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Modifying entities - Grouping entities

Modifying groups

When the group selection option is turned on, you can modify groups just as you can modify individual objects. If you need to edit single objects of a group, turn off group selection setting the value of the variable PICKFIRST to 0 or use grips to edit individual objects.

To modify a group and its entities
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Group.
  3. Type group and then press Enter.
  4. In the Group dialog box, select the group you want to modify.
  5. Under Modify Selected Group, do one or more of the following:
  6. Enter a new name, and then click Rename Group.
  7. Enter a new description, and then click Change Group Description.
  8. Select whether you want the group to be selectable in the drawing.
  9. Click Add Entities to Group, select the entities to add to the group, and then press Enter.
  10. Click Remove Entities from Group, select the entities to remove from the group, and then press Enter.
  11. In the Group dialog box, click OK.
To change the order of entities in a group
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Group.
  3. Type group and then press Enter.
  4. In the Group dialog box under Modify Selected Group, click Re-order Entities.
  5. In the Re-Order Grouped Entities dialog box, select the group you want to re-order.
  6. To see the order of entities in the group, click Highlight. Follow the prompts that display to view the entities, one by one.
  7. To reverse the order of all entities in the group, click Reverse Order.
  8. To change the order of specific entities or a range of entities:
  9. In Remove from Position, enter the current position of the entity.
  10. In Place to Position, enter the new position of the entity.
  11. In Number of Entities, enter the number of entities or range of entities to re-order. For example, if you are changing the order of only one entity, enter 1.
  12. Click Re-Order.

Note The entities in a group are numbered 0, 1, 2, 3, and so on.

  1. Click OK, and then click OK again.
Explode groups
  1. The Explode Groups button allows to explode a group previously created
To exlode a group
  1. Click the button Explode Groups (
  2. ).
  1. Select groups to explode and end the command with Enter or Esc.
Add to a group
  1. After you create a group it is possible to add entities using the option Add to Group
To add objects to a group
  1. Click the button Add to Group (
  2. ) .
  1. Select a group to add objects to and then press Enter.
  2. Select objects to add to the group and then press Enter.