Symbol Authoring - SmartSketch - Help

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When installed, the Symbol Authoring option for SmartSketch provides integrated tools for creating new symbols and modifying existing symbols. Symbol Authoring tools give you the ability to:

  • Define SmartPoints on your symbols that predetermine points where connectors should attach (connect points), multiple origin points for placement (drag points), and points where other symbols should attach (drop points)

  • Define symbol behaviors such as rotation angles, desired handles (mirror, scale, rotate), label positions, etc.

  • Define symbol attributes (text information) and symbol parameters (dimensional information)

  • Define special processes (actions) that execute on symbol drop, double click, and so forth.

  • Define bitmaps and help files to be associated with your symbol.

  • Drive symbol parameters and attributes from external datasources such as Excel or MS Access (lookup tables)

  • Define several graphic representations (multiple representations) of a symbol that can be changed after placement using the right mouse short-cut

You can install the Symbol Authoring option using the Custom setup feature. For more information on installing SmartSketch options, see SmartSketch Installation.

See Also

Planning Your Symbol
Managing Text in Symbols