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Importing a Group of Symbols

Reference Number: KB-00953 Last Updated: 11-21-2014 01:07 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


QUESTION

I have a folder full of 3D symbols and would like to import them into Chief Architect.  Is there a way to import them as a group, or do I have to do it one symbol at a time?


ANSWER

More than one symbol can be imported into the library at a time provided that the following requirements are met:

  • The symbols are located in the same folder on your computer.

  • Multiple symbols can only be imported using the Import 3D Symbol dialog.

    If you try to drag and drop group-selected files in Windows Explorer, only the file that was selected first is imported.

  • When imported as a group, symbols must be assigned to the same symbol category.

    If you wish to assign them to different categories, they must be imported separately.

    Symbols that are imported as a group are assigned names based on their original file names with the file extension omitted.

     

    To select multiple files in the Import 3D Symbol dialog

    • Click on the first one, hold down the Shift key, then click on another file. The two files plus all files in between are selected.

    • To select multiple files individually, click on one, hold down the Ctrl key (or the Command key if you have a Mac), then click on additional files. Only the files you click on are selected.

    • To select all files in the directory, click on one and press Ctrl + A. (or Command + A if you have a Mac) Only do this if you wish to import all files in the folder.



      To select multiple files in the Library Browser

      • Right click on User Catalog, then select New> 3D Symbol and follow the same steps as you would if you were selecting from the Symbol dialog.



      MORE INFORMATION

      3D symbols that can be imported into Chief Architect are available from a variety of online sources. Some of these sources are listed on our Other Content Resources page.