Group Tool

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peter76
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Group Tool

Postby peter76 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:28 pm

I would very much like to see a group / ungroup tool in Qcad 3.

Regards Peter

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andrew
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Re: Group Tool

Postby andrew » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:34 pm

Groups are called 'blocks' in CAD / QCAD.

In other words, a block is a named, reusable group.

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Clive
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Re: Group Tool

Postby Clive » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:45 pm

Hi Peter
In addition, in CAD/QCAD 'Blocks' can be exploded to break them back down again into single entities (lines, arcs and so on). In QCAD quite simply select the block in question and
go to > Main Menu > Modify > Explode.

Essentially this is the same as 'un-grouping' in say Illustrator!
For the best support please state your operating system, QCAD version and add any supporting DXF/DWG files, screenshots etc...

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Re: Group Tool

Postby growdigital » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:14 pm

It would be nice to have the ability to group different elements though -- you don't always want to create a re-usable block. For example, I have different sized trees on a garden plan, which all have text, a circle for the edge of the tree and a trunk at the centre. I don't want to create 40+ different blocks just to be able to group the items so that I can move them easily.

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Re: Group Tool

Postby TSG » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:20 am

You don't have to create 40 blocks. Just select all the trees you want to change by clicking with the mouse and holding down the shift key. Then you can move the selection directly or you can create a temporary block just in case you want to change or use the selection again.

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