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DraftSight Groups not showing up

DraftSight Groups not showing up

DraftSight Groups not showing up

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.
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.


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


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

RE: DraftSight Groups not showing up

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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