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Quickly select all objects in a given layer or all blocks ABC.

A - answer The new command SELECTSIMILAR in AutoCAD 2011 allows to quickly select all drawing objects which are some way similar to the picked object. So you can easily select e.g. all entities in a given layer, all entities with a given color, style, linetype, or all references of the same block.

The selection method of similar objects (similarity) can be controlled by the option Settings or by the SELECTSIMILARMODE variable.

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17.4.2010    7136×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2011 · AutoCAD LT 2011 ·

See also:
Tip 9350:How to move the draw order of all images or hatches to back?
Tip 7010:AutoCAD reports SELECTSIMILAR as an unknown command.
Tip 6365:The "Select similar" function also in plain AutoCAD.
Tip 5448:How to select all entities in a specified layer?

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