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Group elements so that they can moved/scaled

The ability group elements so that they can be treated as a single layer for the purpose of moving out scaling. This could be presented as nested layers.

Russ , 09.01.2015, 00:29
Idea status: under consideration


B@rberousse, 27.03.2015, 14:49
It would be really great to create layer groups for several reasons:
At the same time to modify the properties of the group objects (tiller, position, color, etc ...)
Readability and research objects ... I'm working on a model that has at least 100 objects (Lots screens and multiple objects per screen) and it gets very complicated !!
Thank you for the consideration.
ocorten, 28.03.2015, 12:57
When we can add layer groups, what kind of attributes should we able to change in the group.
My suggestion would be at least a:
• Groupname {gname}
• Group X and Y position (gxpos{ {gypos}
• Group color {gcolor}
• Group opacity {gopacity}
These attributes can then be used in underlying layers.

Next request would be the ability to nest groups (maybe rethink about the groupattribute idea?)
And to copy groups.
a_str8, 16.09.2015, 03:16
Add to that list:
- group rotation
- group visibility (bright, dimmed)
FunkMstr, 05.11.2015, 22:49
I think this would be a great idea. Using LUA to modify the properties of a group would be extremely useful
agoubard, 16.10.2016, 11:46
That's something you can do in The Desktop Watchmaker
You can select multiple layers in the watch and use bulk editing to move/scale these layers at the same time:
FasJackson, 24.09.2017, 08:35
would be cool to select multiple elements all at once when moving layers on the mobile watchmaker app as well as batch color changing. like find "FE0012" color value and replace with " FE0015" (HYPOTHETICAL value of course) so you could change same colors through a face all at once right in the mobile app across or on any layer. This would make editing a unlocked face much easier or when creating your own.and then changing your mind or something during the edit or design phase....NOT just a ucolor option....
Rich Miller, 29.12.2019, 18:14
You could select all the parts of a dial and move or resize.

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