Use groups to define objects that are connected to each other. This makes it easier to work with objects that consist of several components.
A simple table consists of 5 boxes. Select all boxes and create a group from them. If you want to move the table in the course of planning, you can select the grouped table with one click instead of selecting all 5 boxes again individually.
- Select several objects with the multiple selection or volume selection.
- Click the Group button in the menu under the Edit tab.
- Groups can contain any number of subgroups.
- It is useful to group related objects that are often moved together to make selection easier.
- Select a group.
- Click the Ungroup button in the menu under the Edit tab.
- The top-most group will always be ungrouped. Groups within the disbanded group will remain.
- If the button is disabled, make sure that the selection consists of a single group.
Working with groups
- To add objects to a group, ungroup them first and regroup them at the end to avoid unnecessary subgroups.
Edit objects in a group
- Individual objects can be selected and edited within a group.
- Choose the Select or Adjust tool and make sure that multiple selection is turned off. This is indicated on the touchpad.
- Select a group and then click on the desired object within the selected group.
- The object can now be adjusted, renamed or colorized.
- If you want to edit multiple objects in the group at the same time, it may be faster to ungroup the group, make your changes, and then regroup
Expert tip: Use group hierarchy
- If you have created a group with multiple subgroups, you can navigate the group hierarchy with the Selection tool and select nested groups.
- Choose the selection tool. Make sure that the multiple selection is turned off. This is indicated on the touchpad.
- Select a group and then click on a single object within the selected group.
- Click on "Navigate hierarchy" on the touchpad to select the subgroup of the selected object.
- You always start from the selected object and navigate from it upwards in the hierarchy.