Direction of Selection

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  • Direction of Selection

    Posted by Isaac Harned on June 23, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Did you know that when you click and drag to select markups, it depends on the direction you swipe as to what you will collect?

    1. Click and drag from right to left (does not matter up or down): Select everything close to your box, as long as it touches, it’s included

    2. Left to right: Only select items who’s sizing grips fall inside of the selection box

    This was found by the new guy in our department with an AutoCAD background, tells me that AutoCAD has the same function. LOL. I tend go the same direction (right to left) without thinking about it, but this has frustrated me at certain times trying to only select specific items and it always seemed random. Thank you new guy!

    Isaac Harned replied 8 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • David Cutler

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    June 23, 2023 at 10:50 am
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    This is a great one to share!

    Have you used the “lasso” tool @isaac-harned ? @Vince introduced me to this one a while back. Works similarly to clicking and dragging left, but you can be more selective with the shape of your selection window.

    • Isaac Harned

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      June 23, 2023 at 12:27 pm
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      yes I did know about this one, but have not really used yet. The right click is just so fluid, I may have to get myself used to that keyboard shortcut or make a new one.

  • Doug McLean

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    June 23, 2023 at 11:02 am
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    and if you hold the Shift key down, you don’t have to have the Select tool active

    • Matt Hackman

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      June 23, 2023 at 11:07 am
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      Holy smokes, this is the real tip & trick I’ll use all the time now.

    • Isaac Harned

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      June 23, 2023 at 12:28 pm
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      Hmm I think I need a little more clarification on this one. I typically do not have any tool selected when I right click and drag. Is this not the norm?

      • Doug McLean

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        June 23, 2023 at 2:02 pm
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        this guy

        • Isaac Harned

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          June 23, 2023 at 2:07 pm
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          OK, yeah I am in pan mode. If you right click and drag, you don’t even need the shift key

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