April 3, 2016

Note on copy/paste symbols

Symbols are assigned to a class, yet they can contain objects from other classes.
Vectorworks handles classes within symbols as follows:

If the a class of a contained object is invisible and the symbol is copied, when pasting on a new drawing:

• the invisible class is added to the drawing and set to visible

 • the invisible content inside the original symbol is copied too but not displayed on the new drawing until the display is reset either by Undo or Enter & Exit the symbol editing.