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    Default How to find an import symbol

    How do I find and delete an import symbol if I dont know which view it exists on?

    I would like to remove an import symbol that was placed by another user and for some reason I am drawing a blank at the moment.
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    Remove it from the view or from the project?
    what do you mean by Import Symbol?

    If you know of a view that it exists on, you can right click and find refering views or just delete it from the browser (removes from project).
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    By import symbol I mean dwg. I can't find the dwg to right click on it, this is essentially my problem, how to delete a dwg from a project if you can't remember how to select it.

    Thanks for the reply
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    Hi Drew.
    Short term solution, download a trial copy of Ideate's BIM Explorer.
    http://www.ideateexplorer.com/trial.php
    It looks like a pretty good investment and combined with their BIM Link tool might be a worthwhile bundle while it's a two fer
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    Drew,

    Am I understanding this correctly:
    Someone imported a cad dwg into your model and you'd like to go delete it, but can't find where they put it?
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    you are understanding it 100%
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    Off the top of my head I'm not sure how you'd find which view it is "housed" in.
    I don't think there's anything under the Families or Groups which you could see it listed there and right click and choose show.

    Unfortunately, I can't find anything that states how to hunt it down.
    Other than the obvious going through every view to see if it's there.

    It didn't happen to be placed on it's own workset so you can isolate it, did it?
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    Default Re: How to find an import symbol

    Dimitri's suggestion is the only way I have been able to find them....I used it with 2009...
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