Selecting Elements in the Graphic Area

 

To select an element individually in the graphic area, click it:

Selecting elements

Selecting an element

 Selected elements appear highlighted in the graphic area and in the Project Browser.

To individually select several elements: click each object to select (Advance Design performs additive selections).

Tips

    • Access the Display settings dialog box (by pressing <Alt + X>) and enable the ¬†Highlight on mouse over option. The objects located on the cursor trajectory will be highlighted, providing an accurate selection.

    • In addition, the tooltip feature is very useful when trying to select a certain element located among others. Make sure that the tooltips are enabled and that they contain the desired information.

To select a certain object from an area where several objects overlap:

  1. Place the cursor above the element to select.

  2. Press the <Tab> key successively to change the target element. Each element intersecting the cursor trajectory is targeted successively. The target element can be identified by its tooltip or by highlight (if the Highlight on mouse over option is enabled).

Selecting elements

Selecting a certain object

  1. Click when the desired element tooltip is displayed (or when the element is highlighted).

The element is selected.

Selecting elements

Selected element

To select an element that overlaps with a selected element:

  1. Place the cursor over a selected element in the drawing area.

Selecting elements

  1. Press the <Tab> key several times; each element located on the trajectory of the cursor will be selected successively.

Selecting elements

Selecting overlapping elements

Selecting elements using a selection frame

To select a group of elements in the graphic area, define a selection frame:

  1. Click in the graphic area to define the first corner of the selection frame.

  2. Click again to define the opposite corner of the frame.

Selecting elements

Selecting elements using a selection frame

Selecting elements

Selecting elements using a selection frame

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