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How to select drawing and types of selection.

Select Objects In AutoCAD

Now in this video we are going to see that how we can select drawings and which are the types of selection objects.

Types of selection are basically two, Window selection and Cross selection.

For window selection we will need to click one point in front of our screen, and then move from left to right with cursor in hand, the color of selection area is blue. And then we can click once and window will appear for selected area.

Now for cross selection we will need to click one point in front of our screen, and then move from right to left with cursor in hand, the color of selection area is green with dotted boundary lines.

Now when we apply windows selection on any object then we can see that if any line or circle is fully inside the window area then only it will get selected and highlighted, otherwise if half inside the window doesn't make any change.

While we select with the cross selection method then even if the small part of object is touched in the cross selection area, than the whole object gets selected.

Now if you want to select any particular inside Line or object then we can use 'Fence' option from Command prompt. From whichever object this fence passes it will get selected.

Now we will see the 'Wpolygon' option which is called Window Polygon. This simply creates a Window polygon to select objects which comes inside it.

Similarly we have 'Cpolygon' option which is called Cross Polygon. If any object passes from inside than it will be automatically selected.


Selecting smaller objects is a common challenge in Photoshop. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to select small objects without selecting larger objects that are covered. To select a smaller object without selecting larger objects that are covered, use the lasso tool and drag it around the object you want to select. You can also use the magnetic lasso tool if it is more convenient for you.

  • Lasso Selection is a new method of selection that was introduced in AutoCAD 2018. It is an improvement over the previous methods of selection, such as the Polygonal Lasso and Magnetic Lasso.
  • To use the Lasso Selection method, you first need to select one or more entities on the drawing. Then, you click on Edit > Select > Lasso Selection from the menu bar. You can then lasso-select additional entities by clicking on them.

There are a few ways to select multiple objects in AutoCAD:

  • The first way is to use the Shift key and left-click on the objects you want to select.
  • The second way is to hold down the Ctrl key and left-click on the objects you want to select.
  • The third way is to use the Select Objects tool from the Home tab, which allows selecting multiple objects by drawing a selection window around them.

You can change the selection mode by clicking on the drop-down menu that appears when you hover over the text. The shortcut to change the selection mode is Command+Shift+A on Mac and Ctrl+Shift+A on Windows.

AutoCAD is a computer-aided design program that helps you create 2D and 3D drawings. It has two modes - Selection Mode and Object Selection Mode. The Selection Mode allows you to select objects on the screen, while the Object Selection Mode lets you select objects in your drawing. The object selection mode is great for selecting an object that is not on the screen, like selecting a line from another drawing or selecting an object that is behind another object.

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