CNC Simulator Pro

user guide

12.2.8. Selecting and grouping

To select objects, you can use either of the following methods:
1. Press and hold the Control key on your keyboard while clicking on the desired objects. Selected objects will be highlighted with red dashed lines and arcs.
2. Alternatively, right-click on the drawing area and click [Select Window]. This allows you to create a rectangular selection around all the objects you want to include.
Clicking anywhere in the SimCam window without selecting an object will deselect all previously selected objects.
Pressing the Delete key on your keyboard will remove all selected objects.
Clicking and dragging selected objects allows you to move them collectively.
To maintain a more permanent association among objects, select [Group Selected] from the right-click Shortcuts menu.
Groups function as single objects, making it easier to move, edit, and manipulate them.
To revert a group to individual objects, choose [Break Apart] from the context menu.
To manipulate groups, simply click on them. A bounding box with handles will appear, enabling you to resize and rotate the group as needed.
If a ring surrounds the center handle, as shown in the image above, the group can only be scaled by dragging the corner handles. The group cannot be stretched, as it contains arcs that would be converted into ellipses.
A group composed solely of lines does not have this restriction (no ring around the center handle).
It can be scaled as well as stretched.
By grabbing and dragging one of the corner handles, the group will be scaled and stretched along both the X and Y-axis. To achieve uniform scaling on both axes, press and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard while dragging.
While holding down the Ctrl key, the center rectangle will turn green, signifying uniform scaling.
To move the entire group, simply drag the center handle.
Rotate the group by dragging the rotation handle.
By pressing and holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard while dragging the rotation handle, the rotation will occur in 15-degree increments.