Grouping and Ungrouping Objects


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I there a way to group and un-group objects for the purpose of copy/paste or using the object dropper for duplicating attributes, or saving the grouped objects as a new item in the library?

Thank you.

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Purpose:

I have a group of windows that have been custom spaced with additional custom attributes. I would like to select the GROUP of windows and place the exact window in other parts of the home.

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Click on the windows required holding down the shift key. Then you can copy/paste them where you wish. You will see that as you select them, the outline will include them and the center of the move box will move.

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Feels like it wants to fight me every, step, of the way,....  >>heavy sigh<<

Funny line between corner soffit and wall soffit, molding passing through other molding, molding not "cut" at correct angle, soffit being "forced" over drywall instead of on the wall framing.

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5 minutes ago, Rookie65 said:

Click on the windows required holding down the shift key. Then you can copy/paste them where you wish. You will see that as you select them, the outline will include them and the center of the move box will move.

When attempting this it would ONLY allow the windows to be placed on a parallel wall, NOT a perpendicular wall.

Also, going from floor to floor has been an issue.

IS there a key to press or hold down to allow for perpendicular placement?

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should be able to go to a perpendicular wall. You can copy them on floor 1 or wherever they are, then go up a floor level and "paste and hold position" Or even spend some time with your reference manual

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Unfortunately, when going to select a different floor I lose the "copy" mode and it, indeed, did not allow me to copy perpendicular. Made MANY attempts. Went to every wall on that level of the house.

and Yes, I look into the help manual and search (and watch) tutorial videos for at least several hours before posting anything here.

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That helped a lot. Thank you.

It was the copy/drag preventing me from applying the windows to a perpendicular wall.  Will practice with the keystroke method.

Shame about the inability to create Groups.  It would help for banks of windows where you want casing around the bank and not the individual window.

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And here comes the challenging part for me.

I am able to get rid of the casing around the individual window when going horizontally but not vertically.

The back of the house has several of these "no casing vertically" banks of windows. 

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Turn off the window casing and use a Custom Backsplash. Drag it across the window -- it won't cover the window. You can copy and paste from window to window.

 

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