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Force class of nested objects in symbols and groups?

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Is there a simple script that will force the class of symbols and groups?  

For instance, I've pulled in a stool (class: Furniture-main) from a VW resource library.  I want to use this stool for my band plots, which would put it in the class: Tech-Band Equip.  I can change the symbols class but unless I go through both the 2d and the 3d children of this symbol, I will have a class I don't want or use residing under the surface of my symbol.  I'd like to be able to just switch it all over to my new class in one fell swoop.

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4 minutes ago, grant_PD said:

Is there a simple script that will force the class of symbols and groups?  

For instance, I've pulled in a stool (class: Furniture-main) from a VW resource library.  I want to use this stool for my band plots, which would put it in the class: Tech-Band Equip.  I can change the symbols class but unless I go through both the 2d and the 3d children of this symbol, I will have a class I don't want or use residing under the surface of my symbol.  I'd like to be able to just switch it all over to my new class in one fell swoop.

 

Not a script solution, but if you don't use Furniture-Main in your drawing you can delete the class and choose the class to put the objects into...... it can be a quick way to reset classes in symbols.

 

Kevin

 

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I thought about that when writing this.  I don't delete classes often enough.  I wish there was a map/schematic view I could look at in my file that would tell me what everything is mapped to/layered in. 

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You MAY want to consider resetting your Saved Settings. It appears that at some point you checked the Always do the selected action box on this dialog.

 

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I say MAY because there is not way to restore only a chosen option. You have to reset everything to factory defaults and then recheck the Always button in the ones you want.

 

Since I rarely check the Always button I end up dismissing more dialog boxes than I would like, but I get more options in cases like this. When I change the class of a group I get my choice. It does not work on Symbols though.

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