I am afraid we shall have to live with that. In most/many/some cases, leaving the objects apart would be wrong; and the option to choose has never been discussed here, as far as I remember.
Now it seems to me it's impossible?
Very bad! I worked with Maya and there grouping doesn't change stacking order of objects. I looked Corel Draw, the same thing as in Illustrator! Ha-ha-ha!
Thank you in any way.
You are welcome, FineArtArtist.
I agree that it would be nice to have the option.
Very bad! I worked with Maya...I looked Corel Draw, the same thing as in Illustrator! Ha-ha-ha!
"Ha ha ha" indeed. You are comparing apples to oranges.
Of course grouping in a 3D modeling progarm would not work as it does in 2D drawing programs. There is no "z-stacking order"; each object has its own XYZ position within the global coordinate system. Since their beginnings in the mid-80s, a Group in mainstream print-oriented 2D vector drawing programs is by definition a set of contiguous objects in the object stack. This is for good reason, having to do with, among other things, the rendering order of live effects.
Non-contiguous grouping is possible in some 2D programs. For practical purposes, much the same thing exists in the form of Illustrator's Saved Selections.
See online help.