Not sure if this goes into the modeling category, but here is where I mostly encounter the “problem”.
Often when I’m finished with a model, I parent it under a null (empty). Then I would like to copy the hole hierarchy. Can I do that without actually selecting all the objects in the hierarchy?
In Maya or Softimage I simply select the null and then make a copy (actually in softimage I need to ‘branch select’ it). I tried to use “duplicate linked”, but that apparently has another function.