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Retain record format entries when using the "Replace Symbol" command

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I have 6 variants of a symbol, with an arrow pointing in different directions. I use these for callouts on electrical support drawings. I attach a record, which populates a worksheet.


Issue example:

- I start with the "arrow up" symbol, and enter in all the data.

- due to some layout issue, I need to swap it to the "arrow down" symbol. 

- I use the "replace symbol" command in the OIP

    - when I do that, all my record entries get reset to the default values. So I need to re-enter the values


Is there some way to keep my record entry values when I replace the symbol? Maybe thinking there is something like the Attribute Mapping tool to do this?

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Have you tried the replace with symbol command in the modify menu. This has a Record option that may do the trick.

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@markddThat's it, thanks! Never thought of using the replace symbol command on a symbol.


The only odd thing is that I lose my symbol scaling (that's a minor issue and a quick fix)

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