Once constructed a symbol may be used multiple times, thereby decreasing the time to create more complex drawings. Symbols can be resized, moved, and rotated like other graphic elements, adding to their usefulness.
|Navigate to the desired symbol source composite then click OK, the symbol will be generated and placed in
the center of the composite. Note that symbols have names, the name is the same as the composite that
defines the symbol. In the following screenshot we moved the symbol to reduce the size of the screenshot.
|Note: If you select a gallery symbols will be created for each composite in the selected gallery and placed in the composite in a tiled manner to make locating each symbol easier. This is the easiest way to create a library composite after all the source composites have been defined.|
Alternately from the source composite click on "Tools", navigate to and then click on "Make symbol, place - in another composite"
|The symbols tree dialog opens up, navigate to the composite to receive the symbol then click OK.
As can be seen the symbol can also be added to the same composite or to the tote, which is useful for building up a symbol with repeated parts, such as the multiple turns of a coil, or the multiple diagonals of a resistor.
To import a symbol from another composite or library click on "File" then "Import Symbol", the following dialog appears:
|Navigate to the composite containing the desired symbol, and then to the symbol itself. Select the symbol then click "OK"|
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