Posting Symbols for use in prior Versions


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Exporting a Library Symbol only makes it available for the current and future versions of Chief.  Many times users of prior versions would like to be able to use the symbol.


Here's how to make that possible:

  1. Place your symbol in a Blank Plan and display a 3D view
  2. Use one of the File>Export>Export 3D Model options ( I like 3DS but the others will work )
  3. In your post for sharing the symbol, attach the exported file
  4. Provide instructions for Importing:
  • 3D Origin values
  • Options
  • Sizing (mostly Stretch Plane info)

This makes it possible for users of prior versions to Import the Symbol and have it work.

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