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The ability to draw new shapes INSIDE groups

Right now, it is not possible to draw new shapes inside a group.
It always places new shapes outside groups. Then you have to copy paste or drag this new shape inside the wanted group and rearrange it again.

This workflow seems unnecessarily cumbersome! Why not just place new drawn elements inside the group you are in?

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Feel free to edit your topic from question to the feature suggestion and change the category to #product-ideas as it’s not possible now.

The only somewhat of a workaround for this is to create a shape by clicking instead of dragging. This will create a new shape (rectangle, circle, etc.) of size 100x100 right next to the currently selected object, i.e. if the selected object is nested in a group, the new object will be placed together with it in that group.

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Okay, thank you :slightly_smiling_face: