I have a file where they put together and there is no parent structure to organize parts. See below:
I want to organize these parts into three groups so it is easier to select and animate. I read about creating a parent structure or combining parts, but since there isn't much of a parent structure to begin with, I don't know if it will work. Everything I have tried doesn't change anything. Does anyone have any suggestions?
In structure edit you can insert new parts (nodes) which can be used as containers for existing parts allowing you to divide all the parts into three containers.
Use 'Insert' in the home ribbon to add a new part, this part can then be dragged onto any node in the tree to reposition it.
Once you have your new parts you can drag the existing parts onto it to organise them into your three groups.
In this example I have created the nodes named 01,02,03 and then moved all the existing parts into them to create my three groups.
Is this what you meant?