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DraftSight Groups not showing up

DraftSight Groups not showing up

DraftSight Groups not showing up

(OP)
Program was running just fine then one day all of my groups were not there. I tried to make new ones and it said there was already a group made. I cant select the groups just the single entities. Not sure what happened any ideas?

RE: DraftSight Groups not showing up

Hey KevinKK,

I might not be too much help as I don't use groups myself, but I know where you can see a list of groups in the drawing file.
If you type in "_clean" and check the "Show referenced entities" button you can see the list of groups.

I did some research and also came up with a command line varient to see the list: group/Name/?/*

Found this "gem" in the help file:
Selecting a single entity will select all entities of the group, unless the object selection mode Single has been used.

Further digging found this which I think should fix your dilema.
SetEntSelMode
Controls the selection of Groups and associative Hatches. The variable lets you select all member entities of Groups together with a single click. It also lets you simultaneously select hatch patterns and their associated boundaries.

Values

0 Does not select Groups or associative Hatches
1 Selects Groups
2 Selects associative Hatches
3 Selects Groups and associative Hatches

Properties

Type Integer
Range 0 | 1 | 2 | 3
Default 1
Status Read / Write
Saved In the user's profile

RE: DraftSight Groups not showing up

(OP)
Thanks I got it working. Not sure how the selection mode was changed but oh well. How did you know where to find the information on SetEntSelMode

RE: DraftSight Groups not showing up

F1 pulls up the draftsight help file in a popup window. It can be a pain to find things there, but there are quite a few gems hidden if you look for them.

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