Your client looks at it and decides s/he wants one element changed, It needs to be a different size and it needs to be moved a couple inches away!!!
Unfortunately, you’ve been very careful to make sure that everything is properly snapped to its adjacent member; all objects grouped and some of those objects helpfully grouped again, shelf components have been created; and though it initially seemed that only one element has to be changed (the end of a cabinet) it turns out that both ends of the cabinet need to be changed and all the planks in between, and their reinforcement members, need to be slightly resized and resnapped into place.
IN GENERAL, WHAT IS THE PROPER STRATEGY TO USE TO ACCOMPLISH A RECONSTRUCTION LIKE THIS?
- Is it to select the affected parts, choose “Edit Group”, and go on from there?
- Is it to select the affected parts, choose “Explode”, and go on from there?
- Is it to select EVERYTHING, and choose “Edit Group” or “Explode” and go on from there?
- Is it to do any of the selections and repeatedly choose “Edit Group” or “Explode” until nothing is a group or part of a group.
- More specifically, a problem I keep on having to face is that if I choose two parts that were grouped and either Edit or Explode them (repeatedly, if need be) that every time I choose one of those objects with the intent of extruding or moving it that the other object I want to relate to the first one disappears.and so I have no place to move/extrude it to.