It's not so much for editing the group. it's for setting it up in a new model environment to prepare it for sending to layout for dimensions.
I design custom steel parts that all fit together like a puzzle. once the entire puzzle is made then i currently take each piece and save it in a .skp template with some scenes and styles
each puzzle piece can have multiple smaller pieces that i need to spread out to prepare it for layout drawings.
so this is why i place it on it's own in a model. i'm just trying to do it faster and more efficiently with code.
I'm currently saving the group into a new .skp file, but i want the code to create the standard scenes and do a few operations in the new model. i don't think it's possible to do transformations on a .skp file that is not opened.
so this is why i'm trying to start an operation in the original model that continues the code over into the new model. such as creating the standard scenes and applying a few transformations.
I will try john_drivenupthewall's method of continuing the ruby in the newly opened model. i hope i have explained well enough what i'm trying to accomplish. and thank you for your responses
BTW thomthom it was good to meet you at BASECAMP in Steamboat Springs back in June