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Working with groups

 

In CAD.direct 2019 Explorer, you can manage groups — collections of entities saved

together as one unit — that exist in an open drawing, create new groups, manage the entities contained in a group, and change the settings of groups.

 

Displaying information about groups in d Explorer

To display groups in CAD.direct 2019 Explorer 1

 

Do one of the following to choose Explore Groups:

• On the ribbon, choose Tools > Groups (in Explorer).

• On the menu, choose Tools > CAD.direct 2019 Explorer > Explore Groups.

• On the Format toolbar, click the Explore Groups tool.

• Type expgroups and then press Enter.

Creating a new group using CAD.direct 2019 Explorer

To create a new group using CAD.direct 2019 Explorer

 

1 Do one of the following:

   • Choose Edit > New > Group.

   • On the CAD.direct 2019 Explorer toolbar, click the New Item tool ( ). A new group is added as Anonymous.

2 Type the name for the new group by typing over the highlighted default text, and then press Enter.

3 Click the [+] tool to select the entities to be included in the group; click the [-] tool to select the entities to remove from the group.

   You can also click the Number of Entities column and choose Add Entities or Remove Entities.

4 Press Enter when done selecting entities.

5 To complete the command, close the window.

 

Modifying groups

To modify a group using CAD.direct 2019

 

Explorer 1 In Explorer, select Groups.

2 To rename a group, do one of the following:

   • Select the group, choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   • Click the group name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   • Right-click the group name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

3 To add entities to a group, select the group and click the [+] tool, select the entities in the drawing to be included in the group, then press Enter when done   selecting entities.

4 To remove entities from a group, select the group and click the [-] tool, select the entities in the drawing to remove from the group, then press Enter when done selecting entities.

5 To make a group selectable or unselectable in the drawing, click Selectable for it.

6 To reorder the entities in a group, select the group and click the Reorder tool, make you selections, then click OK.

7 To select a group in the drawing and have that group highlighted in the list of groups, click the Highlight tool, select the desired group, then press Enter. The

appropriate group will be highlighted in the list.

8 To complete the command, close the window.

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