Assign to Objects   |   Actions

The most versatile organizational tool in your Plot is the Group, a way of sorting objects in multiple ways and for any purpose you need. A Group can contain any number of objects (except for Shapes), and an object can belong to any number of different Groups.

To create a new Group, switch to Plot edit mode, and open the Groups table. Use the + button to add a new Group, set its name and color, and any user notes you need to describe its purpose.

Assign to Objects

Now, you can assign your Group to objects. The simplest way to do it is by dragging the + button on the left of the Group name, just like you would target an object with a Unit. If you have multiple objects selected, your Group will be added to all of them if you assign to one of them. You can also assign Groups in individual objects’ detail tables.

Each object that belongs to more than one Group will have one Primary Group. This is the one that will determine the object’s controls’ color (and in some cases, the color of the whole object). The source of the color is always the Group, so if you change your Group’s color, all its objects’ colors will change too.

In the Groups table, each Group shows how many objects it’s assigned to. If you tap the Info button to get to the Group’s detail table, you’ll see a list of all the objects the Group contains. (Stars indicate that the Group is that object’s Primary Group.) This is one place you can remove objects from the Group, by tapping Edit or swiping right-to-left on the object row.

Actions

Once you have your Group assigned to objects, you can begin to manipulate them. Tapping on a Group’s name will select all objects in that Group.

Multi-Move
Because Groups are accessible only in Layers edit mode, the objects that are selected will not be movable by dragging them directly. To move a Group’s objects, use the multi-move technique (dragging and rotating with a three-finger touch).

Hide, Solo, Lock
All objects in a Group can be hidden, etc just the same as a collection of multi-selected objects. The Group itself also has hide/solo/lock properties, so if new objects are added to the group, they will adopt those properties. Objects will always adopt the latest-assigned value if they belong to multiple Groups.

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