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PaintSelect - select objects by cursor painting - paint selection.

A - answer The freeware utility PaintSelect for AutoCAD adds a new method of object selection known e.g. from 3ds Max or from Fusion 360 - selection by "painting" over a drawing with a pressed left mouse button.

First download the file PaintSelect.vlx from www.cadstudio.cz/download and load it to AutoCAD with APPLOAD. You can perform the paint selection either as a standalone command PAINTSELECT, or on the prompt "Select objects:" in any AutoCAD editing command by entering the transparent command 'PAINTSELECT.

Now press (and hold) the left mouse button and "paint" over the objects you want to select. The selection box size is controlled by the PICKBOX variable, or it can be adjusted individually by pressing the "+" and "-" keys (in 1.5x multiples). You can also remove objects from the selection set by holding the Shift key.

See example:

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This application requires the AutoCAD Express Tools installed.

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See also:
Tip 12129:Atypical use of meshing for tiling a closed shape.
Tip 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.
Tip 12084:Three methods of adding line lengths in AutoCAD.
Tip 12036:Sel2BlkRef (blockify) - replace repeating objects with block references
Tip 12034:SolSimilar - select geometrically similar 3D solids.


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