I want to put some objects in a separate collection in my Python script. However, when I add an existing object to a new collection, it seems to exist in both the new collection and the main collection (where I put it to begin with) as shown in this figure the Cube exists in both the axis collection and the scene collection:

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Here is my script:

import bpy
scene_collection = bpy.context.view_layer.layer_collection.children[0]
new_collection = bpy.data.collections.new("Axes")
bpy.context.view_layer.active_layer_collection = scene_collection 
bpy.ops.mesh.primitive_cone_add()  #add cone to original collection

The script adds the initial cube that appears in the 3D view to the new collection. When I was reading about collections, I was under the impression that new objects would automatically be added to the new collection, but the first cone that I add in the script is placed in the original collection.

So, my questions are, why is the Cube in both collections and how can I make sure it is only in one, and can I make the new collection active so that new objects are automatically added to it?


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