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Overlapping selection cycling in AutoCAD 2011/2012.

A - answer AutoCAD 2011, 2012 and higher offers a better way of selecting overlapped objects in crowded areas of your drawing. If the selection cycling is on, any ambigous selection display the "Select" dialog, where you can interactively choose which object to select.

You can use this method both for grip selection and for object selection prompts in the edit commands.

Cyclic selection

Cyclic selection - animated

Choosing an object in the dialog also highlights it in the drawing.

You can enable the selection cycling with the double-square icon in AutoCAD status bar, with Ctrl+W, or through the SELECTIONCYCLING variable.

Selection cycling mode

You can also use the standard method of selection overlapping objects - the key combination Shift+Space.
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See also:
Tip 11288:Selection cycling is not working in TRIM/EXTEND.
Tip 10229:How to find 3DFaces with degenerated vertices?
Tip 9464:Overlapping texts in DWG - find and fix.
Tip 9187:Plus sign indicating overlapping segments in polylines
Tip 5976:Keyboard shortcuts defined in AutoCAD.

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