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Using FSMODE to control selection of touching objects.

A - answer If you need to quickly select touching objects, you can use one of the useful Express Tools - FS (FastSel).

Depending on the setting of its work mode (FSMODE, "chain mode"), when you select a single object, all objects directly touching the selected object will be also selected (FSMODE=OFF), or even also the objects touching the touched objects will be selected (FSMODE=ON, chain selection).

Select with FS (FSMODE=OFF)

Select with FS (FSMODE=ON)

You can use the FS command either as a standalone command (grip edit selection), or transparently ('FS) inside any AutoCAD prompt "Select objects:". So you can effectively select objects in complicated situations.
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