Subject: Modifying groups



There are two commands that allow you to modify a group:

   Group Edit command — Adds and removes entities from a group. You can also rename a group using this command.

   Group Manager command — Displays the Group Manager dialog box where you can work with more than one group, add and remove entities from a group,  rename a group, determine selectability, change the entity order, and more.

You can also modify a group using the Ungroup command. For more details, Ungrouping entities.

To modify a group and its entities using the Group Edit command

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

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

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

   On the Groups toolbar, click the Group Edit tool.

   Type groupedit and then press Enter.

   2   Select the group you want to modify.

To modify a group and its entities 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   Select the group you want to modify.

   3   Under Modify Selected Group, do one or more of the following:

   Enter a new name, and then click Rename Group.

   Enter a new description, and then click Change Group Description.

   For Selectable, mark whether you want 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.

   Click Add Entities to Group, select the entities to add to the group, and then press Enter.

   Click Remove Entities from Group, select the entities to remove from the group, and then press Enter.

   4   In the Group Manager dialog box, click OK.

To change the order of entities in a group

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

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

   On the menu, choose Tools > Group.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Group tool.

   Type group and then press Enter.

   2   Under Modify Selected Group, click Reorder Entities.

   3   In the Reorder Grouped Entities dialog box, select the group you want to reorder.

   4   To see the order of entities in the group, click Highlight. Follow the prompts that display to view the entities one by one.

   5   To reverse the order of all entities in the group, click Reverse Order.

   6   To change the order of specific entities or a range of entities:

   In Remove from Position, enter the current position of the entity.

   In Place to Position, enter the new position of the entity.

   In Number of Entities, enter the number of entities or range of entities to reorder. For example, if you are changing the order of only one entity, enter 1.

   Click Reorder.

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

   7   Click OK, and then click OK again.

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