I'm working on a large scene, I organized the objects in collections and I need to duplicate some of these collections and transform them, the process so far is:
1- Select object in viewport that is included in the collection I need to duplicate.
2- Go to outliner, press . in Numpad to focus the object.
3- Scroll up or Page Up until I find the parent collection (some of these collections have a ton of objects).
4- Select the collection, right click, duplicate.
5- Select the duplicate collection, alt+RMB to select all objects ("I assigned that shortcut to do this functionality").
6- Transform the objects in the new collection.
That's a lot of moves just to get a collection duplicated and transformed. to make this easier, I'm trying to find a shortcut to select the collection by one of it's memebers (so remove steps 2 and 3).
What I know is that I can select all collection members using one selected member directly from viewport by Shift+G and choosing collection, but that wont select the collection itself, only the members, and if I duplicate these, the duplicates will be inside the same collection. In the Outliner itself, there seems to be no menu or shortcuts, aside from right click
My question is: Is there an operation or shortcut to save at least steps (3 and 4) above? Which is to select the collection in the outliner when I have one of its members selected?
To Elaborate More: In 3DS max, when you put all objects in a group, the group itself has priority, so in the viewport, when you click an object, you select the group that contains that object, when you duplicate, you duplicate the group, you can still amend that group, by opening the group or exploding it, the concept with collection is the same, but ergonomically in Blender, it is flipped, the collection system is tucked in the background with too many required steps to reach and tweak, so am I doing something wrong? Is there something that I'm overlooking or I don't know about that will make this process intuitive?