Copying groups for changes keeping the original/existing


#1

I’m designing alterations to a structure (a conservatory) and want to have various layers of existing arrangement and layers of proposed. Having drawn the existing I want to copy, for example the windows group (which has various groups within the group. Nested?) and make alterations to the design so when using layout I can show the existing and proposed. I’ve tried copying the main group and moving layers and also paste in place and moving layers all without success! Can anyone help please?


#2

It’s not clear exactly what you tried and what happened. Could you elucidate?

-Gully


#3

It would also be helpful if possible if you could post your model.


#4

You need a set of each relevant group for each layer.
So in this little example I made a house and gave it two layers, created one basic window frame, copy paste in place and using Entity info placed the new group on the Layer named Current. I then altered the original and used entity info to place it on the layer named Proposed.
So by turning the two layers on and off I can see current and proposed separately.
Remember only put wrapped geometry on a layer other than layer0 and always keep Layer0 as the active layer.


#5

Thanks Box…
Do you mean by wrapped geometry a component or group?
I had previously tried what you are suggesting. I will rationalise the amount of groups within groups and try again.

Brian English
Davenport Projects
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