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Chapter 15. Complex Projects > Parenting Layers

Parenting Layers

Often, you need layers to act as a group or an integrated system. For example, you might want to connect the parts of a machine or simulate the orbits of a planetary system. You can do either of these things by establishing a relationship between one layer's transformation properties and the transformation properties of one or more other layers—a technique fittingly known as parenting (Figure 15.53 and Figure 15.54).

Figure 15.53. Parenting establishes a relationship between one layer's trans-formation properties and that of one or more other layers. Using parenting, all the layers that make up the panels of this aperture move in unison.



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