Grouping

Description

The Grouping is a tool that allows the user to group objects, it is possible to group:

  • Two or more Objects.
  • Two or more Groups.
  • Objects and Groups.

Once created, a Group will became a new object with its own properties and scripts but it will keep the properties of every object or Group inside if they have their own properties.

Properties and Functions

Info

  • Name
  • Size
  • Location
  • ZIndex
  • Draggable

Configuration

  • Locked
  • Angle
  • ToolTip
  • Is Enabled
  • Is Visible
  • HotKey

Functions

  • .Location
  • .Size

Grouping Objects

To create a new Grouped object in the Graphics Document:

  1. Select the objects that will be grouped.
  2. Click the “Grouping” button in the Ribbon.

Locked

This is a property used only for Grouped objects.  It is a local property so if there is a Group inside another Group, the user will first need to unlock the parent Group and then unlock the child Group inside.

  • When unchecked, it is possible to change the properties of every element inside a Group.
  • When checked, it is only possible to change the properties of the Group as a whole.

Ungrouping Objects

This option will separate a Group of objects from its former Grouped state.

To ungroup an object, follow the steps below:

  1. Click to select the desired Grouped Object.
  2. Click the Ungrouping button.

Script Events

The Group object provides several Script Events for the user.

  • Mouse Up
  • Mouse Down
  • Mouse While
  • Mouse Right Up
  • Mouse Right Down
  • Mouse Double Click

Security

It is possible to configure different permissions per profile for this object.  For further information, please check the Security white paper.

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