- How to use Quick Select to select two objects of different types
The Quick Select is a very useful tool, but can we use it to select two types of objects when it only supports the selection of one object type? The answer is to use it twice.
For example, if we want to select circle and line altogether, we can firstly select circle using Quick Select with the following setups:
After clicking OK, all circles in the drawing will be selected. If we also need to select all the lines, we’ll have to use Quick Select again. Since we have selected all the circles in the drawing, and the “Apply to” will become “Current selection”, so we need to change it back to “Entire drawing” and select “Line” as the object type, set the Operator to “Select All”, please note that we should check the box at the bottom, as shown in the following picture,
This method also applies when we need to select 20-radius circles and 50-radius circles out of many circles, but please remember to check the “Append to current selection set” box.
2. How to use Filter to select two objects of different types
Using Filter would be easier than Quick Select.
Enter FI and press Enter to open the “Object Selection Filters” window, as shown in the following picture,
Select Circle in the drop-down list of “Select” Filter and click “Add to List” to add circle as an object type to the filter list, as shown in the following picture,
If there are many types of objects in the drop-down list of Select Filter, making it inconvenient to find the target object type, we can click “Add Selected Object” and then select a circle in the drawing, but this way all properties would be added to the list and we need to delete those unnecessary properties.
Add line type to the list, as shown in the following picture,
Then we need to add “or” to make it work, select “Objects = Circle” and select “Begin OR”, as shown in the following picture,
Click “Add to List” button to make it top of the list, then select the line right after the “Object = Line” and add “End OR” here, as shown in the following picture,
Click the “Apply” button, and all the circles and lines in the selected area will be filtered.