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Thread: Symbol with multiple combined elements - Best practice

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    Default Symbol with multiple combined elements - Best practice

    Hi
    I'm new to Zenon and are looking for best practices. Fex regarding "complex" symbols.
    I hope to get feedback -and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction for using Zenon the best way 

    My usecase is fex creating a valve symbol.
    -Part of the symbol need to change color based on open and closed statuses
    -Part of the symbol need to change color based on local or error states

    Currently I'm able to realize this symbol by first creating separate symbols for the open/closed status and local/error status
    -And afterwards creating a third symbol containing the two first symbols -grouped together.

    Problem 1:
    The result is I have three symbols in the library. -Two which I dont need, but cannot remove since it seems Zenon needs them
    Problem 2:
    This is very time consuming and in other tools I have used, this process is simpler.
    Question:
    Is multiple combined elements really neccesary? or is it possible -or is it asimpler way of doing this?

    Anyone? :-)



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    Default Re: Symbol with multiple combined elements - Best practice

    You can use in one symbol many combined-elements directly, so those combi-elements do not need to be self the (sub)symbols. Only additional graphical (drowned by you) items - like lines, rectangles etc. you are using in combi-element's states - have to be in the library. 
    In symbol list you can use column with description to organize symbols/sub-items.
    Maybe take look in ready-to-use Substation symbols and demo projects delivered in Energy Edition.

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