Subject: Creating groups



The easiest way to create a group is to use the Quick Group command and simply select the entities that you want to belong in the group. If you want to specify more options for the group such as a group name, description, and selectability, use the Group Manager command.

To create a group using the Quick Group command

   1   Do one of the following to choose Quick Group ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Quick Group (in Groups).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Groups > Quick Group.

   On the Groups toolbar, click the Quick Group tool.

   Type qgroup and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities for the group, and then press Enter.

An unnamed group is created.

By default, groups created with Quick Group are unnamed.
If you later use the Group Manager command to work with unnamed groups, be sure to mark Display unnamed groups.

To create a group using the Group Manager command

   1   Do one of the following to choose Group Manager ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Group Manager (in Groups).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Groups > Group Manager.

   On the Groups toolbar, click the Group Manager tool.

   Type group and then press Enter.

   2   Under Create New Group, enter the name and description of the group.

   3   Click Selectable if you want all entities in the group to be selected in the drawing when you select one entity of the group.

Groups can also have grips.
To set how grips work when selecting groups, choose Drawing Settings > Display > Grips and choose an option in Group grips. For more details, see Using grips.

   4   Click Select Entities and Create Group.

   5   Select the entities for the group, and then press Enter.

   6   In the Group Manager dialog box, click OK.

You can select entities using groups.
Enter the name of a group in the command bar when selecting entities.

The Group Manager dialog box controls the settings for all groups in a drawing.

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