Selecting groups, parents/child/siblings. Manipulating compound objects.

Hello there.

I’d like to know the proper way of making and manipulating a compound object. The ways I know are grouping, parenting and of course joining them, which is a very bad approach, however, I don’t feel comfortable using SHIFT+G>G to select entire groups and having to find the parent object in order to manipulate them as if they were a single one.

I’m not sure If I’m doing it correctly though.

Any help on this?

Thank you in advance.

I don’t know if its the correct method, but when I group things I save them off into their own file and then link them back in as a group, and if necessary i’ll then proxy a bit, say a rig.

I mainly do it this way since the objects are used in multiple files and this ensures them to all be current.