Quick selection of objects

Quick selection of objects

Quick selection of objects

Using the Quick select command you can select objects using specified conditions.

MouseOK    Ribbon: Home – Utilities >  Quick Selection

MouseOK   Menu: Edit Quick Select

KeyboardOK Command line: QS

The Quick Select command can be launched from the context menu:

In the Quick Selection dialog box, you can adjust the search conditions:



There are selection areas in the the status bar:

Available options:

 In whole document – search in the whole document.

 In current space – search in the current space.

 In bounding box – search in the selected rectangular area in the drawing.

 In current selection – search among selected objects in the drawing.

If In bounding box or In current selection is selected, the Quick Selection dialog box temporarily closes to allow the rectangular area to be specified on the screen or for objects to be selected . The Set selection button becomes available after the area is specified or the objects are selected; using this button you can select a new rectangular area or change the current set of objects.

 Selection parameters. Include frozen and invisible layers – allows to search objects on frozen and invisible layers



The following methods are available:

 Result set to new selection – Objects corresponding to the specified search conditions are selected in the drawing, other objects are deselected.

 Result add to selection – Found objects will be added to the selected objects on the drawing.

 Result subtract from selection – If objects were selected, they become deselected.

Filter templates:


 Load preset

 Remove preset

Using a set of tools you can select objects using set and saved conditions.

 QS parameters

Switches on/off selection at frozen and invisible layers.

To add a condition for object search:


1.    Click in the <Select object type> field and choose the required object type from the list:

To reject the selection, click on None.

2.    There is a list of parameters of all objects belonging to this type and to the specified selection area:

3.    Select the value of the required search parameter in the Value column:

4.    Select a logic search condition in the ExprType column:

Available logic conditions for search:




does not equal




not less


not more


Search of substring.

Searches for objects whose parameter value contains the substring specified in the ExprType column.


Search of substring.

Searches for objects whose parameter value does not contain the substring specified in the ExprType column.

note: For every object type you can set numerous search conditions using one or several parameters.

5.    To add another type of object, click on the <Select object type>bottom field:

The number of objects satisfying the search conditions is displayed in the bottom part of the dialog box: Object found: 9.

“Quick select” functional bar

Quick select functional bar is implemented for more convenient work.

MouseOK    Menu: View – Toolbars > Functional > Selection

Selection bar functions like Quick selection dialog box.



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