you want that symbol to appear.  This would oddly probably be an instance based setting.

 

The most obvious use would be for vertical elements like elevators, risers, etc that stack vertically.  That way you can create your symbol, then select the layers that it should appear rather than having to have multiple instances of the symbol which can sometimes become unaligned. 

 

 

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VectorMEP may have part of this functionality, there was some discussion about this in the past and the author @Hippocode added it to his plugin. You may want to take a look at it to see if it does what you want/need.

 

The plugin can be found at http://vectormep.com/

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Yes our SymbolObject plug-in does exactly that. It can be very useful for indicating shafts and other components that have exact the same composition through multiple layers.

You can choose to show the symbol on any combination of layers from a selection box.

 

This is made possible by using the proxy object functionality and works best with 2D symbols only. The object duplicates it's content on all the chosen design layers. While you can select and modify this object on any of these layers, it is one unique object.

 

It is also possible to count all the occurrences when using worksheets.

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16 hours ago, Hippocode said:

Yes our SymbolObject plug-in does exactly that. It can be very useful for indicating shafts and other components that have exact the same composition through multiple layers.

You can choose to show the symbol on any combination of layers from a selection box.

 

This is made possible by using the proxy object functionality and works best with 2D symbols only. The object duplicates it's content on all the chosen design layers. While you can select and modify this object on any of these layers, it is one unique object.

 

It is also possible to count all the occurrences when using worksheets.

 

Very Cool.

Thanks!

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