Commonly used items are saved as symbols in CAD systems to speed up drawing production. Any Draft it drawing file can be used as a symbol. Simply use the
command to select an existing drawing to insert onto the current drawing. This is quite straightforward and works well. However if the symbol
you want to create is only part of an existing design and not the complete drawing proceed as follows based on your version.
In Draft it Pro and Draft it Architectural simply select the Items
you want in the new symbol, pick select
button. Set the insertion origin point enter a name in the dialog box and click OK.
Draft it Plus use the following method:-
the drawing containing the geometry you want to create a symbol from.
5. Use the Paste
>command or use the shortcut keys
6. The entities copied to the clipboard will now be attached to the cursor, click into place on the drawing.
7. Use the
Set Insertion Origin
command and pick an appropriate insertion point using any of the
snaps and input options.
This is the point that the cursor will be attached to when placing the symbol onto another drawing.
At this stage you can also add further Insertion Points
at key positions, these can be used as alternative points when inserting the symbol.
8. Select Save
button and enter a name for the symbol in the dialog box, then click on the 'Save' button.