I see 2 ways to create a Group in MicroStation:
- Named Group.
Group is very limitated because I understand we cannot add/remove elements later. And it is basically a Cell.
I understand that "Graphic Group" is a Named Group...
Because tools such as "Add to Graphic Group" and "Remove From Graphic group" are only for "Named Groups".
There is also "Graphic Group Lock" (ON /OFF) for Named Groups.
Why Bentley differenciates between Graphic Group and Named Group? is not the same? Is the old name of Named Group?
Joan Martínez Serra said:Why Bentley differenciates between Graphic Group and Named Group?
A Graphic Group (GG) is legacy technology — it's been part of MicroStation for decades. When you create a GG the operation is intrusive — meaning that it modifies the elements being grouped...
Depending on the state of the GG lock, you can modify all elements in that group.
Named Groups (NG) are a 21st century invention. NGs are non-intrusive — they don't modify the selected elements.
NGs are much more versatile than GGs. They have structure, behaviour and hierarchy.
The group command (Ctrl-G) is another legacy tool. Select some elements, then use Ctr-G to convert them to components of an anonymous cell.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Answer Verified By: Joan Martínez Serra