COPYING GROUPS

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When I copy a group including the dimensions (those not in the group but associated
with the groups elements) the copy loses it's grouping status. If I just copy the
group by itself w/o the dimensions, the group remains intact.
Why?
Ron
Ronald W Latour
8 REPLIES

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ron,
Make sure you have top down locate enabled. Top down will locate the group
first. Bottom up will locate the objects in the group.
See the attached image.
Rick B.


Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ricky, yes. I keep Top Down enabled all the time. I've never really played around
with the difference from Bottom Up. But I just tried it and now that I know the
difference, I can see that I will use it sometimes. I also retried the copying of
a group using both methods and it has the same results. The group breaks apart.
Ron

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>Make sure you have top down locate enabled. Top down will locate the group
>
>first. Bottom up will locate the objects in the group.
>See the attached image.
>
>Rick B.
>
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ronald,
I cannot duplicate what you are describing unless I forget to make certain
TopDown is selected before I make the copy. If TopDown is activated then
the copy maintains its grouping.
Is it possible that when you check to see if the grouping is maintained you
don't have Top Down enabled. If BottomUp is enabled it would appear that
the grouping was lost even though it wasn't
David
"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
news:4a393969$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Ricky, yes. I keep Top Down enabled all the time. I've never really
> played around
> with the difference from Bottom Up. But I just tried it and now that I
> know the
> difference, I can see that I will use it sometimes. I also retried the
> copying of
> a group using both methods and it has the same results. The group breaks
> apart.
>
> Ron
>
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>Ron,
>>Make sure you have top down locate enabled. Top down will locate the group
>>
>>first. Bottom up will locate the objects in the group.
>>See the attached image.
>>
>>Rick B.
>>
>>
>>

>
> Ronald W Latour

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ron,
I know you have done cusomization for your mouse.
When you copy, are you using "CTRL+C" or the Copy command from the command
ribbon?
Rick

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ricky, I almost never use the Copy command. I copy either using the Select/Ctrl/Drag
or the Move/Ctrl. I did some experimentation. Here's what I found out.
If I use the Move/Ctrl, whether from my mouse or from the menu and select the Group
via a Top Down fence, the copy fragments. If using the same commands, I just click
the Group to select/copy/move it, it remains in tact.
If I use the Select/Ctrl/Drag to copy a Group, the copy retains it group status
regardless of how I select it.
And it doesn't really matter whether the Group includes dimension or not.
Thanks,
Ron
P.S. When I open a thread to post a response, I've been writing my response above
your entry. I've been wondering whether this is the correct place to maintain the
thread history all in the latest exchange????

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>I know you have done cusomization for your mouse.
>When you copy, are you using "CTRL+C" or the Copy command from the command
>
>ribbon?
>
>Rick
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ron,
The move command ignores the grouping. This is by design. You can easily see
this by doing the following. Click on an object that is in a group and the
group highlights. Run the move command. Click on the same object. Only the
object selected highlights.
Rick B.

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ricky, thanks. I went looking for that in Help because I keep a Word document of
all the portions of Help that I use frequently including little tid bits like this
one. Where in Help can I find this explanation to add.
Thanks,
Ron

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>The move command ignores the grouping. This is by design. You can easily see
>
>this by doing the following. Click on an object that is in a group and the
>
>group highlights. Run the move command. Click on the same object. Only the
>
>object selected highlights.
>
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: COPYING GROUPS

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Ron,
I don't know if this is specifically called out in Help.
Regards,
Rick B.