Parenting by Script
This knowledge base article will describe how to use FRED’s scripting language to move selected surfaces from one object tree node to another. The destination node is chosen from a dialog populated by valid nodes on the object tree, where valid nodes are defined to be all Custom Elements currently defined.
At the time of this article, FRED does not support multiple item copy/paste operations on the object tree. The original idea for this script was to be able to use FRED’s “Object Selection Mode” to choose surfaces directly in the 3D view and then re-parent them on the object tree using the script. This allows you to move multiple objects at a time, which can be convenient when working with large models (such as imported CAD) which have many nodes that need to be re-organized.
Download the FRED file: moveTocustomElementDialog.frd