You can group objects so that they can only be selected and edited together. You can also create nested groups by grouping existing groups.

To create a group

  1. Select the objects to be grouped.

  2. Choose the Graphics » Group » Group or click the tool in the toolbar.

The Group command creates a new object and deletes all the selected objects from the document. The new object is called complex because it is made up of other objects that can be either simple objects (lines, arcs, etc.) or other complex objects (groups of objects). A complex object can be transformed (moved, resized, rotated, etc.) like any other object. In many cases it is useful to assign a name and a description to the group.


The image of a page, the path object, electrical objects and PCB objects cannot be grouped.

Grouping objects of different layers

When the selected objects belong to different layers, the objects in the group move to the current layer. The objects keep the order of overlap with respect to the other objects in the group. However, since they are all on the active layer, their stacking order may be changed in relation to other objects that are not part of the group or are on different levels.

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