Grouping objects from different layers
Hi Illustrator ! It would be great if there’s a feature to group objects and not have them in the same layer. Many instances I want to be able to resize/multiple select different objects (frim different layers) at the same time without having to select each of them individually everytime.
Johnny R. Japa-Natera commented
YES PLEASE! Make it to where objects are chained to each other but the layers they are on do not change so that you can change the size, shape, color or opacity without needing to compromise the design!!
Karlos60 has the right Idea with tags. I do a lot with sketchup. it treats layers and groups separately and the double hierarchy leads to some awesome. levels of control. Not to mention saved scenes. and visual styles.
Perhaps you could support adding tags to objects, and add "By Tag" to the Select menu.
Oliver Malms commented
Freehand had this feature an it was very usefull. You could group objects from different layers and when you ungrouped them, they went back to their original layers.
I mean, leave groups as the are, per layer only. But add another way of managing sets.
I would not call this 'Groups', but 'Named Selection Sets', like 3DSMax does it:
This would be amazing.