Places selected objects
in the Previous selection set.
A small box, called the object selection target
or pickbox, replaces the crosshairs
on the graphics cursor.
At the Select Objects
prompt in a subsequent command, use the Previous option to retrieve
the previous selection set.
To view all options,
enter ? at the Command prompt.
List of Prompts
The following prompts
Select objects: Use
an object selection method
Expects a point or
Select objects: Specify
a point or enter an option
Selects all objects completely inside a rectangle defined
by two points. Specifying the corners from left to right creates
a window selection. (Specifying the corners from right to left creates a
Selects the most recently created visible object. The
object must be in the current space, that is, model space or paper
space, and its layer must not be set to frozen or off.
Selects objects within and crossing an area defined
by two points. A crossing selection is displayed as dashed or otherwise
highlighted to differentiate it from window selection.
Selects all objects inside or crossing a rectangle specified
by two points. If the rectangle's points are specified from right
to left, Box is equivalent to Crossing. Otherwise, Box is equivalent
Selects all objects in either model space or
the current layout, except those objects on frozen or on locked
Selects all objects crossing a selection fence.
The Fence method is similar to CPolygon except that that the fence
is not closed, and a fence can cross itself. Fence is not affected
by the PICKADD system
Selects objects completely inside a polygon defined
by points. The polygon can be any shape but cannot cross or touch
itself. The last segment of the polygon is drawn so that it is closed
at all times. WPolygon is not affected by the PICKADD system variable.
Selects objects within and crossing a polygon defined
by specifying points. The polygon can be any shape but cannot cross
or touch itself. The last segment of the polygon is drawn so that it
is closed at all times. CPolygon is not affected by the PICKADD system variable.
all objects within one or more named or unnamed groups. When you
specify an unnamed group, be sure to include the asterisk (*). For
example, enter *a3.
Switches to the Add method: selected objects can
be added to the selection set by using any of the object selection
methods. Auto and Add are the default methods.
Switches to the Remove method: objects can be removed
from the current selection set using any object selection method.
An alternative to Remove mode is to hold down Shift while selecting
single objects or use the Automatic option.
Selects objects individually without highlighting
them during object selection. This speeds up object selection for
highly complex objects.
Selects the most recent selection set. The Previous
selection set is cleared by operations that delete objects from
NoteThe Previous selection
set is ignored if you switch spaces.
Cancels the selection of the object most recently added
to the selection set.
Switches to automatic selection: pointing to
an object selects the object. Pointing to a blank area inside or
outside an object forms the first corner of a box defined by the
Box method. Auto and Add are the default methods.
Switches to the Single method: selects the first object
or set of objects designated rather than continuing to prompt for