Jump to content

Recommended Posts

AD seems to do okay with double-clicking groups to go inside the group (similar to isolation mode in AI), and I usually can get to the object thats deeper than one level, but when I get to that level and I want to select the items in that level I cannot do it with the move tool (which one can mistake for a selection tool I guess) by marquee selecting the objects in that level. I suppose this is due to what I just mentioned, there truly is not a select tool, or a direct select tool. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Evtonic3,

 

I don't have to much trouble trying to select object through different layers. Please could you try having the Edit All Layers button ticked to see if that makes things any easier for you? I have attached a screenshot of this button to make it easier to find :)

 

C

post-12469-0-97084800-1441637757_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bringing this subject back since it has hindered my workflow yet again, this time I have a video to show what I mean. Can't select inside a group to change objects- 3" LETTERS in this case. In the video you will see that I have a big group that I move around at the beginning but then I double-click to go inside to grab the 3" LETTERS object. You can see me selecting the parts I need individually but obviously this is tedious and will totally kill efficiency. What if I had several more objects scattered around I would never finish. I know I can grab all these things in layers palette but that seems to slow me down too. Would like to Can this even be done yet? Maybe Designer needs a true select tool that can do this or allow the move tool to also be a select tool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should see this youtube video - 

 

But the short answer is, hold down cmd then drag on a mac, or ctrl drag on a pc.

 

Hope that helps ( I also got stuck with this)

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But is there a way of directly selecting a group inside a group without double clicking the first group or without using the Layers panel?

I use nested groups in groups a lot since I need the elements to stay together and when I have to drill down through the groups one extra click can select something else and I have to do it all over again which is very frustrating.

The solution would be either to have a true isolation mode a la Illustrator or have a way to select a specific group with key combination. I would suggest something like this:

1. Cmd/Ctrl + Click to select and object inside the group.

2. Alt + Click the same object to select the first tier group of which the object is part of, then Alt + Click again to select the upper tier group and so on.

This should be also pretty useful for nested groups/objects inside other objects.

What do you think?


Check out my awesome Windows 10 Themes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.