Align objects spread over several groups without degrouping


#1

Is there a way to align objects spread over multiple groups without having to ungroup and regroup them again?


#2

Try Ctrl+Shift+Left Mouse Button on the objects you want to align. This way you can select individual entities within groups without having to ungroup them.


#3

Nice! Though this seems to work for the curves but I have groups containing mixed polysurfaces and curves and the polysurfaces don’t work with that trick apparently.


#4

Or wait. It does work with polysurfaces if I select individualy! And it does work in combination with curves if I select individually. But when I try selecting everything using a selection window. It doesn’t seem to work?


(Pascal Golay) #5

Hi Siemen - can you describe what you’re doing? So far this seems to work OK here.

-Pascal


#6

See this example. It’s 4 groups with 1 polysurface and 1 polycurve. I would like to align them in front view to the bottom without having to ungroup and regroup them. When I use the ctrl-shift selecting only the polysurfaces line up and not the curves.


170327 Groupaligning.3dm (30.1 KB)


(Pascal Golay) #7

Hi Siemen I see - - if I CtrlShift window everything it behaves as though the top level groups are selected and not the individual members - that’s the problem, right?

-Pascal


#8

Yes. I would like them to all align to the bottom. I mean, I found a way around now but it would be good to know if there is a way to do this.