Sibelius 6 and VDL 2.5

I recently bought VDL 2.5.  I've been using Sibelius 6 ever since it was released.  I've created a few drumline exercises in Sibelius 6 BEFORE I had VDL.  Now that I have VDL installed....is there a way to use the files I already have written and quickly get the appropriate VDL sounds in use?  The files as of now are exactly how I want them (stickings, dynamics, etc.) but they are using the stock VDL sounds that came with Sibelius 6. 

I've bought the Sibelius 6 template. 

Thanks for any help on this!
Another option would be to copy the music from the old scores to a fresh copy of the template, then figure out what pitches and note heads were used for the corresponding sounds in VDL. You could then use the Advanced filter to select each sound/group of notes and change the pitches/noteheads that way.

That's what I do when I want something like 808 drumset sounds on a playback staff, but also need to have a cleaner notation staff. I'll figure out which notes are hi-hat notes (let's just say F#3) then use the advanced filter to select only F#3. Once those's are selected, I'll move them and assign my notehead of choice on my notation staff.

Just another alternative. Dig it?

As an aside, the same concept can be applied when taking an XML exported from Finale to Sibelius. Since the battery stuff gets especially garbled in the transfer, all you have to do is understand which notes correspond to each sound, filter them, them move them to the correct staff position and change their noteheads. Granted, this would definitely be a case of wanting to transfer it to the VDL template, or import the VDL instruments as was pointed out a while back: https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=3233.msg17283#msg17283
Most of the Sibelius stuff I work with is from other people and their scores can be pretty nasty, so a fresh start is usually the best.
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I dunno, I can fly through a score pretty fast changing noteheads rather than reinputting everything.  The trick I've found that works best is to select a range of notes first instead of doing them one by one.
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I suppose if you could get a system down it could be faster. My main idea of starting fresh is that you end up with a file that is less likely to have problems in the future; you never know what could have crept in that could cause problems.

Of course, if it works, go with it.
I dunno, I can fly through a score pretty fast changing noteheads rather than reinputting everything.  The trick I've found that works best is to select a range of notes first instead of doing them one by one.
Rats, that's what I had been doing.

Thanks Hugh!
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Out of curiosity, is there a plug-in or Utility for this (kind of like Finale's Transpose Percussion Notes feature)? 

I have some client Sib 6 scores that need converting to the VDL 2.5 Template, and looking for the fastest way of doing this...
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Not that I'm aware of.

And it might actually be quicker to just start with a clean copy of the Template and reinput everything from scratch. This may be faster than trying to change all of the noteheads after a copy-paste.

Yes, I definitely recommend starting with a clean copy of the Template and proceeding from there.
Thanks for the answers!  I started to do what Bill mentioned before I posted, but I was just hoping there was super-secret magical way to do it faster. I'll just get down to work!

If someone else has any other tricks to this, let me know, I've got a lot of things to transfer to VDL.
Out of curiosity, is there a plug-in or Utility for this (kind of like Finale's Transpose Percussion Notes feature)? 

I have some client Sib 6 scores that need converting to the VDL 2.5 Template, and looking for the fastest way of doing this...
Yes, what Bill said. You'll need to match the noteheads that are in the mapping diagrams.
You can create an identical score in the template, same number of measures, rehearsal marks, etc.  Then, copy and paste from the original score in to the new score.  Unfortunately, you'll probably have to go through and change noteheads to the correct noteheads.
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