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Objects in Symbol aren't Centered after View Change

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Vectorworks 2020.

Open a brand new, blank file. 

Make sure Vectorworks Preferences > Display > "Center on objects after view change" is selected. 

At the top left of the page layout, create an extrude.

Zoom in on the extrude so that it fills the screen (a "working zoom").

Toggle through a variety of 3D views, and the extrude remains centered each time, as expected.

In Top/Plan view, save the extrude as a symbol, with Insertion Point set to "Next Mouse Click," and use the lower right of the page layout as the symbol's insertion point.

Edit the symbol, zoom so that the extrude fills the screen, and again toggle through a variety of 3D views.  This time the extrude disappears, unless you zoom out enough to see it off to the side, because it's not being centered after the view changes.

 

Repeat this in Vectorworks 2018, and the extrude always stays centered, as expected, both inside and outside the symbol.

 

I often create symbols with geometry that's some distance from the file's 0,0 origin, but I use the 0,0 origin as the symbol's insertion point so that I can cut & paste-in-place geometry into and out of the symbol.  VWIS168 

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