Working on more complex designs where the layout and position of parts are of great importance, things can get tricky quickly.
This is where the Parts Grouping feature comes in very handy to help you manage and maintain some order within the design.
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Hi guys. In today's video, we're gonna be looking at the group and then group options available under the secondary toolbar, and this will be for fabric camps software. But before all of that, let's have a quick intro first, So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za. We make sure that easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates. Okay, if we head back into the programme here now, when it comes to the grouping and regrouping tool, this is very useful when your design starts becoming more complex and you want to have more manageable areas to work on. That is one way. Another way is also if let's say you've got, uh, items and a key location, Maybe this design and you want to make sure you don't buy actually move them off place when you're working on the design because you could be adding other parts and then you actually move one, and then yeah, if you did not notice it and you don't use your undo button later on, you're gonna run into a problem when you want to do your final cutting because you could be, Let's say perhaps using your measuring tool looking at the distance between two shapes and then, um, yeah, once again, that's gonna so everything might be micromanaged with distance. And then if you get that off a little bit once again, you have another problem. So for the actual, um, grouping to obviously you will need more than one item selected in order for the group into work. Can, um yeah, the options available just with one. But obviously you can't group one thing with itself. So what you wanna do is you wanna select at least two shapes or more. In my case, I'm gonna grab this whole shape and then, um oh, it's just maybe show, too. So if you want to make sure the spacing is nicely, you could grab that. But yeah, let me roll this guy, the whole ship, it makes more sense. So let's say we select the whole shape, go here to the group to group in. Our group was gonna zoom in here so you can see it nicely. As you can see two little shapes with, like, a boundary box around to represent its grouping it together. Gonna click that and they're gonna say ad group parts to the, um great. So if we do this, we should also notice you on our left. We've got a new group with it's got a code or identification code saying which part? So we've got a P 21 p 21. So depending on which part group together here, their names should be here in this group. Then you also notes on the quantity nesting and, uh, manual quantity. We do not have anything. So you cannot grab this group now and add it in afterwards. Again. It's just to represent that you have a group here. And if you delete this group this thing fast, remember, will still be group that will test it now. So now, as we can see, if we select one of these shapes, select all of them as a whole, which is very handy. So also, if we grab this and we move it, okay, not that close to the edge, you can see that it moves it all together as one piece. Now for us to understand, the grouping tool does work now with other things like rotation. Let's go about 45 rotation. Okay, you can see it. That's it. But it's a bit of a mess, So some programmes will use it a little bit more smartly where they keep it, Uh, make a universal origin for the group. Where, as you can see, this is more localising the origin. So it's keeping the rotation origin of each part by itself and not globally. So, yeah, I wouldn't recommend doing that. It's a bit of a mess up, but yeah, otherwise nice amount grouping. So if you want to move this around and that you can imagine so you could be making a specific pattern of something, group it and then quickly just move it around to the right place. Um, which can also be quite handy Now, I'm gonna try quickly. Delete this one to see if groups our, um are shapes can still grouped. They said it before, but I just wanna make sure before I just say no, it's not that way. So now obviously one group that you want to select your shape, we go to the group and then group to click that and then you can see it. It's just grouped everything for us. But remember, this should update. So we grouped this. So, yes, we've got that shape, their crab, this, um, group it now, you know, I never mind. Still keeps it. Their whole shirt removes it. So yeah, that was kind of just a visual update of a grouping. I mean, I'm sure with time maybe they'll refine it a bit better, but, um, yeah, otherwise, that is it on grouping. Just make sure you select the shape you want. Like you don't. You can just select these to group them together. So yes. So, like these to group them so you can make multiple groups. You don't have to worry about, only group in one thing, and then you can move these, or you select them together and you move them. So it is a very, very handy tool as well. Like most of these tools, they are there for a reason. Because in a workflow, do you tend to use them a lot? But yeah, otherwise, that is the grouping and regrouping. If we head here to softwaretraining.co.za z. You guys will notice you've got a variety of different Softwares. We do cover and you can also isolate your search on the top of right. If you do not, however, find the training videos you're looking forward. Just simply go. Yeah, request the training video filling in the form. 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