Hello! I want to introduce you to my addon Quick Instance
It creates grouping-like workflow using regular instances.
Here is a video, about the addon, how to use this addon and how it works
The addon is for Blender 2.8x
Link to addon:
- Ctrl+G - make group from selected objects
- F9 (adjust last operation) to set center of the group and set a name
- Tab - Opens group edit mode
- Deselect everything and press Tab - Return to scene.
- Ctrl+Alt+G - ungroup
- Ctrl+Shift+G - advanced options like make single user, and change instance.