I have three fittings. None are components. I wish to upscale them from 2.42" square to 3" (pretend they are cubes).
So, I copy one from inside their group and then paste it outside the group. It immediately de-orients itself compared to how it was and the other two fittings, but it’s not a problem.
Next I use the tape measure tool to upscale it from 2.42" to 3" without issue.
Then the newly upscaled fitting is cut and pasted back into the group it came from…
…Where I discover the other two fittings have also automagically upscaled to 3". Repeating it just out of curiosity, I see the fittings still in the group resize alongside the one I copy and pasted and resized outside the group.
Now, this is not a complaint – it saves me some work! – but I’m curious about the behavior, never having noticed it before. Is it normal, or did I inadvertently click something or other related to this at some point?
If you select one of them, how does the Entity Info window describe them? “[Solid] Group” or “[Solid] Component” or something else? It seems unlikely that an object which is not a component would act as a component, unless there is a component nested within the thing being rescaled.
In this case I was selecting the entire fitting, copy ‘n’ pasting it outside the group, then using the tape measure tool along one axis to resize it (2.42" to 3") before copy ‘n’ pasting it back into the group.
If it were my model I would make the bracket as a component with gluing properties and the origin set at a location that makes it easy to place. That would also make it simple to replace with a new if needed. I would leave it as a component until at least until I know it doesn’t need any editing. I might just leave it as a component anyway. Probably no point in it not being a component.
By the way, does the spacing between the brackets have to get wider? Do they get thicker as well as wider themselves?
Then redrawing the bracket would make sense. If you made them as components and left them that way, you could either make an entirely new one and very simply replace the existing ones or edit one of the components in the model and replace all of the required geometry.
I’ve found the component thing, which might seem like a tiny bit more work up front, feeds my inherent laziness in the end.
Here I’ve placed the fittings a component. I also made a larger version of that fitting although I acknowledge it’s probably not what you want. In this case I didn’t bother with the gluing property but you can see where i put the component origins.