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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005125DarkRadiantSelection Systempublic12.01.2020 18:56
ReporterDragofer Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeveritynormalReproducibilityalways
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
OSWindows 
Product Version2.6.0 
Summary0005125: Select Group Parts only selects members that are entity brushes/patches
Description'Select Group Parts' should allow the mapper to select individual members of a group. However, the only members I'm able to select are brushes/patches that are entities. Nothing happens if I click on anything else.
Steps To Reproduce1) Create a brush and leave it as worldspawn
2) Clone the brush and convert it to func_static (or func_mover etc.)
3) Create a model: stagecoach.lwo
4) Group all 3 items together
5) Activate 'Select Group Parts' and try to select items in the group. The only item that can be selected is the brush-entity, no matter if shift-click/shift-alt-click/shift-drag select is tried.
Additional InformationI find the 'Group' function very useful as a more powerful alternative to 'Convert to func_static' for managing groups of brushes, patches and even other entities, but kept wondering why this button frequently didn't do anything and I had to ungroup everything to get at certain members.
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related to 0004863 acknowledged Selecting within groups. 

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Dragofer

Dragofer

12.01.2020 18:14

developer   ~0012135

Tested & confirmed in 2.6 and 2.7pre4.
greebo

greebo

12.01.2020 18:22

administrator   ~0012136

I think the problem here is the naming. This function has been there long before the actual grouping feature was added to DR, and its purpose is indeed what you described: to select parts of a func_* entity, previously often referred to as "func group". It's historically named, so I'd propose renaming that DR feature to something less confusing?
Dragofer

Dragofer

12.01.2020 18:33

developer   ~0012138

The thing is, it does actually select members of both func_statics and groups, so the name 'Select Group Parts' is fitting with respect to what it does. Only that in the case of the latter it has to be a brush/patch entity, which looks like a bug to me.

Is there already another button that's designed for the purpose of selecting group members?
greebo

greebo

12.01.2020 18:37

administrator   ~0012139

Not yet, but there's a feature request for selecting members of a group: 0004863
Dragofer

Dragofer

12.01.2020 18:41

developer   ~0012140

Ah, that's good, then we're all set when it comes to the bugtracker with these 2 issues. Looking forward to such a feature.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
12.01.2020 18:12 Dragofer New Issue
12.01.2020 18:14 Dragofer Note Added: 0012135
12.01.2020 18:22 greebo Note Added: 0012136
12.01.2020 18:22 greebo Status new => feedback
12.01.2020 18:33 Dragofer Note Added: 0012138
12.01.2020 18:33 Dragofer Status feedback => new
12.01.2020 18:37 greebo Note Added: 0012139
12.01.2020 18:37 greebo Relationship added related to 0004863
12.01.2020 18:41 Dragofer Note Added: 0012140
12.01.2020 18:56 greebo Status new => acknowledged