The information in this article applies to:
I have created a custom fixture or furnishing and would like to convert it into a symbol that I can save in the Library Browser. How do I do this?
While 3D symbols can be imported from third parties, you can also create your own symbols in Chief Architect using any combination of architectural and CAD-based objects.
The easiest way to create a symbol from a 3D model created in Chief Architect is to use the Convert to Symbol tool.
When the object(s) are configured as desired, you can use the Convert to Symbol tool to create a single symbol assigned to a category of objects that reflects how the object will be used.
From the menu, select Tools> Symbol> Convert to Symbol .
In the Convert to Symbol dialog:
If you are creating an object that you want to be able to be applied to another type of parametric object in Chief Architect, such as Cabinet doors/drawers, knob/pull hardware, built-in appliances, etc it is very important to select the appropriate type of object.
In the Symbol Specification dialog:
Click on the Help button located near the lower right of the dialog to learn more about the options specific to the type of object you are creating.