For some reason, I have always thought that transforming vertices and edges using the API would behave the same as the SketchUp move tool in that overlapping edges and vertices would get automatically merged.
Today I learned this does not appear to be the case after all. If I use entities.transform_entities or entities.transform_by_vectors, it does not result in overlapping geometry getting merged.
Is there a relatively simple way to trigger this merging behavior using the API? The hacky way would seem to be to perform the transformation, then put all the entities affected by the transform in a temporary group, and then explode the group. Is there a better way?