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Grouping Figures

Shapes residing on the Drawing Canvas can be manipulated and treated as a single figure with the Group feature. More than one figure will need to be selected in order for this option to be enabled.

Use a Shift Key/Click combination to select multiple figures. The methods for Grouping Figures are described below:

  1. Select the Arrange Menu and choose Group.

  2. Open the Contextual Menu, select the Arrange Submenu, and choose Group.

  3. Use the Group Button located on the Main Toolbar.

  4. Use the Command-G keyboard shortcut.

Note: Paths are an exception to the multiple selection rule because a path or path shape can be added to a group by itself. This allows for path interaction without having to worry about the occurrence of reshaping when grabbing one of the available handles.

The screenshots below show a before and after for creating a group from a multiple selection of figures.

New bounds handles will appear after the selected figures are grouped. These handles correspond to the group as a whole rather than each individual figure. A new rotation handle is provided for making an entire group rotation. The standard “blue” handles are replaced by “blue handles with dots” to provide a visual indicator as to whether the entire group or a separate figure has been selected.

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