saving symbols from drawing library to system library

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Phil Davis
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saving symbols from drawing library to system library
SoftPlan Version:
2018 Plus

I recently created a series of switch symbols combining singles, 3-ways, and 4-ways (set one).  Unfortunately, I did not test these symbols early on, and had all of them created prior to realizing the wire arc snapped to the center of the symbol, instead of to the desired location.  Subsequently, all of the symbols were recreated (set two).  This was all done in a project specific to the creation of these symbols.  Then, somehow the set two symbols were overwritten with a backup copy of the set one symbols.

Fortunately, I still have the project that was used to create the set two symbols.  The symbols in the drawing library of this project are the set two symbols.  Please tell me there is an easy way to save these symbols from the drawing library to the system library without going through the whole process of saving each symbol and inputting all of the relevant data.  Any help saving the day will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Wimberley
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Adding Symbols

Select File⇒Drawing Options⇒Drawing Library. Switch the Type to Electrical. Select a symbol and then click the Add Symbol button. Follow the prompts to save to your System Library. Repeat for the rest of the symbols you want to save.

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Phil Davis
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Adding Symbols

Thanks, Bill, for saving the day.  For whatever reason, your solution was not as apparent to me as it should have been.  I assumed the Add symbol button was going to take me down the path of recreating each symbol.  Set two has been re-created, backed up, and the set one folder has been deleted.  Old lessons, re-learned.