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Have You Tried: AutoCAD Groups

Lee Ambrosius
December 19, 2017

Have you ever needed to perform multiple operations on the same objects or wanted to create a relationship between several objects without creating a block? Check out the AutoCAD Group feature.

AutoCAD Groups

The Group feature allows you to quickly create temporary object associations. When objects are grouped together, selecting one object in the group results in all objects being selected but each object can still be modified individually unlike a standard block.

Have You Tried: AutoCAD Groups

You can learn how to create and work with groups by following the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Groups topic.

Missed one of the previous Have You Tried features? See the “Previous Have You Tried Articles” section near the bottom of the Have You Tried topic, or open the Have You Tried node in the table of contents on the AutoCAD Help Home page.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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  1. ramcharger318



    I like using groups, but sometimes in a large file (20,000 objects +) in order to make a selection set of the objects I have to add an known object, then select the object, which then highlights the group, then change the PICKSTYLE variable, deselect the recently added object. If I go into the group manager, and highlight the group, no objects are visible.

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