Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Groups, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Groups are a simple way of connecting…related geometry for ease of moving,…copying, and otherwise selecting.…Here, I have some basic office furniture…that I wanna copy to a few other spaces.…Right now, there are four or five…separate pieces of geometry, so every time…I need to copy or move them, I'd have to…select all the pieces of geometry.…For now, I'm gonna type in the word "group,"…select all my objects, and press Return.…Now, all the objects are considered one group,…or one object, for the purposes of…moving, copying, and selecting.…
So I can use the Copy tool, and copy my…desk and chair, and move the original objects…just by selecting any one of the singular objects.…There are instances where I need…to disable groups temporarily so I can…move or edit objects within the group.…To do this temporarily, I can press…and hold the Control and H keys.…After releasing the keys, all of my objects in my group…are currently disabled and considered separate.…This means I can move my chair here,…and then press Control-H again to resume group mode.…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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