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Selecting multiple objects in a particular order.

A - answer If you need to select multiple objects in a particular order (e.g. for exporting texts in TRANS), you can use the Fence option of the "Select objects:" prompt.

With the Fence option you can draw a virtual line (polyline) which strikes through the objects to be selected. The start and direction of the individual segments of this line will then define the specific order in which the DWG objects are selected.

Fence selection

On this picture, the Fence line was drawn from the "EE" end to the left and then to the right through "FF" to "KK". The exported (selected) texts will be in the order of:

"EE" "DD" "CC" "BB" "AA" "FF" "GG" "HH" "II" "JJ" "KK"

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See also:
Tip 11252:Applying STRETCH to 3D objects in AutoCAD.
Tip 11004:AutoCAD forgets window-selected objects when zoomed off screen.
Tip 10301:How to export PDF with hyperlinks from AutoCAD?
Tip 10137:Changed behavior of the Edit text command in AutoCAD 2015.
Tip 9763:Lasso - new method for selecting objects in AutoCAD 2015.


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