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I am trying to modify a plug-in window from the Vectorworks Resource Files. I want to change the profile of the jamb detail/profile to something much more complex than a rectangle. How do I do this & retain it's 3D capability. Every time I try to do it, it converts to a 2D symbol. This doesn't seem to be covered in the Vectorworks V10 manual. Help!

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If you want to do this, you'll have to make a hybrid symbol. You can "ungroup" an instance of the plug-in window in a 3D view to use as the starting point.

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How do you regroup into a hybrid object again? I thought that once a hybrid object was ungrouped that it was not possible to regroup?

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You make it a hybrid symbol. Try this: configure a window object that it the size and shape you want. Duplicate it. In "Plan" view, ungroup one of the windows. In a 3D view, ungroup the other. Modify the 3D window the way you want. Then register it over the 2D object (in Top or Plan view) and select it and create a symbol. This should work the way you want.

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