There are two ways to save an individual symbol - saving the entire file or dragging selected objects directly into the Library.
Saving a File as a Symbol
If you create a symbol as its own file, simply save the file in a folder already identified as a library folder. Or you can save it to any folder, then load that folder into the Library palette. For example:
- Create a new door and save the file as "FrenchDoor.tcw" in the "Symbols\Sample Symbols\3D Symbols\Door" folder.
- Open a new file, open the Library Palette, and open the "Door" folder.
- The "French Door" symbol appears in the palette, and you can drag it into the drawing.
Saving Selected Objects as a Symbol
To save objects as a symbol, select them and create a group.
(It is not essential to make a group, but the symbol will be easier to work with later.) Open the Library palette, open a folder, and drag the objects by their reference point (the yellow circle) into the Palette. You will be prompted for a symbol name.