TL;DR I want my pattern to be centered with the (dashed) outer circle, but I want the text to stay at the same position in correlation with the pattern/circle.
I want the pattern to be centered to the outer circle, but whilst keeping the text at the same distance in correlation with the pattern circle. (almost like a key object - but within a group) so that it will move the text with the shape, but not consider it in the equation while aligning.
This can apply not just to text, but any "other object" to be left out of the equation.
(I do not want to be remaking the shape or measuring and manually replacing the other object)