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I used the MAC Viper in place of fixture that is not yet in the database and that I couldn’t import in cleanly. I’ve changed the symbol name but I can’t figure out how to change the name in the Instrument Summary.

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The quickest and easiest way to modify the information contained within a symbol is to use the Lighting Symbol Maintenance command in the Spotlight menu. Here you can select a symbol and edit the information held by the data record.


What you will need to do when you have made this change is to select Update all lighting Devices at the bottom of the dialog box. That will push your changes out to the instruments that are already on the plot. If you don't do this then the Instrument summary tool won't register the changes.



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The field in the lighting symbol maintenance that appears in the instrument summary is the model name. 

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@Mii147 Since you use this symbol likely across drawings, you can update the symbol record itself.

  1. Right click the symbol in the RM and choose Attach Record.
  2. choose the Light Info Record
  3. Edit the Inst Type as you need
  4. Click OK
  5. Ignore the error and click OK
  6. Check the record that's attached to the light in the RM. It should now be updated.
  7. You can update all the items for the unit this way for future use.

Hth, Best, Scott


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