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Jennifer

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Changes to master shape not reflected in copies
« on: March 01, 2020, 01:52:58 AM »
I defined a square shape with a red fill and a black border. I then made it into a master shape and made several dozen copies on a page. Then I decided to change the fill color to blue, so I edited the master shape and made that change. When I saved it, the copies did not change. They were still red.

What did I do wrong?
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wapperdude

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Re: Changes to master shape not reflected in copies
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 09:03:53 AM »
Did you edit the master on the document stencil?
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Jennifer

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Re: Changes to master shape not reflected in copies
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 03:27:43 PM »
Did you edit the master on the document stencil?

Yes, at least I think so. Here's what I did:
  • I copied the master to the page.
  • I right-clicked the master and selected "Edit master" and then "Edit master shape". That gave me a new window containing the master shape.
  • I changed the border from yellow to blue. It showed as blue on the screen.
  • I closed that window and was asked if I wanted to update it. I clicked on "Yes". In the stencil dialog, the master shape now shows the new border, but the copies on the page do not.
  • I copied the master to the sheet again. It shows the new colors.
  • I repeated this several times with the same results.

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Re: Changes to master shape not reflected in copies
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 04:03:31 PM »
you have to open the document stencil to edit all instances in this given document
all you did was to edit the one instance (and created a new second update instance in document stenci).

Alternatively, in the stencil, edit the master there (it will open a new window)...when done save
now, this new master is available for use in all future drawings (old drawings will have old master in doc stencil so it wont change them).