The Features | Group | Group command is used to group several independent objects into one Group object. Alternatively, select multiple objects and then right-click and select Group. Grouped objects can be a combination of several types of objects and they can be moved or resized as a single object.


Group objects to toggle visibility or arrange multiple objects quickly and easily.


Objects must be on the same level in the Contents window and, if applicable, under the same group or layer to be grouped. For example, top-level objects such as features, legends, and map frames can be grouped. Similarly, features within a single base layer can be grouped.  If multiple objects can be selected, then the objects can be grouped. However, map layers cannot be grouped, and objects in different base layers or groups cannot be grouped.


To create a subgroup within a group or base layer, first select the base layer or group, and next click the Start Editing command. The objects within the group or base layer can then be combined into subgroups. Once you have finished, click the Stop Editing command.


Editing Grouped Objects

After objects are grouped together, the group is displayed in the Contents window as a Group object and sub-objects. Sub-objects can be edited, re-arranged, or deleted in the Contents window. Click on any of the sub-objects in the Contents window to display and change the properties for that object in the Properties window. A sub-object may also be deleted.


To move the location of individual items in the group object, click the Features | Group | Start Editing command. Move the item to the new desired location. Once you have completed moving the objects, click the Features | Group | Stop Editing command to exit the group.


A group object can be transformed with the Home | Selection | Transform command.



See Also


Edit Group

Features Tab Commands