Selecting objects that have similar properties


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Selecting objects that have similar properties

Selecting objects using a window or crossing window is fairly easy in AutoCAD, but what if you wanted to select all of the text in your drawing, or what if you wanted to select all circles on a specific layer? Selections like these required us to use afilter. Well, in AutoCAD 2011 we can now make filter-based selections using the new Select Similar tool. On my screen I've got a drawing of a civil engineering detail. If we zoom in a little bit, we can see that this drawing contains several hatch objects. If I hover over one of these, we can see the hatch was drawn on a layer called det-6.

This is incorrect. The hatch should be on a hatch layer. To correct this I'll select one of the hatch objects, and then I'll right-click and choose Select Similar from the menu. This selects all of the hatch objects on the det-6 layer. And to make my correction, I'll move up to my layer control. I'll select the correct layer and then I'll hit Escape to deselect my entities. Let...

Selecting objects that have similar properties
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Selecting objects that have similar properties provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 New Features

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