What is actually a "Graphic Group"?

Hi.

I see 2 ways to create a Group in MicroStation:

- Group

- 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".

http://www.mdlapps.com/microstation/ustnhelp286.html#F26021

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?

Thanks.

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  • I see 2 ways to create a Group in MicroStation:

    - Group

    - Named Group.

    the worst is that it is one dialog - in my view - "Add to Graphic Group" there you have to switch on the Option "Named Group" . Without you get GG, with the option an NG.

    That is confusing.

    Named Groups allow dependencies and "active" and "passive" members.

    The worst is though that you can not copy that "Named Group" (or create a cell from it) ( it is a longstanding request) - In effect the Named Groups are not useable in practice.

    You can copy GGs (it increases the GG Number)

    Also - to confuse new users ? - there is the "Group" command which effectively creates an (unnamed) cell. (You can give it a name later in the properties)

    Need help for the selected function? Click into the "Toolsettings" dialog and press F1 Brauchst Du Hilfe zur gewählen Funktion? Klicke in das "Funktionseinstellungsfenster" und drücke F1 For your Screenshots use Win+Shift+S and "Free Screen Recorder" for Screen Recordings

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  • I see 2 ways to create a Group in MicroStation:

    - Group

    - Named Group.

    the worst is that it is one dialog - in my view - "Add to Graphic Group" there you have to switch on the Option "Named Group" . Without you get GG, with the option an NG.

    That is confusing.

    Named Groups allow dependencies and "active" and "passive" members.

    The worst is though that you can not copy that "Named Group" (or create a cell from it) ( it is a longstanding request) - In effect the Named Groups are not useable in practice.

    You can copy GGs (it increases the GG Number)

    Also - to confuse new users ? - there is the "Group" command which effectively creates an (unnamed) cell. (You can give it a name later in the properties)

    Need help for the selected function? Click into the "Toolsettings" dialog and press F1 Brauchst Du Hilfe zur gewählen Funktion? Klicke in das "Funktionseinstellungsfenster" und drücke F1 For your Screenshots use Win+Shift+S and "Free Screen Recorder" for Screen Recordings

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